I checked out The Sword Of The Lord in the seminary library today and was saddened to see the editor speak out against the Southwide Baptist Fellowship. The editor is a past moderator of the fellowship, but spoke out against it because Southwide has some Southern Baptists as speakers this year as well as the president of Word Of Life. While I would prefer that Southwide not have Southern Baptists on the docket, Tennessee Temple and Highland Park Baptist have never had the strict stand against having popular evangelical speakers in the pulpit (i.e. Warren Wiersbe & Howard Hendricks) that many more separatist institutions have, so I cannot say I am surprised (and in some cases I don't have a problem with it). Frankly, to me, those speakers are no worse than some of the KJVOnly/EasyBelievism speakers that they have at Sword conferences. On the other hand, I am saddened that The Sword Of The Lord has taken the side of KJVOnlyism and is, to some degree promoting it/tolerating it, among fundamentalists. It's hard to see how Sheldon Smith comes to his conclusions on either issue if he is following in the steps of John R. Rice who ran sermons by southern Baptists througout his tenure as editor of the Sword and was never KJVOnly. This is an example of fundamentalists dividing from each other over minor issues, IMHO and it smacks of a struggle for power and influence more than a search for purity.