While Oklahoma's Baptist Messenger is publishing popularizations of the Calvinist inspired Dominion Theology, Lifeway Resources is publishing news that for the first time in its history the membership figures of the Southern Baptist Convention reveal that the denomination is in decline.
Total membership for the SBC fell by more than 39,000 members from 2006 to 2007.
Mainstream Baptists have been predicting for decades that the Calvinism being taught in the SBC's fundamentalist dominated seminaries would have an adverse impact on evangelism. Now those concerns have been confirmed.
This decline comes entirely on the watch of the fundamentalists who seized control of the SBC in the 1980's. Moderate Baptists never experienced a single decline in membership during their tenure of leadership over the Convention.