Southern Baptists have been having an intramural debate about how to ensure that our complementarian convictions remain a firm part of our cooperative effort together. Thankfully, there seems to be broad agreement with what the Baptist Faith & Message (BF&M) says. We can’t be certain until the annual meeting next month, but I’m reasonably confident that we have broad agreement about what to do with Saddleback.
Nevertheless, there is still some disagreement about other measures that we might take to make sure our complementarian commitments are clear. Pastor Mike Law has proposed an amendment to the SBC Constitution that would add some clarity, and I have already endorsed that proposal here.
The brothers at Baptist21 have just posted an alternative to Mike Law’s amendment, and I encourage you to read it. They argue that the SBC needs to do two things:
- Vote to sustain the removal of Saddleback.
- Amend the SBC Constitution to clarify how the BF&M determines the boundaries of…