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Here’s The Point: Calvinists and Non-Calvinists in the SBC

by Tom Nettles

For some time now, my blog posts have pursued an inquiry of how non-Calvinists and Calvinists among Southern Baptists have come to be involved in a public conversation on their respective positions. I have tried to track the historical development of the non-Calvinist position. In this final submission on this series, I interact with the confessional summary provided by a group of leading Southern Baptist non-Calvinists in a document entitled A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation. The position of the Calvinistic Southern Baptists can be found in the confession of the Charleston Baptist Association (1767), or the Georgia Baptist Association (1790), or the confession of the Mississippi Baptist Association (1807).

The Statement claims, “For almost a century, Southern Baptists have found that a sound, biblical soteriology can be taught, maintained, and defended without subscribing to Calvinism.”




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