Seems as though Rick Warren knows how to deflect criticism. The SBC will discuss a motion to withdraw from participation in the BWA. At the same time, Rick Warren, pastor of the “largest Baptist church in the world”, will speak at the centennial celebration of the BWA next year in Birmignham, England. Warren says, “My convictionis that if you love Jesus, we’re on the same team, wheterh or not we agree on everythning else.”
What does this say when the largest Southern Baptist Church in the world supports the BWA while the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Baptist Convention in the world plays politics with its relationships?
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The Lela I had dinner with last night is the widow of J.Y. Chan, who was vice-president of the BWA for some years. She is a lovely older lady, still drives herself around Hong Kong and has stories aplenty. She is upset that SBC is now questioning the validity of her late husband’s life work.
What we found in Texas works for the SBC gestapo world-wide. They cannot get their way by bullying and lying, so they accuse you of liberalism and then withdraw. While removing their own presence, they pressure others to do the same.
They are not to be trusted.
Oh, they’ll love Rick as long as he sends them money and as long as he helps their image. After all…it’s better to have Rick remain a Southern Baptist than to have him leave…for many such reasons. Besides, there’s all this work they’ve put in to promoting these 40 days of purpose training sessions.
Am I sounding crass yet?