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The Traditional Statement

June 9, 2015

A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation

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Every generation of Southern Baptists has the duty to articulate the truths of its faith with particular attention to the issues that are impacting contemporary mission and ministry. The precipitating issue for this statement is the rise of a movement called “New Calvinism” among Southern Baptists. This movement is committed to advancing in the churches an exclusively Calvinistic understanding of salvation, characterized by an aggressive insistence on the “Doctrines of Grace” (“TULIP”), and to the goal of making Calvinism the central Southern Baptist position on God’s plan of salvation.

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How Connect 316 Promotes Unity

June 1, 2015

Dr. Rick Patrick | Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church, Sylacauga, AL

From time to time, people make the erroneous assumption that because Connect 316 embraces theological convictions that are not Calvinistic, we must somehow favor sowing discord and causing conflict. Of course, that’s not the way we see things at all. In fact, our goals are exactly the opposite, to bring healing and strength to our convention through open and honest dialogue about our differences, to provide a ministry fellowship for Southern Baptists who may have felt alienated and disenfranchised by the trending Calvinism, and to continue to love one another and spread the gospel together. Continue reading

“Whosoever Will” –5 Years Later

April 1, 2015

**This article was previously posted by Dr. David L. Allen on his website and is used by permission.

Dr. Allen is: Dean of the School of Theology, Professor of Preaching, Director of the Center for Expository Preaching, and George W. Truett Chair of Pastoral Ministry at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

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