Kudos to Southern Baptists!

I was so proud to learn that the Southern Baptist Convention elected a black man as its President. Who would have thunk it! AND, just weeks ago they seriously were considering re-naming their denomination due to the baggage that was associated with its name.

I grew up a Baptist in the deep South and was taught that change of this magnitude was just not right, that the “faith once delivered unto the saints” was never to be compromised, that “God said it, I believe it, and that settles it.” Of course, much of this tradition was just that—tradition and had its origin in a cultural setting. “Truth” was not as rigid as we were taught back then and I’m glad the Baptists are now evolving. Yes, I hear talk that some of them are even learning to walk upright!

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2 thoughts on “Kudos to Southern Baptists!

  1. mtsweat

    …probably gained few points in the Bible belt with this one friend. But then, times are a changing. Hopefully legalism hasn’t branded the denomination so badly that it can’t recover and thrive again. May we all come to the realization that it isn’t about a denominational name… but about Jesus. It’s about life that is only found in Him. Provoke us brother! Can’t say we don’t need it. God bless.

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    1. literary lew Post author

      Well, I guess I am a bit of a provocateur. I try to be nice most of the time but I just couldn’t pass up that childish crack about “learning to walk upright”.

      Good to hear from you.

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