Friday, March 11, 2005

Working Together for Good

ABP reports that the Membership Committee of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) will recommend membership for moderate led state conventions in Texas and Virginia.

Texas and Virginia Baptists are taking a step that asserts their autonomy from the fundamentalist dominated Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). If BWA admits these state conventions, it will be creating partnerships with Baptists in the southern United States at a deeper level than previously contemplated.

The new partnership will strengthen the BWA and infuriate the SBC. The SBC, however, lost its voice in BWA by leaving the BWA and cutting off support for it.

When all is said and done, it looks the SBC's pulling out of the BWA was the best thing that could have happened to the BWA.

This looks like a good example of how God makes all things -- even the mean-spirited actions of SBC fundamentalists -- work together for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purpose (Rom. 8:28).

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