I’m going to ask our Calvinist readers to stay off this one.
This is a question for those who have self-designated as “traditionalists.” I will delete comments from Calvinists on this post. This is a non-Calvinist forum today! You may state your views without argumentation here. I may ask a question for clarity, but you have the floor today.
Here is the question I hope some of you will answer – honestly and graciously.
What is it you want from Calvinists in the SBC?
Obviously, there are three simple solutions.
- Calvinists could abandon their doctrines.
- Calvinists could leave the SBC.
- Calvinists could agree to keep their views quiet ad
I hope you will agree that none of these is likely at this point. Calvinists are not likely to leave en masse at this point, nor are they all likely to abandon the “Doctrines of Grace” suddenly. And since Calvinists are Calvinists by conviction, it is hardly likely that they will simply sit quietly.
So, let’s get into the realm of reality.
- Are you willing to walk in friendship and fellowship with Calvinists?
- If so, what would be the basis of that fellowship? What would Calvinists need to do to make that happen?
- What, from your “traditionalist” viewpoint, can Calvinists do to make it easier for us to have unity and full fellowship in the SBC?
What is it that traditionalists want from Calvinists in the SBC?
Be specific, please. And this is not a place to bash Calvinists. That’s not the point. Just tell me what Calvinists need to do so we can all walk in unity and peace, doing missions together.
(For those of you who are interested in my motives here, I am going to put up a similar post for Calvinists and try, with these posts, to figure out what we want and to see if there is a way through our disagreements to greater partnership in the gospel.)