Texas Baptists Committed is dedicated to reaching people for Christ through local churches; promoting and defending historic Baptist principles; spreading an understanding of Baptist heritage and distinctives through education; and cooperating with the mission of the Baptist General Convention of Texas and its related institutions.


A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE: Keeping the Cause in Perspective

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OTHER CONTENTS - December 1994

One of our supporters called and urged us to read 2 PETER 2:1-3. He had read it that day during his devotional time. He said to read it and reflect on its application to what has happened over the last 15 years in SBC life. It seems to speak to the issues clearly. The scripture is from the New International Version.

“1 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them — bringing swift destruction on themselves.

“2 Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.

“3 In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.”

"Texans are fearlessly independent. When they fired Dr. Dilday, they messed with Texas. Texas said, 'enough is enough.'" - Dr. Jerold McBride, BGCT President

"Texas Baptists are not about to quit supporting their children's homes and their hospitals and their universities and other Texas programs just because their pastor may be disgruntled. That is not how Texas Baptists take care of their own." - Dr. Jerold McBride, BGCT President

"Never fall into the trap of unChristian behavior we reject in others. When the vote goes your way, don't you gloat. Don't lose the spirit of Jesus. - Dr. Russell Dilday, speaking at the annual TBC Breakfast

An Example of When We Will Respond
. . . . . actions that will provoke a response from TBC

An Excellent Example from First Baptist, Dimmitt
. . . . . a missions-supporting West Texas Baptist church

BGCT Should Practice Strict Neutrality
. . . . . meaning of the Cooperative Missions Giving report

Breakfast Was Wonderful
. . . . . 1,400 attended 1994 TBC Breakfast at the BGCT

Confirming the Baptist Way - Co-Chair Thoughts from Phil Lineberger
. . . . . Passage of Cooperative Missions Giving report

Conservative Fellowship/Baptists Committed Gifts Should Not Be Counted in Cooperative Program
. . . . . Cooperative Program gifts should not be politicized

Design Your Own Budget Form
. . . . . Examples you can use in designing a budget form for your church

Financial Support of SBC Is Cause for Reflection
. . . . . reflecting on result of Texas Baptists giving to SBC

Finding the Baptist "Center" by Bruce Prescott
. . . . . looking for signs of SBC return to Baptist "center"?

Following Paige Patterson's Advice?
. . . . . giving Texas Baptists the freedom that Paige wants

Healing Will Come with Repentance
. . . . . Fundamentalists must apologize

Helps for Designing Your Church's Budget
. . . . . We . . . suggest that all churches take control of their own budgets

Local Church Autonomy Wins Big
. . . . . most Texas Baptists proved to be REAL Baptists

Looking Back at Texas Baptists Committed Mission and Goals
. . . . . follow-up to the BGCT Annual Meeting

Mission Volunteers Needed at International Seminary in Prague
. . . . . seminary moving from Ruschlikon to Prague

Not-So-Good Quotes from the Annual Meeting

Out of Confusion and Chaos Can Come Growth
. . . . . following God into a glorious new future

Overreaction Unnecessary: Why Punish the BGCT?
. . . . . the BGCT has not excluded any Texas Baptist

Respect and Cooperation: Let Us Try Again
. . . . . encouraging cooperation among all Baptists

Two Thoughts on Political and Denominational Citizenship
. . . . . avoiding "a dangerous mix of religion and politics"

We Are the Middle - Co-Chair Thoughts from Billy Ray Parmer
. . . . . pride in Texas Baptists for 1994 annual meeting