This is from Chapman's Tuesday convention address:
"Those of us who led the Conservative Resurgence have two choices. We can lead Southern Baptists in continuing to build the greatest missions enterprise ever known to mankind. And, we can embrace a widening circle of Southern Baptist brothers, young and old, with whom we share a strong heartbeat for advancing the Kingdom of God. The Baptist Faith and Message was written as a confession to pull us together not as a creed to pull us apart.
It is time to cease narrowing the parameters of our collective convictions and widen the parameters of our vision for world missions. Or, we can insist upon building our own kingdom like the pharaohs of old.If we do, we shall lose the blessings God has showered abundantly upon Southern Baptists for over 160 years. Who among us would want to be held responsible for the loss of God’s power upon Southern Baptists?"
How can Chapman get it and the other leaders of the resurgence miss it? It's a question, not of understanding, but of motivation.
posted by Arkansas Razorbaptist at 6/15/2006 07:15:00 PM