The SBC, the BF&M 2000, and CRT

As President of the BSCNC and as a pastor, I welcome the Council of Seminary Presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention’s affirmation of the BF&M 2000. Our common confession helps bond Southern Baptists together for the mission of proclaiming the Kingdom of God to the ends of the earth.

I am also grateful for their clear statement that “affirmation of Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality, and any version of Critical Theory is incompatible with the Baptist Faith & Message.” Racism is abhorrent and denies the fundamental truth that each and every person is made in the image of God and precious in His sight. Racism is sin in need of redemption. Secular ideologies deny the image of God and can never be compatible with our sacred work.

As I traveled across North Carolina this fall, I heard numerous NC Baptists express concern about the perception that these ideologies are gaining ground in our convention. I’m thankful we can be confident that secular dogmas will not have a foothold in our seminaries.

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