Note: The Baptist Denomination [worldwide – Europe and America] is historically a fundamentally conservative Christian organization. By 1990 the conservative Baptist denomination had been almost completely infiltrated and taken over by [Rick Warren, Paige Patterson, etc.] pseudo conservatives. Those same pseudo conservatives while eliminating the conservative personnel then filled the vacated conservative positions with [anyone] Liberals, Emergents and Calvinists – anyone who wasn’t a legitimate conservative Christian fundamentalist. Christian conservatism [Biblical doctrine, Believer’s Priesthood, freedom to worship, freedom to serve and fellowship – equality, individual freedom and local Church autonomy] has long ago left the building – what has existed since the 1990’s is a fake pseudo conservatism. A Republican RINO conservatism that is conservative in name only yet very liberal, secular and emergent in reality.
The two [Liberalism and Calvinism] conspired together to overthrow conservatism and now today with conservative Christianity out of the picture the two are struggling among themselves for who will control what is left of the mainstream denominations. The struggle today is not about Conservatism and Liberalism, far from it as true conservatism has long ago left the building and isn’t even in the picture. The very real struggle today in mainline Christianity is Liberal (Secular-Emergent) practices vs Calvinism (control and manipulation) practices. Real conservative Christianity has been twice replaced and removed, so don’t confuse the replacement (secular-liberalism, cultish Calvinism) Christianity of today with the real historical, Biblically based conservative Christianity. ~ David Anson Brown
Reblogged from: SBC Today
John 3:16 Conference Interview: Dr. David Allen
In the weeks preceding this year’s John 3.16 Conference, SBCToday will post interviews with each person scheduled to speak at the Conference. The following interview is with Dr. David L. Allen, who is Professor of Preaching, George W. Truett Chair of Ministry, Director of the Southwestern Center for Expository Preaching, and Dean of the School of Theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Allen is co-author of Whosoever Will: a Biblical-Theological Critique of Five-Point Calvinism.
2. How important is this conference in light of the current climate within the SBC?
I consider it to be very important. I constantly receive calls and emails from students, pastors and laypeople about the subject of Calvinism, often within the context of their local church. The issues that will be addressed at this conference will scratch where many of our people currently itch.
When it comes to Calvinism in the SBC, a fair amount of misinformation, misinterpretation, misunderstanding, and misrepresentation characterizes the current climate. This makes it difficult for most to cut through the discrepant fog.
7. What result(s) do you hope to see from the Conf.?
I would hope that the conference can provide Southern Baptists and others interested in this subject an opportunity to reflect on their beliefs like the Bereans of Acts 17:11 who “searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.” I would hope that people can come away with a greater understanding of what the differing positions are and what they entail. I would hope that this conference will generate a greater love and appreciation for brothers and sisters who disagree on these issues. Finally, I would hope to see greater unity as we [pseudo religious workers] work together to [fleece the flock – pluck the peeps – and pretend to] fulfill the Great Commission.