Saturday, June 23, 2007

Left Pondering

As I read the article from BP today concerning the resignation of Dwight McKissic as a trustee of SWBTS, http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=25958, I began to ponder. Ponder what you might be asking. I began and continue to ponder what the "spin" will be.

"Spin" seems to be the prefered method from some of the bloggers who have aligned themselves with Wade Burleson and Ben Cole. (At least it is "spin" from my perspective.)

I believe the events of the SBC this year, "deflated" the efforts and agenda of those who are trying to lead the SBC in a direction, that to me, is very anti-southern baptist and unbiblical. I talked with my father, who is a SB pastor as well as my grandfather also a baptist preacher. They seemed to be of the opinion that every 25 years or so, there is a group who tries to influence the SBC with charismatic theology and methodology. I am a firm believer that the "battle for the Bible" will never end.

I am of this opinion for one simple reason. It is the main weapon of our enemy to attack the Word of God. He first used this method in the Garden with Eve. He attacked the Word and won the battle. Adam and Eve fell into sin, and were cast out of the Garden. Satan has found this such a useful method of defeating and distracting us that he continues to use it with great success. As SB's we firmly stand on the Word of God. It is inspired,inerrant and infallible. But it is easy for us to become distracted by discussions and practices that are unbiblical, PPL, and or misunderstood, other charismatic methods and theology.

I pray that God will give us discernment to see these distractions and the discipline to continue to fulfill the Great Commission. God bless you as you spread the "good news" of Jesus.

Serving Him,
Pastor Mike

2 comments:

sbc pastor said...

Mike,

Awesome post, my friend. God bless!!!

In Christ,
JLG

Pastor Mike said...

Jeremy,
Thanks for the encouragement. Stay faithful.