Southern Baptists' budget vote shapes new evangelism approach
A decade ago, Southern Baptists fought over the belief that Jesus is the only way to heaven and the inerrancy of the Bible.
Today, they're divided over budgets and baptisms.
As the older hard-line conservatives fade into the background, a new group of leaders is jostling over the priorities of the country's largest Protestant denomination. These new leaders are less concerned about conservative politics and more concerned about saving souls.
Gil Rugh said or, wrote: The goal of the church is not to have itself filled with unbelievers. Unbelievers are welcomed to come and hear the Word. We do not change what we are or do to make ourselves more pleasing to the unbeliever.
I would hope that the Southern Baptist would remember the above!
Matthew 28 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." ---NASB