By: Brian Kaylor Southern Baptists at their annual meeting adopted a pro-Israel resolution deemed by some Arab Baptist leaders as unbiblical and harmful to their peacemaking efforts.
Source: Southern Baptists Adopt Controversial Resolution on Israel – EthicsDaily.com
A new act of political prostitution and blatent injustice in the Southern Baptist Convention.
Shame, Paige Patterson!
According to ABP News, in a recent seminary chapel sermon, Paige Patterson, President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas, declared that ‘there’s no room in the church for whistleblowers’.
According to the Baptist leader, the biblical principle (in 1 Cor. 6) according to which Christians should not sort out their differences in court, but resolve them in church means “we don’t take matters before unbelievers”, and, according to him, this also applies to the media: ‘What goes on in the church of God doesn’t go to the press’. I wonder if he also means the religious or denominational media. He did not seem to have thought that much about it, especially as it stands in the context of the internet.
What Patterson seems to long for is a sort of inquisitorial context, in which church leaders can play with impunity their pathetic power games, without any possibility for the ‘little people’ they pretend to serve to react in any way. Those who are familiar with the highly dubious political means through which fundamentalists took over leadership and eliminate not only liberals, but also moderates from the Southern Baptist denomination know very well what Patterson means. Continue reading “Southern Baptist Leader Paige Patterson Confuses Matters, Again”
SBC leader compared to Martin Luther.
This is an obviously overblown comparison.
I have friends who respect very much Paige Patterson. I must confess that I was no so impressed in my few contacts with him in Oradea. He may be a well intended man, but, as we know, the way to hell is paved with good intentions.
The fundamentalist take over of the SBC was not a reformation, but a political coup d’etat – a mundane power struggle, not a heavenly battle won with the weapons of the spirit.