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Response to Lars39 (Reply #19)

Sat Oct 21, 2017, 11:41 PM

20. It is true the name remains but it doesn't mean much.

The Convention voted a resolution in 1995 to renouncing its racist roots and apologizing for its antebellum defense of slavery. While the majority of Southern Baptist Churches are still in the south, there are Southern Baptist Churches throughout the country. At this point, there really is not much in the name.

You misunderstand Baptist church organization. The Convention cannot decide anything to which individual Baptists are expected to adhere. One of the primary tenants of Baptist church polity is the idea of "soul competence." Every church member is expected to reach his or her own conclusions about matters of theology. Every Church is governed only by its members in majority votes, the Convention can dictate nothing. The Convention is nothing more than a voluntary association of Churches for the purpose of doing things together, like funding colleges/universities, seminaries, supporting missionaries, etc.

Like Jimmy Carter, I am one of the "they" that you suggest should disaffiliate with the Southern Baptist Convention. Like President Carter, I attend a Southern Baptist Church but disagree with much that spews from the Convention leadership. Like President Carter, my local Church does not reflect the venom that comes from the Convention. Like President Carter, my commitment is to my local Church not the foolishness that comes from the Convention.

The Convention leadership like to go on television and act like they speak for Southern Baptists. The Convention leadership can no more speak for any Southern Baptist Church or individual Church member than Trump can speak for you.

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