GUEST: Josh Buice, pastor, Pray’s Mill Baptist Church (GA)

In several programs this year, we have examined the theological war that is taking place within the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest Protestant denomination and the one that trains the most pastors in their seminaries.

The war is a microcosm of what took place way back in the early church, more recently in the mainline Protestant denominations—United Methodist Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church (USA), American Baptist Churches USA, and United Church of Christ—and what is now taking place across Evangelicalism today.

A “downgrade” in the church occurs when biblical doctrines are compromised, redefined, or “updated” to be compatible with non-regenerate society. So for example, the feminist movement in broader society influences churches to put women in pastoral roles where they exercise authority over men and preach to men in violation to 1 Timothy 2:11-14 which says in part, “I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man…”

Or, Marxist-based Critical Race Theory in broader society influences churches to “increase diversity” by making decisions according to skin color.

Meanwhile, those pushing the compromises deny there is any compromise and most Christians proceed on as if there is “nothing to see here”.

That is not the case for Pastor Josh Buice, who has carefully discerned the liberal direction of the Southern Baptist Convention, leading to his church withdrawing from the denomination. He joins us this weekend on The Christian Worldview.

>> We will also hear part 2 of our conversation with Colleen Tronson, executive director Metro Women’s Center, a pregnancy help center in Minnesota, who will explain the ramifications of the overturning of Roe v. Wade.