After reading Danny Akin's "interview" with Southeastern's Olive Press we thought of two other t-shirts designs that might be seen at the convention. We did like what Dr. Akin said about cooperation, we wished he had dealt more with the controversy with the IMB. We also liked what he said about the election of president. For further explanation of what we found interesting about Akin's interview we go to Dr. Akin:
We do not see the emphasis taken off of love for others and placed on liberty. We see the emphasis being place on the scripture itself. Those who don't agree with interpretations of scripture on matters related to alcohol or the need to know culture in which we are called to minister are not a problem for the convention. We don't agree that it is a problem when someone holds to the fidelity of scripture. BTW, we cannot remember seeing any profane language on any blog or being used by anyone who might be accused of having "new spirit." Thus the two t-shirts, which do not ask a questions, but very much make a declaratory statements. I think the right the t-shirt would say "Got Scripture"
"Finally, there seems to be a new spirit within the convention that wishes to place a greater emphasis on our liberties in Christ than our love for others and GodÃ‚Â’s admonition to walk in holiness. There are those who do not let wisdom rule their action on things like the consumption of alcohol, who are not hesitant to attend sexually promiscuous movies or who find it acceptable to lace their language from time to time with profanity. I would have never thought these issues would be raised in Southern Baptist life, but times have changed. Some say those who oppose such activities argue from tradition and not Scripture. I strongly disagree in light of PaulÃ‚Â’s instructions in 1 Corinthians 6:12-13; 8:13; 10:32-11:1. I also think the damage done by alcoholism, drug addiction, pornography and family abuse is a sufficient argument to avoid at all cost the things that lead to these tragedies."
posted by Arkansas Razorbaptist at 5/27/2006 02:34:00 PM