BSC takes 'firm biblical stance on repentance and baptism' : Monday, Dec. 1, 2003
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BSC takes 'firm biblical stance on repentance and baptism' : Monday, Dec. 1, 2003
Monday, Dec. 1, 2003

BSC takes 'firm biblical stance on repentance and baptism'

I would like to thank our Baptist State Convention (BSC) for taking a firm biblical stance on repentance and baptism. If one is willfully living a sinful lifestyle and will not agree that it is sin and repent of that lifestyle, then no Bible believing church should baptize that person. This subject raises a question: Just what should be required for membership in our state convention? If we accept churches that will not stand against sin and for the Word of God then why not accept churches that believe one can get to heaven by some other means than Jesus? Where do we draw the line for membership in our state convention? Some would have us believe the only requirement to join the state convention would be to send money. If that is the case we should start to accept any cult that would send a dollar all for the sake of money.

Yes, each church is autonomous, and the BSC is autonomous also. The convention did not tell a church who could be members of that local church. This church can go right on accepting whatever members they desire, in any fashion they want. The convention told this church they could not be members of the BSC, a right the convention has. Church autonomy ends at the two leather backings of the Bible.

We can and must guard our membership in the state convention. Membership should not be for sale for the sake of dollars.

Thank you General Board and Executive Committee for your biblical stand. And a big thank you to the messengers for standing strong in your voting.

Alan Davis

Clyde, N.C.

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