Wednesday, December 06, 2006

YOU KNOW A DENOMINATION IS IN TROUBLE WHEN ...

... it has and enforces a "prayer policy," even in regards to private prayer.

The SBC now polices who can pray and how. The message: "You can't talk to God unless we say you can, and then only if we approve your words and thoughts." Until recent years, Baptists would have considered this to be a violation of the priesthood of all believers. Yet this is just one more recent decree by Southern Baptist leaders who view themselves as God's bodyguards.

"You don't believe in inerrancy? God's not interested in seeing you."

"So you speak in tongues in private? Go babble somewhere else, God's not available."

Fortunately, at least some Southern Baptist pastors are standing up to this nonsense.