Al Mohler on the history of the SBC

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Mohler makes several points worth noting here, including:

  • The SBC has a unique legal and¬†organizational¬†structure
  • Membership in the SBC is voluntary and centered around the Cooperative Program to maximize evangelistic efforts
  • The SBC is a huge cooperation (Al didn’t say this, but it is clear from the SBC’s history and current practice)

The SBC has a lot of promise, but only insofar as it remembers it’s roots in a decentralized cooperative among equal churches. If the SBC continues down it’s road towards towards centralized leadership that gives directives to local churches.

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