I follow a lot of the blogs and debates on the doctrines of sovereign grace. Sadly, it seems that instead of unity and creative tension concerning our views of the sovereignty of God, we are quickly becoming a people moving toward division. Why can't we see that we are to be as one in Christ as He is with the Father? If it is not the sovereignty of God, it will be the charismatic movement or some other doctrine that we will fight over. I'm in study of the History and Theology of Baptist this semester, and I know this is not something new. The History of Baptist has been one of much fighting. My question is this. Do you think the doctrines of sovereign grace will become such a dividing issue that there may be a split within our denomination? (SBC) Or better yet, should we part company here? As most of you know, I'm a 5 pointer. I also know that what we believe is closer than most people understand to what the main stream SBCer believes. For instance, we do *not* say that there is such thing as an unelect person who truly wants to come to Christ, but can not. I don't want this to turn to a debate.... but it probably will. I just really want opinions as to whether we can exist with this dual theology that we have historically held. The reason is that more and more people are becoming educated as to what are the two doctrines. Will we split?