North Carolina pastor J.D. Greear was elected Southern Baptist Convention president June 12 during the 2018 annual meeting in Dallas, two years after conceding a closely contested election to lead the denomination.
Also nominated for president was Ken Hemphill, an administrator at North Greenville University in South Carolina and former president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He was nominated by Brad Jurkovich, pastor of First Baptist Church in Bossier City, La., receiving 2,459 votes, for 31.19 percent.
A total of 7,884 ballots were cast for president from the 9,467 messengers registered at the time. Fifteen ballots--or .19 percent--were disallowed.
In his nomination speech, Whitten said Greear is the "one man that has proven he fits the bill in every way," He wants to lead us "back to the heart of evangelism and missions," Whitten said. He noted Greearâs...
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If you're white, you are racist. If you're Christian, you are privileged. If you're conservative, you are a Nazi. If you're straight, you are a bigot. If you aren't in favor of the unlimited importation of Mexican sponges and Muslim monsters, you are a racist AND a bigot. If you believe the Bible, you're close-minded and out of touch. If you homeschool your children, you are a menace to society. If you share the gospel with others, you are shoving religion down their throats. If you think the cops may actually be the good guys, you're a hater. If you don't believe in evolution, you believe fairy tales. If you don't support abortion, you deprive women of "healthcare." Aren't you ashamed of yourself? Not only no, but...
purging of white males = cultural marxist tactic to erase history, theology, family, society to reinvent in their image.
will our cultural marxist "friends" in leadership of churches come to the side of youth facing down these things in their places of education?....the male student being pressured to room with a transgender female, for instance?
what will the workplace be like for all of them and where can they gain solace when their own churches are funding this?
Title: Harvard Hospital Taking Down Portraits of White Men, Portraits of medical legends moved because they 'reinforce white men are in charge'
Jim, as usual your posts are as "a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." If you are really concerned about the welfare of others, then cough up some of your own shekels and donate some of your own hours to actually help some of them, instead of whining about what others may or not be doing. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? (James 2:20)
Jim Lincoln wrote, "Tim, I care little about the fascist ideology that is sweeping the country today." Well, Jim, I agree with you one hundred percent. Of course you are well-informed enough to realize that virtually all of the fascist ideology is coming from the left side of the aisle. We're so glad to see you finally coming to your senses and becoming a conservative. Now if you should also become a Christian, our joy would be complete.
Dr. Tim wrote: (6) I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. John UK, whether or not we see eye to eye on exactly how God gives the increase, we do agree that He is the one who does and the only one who can. The problem is not on God's end, but on ours. It is tragic that so very, very few Christians do any planting or watering and, in my opinion at least, it's downright abominable that so many Christians spend so much time hurling fiery darts at the methods of the very few who DO attempt to plant and water. But wisdom is justified of all her children, and I do believe the rewards will go to the sowers and hoers, and not to the armchair horticulturists. I'd be interested in your perspective on this.
I couldn't have put it better myself.
Christopher000 wrote: Hey John, I've given the above comment some thought.
Hey bro, history is important here, to understand the why's and wherefore's. The first people to have a 5pt system were the Remonstrants, who were developing an arminian theology and causing a schism in their church.
John UK Wrote: "The problem there is that I would be saying I am the perfect Christian who has all doctrine nicely tied up and present-wrapped. Therefore it is better to call myself a Baptist, which allows for some error."
Hi MS, well said, and that's pretty much my point, just worded different.
Hey John, I've given the above comment some thought. I guess I would agree if anyone, or any denomination had said, or were to say, "Follow me/us, and me/us alone", or something to that effect. I can't get past the impression that "I'm a Baptist", or, "I'm a Calvinist" gives, because to me, it sounds like a person is also in agreement with any errors. I would agree with, "I believe in the fundamental tenets of Baptist teaching", or, "I'm with Calvin insofar as being in agreement with his 4pts, total depravity, and unconditional election, etc.". I'm not trying to nitpick, and I'm not judging either, because the truth is that if I was asked, I would say I'm a Baptist. I've just been considering all of this more and more. I think when anyone here hears, I'm a Calvinist, or, I'm with Arminius, the goal is clear and understood. Outside though, I wouldn't imagine that's always the case. Not unlike someone saying, "I'm a Lutheran" and in ignorance, thinking they also hate Jews, e
Tim, I care little about the fascist ideology that is sweeping the country today.
M. Worthen wrote: In blending their movementâs libertarian inclinations with anticommunist hysteria and anxieties about cultural change, these evangelical leaders helped catalyze the most powerful ideology in modern American politics: Christian free-market mania. Evangelicals in other countries, such as Canada, worked alongside secular Social Democrats to build a generous social safety net. In the United States, conservative white Protestants ensured that the welfare state remained anemic....
...In any case, ideology is not the sole bond between conservative evangelicals and Donald Trump. His dictator-lite charisma is essential to his appeal. To the majority of Americansâthose who did not vote for himâTrump has all the allure of the boorish boss who takes too many liberties at the staff Christmas party. But his authoritarian machismo is right in step with a long evangelical tradition of pastor-overlords who anoint themselves with the power to make their own rulesâand, in the event of their own occasional moral lapses, assure their followers that God always forgives.
Jim, your liberal, socialist friend Thabiti Anyabwile is obviously a racist. He refers to one group of people with the stilted title of "African American," while calling another group merely "white." By the way, did you ever wonder why he didn't forsake his Muslim alias when he allegedly became a Christian? The social gospel he espouses has never saved anyone, and it never will. Christopher, this comment is for you. Henceforth, I don't wish to be referred to as "hick," "hillbilly," etc. You will kindly address me as an "Appalachian American," you screwy, scruffy son of a scrapyard scarecrow. And Jim, don't you dare call me white. I am a Southeastern American of European descent, and expect to be referred to as such--at least until I, like the black folks you so staunchly prefer to all other people (say, isn't that the very essence of racism?), decide for the umpteenth time that I'm tired of the old nomenclature I have invented for myself and want to be called something else. Is there ANY aspect of liberalism that isn't hypocritical and stupid?
JD has a multi church site of 10,000. All these big dog preachers are preachers but are not pastors. The average church size is 250. Wouldnât it be unbelievable if a good, bible based church with 300 in Sunday school and 400 at church, actively participating members , had a pastor elected SBC president. Nope, the man that is leading that church is their pastor and the church needs a shepherd. Right now it still looks like the cool guy won election and money will still be shifted towards a large church influence input. IFB are small but still are the tip of the spear for missions and evangelism. That sport still wins. I have a question, why do quasi Calvinists in the SBC start every conversation with whether youâre saved. Even though, professions of faith are audibly made, baptism is noted , a new person showed up from the last time you knew him , pre conversion. And if that doesnât work, then start the conversation with, â well, God will elect those who are his, and allow others to walk onto Hell. How does that quicken a man towards Christ?
the new SBC president looks quite good at planting White multi-campus churches. this is all right in itself, - I don't care for multi-campus churches,- but still there is a Black and Latino problem that the SBC must face
Emma Green wrote: ...âMost of my white brothers and sisters place a great emphasis on individualism and meritocracy,â said Thabiti Anyabwile, a black pastor who heads a church in southeast D.C. âMost of my African American brothers and sisters, we've had a group experience. Our experience in this country has been defined first and foremost by this pigment that we share. So when we have these conversations about how to make progress, African Americans go to group experience pretty quickly. We speak in âwe.â And white Americans go pretty quickly to individual and speak of âI.ââ ...
âOur great gospel concern is that people survive their encounters with law enforcement authorities, and survive their neighborhoods with people who look like them long enough to hear the gospel.â Anyabwile quoted the missionary Carl F.H. Henry: âThe Gospel is good news only if it gets there in time.â
(6) I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. John UK, whether or not we see eye to eye on exactly how God gives the increase, we do agree that He is the one who does and the only one who can. The problem is not on God's end, but on ours. It is tragic that so very, very few Christians do any planting or watering and, in my opinion at least, it's downright abominable that so many Christians spend so much time hurling fiery darts at the methods of the very few who DO attempt to plant and water. But wisdom is justified of all her children, and I do believe the rewards will go to the sowers and hoers, and not to the armchair horticulturists. I'd be interested in your perspective on this.