The biggest threat to the SBC

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What is the biggest threat to the SBC today?

  1. Bloggers

    1 vote(s)
    3.2%
  2. Calvinism/Reformed Theology/Sovereign Grace

    6 vote(s)
    19.4%
  3. Contemporary worship and music

    5 vote(s)
    16.1%
  4. Elder leadership

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Pentecostal practices

    4 vote(s)
    12.9%
  6. "Purpose Driven" ideologies

    5 vote(s)
    16.1%
  7. The CBF

    1 vote(s)
    3.2%
  8. Other (please specify)

    9 vote(s)
    29.0%
  1. Speedpass

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    Bloggers
    Calvinism/Reformed Theology/Sovereign Grace
    Pentecostal Practices
    Contemporary music/worship
    "Purpose Driven" ideologies
    Elder leadership
    The CBF
    Other

    Love to hear everyone's feedback.
     
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  2. UnchartedSpirit

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    blogging because it wastes so much time and a waste of expression....
     
  3. rbell

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    Satan

    "We wrestle not against flesh and blood..."
     
  4. Karen

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    LOL, not like those of us who don't waste our time on message boards!
     
  5. StefanM

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    The power-grab mentality
     
  6. UnchartedSpirit

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    those too, Karen. but what is SBC anyway? THe Southern Baptist Convention? Is it having a hard time getting it together? I want to go to that! Tell whoever is in charge of that I have the authority to send down score of seraphin to massacure them all if they dont get it togher and host it in CA!
     
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    All the above and one more . . .

     
  8. Joseph M. Smith

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    Power ... there is always a tendency for people who have power to want more power and to want to use it to pummel others. The same motives that led to what is called the "conservative resurgence" are still at work today, with certain pastors and leaders always looking for enemies to bash.
     
  9. North Carolina Tentmaker

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    Well I checked contemporary service/music but it is really more than that. Having contemporary music or a different worship style is not the threat in itself but loosing our Baptist distinctives are. Whether it is through the purpose driven program or contemporary music we must guard against ecumenicalism. We can and should work together with other churches for common goals but we must never loose the distinctives that make us Baptists. There is a reason we have Baptist on the sign out in front of the church and what we believe is different than other denominations. If we ever loose that as a denomination then we might as well all be “Bible” or “Community” churches and we should take Baptist off the sign.
     
  10. SaggyWoman

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    Control freaks.
     
  11. rbell

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    Musical style is not a baptist distinctive.
     
  12. North Carolina Tentmaker

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    Thats exactly right rbell, thats what I was trying to say. Although I voted "contemporary service/music" what I mean by that is not the style of music or worship but the loss of our distinctives and history. Unfortunatley what I see is that churches who embrace the contemporary style and the ecuminical, love everybody, feel good and prosper mentality is a loss of the doctrines that makes us baptist and different from every other denomination.
     
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    Thanks for clarifying. I personally would draw a firm line between "contemporary style" (a taste issue) and "feel good and prosper" (a doctrinal issue).
     
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    being involved in conservative politics
     
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    Congregations and leadership refusing to "Go."

    Christ didn't say "Ask them to come..."

    He said, "Go and tell..."

    Big difference. and too many people are wrapped up in what kind of music, whether the pastor wears a tie, what translation he preaches from, and whether the fellowship hall has curtains or venetian blinds. GET OUTSIDE THE WALLS OF YOUR CHURCH!!
     
  16. thjplgvp

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    Ecumenicalism as a whole is the greatest outward threat to Baptist churches, but within that broad category the singular greatest threat IMO is the doctrine of the universal church which is partially sponsored and fully supported by Calvinism and its reformed theology which is a by product of Catholicism and her one church heresy.

    Therefore I voted that Calvinism is the greatest threat, but I am not SBC. :tonofbricks:

    Thjplgvp
     
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    Other...church members who are more interested in keeping control of their church than they are in building God's kingdom.
     

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