October 28, 2010 Leave a comment
Jared Moore has written a response to a short video posted by Peter Lumpkins. Lumpkins spends a great deal of time and effort on his blog decrying the rise of Reformed Theology in the SBC. Personally, I think his concerns are all overblown. In the video, Lumpkins mentions that 90-95% of the SBC is not Calvinistic and he wonders why the Convention has elected so many Calvinists to positions of denominational leadership. Moore challenges Lumpkins assertions and gives some statistics refuting them. He concludes with this:
The truth is that Calvinism is NOT a threat to Southern Baptist life. Contrary to what Peter is arguing, Calvinists are not taking over the SBC. There is room for both groups. Why can’t the gospel be our emphasis, instead of winning others to our theological systems?
I believe there is room in the SBC for Calvinists, Arminians, Biblicists, or any group who affirms the Baptist Faith and Message. I further believe that these could exist within the same congregations. I believe theology is important but the Gospel is what should unite us.
Watch Lumpkins’ video and read Moore’s response and tell me where you stand.