There has been tension between General Baptists and Particular Baptists since the 1630's. There have been times when the General Baptist Arminianism was dominate. There have also been times when the Particular Baptist Calvinism was dominate. Southern Baptists have historically been open to both views. But there is a concerted effort to purge the denomination of Calvinism today. One church I know of which is in the process of looking for a pastor received from the state headquarters literature to guide them in their selection of a pastor which included the booklet "The Trouble with Tulip." That's not neutrality. Why not stop trying to LEGISLATE away either side and let whichever side is best at preaching its ideals win? The General Baptist Arminianism that has dominated Southern Baptists since the early part of the last century is giving way to the Particular Baptist Calvinism once again. But rather than letting the theology which resides with the best missionaries and soul winners and church builders take over due to their work- so many Arminian Baptists are using crooked means to smother the return of Calvinism to its dominant position in Southern Baptist life. There was a time when the Particular Baptists so outnumbered the General Baptists in this nation that Particular Baptists became known simply as Regular Baptists. Then General Baptist theology made a come back under the influence of Finney and camp meetings. Why not let the best Kingdom builders win?