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"There should be an 'Abstract of Principles', or careful statement of theological belief, which every professor in such an institution must sign when inaugurated, so as to guard against the rise of erroneous and injurious instruction in such a seat of sacred learning."

James P. Boyce
from "Three Changes in
Theological Institutions"
- summarized by John Broadus, 1856

Reaching Today's World Through Differing Views of Election:
At the 2006 Pastors Conference, seminary presidents R. Albert Mohler Jr. and Paige Patterson discussed their differences over the doctrine of election, stressing that believers can disagree on the topic while remaining friends and unified in the goal of evangelism and missions. [Read More]

My hope for our Convention is simple. It runs upon one premise. It rides upon one purpose. It rests upon one person. My hope is built on nothing less than Jesusí blood and righteousness. [Read More]

Joint BWA/SBC Press Release
Representative leadership from the Southern Baptist Convention and the Baptist World Alliance met in Nashville on the 13th of April, 2004. Read the joint press release by BWA/SBC, April 13, 2004. [Read More]

Excerpt from the Report to the International Mission Board
This excerpt from the message delivered by Dr. Rankin to the International Mission Board on March 15, 2002, deals with the issue of the request to missionaries to sign the Baptist Faith and Message. [Read More]

Another Generation
T.C. French, in an address to the 2001 Louisiana State Convention Annual Meeting, presents a message on Biblical authority. [Read More]

Meeting of SBC Entity Presidents, with Texas Associational Directors of Missions
This series of questions and attendant audio clips provides answers to an assortment of questions posed by Texas associational Directors of Missions to members of the Great Commission Council during a meeting held at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary on September 21, 2000. [Read More]

Executive Committee President's Address
In this report, delivered to the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention in plenary session on September 18, 2000, Dr. Chapman deals directly with the probable consequences of the announced plan of the Baptist General Convention of Texas to defund SBC seminaries, the Executive Committee, and Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Three methods of continuing CP support are suggested, and we are reminded that while the world, the culture, time and values have changed, Christ has not changed, so we should "not be distracted from Christ's commission and our mission." [Read More]

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Texas Baptists
A Response by Dr. Charles S. Kelley, Jr.

Dr. Kelley's message to the students at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in Chapel service on September 14th, 2000 is a strong reply to the stated intention of the Baptist General Convention of Texas to alter their historic partnership with the SBC in promoting the Cooperative Program. [Read More]

Out of the Stands, Onto the Sideline, and Into the Game: An Eyewitness Account of Southern Baptists and the Bible
In the convocation address for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, delivered September 7, 2000, Dr. Kelley, who played an integral part in the shaping of the new Baptist Faith and Message, shares his perspective on what the new statement says, and why. After sharing his own solid background in a caring family and God-loving church, he traces the growth of anti-conservatism from the 60's and speaks of the effect of the 'new theology' being taught in some institutions. [Read More]

Why I Am Southern Baptist
In this audio presentation, the pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas shares his reasons for being a Southern Baptist, emphasizing why it is important for all Southern Baptists to know what they believe and why they believe it. [Read More]

Southern Seminary President's Address to the Executive Committee
In this audio message, Dr. Mohler expresses his thanks for the Cooperative Program support of Southern Baptist Seminaries and speaks to the importance of accountability and theological fidelity in the provision of seminary education. He speaks to the issue of pending Texas reductions in SBC seminary support, and characterizes such plans as "wrong-sided." [Read More]

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