I’ll keep saying this until people listen…while I vigorously applaud groups doing events such as “For A Time Such As This”, until the issue of financial liability for the denomination (or non denominational denomination) is addressed there will be no teeth in any “resolutions” passed.
Some courts have already held state conventions in the SBC liable for the actions of member churches even with the loose affiliations of that group. The fact that no one has yet addressed the liability/accountability issue tells me that the reformers don’t understand the issue…trust me, the leadership does.
The newly elected SBC president is already apologizing for Vice President Pence’s appearance at the conference…“I know that sent a terribly mixed signal. We are grateful for civic leaders who want to speak to our Convention—but make no mistake about it, our identity is in the gospel and our unity is in the Great Commission. Commissioned missionaries, not political platforms, are what we do.” Partisan politics and the gay rights agenda are crippling the church…kudos to the SBC for ignoring the latter…
I wonder if Pence is going to affirm the excellent resolution on immigration that the SBC passed? Thank you, SBC…
The United States Catholic bishops are also convening this week…and they made a strong statement regarding immigration reform also…thank you to them as well.
For some of us this is as much of a moral issue as abortion…and thus should be addressed with the same vigor.
I’ve been meaning to get to this for a while now…what would you have said to this little boy?