The Southern Baptist Convention has been facing a progressive paradigm shift for several years as the denomination continues to embrace such anti-Christian atrocities as racialism, LGBTQ advocacy, and feminism. With a largely castrated leadership that relentlessly attempts to paint itself as “conservative,” the liberalism couldn’t be any clearer to those paying attention.
And there are a few who are. And with a biblical commandment to purge the unrepentant and rebellious from the ranks of the Church, in the last few weeks, we’ve seen a number of these self-proclaimed “conservative” liberals depart on their own amid growing pressure. Still, it isn’t enough. They must be purged.
Danny Akin is the president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Akin has been confronted numerous times for repeatedly platforming and promoting anti-Christian ideology. Akin’s seminary is a hotbed of Cultural Marxism, which is actually just Marxism, and it is his seminary that is responsible for quite a bit of the division in the denomination. Recently, a chapel speaker preached that unless you include leftist sociology in your theology, you don’t have the “full gospel” and the school is neck deep in Critical Race Theory and standpoint epistemology.
But Danny Akin himself has a particular soft spot for lady-preachers. And despite the fact that he was secretly recorded calling Beth Moore stupid, he has publicly advocated for her–and other female preachers–repeatedly.
Now, he’s defending another woman who preaches sermons and insists that it’s “not a gender issue.”
Jacki C. King is a regular Evangelical circuit preacher who recently preached a sermon at Criswell College. While she attempts to paint herself as an obedient and faithful Southern Baptist woman who “has no desire to be a pastor,” she does, indeed, preach to mixed audiences and her husband, Josh, affirms it as preaching.
Despite this obvious usurping of male church leadership roles, Danny Akin affirms this as a “responsibility” for everyone. Preaching to a mixed-gender Christian audience is not Evangelism, it’s functionally the pastorate. Standing on the street corner, handing out tracts, and leading people to Christ through the gospel is Evangelism. Yet, our Southern Baptist leaders either don’t get this, or don’t care–and it’s becoming more and more obvious that it’s the latter.