Thursday, June 12, 2008
A Step in the Right Direction
Encouraging news out of this week's annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention - a resolution has passed on the importance of regenerate church membership in SBC churches. Dr. Tom Ascol over at the Founders' Blog has been submitting resolutions on this topic for several years, but each one has been voted down in committee and prevented from even coming to the floor of the convention for a vote. The resolution calls for our churches to give new focus to many areas where we have betrayed our Baptist convictions as well as the teaching of Scripture including the process of membership, the maintaining of rolls, and church discipline. I celebrate this resolution and pray that it is a sign of changing attitudes within our convention. I would encourage you to read Dr. Ascol's thoughts on the resolution.