I realize that much of what I have written isn’t the majority consensus in my denominational tradition. I know I am in the minority, and I am fine with that. I know there have been many Baptists that have held and do hold the same beliefs on these things.
I also know that even if there are differences of opinion and disagreements on these matters, we can still love and support one another as followers of Christ. We can still encourage each other to dig into Scripture and test all of our views and positions by the authority of Scripture.
We are not ultimately saved by our theological views, traditions, like, and dislikes. We are saved by the work of Christ and for the glory of God. Theology is extremely important, and my desire it to be as theologically correct as I can possibly be.
However, any of can get so wrapped up in our theology that we lose sight of our first love. Look at Rev. 2:1-7 and see that God did commend the Church at Ephesus for their tenacious grip on truth. However, it caused them to go astray in that they lost sight of Christ and their obligation to show love for one another.
If these posts have caused you to dig into the Scripture to support your beliefs, even if you disagree with what I have written, then my goal has been accomplished. You have studied God’s word and sought to test what I wrote by Scripture.
Sadly we live in a day where people don’t really know what they believe or why. If this week has changed any of that for you, praise the Lord!
While we do not have the capacity, as finite creatures, to fully and exhaustively understand all of the ways and plans of our infinite Creator, we can trust Him. He will always do what is right and just! He is holy and cannot deny His own nature. He alone is worthy of praise, adoration, and worship!
soli Deo gloria