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The New Testament Reserves the Designation Pastor for Men

By Ronnie W. Rogers / May 19, 2024 /

The Baptist Faith and Message (BFM) says of the pastor’s office, “The office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture.”[1] The meaning of the term pastor in the 2000 BFM is not in question, though some try to make it unclear. However, three of those who served on the 2000 BFM committee…

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Why We Must Seek to Repudiate Resolution 9 in New Orleans in 2023

By Ronnie W. Rogers / May 22, 2023 / Comments Off on Why We Must Seek to Repudiate Resolution 9 in New Orleans in 2023

In 2019, the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) adopted Resolution 9. It was passed based on the stated value of using critical race theory (CRT) and intersectionality (INT) as neutral “analytical tools.” The second Whereas of Resolution 9 states, “Critical race theory is a set of analytical tools that explain how race has…

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The Evidences of Concern within the Southern Baptist Convention

By Guest Contributor / February 13, 2023 / Comments Off on The Evidences of Concern within the Southern Baptist Convention

I am a member of the Conservative Baptist Network (CBN), which is composed of Christians who are a part of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). We organized February 2020 over shared concerns that the SBC was adopting ideas and practices that are contrary to the teaching of Scripture and therefore undermine the gospel, the reliability…

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Why I, as a Non-Calvinist, Support Tom Ascol for SBC President

By Ronnie W. Rogers / June 17, 2022 / Comments Off on Why I, as a Non-Calvinist, Support Tom Ascol for SBC President

As many know, I am adamantly against Calvinism’s soteriology and have written numerous articles and three books laying out my reasons. I am an Extensivist, which means I believe God’s salvational love extends to every person. Accordingly, he has provided salvation for every person, which they can receive by faith, something that he desires every…

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Trouble in the SBC: Some Helpful Links

By Ronnie W. Rogers / February 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Trouble in the SBC: Some Helpful Links

I have written and spoken about the many fruits that still exist from God’s Conservative Resurgence which restored the primacy of the inerrant Scripture in and throughout all of our Southern Baptist entities. I have also written and spoken in a series In Defense of God’s Order and the Gospel–about the present peddling of destructive…

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Why I Must Address the Current Direction of the SBC

By Ronnie W. Rogers / January 27, 2020 / Comments Off on Why I Must Address the Current Direction of the SBC

On February 2, I will start a Sunday morning sermon series entitled In Defense of God’s Order and the Gospel. I am an expositor in both heart and practice. For the past three years, I have been preaching through Matthew, and we are starting chapter 17. But I believe the current direction of the SBC…

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Resolution 9 on Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality: Some Suggestions

By Ronnie W. Rogers / June 18, 2019 / Comments Off on Resolution 9 on Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality: Some Suggestions

The 2019 SBC annual meeting met on June 11-12. The messengers adopted several resolutions, one of which was a resolution on Critical Race Theory (CR) and Intersectionality (IN). [1] While I appreciate the Resolutions Committee seeking to speak to current issues from a biblical perspective, I think this resolution lacked due consideration. Before I suggest…

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Dr. Paige Patterson Falsely Accused, Again

By Ronnie W. Rogers / March 25, 2019 / Comments Off on Dr. Paige Patterson Falsely Accused, Again

Since Jennifer Lyell misrepresented Dr. Paige Patterson, as the Houston Chronicle article did, in the unveiling of her consensual sexual encounter, I thought I would post his letter to the Chronicle. February 14, 2019 Mr. Steve Riley Acting Editor The Houston Chronicle 4747 Southwest Freeway Houston, Texas 77027 Dear Mr. Editor: For 42 years, I…

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The Right and Wrong of the Houston Chronicle’s Articles on “Abuse of Faith”

By Ronnie W. Rogers / February 18, 2019 / Comments Off on The Right and Wrong of the Houston Chronicle’s Articles on “Abuse of Faith”

The Houston Chronicle helped in that it shed light on some abuses that were not taken seriously enough, hidden or ignored. These abuses are immeasurably tragic and trivializing of them is the tragedy of tragedies. I regret cover-ups of any human tragedies by churches, Christians, and leaders. I regret when churches fail to follow the…

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The Baptist Faith and Message: “Our Only Consensus Statement of Doctrinal Beliefs”??

By Ronnie W. Rogers / June 15, 2007 /

Messengers to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention approved a motion June 12 to affirm the Baptist Faith and Message as the SBC’s “…only consensus statement of doctrinal beliefs”. The motion was offered by Rick Garner, pastor of Liberty Heights Church in Liberty Township, Ohio, and is, in part, as follows: “I move…

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