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Tom Nettles on Why a Church Should Get a Calvinist Pastor

Discussion in 'Pastoral Ministries' started by Rhetorician, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. Rhetorician

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    Hello all,

    There is no doubt by most that know me here that I hold to Particular Redemption and Reformed doctrines. I just ran across this article my my good friend and colleague Dr. Tom Nettles of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary on "What a Church Should Get a Calvinist Pastor. I will forego all of the ideas of Presbyterian form of government and baptizing babies. Read the article and then get back to me with your comments, OK?

    Churches, Get a Calvinist Pastor!

    Enjoy!

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    These beliefs are often held by non-Calvinist ministers.

    Moreover, he asserts confidence that a Baptist "Calvinist" will certainly hold these views, when, in my experience with more than a half dozen Baptist Calvinists, only a two of them hold to all eight of these points. The most common point of deviation is the traditional Baptist understanding of religious liberty held by the historical figures referenced in the article (Roger Williams, Obadiah Holmes, John Clarke, and John Leland).

    Since my congregation has varying viewpoints on the subject (and I am not personally a Calvinist for scriptural reasons), I see no point advocating for a Calvinist pastor.
     
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