SBC Today: Theologically Wishy-Washy

In a post at SBC Today evaluating the new Evangelical Manifesto, Karin Bear makes a pretty good point when she notes that the Manifesto, which calls for greater ethnic sensitivity and diversity, was not produced by an ethnically diverse group. Woops!!

So, in the long tradition of “Et tu, Brute,” it must be stated that SBC Today is awash in theological vapidity.

If the standard for one’s sincerity is in doing what you expect others to do then SBC Today would get a big, fat “F.”

For instance, Karin takes the document to task for what it does not state. Specifically it does not state a belief in inerrancy. So, while I’m not the professional sort of private investigator that several of them aspire to be, I did a little investigating of my own and discovered that nowhere at SBC Today do they explicitly state, as a group and as policy, that they believe in inerrancy. Nowhere do they state a single theological belief in anything, for that matter. At least not officially. Sure, they all have their own particular theological beliefs, but who knows what they stand for as a group? They don’t say. They have at least given lip service to the notion that they do, at times, disagree with one another (though they may believe in the existence of snipe as well).

That being said we certainly can’t take the statements made by one as official for the whole group. Thus, what they don’t say is what they officially believe in and in that absence one is left to conclude that they may well believe in anything and everything (or nothing) as a group.

And it is for that reason that this Baptist cannot support SBC Today.


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