An advisory team on the issue of Calvinism met "to listen, to learn and to hope," SBC Executive Committee President Frank Page reported after the 16-member group met Aug. 29-30 in Nashville, Tenn.
The goal for the meeting, Page said in an Aug. 31 statement to Baptist Press, "was not to argue theology or to try to change each other's minds. ... I was greatly heartened by the civil tone that marked the meeting."
Page named the advisory team -- "not an official committee" -- in mid-August to develop, as he told Baptist Press at the time, "a strategy whereby people of various theological persuasions can purposely work together in missions and evangelism."
When he announced the advisory team, Page said at some point in the coming weeks and months he is hoping for "the crafting of a statement regarding the strategy on how we can work together."...
article wrote: A common theme around the table is that we need to stop the exaggerations and caricatures of those whose perspective on the extent of the atonement is different from ours. We must avoid the twin ditches of anger and arrogance that threaten to pull us off the road of cooperation.
Oh! Oh! Sounds like a compromise going on here??
"extent of atonement"?? -- Every Christian knows the 'extent' embraces only the Elect and therefore is Limited by God Himself.
What does anger and arrogance have to do with Biblical doctrines? Human emotions and foibles cannot dictate Bible teaching of the church.
Baptist Confession. 8/4._____ God did from all eternity decree to justify all the elect, and Christ did in the fullness of time die for their sins, and rise again for their justification; nevertheless, they are not justified personally, until the Holy Spirit doth in time due actually apply Christ unto them. ( Galatians 3:8; 1 Peter 1:2; 1 Timothy 2:6; Romans 4:25; Colossians 1:21,22; Titus 3:4-7 )
Calvinism and Arminianism will never agree. U can't have both in one denomination, as the SBC. The SB started calvinistic, then was taking over by the fundamental Arminians. The SB, play the numbers game. Count how many "U" can save, and get them baptized, and become members so u can start living the purpose driving life! Most of my family is SB, and all of them go their for entertainment. Youth groups, big shows, and maybe make some good business deals. I am glad the Lord has brought me out of the SB lifestyle. I have to say.. Even some of the reformed SBC baptist I would not reccomend. A lot are " new Calvinist " and not very conservative.