The Abstract of Principles for the first Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention [currently the Southern Seminary] founded by James Petigru Boyce, John A. Broadus, and Basil Manly, Jr states in part: Article V. Election Election is God’s eternal choice of some persons unto everlasting life - not because of foreseen merit in them, but of His mere mercy in Christ - in consequence of which choice they are called, justified, and glorified. Article VIII. Regeneration Regeneration is the change of heart, wrought by the Holy Spirit, who quickeneth the dead in trespasses and sins, enlightening their minds spiritually and savingly to understand the Word of God, and renewing their whole nature, so that they love and practice holiness. It is a work of God’s free and special grace alone. Article XIX. The Resurrection The bodies of men after death return to dust, but their spirits return immediately to God - the righteous to rest with Him; the wicked, to be reserved under darkness to the judgment. At the last day the bodies of all the dead, both the just and the unjust, will be raised. Article XX. The Judgment God hath appointed a day, wherein He will judge the world by Jesus Christ, when every one shall receive according to his deeds: the wicked shall go into everlasting punishment; the righteous, into everlasting life. How far have Southern Baptists strayed from these principles?