Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Ecstatic Baptist? Part 2

Earlier this semester one of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's newly elected trustees preached a chapel message in which he defended the practice of a private prayer language. In an Aug. 29 sermon, Texas pastor Dwight McKissic, pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, took issue with the International Mission Board policy refusing to appoint missionary candidates who engage in the contemporary neo-charismatic practice.

Well I am thankful that not only did the Seminary flat out reject this teaching but even Paige Patterson the President of the University also made it quite clear this is not a Biblical practice that Southern Baptist will tolerate. The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary issued a statement that said "It will not knowingly endorse contemporary charismatic practices such as a private prayer language nor hire professors who advocate the practice,". I guess it's fair to say that Mr. McKissic's days as a board of trustee at SWBTS are numbered.

Mr. Patterson said quote "Neither in the past nor in the present have many Baptists believed that the Pentecostal or charismatic movements represented an accurate representation of New Testament doctrine and practice." (Read Article)

Thank God for Godly men who take a stand for truth!
Read Part 1 of Ecstatic Baptist?

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