Changes in the Southern Baptist Convention have gone unnoticed by many members of Southern Baptist churches.
Baptists were once known for their historic adherence to Baptist principles
such as priesthood of all believers, the separation of church and state,
local church autonomy, and individual responsibility for interpreting
the Bible and applying it to life. A deep trust developed throughout the
20th century in SBC institutions and agencies. Southern Baptist
students called to ministry could expect to encounter competent theological
education at any of the six SBC seminaries.
the new leaders of the SBC claim to speak “for?members of Southern Baptist
churches on a wide array of political and moral issues. Candidates for
political office, including the Presidency, are scrutinized for “approval?
by a small group of SBC agency heads and pastors. One nationally-known
television evangelist proclaimed that 15,000,000 Southern Baptists will
elect the next President of the United States! Students attending the
SBC seminaries are exposed exclusively to a Fundamentalist, sometimes
Calvinistic, theological education.
of all that has happened can Baptist people find hope?
This website and an updated book provides a well-documented, factual description of what many have come to understand as “the Fundamentalist takeover in the SBC.?It also introduces the reader to the formation of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, one of several responses from free and faithful churches to the “Takeover.
Three ways to learn about the Takeover in the Southern Baptist Convention
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