Whether as someone in vocational ministry or simply an active layperson in your church, you, too, can survive your own “you won’t believe what happened to me” ordeal.
Despite making an appointment for a phone interview and after a substantive conversation, J.D. Greear declined to participate in a live question and answer session with the Louisiana Baptist Message about his run for the presidency of the Southern Baptist Convention.
On the impact of Calvinism on the Convention, Crosby said Southern Baptists always before have been able to live together “with some tensions but in relative peace for years and decades,” but now there is too much passion in “defending our particular point of view, instead of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ and God’s love for lost people.”
Gaines said he believes “anybody can be saved” and that although there is room in the SBC tent for different beliefs, “I do not believe that Calvinism should be taught as the optimal exclusive theological position in our schools, whether our seminaries or our colleges.”
God’s plan for salvation is now extended to includes all people, of all races, of all ages and all social statuses. It includes the “whosoevers” of life, as in “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Rom. 10:13 KJV).