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Regardless of man, God's Word is true


I am a full-fledged Southern Baptist and have been since I was in RAs as a young boy. I have read your publication with interest for years. It is evident that you have (and are zealous about promoting) proper pride in what we as Southern Baptists believe, do, and are all about.

But one article in particular so incensed me that I felt compelled to write. It is titled “CBF presenter questions Christ’s deity at General Assembly.”

I know that sometimes we as both Christians and Baptists earn the reputation of “shooting our wounded” when another is in sin or struggling. In this case, though, only half of that would be true.

Although Mr. Killinger may be a card-carrying Baptist, it is clearly evident, by his own words that he is in no way a true believer, at least, not according to scripture. Christ’s own spoken words told of His deity in John 14:6 when He said “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man come unto the Father except by Me.”

Mr. Killinger argues that in this computer age, religion has moved from a belief in doctrines to a quest for self-fulfillment and that, in his opinion, “doctrine is a thing of the past now religiously.” His belief, though, has absolutely no effect on the truth of God’s Word. And for this altered view to be seriously considered or even propagated is blasphemy.

Although the article contained a disclaimer about opinions spoken at the General Assembly, I trust that you, as an organized voice for us as Southern Baptists, do not support this heretical view of our precious salvation. A salvation made possible for us by God’s grace through the life and death of His incarnate son, Jesus.

Cultural shift or not, God’s Word will stand true, regardless of what any man’s opinion of it is, yesterday, today or tomorrow. It is our responsibility to adjust our thinking to His revealed will in obedience to Him, not for us to choose what and how we will “reevaluate” scripture.

Instead, we should follow the example of the Bereans in Acts 17 and study the Word and know what it really says.