As Southern Baptist leaders continue to deny that the denomination is facing an increasing drift to the left, concerned Southern Baptists and Evangelicals continue to expose the undeniable leftward drift. As this article is published, Reformation Charlotte and those quoted in the article will be hammered by leftists with character assaults and accusations of “slander” and “gossip,” but the facts presented here will not be dealt with.
I’ve been doing this long enough, so I know how the game works.
Below is a video dug up, once again, by the watchdog Woke Preacher Clips and published on social media. The video is a clip from SEND Institute’s Jeff Christopherson, who says that not only do we need to abandon “what is truth,” in favor of “what truth works,” — which is a clear abandonment of objective truth in favor of subjectivity — but that we also need to abandon doctrinal precision in favor of “spiritual authority.”
The idea that we should abandon doctrinal precision is by definition a theologically progressive concept. It is a denial of the authority of Scripture and suggests that apart from the precise truth found in Scripture, we can somehow increase our “spiritual authority.” It is also an abandonment of the sufficiency of Scripture, even if they verbally deny this.
Tom Buck, another outspoken Evangelical watchdog, found the connection between this organization and the Southern Baptist Convention. According to the organization’s website, it is a partnership between the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board (NAMB) and the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, which former SBC Lifeway head, Ed Stetzer, now chairs.