Newsletter
August/ September 1995

 



 
I am disappointed but not surprised by the attack on Texas Baptists made by Richard Land, president of the SBC Christian Life Commission.
You never met Oly Rolvaag. Well, perhaps you met him if you have travelled to Molde, Norway.

CO-CHAIR THOUGHTS FROM MAURIECE JOHNSTON Texas is a Strong State!

1. The BGCT is strong in supporting missions!

CONVENTION UPDATE DINNERS REVEAL STRENGTH OF TBC

This is the fourth year for Texas Baptists Committed to sponsor “Convention Update Dinners” across the state.
Why is the Foreign Mission Board praised for working with other Southern Baptists who want to do missions, while the Woman’s Missionary Union is vilified for doing the same thing?
Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia are four “weak” states that have not yet fallen into line with the Southern Baptist’s new conservative leadership, according to seminary president Paige Patterson.
Current SBC Christian Life Commission Executive Director Richard Land told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that the Southern Baptist Radio and Television Commission would not remain in Fort Worth despite the desires of current Radio- TV Commission president Jack Johnson.
 

OUR OPPOSITION SPEAKS

J. Walt Carpenter edits a newsletter committed to a fundamentalist takeover of the BGCT. In one of his articles he writes the following about Texas Baptists. We share it with you in our newsletter so that you can better understand the mentality of those now in control of the SBC and who want to control the BGCT.

He writes (and we quote):

Texas: a microcosm of the problem

As I am most familiar with Texas, let me start there. The liberal paper in Texas called Texas Baptists Committed flatly stated, “We do not trust SBC leaders.” The Baptist General Convention of Texas (“BGCT”) is dominated by a Baylor political machine that would be the envy of Tammany Hall. They despise the conservative resurgence. This is because of their rejection of Biblical inerrancy and their paranoia of anyone with a high view of Scripture.

Most Baylor/Truett professors miss no opportunity gleefully to deride biblical inerrancy… This major pocket of resistance has a time problem, as most of the support comes from Baylor graduates in their 60s. Most younger graduates have lost interest in denominational life, as you likely would as well if you worshiped a Lord who was confused and made mistakes and relied on a Bible that was full of error.

*Editor’s note: It is hard to trust people who call Richard Jackson and Russell Dilday liberals, who attack people’s integrity and character, fire people, and who refuse to respect the desires of local churches in mission giving.

 

 


TBC RALLIES TO EMPHASIZE MARY HILL DAVIS OFFERING

Texas Baptists Committed will sponsor our regular fall Convention Update Dinners starting September 11. These are annual meetings around the state where we explain the ministry of Texas Baptists Committed and give an update regarding this year’s annual BGCT meeting.




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