Tuesday, July 07, 2009

...Montgomery; Akin; Stetzer; Mohler; Dever; Platt - must see

B21 Panel From 2009 SBC Annual Meeting from Sojourn Community Church on Vimeo.


Happy Calvinist said...

Stetzer gets it. I'm not a part of the SBC, but the heart of Stetzer needs to be more widely embraced throughout Christianity.


SJ Camp said...

I agree.

Ed's priorities remain fully intact: the glory of Christ Jesus and the proclamation of His gospel.

Terry Rayburn said...

If I might amend a comment of Mohler (whom I respect a lot)...

He said not to find your identity in the SBC, but instead find your identity in:

- "your local church ministry"
- "planting churches"
- "preaching the word"
- "sharing the gospel"

I'm sure if he were pressed, he would agree that to say we should actually find our identity in Jesus Christ Himself, from Whom flows all that other stuff.

Huge difference.

Terry Rayburn said...

By the way, anybody know who made the "horrible misrepresentation" of Calvinism which the moderator apologized for?

Just curious.

SJ Camp said...

Morris Chapman I believe. All of the messages can be heard on the SBC website.

Terry Rayburn said...

Mohler followed up on Akin's comment about the benefit of expository preaching by saying that it keeps preachers from avoiding certain passages of Scripture that they would otherwise avoid.

I sure helps, but it still requires integrity in the preacher to not just gloss over certain passages anyway.

I've heard many expository sermons that come across passages on the sovereignty of God in salvation, and they literally pass over them as if they didn't exist -- for example Romans 9:15ff ("...I will have mercy on whom I have mercy....it does not depend on the man who wills...but on God who has mercy....For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, 'For this very purpose I raised you up, to demonstrate My power in you'....so then He has mercy on whom He desires, and He hardens whom He desires") or John 6:37 ("All that the Father gives me will come to Me...").

Likewise with direct New Covenant passages like Romans 6:14 ("For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace") or Hebrews 8:13 ("When He said 'a new covenant,' He has made the first obsolete....").

Terry Rayburn said...

"Morris Chapman..."

Wow. He's the President and CEO of the SBC Executive Committee.


Elizabeth Davis said...

Was it me...or was Mohler tweeting (correct present tense of "tweet"???) during the first panel question? Just curious.....