The Road Ahead

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  1. BaptistJG

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    Not sure if anyone else went to Spiritual Leadership Conference, or knows of Paul Chappell at Lancaster Baptist Church, Regardless, He wrote a book titled "The Road Ahead" on the IFB movement. Just curious if anyone has read it at all, and if so your thoughts on it. From what I heard at the conference (From lectures etc) and people telling me some bullet points on the book it was quite interesting. Basically a call to not be so divisive over non-essentials (Aka orthodoxy and baptist distinctive)
     
  2. Van

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    The body of Christ is riddled with divisions. We read the same verse and understand it differently. Some modify scripture (redefine words and phrases and grammar) to make it fit with man-made doctrine. The road ahead looks bumpy to me.

    Can we solve the problem by agreeing to disagree in some areas? Perhaps like music and dress and such. But will we go to jail for beliefs we think are mistaken? Nope.

    1) Who is in charge, the leader or leaders, or the congregation representing the collective voice of the Holy Spirit? We are split between the top down elitists and the bottom up egalitarians.

    2) Does water baptism get you wet or does it provide a work of salvation?

    3) Does God compel salvation of chosen God haters, or does He credit the faith of those who love God as righteousness and set them apart in Christ?

    4) Does going to hell (Hades and Gehenna) result in eternal conscious torment, or punishment (torment) for the misdeeds followed by eternal separation from God without conscious awareness?

    5) Did the sign and wonder gifts used to authenticate the New Testament cease with the death of the New Testament writers?

    Only one thing we know for sure, speculation is the mother of false doctrine.
     

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