Skip to comments.Southern Baptists to hear recommendation on name
Posted on 02/20/2012 3:19:02 PM PST by WKB
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The nation's largest protestant denomination will definitely remain "Baptist," but leaders are thinking about whether it will be "Southern" for much longer.
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Some of these guys have been in their positions for a bit too long.
Southern Baptist it will stay says this Southern Baptist.
The Southern Baptist Convention is not Christian.
He were a laid back Lutheran and thought them a bit over zealous.
Then your laid back Lutheran Grandpa didn’t know what he was talking about. Fr4eewill Baptists wash feet in their churches. The only footwashing I’ve ever been subjected to in my Southern Baptist church building is when I shower after playing sports or working out in the family recreation center.
Oh, no. You’re not going to get away with your statement without defending it. Cite specific examples. I don’t think you can.
“The Southern Baptist Convention is not Christian.”
Yeah, they’re totally Hindu...
Interesting that a lot of Southern Baptist brethren criticized Pelosi for her remark about needing to pass the legislation so we can see what’s in it. The Convention committee exploring this have apparently decided what their recommendation is going to be. They’re going to keep it a secret until they decide we can see what the recommendation is. If that’s the best input that Jimmie Draper can come up with, then we are at the mercy of mad men.
53% favorable, 44 neg.
Probably 38% would pan it because they are the Liberal base, so 6% in addition to them see negatives.
Not enough to change the name.
The term was meant as a tease—this is South Carolina and we have all kinds and grandpa had many Baptist friends—heck you can’t sling a dead cat round these parts without hittin’ one—and he would call them “footwashers” to their faces and they would joke that he was going to heck because that little sprinkle of water on his forehead when he was a baby didn’t count as a real baptism;)
when the Catholics drop the Roman crap
People are still waiting for your defense of that statement; please expound and cite sources. Thank you.
Man I miss Adrian Rogers.
I like it! Although Southern works for me too
Why would they even want to change their name. They have such a long heritage.
I see you have not addressed the numerous challenges to your post. Either elaborate or take it back.
**Probably 38% would pan it because they are the Liberal base, so 6% in addition to them see negatives.**
You mean there are liberal Baptists just like there are liberal Catholics? LOL!
Who is Adrian Rogers? You guys are always talking about Jesus Christ!
Maybe they could change their name to CRU.
A conservative SBC leader that passed away a few years ago.
Thanks, it just surprised me to see the name of a certain individual on the thread.
I vote for “Southern Jesus Freaks”
Jesus’ Favorite Church
I miss him, too. He was my pastor. My last conversation with him was in the church courtyard the day my daughter was baptized. He hugged me and prayed the sweetest prayer for her. He died a few months later. In private he was same man he appeared to be from afar.
Do you remember hearing him talk about his time talking and praying with Ronald Reagan? I really wish I had a copy of his comments.
“You mean there are liberal Baptists just like there are liberal Catholics? LOL!”
Sad to say there are. Megamillionaire author/ambulance chaser with a last name that rhymes with Disham is one. They believe it’s ok to murder a baby but a sin to baptize it. ;)
Not a sin, just not scriptural, Grisham was a different person when he was practicing law in a little shared brick building on Stateline Rd. in Southaven, Miss.
We used to attend Bellvue, but go Faith Baptist now, it just wasn’t the same.
“The Southern Baptist Convention is not Christian.”
You’ve been asked numerous times to back up your statement.
“Any name change would have to be approved at the SBC’s annual conventions the next two years.”
We have time.
“Although 53 percent of respondents overall had a favorable view of the Southern Baptists, the high negatives are a concern for a denomination in which spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a fundamental to their faith.”
Since when did polling enter into things?
Do Catholics poll their negatives, and consider changing the name of their church? Do Jews?
If they actually kneel before the polling gods, we are headed into a very dark place.
Your late grandpa didn’t know many Southern Baptists.
We don’t wash anyone’s feet, except our own.
Thank goodness we do that, though. lol
“Megamillionaire author/ambulance chaser with a last name that rhymes with Disham is one. “
John Grisham is an embarrassment not only to Southern Baptists, but to Mississippi as a whole.
If you miss Adrian Rogers, and claim to be Southern Baptist, then why are you a Calvinist?
Gramps was uninformed. There might be some small Baptist group that does foot-washing, but that’s more in line with Pentecostals. Definitely not SBC or any mainstream Baptist group.
As far as over-zealous... My ex-husband was Lutheran, and when we attended his church I was tempted to hold a mirror to the mouths of the congregation just to see if they were breathing. I mean... why bother going?
I certainly don’t believe baptizing infants is a sin. I’m Presbyterian(PCA, conservative Bible believing variety, definitely not PCUSA). It was just my tongue-in-cheek way of describing the beliefs of liberal, pro-abortion Baptists(probably better called BINOs a/k/a Baptists In Name Only).
I’m sure Hollywood, fame and the money that came with it along with the leftism of the current legal profession itself has caused the person you’re talking about to reject the belief in the inerrancy of the Bible and replace it with belief in the “inerrancy” of the Democratic party political platform(again, being tongue-in-cheek).
Sounds like a reasonable assessment to me.
Oh? Do you have any sound theolgical arguments?
What denominations would be 'Christian', in your opinion?
Saying things just to see if they stick?
Southern Baptists neither footwash, nor speak in tongues, as a church. I have known some individuals do the later privately, but never have I known a ‘footwasher’
There are some liberals in the Sotuhern Baptists but they are fewer and fewer in number. If I remember correctly Southern Baptists Were a bit more liberal in the 1920s than today but it is getting more conservative each year.
The liberals made a run at our seminaries in the 1980s and early nineties and they were cleaned out in the mid 1990s by a couple of SBC presidents, but there are still some left.
That statement is pretty much what one would expect from a hyper-Calvinist.
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