The Southern Baptist’s take a HUGE STEP away from Jesus and the Bible.The Exec Comm, moving to remove 5 churches over violations of women in leadership and ONE over lack of cooperation in sexual abuse allegations. Unbelievable…. but also, not at all.https://t.co/aUwhDp0WZX — Dr. Kevin M. Young (@kevinmyoung) February 21, 2023
Dear Southern Baptists, you raised me in the faith to have integrity and to care for others. How is it possible that instead of addressing Saddleback for a pastor w/ years of abuse allegations, you oust them for letting women use their God-given gifts? 🧵 https://t.co/VUXxWpmFvO— Lori Adams-Brown 🇻🇪🇨🇷🇮🇩🇸🇬 (@loriadbr) February 22, 2023
A few thoughts.First, I think this is the right decision, given the confessional boundaries of SBC cooperation. To have an authoritative, female “teaching pastor” seems pretty clearly to put a church outside those boundaries. https://t.co/bp1ne7Nz66 — Danny Slavich (@DannySlavich) February 21, 2023
[firefly_poll] The role of women at Saddleback has been a hot-button topic since early 2021, when three women were ordained, leading to debate at its annual meetings that year and the following year over expelling the church, according to the Baptist News. Last year, Warren addressed the annual meeting. “We have to decide if we’re gonna treat each other as allies or adversaries. Are we gonna keep bickering over secondary issues, or are we gonna keep the main thing the main thing?” he said then. In a post on Instagram, Warren responded to the action by writing, “Friends worldwide: I’m so touched by your love! Kay and I love you back! We will respond to #SBC in OUR time & our way thru direct channels; Our newsletters to 600,000 [church] leaders, Daily Hope radio broadcast, 1 million PDC [Purpose-Driven Church] alumni pastors list, 11 million social media followers.” The post cited Luke 23:43, which said: “And [Jesus] said to him, ‘Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.'” This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Praise God for this faithful decision. May God bless the SBC’s faithfulness. It may be an unpopular decision, but it is Biblical and that is all that matters.Southern Baptists Disfellowship Saddleback Church Over Female Pastor — Jonathan Hansen (@RevHansen1689) February 22, 2023