Nearly two years ago, Reformation Charlotte broke the news that a Southern Baptist church in Georgia had opened its doors of membership to openly gay, practicing homosexuals. Towne View Baptist Church in Kennesaw, GA is led by Jim Conrad who preached a sermon in August 2019 stating that his church would no longer follow the biblical mandate on human sexual morality and instead, it would affirm homosexuals and give them full membership.
The church began accepting unrepentant homosexuals when Conrad said that two sodomites approached him with their boys and asked him if they’d be “welcomed” in their church. Instead of giving them the gospel and speaking the truth in love to them, Conrad decided to affirm them in their sin and lead them on a path straight to Hell.
Earlier this month, it came to light that the Southern Baptist Executive Committee had finally decided to take up the case and disfellowship the congregation.
Not only is practicing, unrepentant homosexuality against God, the Scriptures, and nature, it’s a clear violation of the Southern Baptist statement of faith which states, “In the spirit of Christ, Christians should oppose racism, every form of greed, selfishness, and vice, and all forms of sexual immorality, including adultery, homosexuality, and pornography.”
The Baptist Faith and Message also defines marriage, clearly, as “the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime.”
This week, the church was finally given the boot by the Southern Baptist Convention.
Al Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and one of the most influential leaders in the denomination stated that these actions were “necessary and proper.” He is correct, however, it is unclear as to why it took so long. Towne View pastor, Jim Conrad, clearly demonstrated his intention to skirt the law of God and affirm and embrace immorality.