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Monday, September 25, 2006

UPDATE ON THE JOSHUA CONVERGENCE

Florida Baptist Witness covered the event HERE.

Declaring their intention to “give voice to younger leaders across the Southern Baptist Convention” who support the SBC’s conservative resurgence and its emphasis on biblical inerrancy, over 40 pastors and seminary professors met just outside Orlando Sept. 25 for the first of a two-day meeting dubbed “The Joshua Convergence.”

Presenting seven “Principles of Affirmation” in the context of a worship service, young leaders from throughout the country spoke of truth, gratitude, service, holiness, unity, identity and mission.

The document expresses “deep thankfulness for those who have taken [our] Convention back to its theological and spiritual moorings,” crediting “godly men and women” with the furtherance of “seminaries that champion God’s Word, evangelistic mission agencies, and a Convention committed to the Great Commission.”

Each of the affirmations leads with a scripture verse from the Old Testament book of Joshua and other verses are sprinkled throughout the document.

Go Read All 7 "Principles of Affirmation." Of the 7, I found the first one to be most revealing.

“1. Truth—‘This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night .…’ Joshua 1:8

“We affirm the inerrancy of Scripture and the need for Southern Baptists to continue ‘to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints’ (Jude 3). We maintain that any departure from the sufficiency of Scripture in preaching, evangelism, counseling, missions, ministry, or ecclesiology strikes against the very truth and authority of God's Word. Pride and human sinfulness will draw believers away from biblical truth if they are not eternally watchful. The battle for the Bible must be renewed in every generation. We take our stand to continue in that battle.

The Battle for the Bible must be renewed in every generation, huh? Time for the Fundy's to teach these young "leaders" Patterson's Power Politics 101.

If you haven't already, read my original post below on The Joshua Convergence.

2 Comments:

Blogger Steve said...

I was gonna post a comment about the Joshua Convergence on this blog, but it turned out to be another blog post in itself. You can read it here: Dextrolinguistics

8:34 AM

 
Blogger dave said...

If this isn't a "war" then ditch the war rhetoric.

Besides, does the Bible really need defending?

1:41 PM

 

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