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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

A Response To New Baptist Covenant Critics

Mitch Randall, pastor of NorthHaven Church in Norman, Oklahoma has posted a response to critics of the New Baptist Covenant. A snippet below. Be sure to check out the NBC blog and leave a comment or two...
In my opinion, herein lies the different perspectives of what it means to be Baptist. For critics of the Covenant, they continue to offer rhetoric that promotes the “go-it-alone” mentality. They also, for some reason, cannot conceive the idea that reaching out to the hungry and calling for social justice is a grand attempt by concerned Christians to reach out to those who do not know Jesus. The very essence of the Covenant will be evangelical, proclaiming the entire message of Jesus to the world and making it applicable for those to participate. What can be more evangelical than that mission? So, while some still try to commandeer the identity of being a “true Baptist,” the North American Baptist Covenant participants will work on feeding the poor, demanding justice for the inequalities of the world, and being the presence of Christ to a world that needs hope.



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