If some people press the issue in SBC it will emblazon a feud that will lead to the crippling or death of the SBC. Page Patterson, Jerry Vines and other well respected brethren seem determined to turn up the heat on this feud that will likely kill us as a movement. The document "A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation" is sure to hurt feelings unnecessarily and to incite a fight between Calvinists and non-Calvinists that the SBC cannot afford. Let's face it- we NEED each OTHER. Debating it on a site like this one is good and healthy if done properly. But turning it into a divisive issue in the denomination is a deadly move. Let each side produce its own seminaries, churches and preachers. Let churches choose their pastors based on their ability to expound the Scriptures and further the Great Commission. EVERYONE agrees that neither viewpoint is a missions killer. EVERYONE acknowledges that people from both viewpoints build wonderful churches. If the SBC folks of the more Arminian persuasion produce more preachers, more churches and more high quality seminaries- fine. If through their relentless pursuit of the Great Commission THEY inadvertantly eradicate Calvinism from the denomination- then so be it. Let God be God. If the SBC folks of the more Calvinistic persuasion do the same- fine. But let's stop dividing the denomination over it. Let's stop taking pot shots at one another. BECAUSE I AM TELLING YOU THAT A WAR BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES IN THE DENOMINATION WILL END NO BETTER THAN IT DID FOR THE HATFIELDS AND MCCOYS. The collateral damage in the wake of this feud is family members, loved ones, friends, and struggling churches already on the brink. The immediate damage will be the loss of the SBC as an appreciable influence in this culture. The results of THAT- are terrifying.