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prov·o·ca·tion - something that provokes, arouses, or stimulates. pant - to long eagerly; yearn. a collection of thoughts intended to provoke and inspire. these posts are hoping to encourage people to think, especially Christians, and pant even harder for the waterbrooks of the Lord. If you are not a believer in Christ Jesus, I welcome your perspective and encourage your investigation on these matters.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Landmarkism and the SBC

Gene Bridges, renowned blogger of Triablogue and contributor of Strange BaptistFire, has recently started a blog called A Southern Baptist History Primer in which he has posted the chapters to his recent work called "A Condensed History of Landmarkism in the Southern Baptist Convention with Particular Reference to Baptism and the International Mission Board in the Present Day" (nominated by P&P for the best title of the year). Here are the sections in order: Part One: Introduction Part Two: Landmark Teachings Part Three: The Landscape Before Landmarkism Part Four (a): The Rise of Landmarkism Part Four (b): John L. Dagg on Landmarkism, Baptism, Christian Ministers, &tc. Part Four (c): P.H. Mell and B.H. Carroll - Principled Dissent in the SBC; the Decline of Landmarkism's Formal Reign Part Five: The Present Day Gene has 1,000 printed out already, but 900 of them have already been designated for key leaders in the SBC. He mentioned that the other 100 will be given away in Greensboro, probably at the Founders Breakfast. If you would like a copy for yourself, Gene has asked that you email him with that request. You can find his email in his profile. Important issues such as landmarkism, principled dissent, hypercalvinism, and baptism. Gene has succinctly dealt with some of the most serious issues in the SBC today, and it would be well worth your time to read how this present-day situation in the SBC relates to issues in the past.

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