Newsletter
September 1994

 



 
In what seems to have become an annual affair, another effort is being made to cut BGCT funding to Baylor University.

CO-CHAIR THOUGHTS FROM BILLY RAY PARMER

The Baptist General Convention adopted the following motion: THAT A SPECIAL COMMITTEE BE APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE CONVENTION—
Dated, March 27, 1994, Charles Lawson, a trustee at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, sent out a newsletter to people who had written him protesting the firing of Russell Dilday.
Five members of the Cooperative Giving Study Committee are going to bring a minority report at the BGCT annual meeting in Amarillo. Their position is that “only gifts to the BGCT and the SBC should count as Cooperative Program gifts.”
There seems to be a new excitement building among traditional Texas Baptists.
In light of the Convention-approved task assigned to the Cooperative Missions Giving Study Committee, I encourage your prayerful attention to what I am calling “Guiding Principles of Effective Cooperation.”

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS REGARDING THE COOPERATIVE MISSIONS GIVING STUDY COMMITTEE REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS

*Reprinted from the Baptist Standard, August 17, 1994 issue.
On October 26,1993, the Baptist General Convention of Texas adopted the following motion:
“When I started getting Southern Baptist platforms (in the 1970s), I immediately started speaking up about the necessity of upholding the Word of God; staying hot after the trail of the lost; holding on to biblical prospective and evangelical zeal.
Russell Dilday, former president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, has issued a statement of support of the Cooperative Mission Giving Study Committee report. The statement reads:
In recent days, both Samford University in Alabama and Mississippi College have followed the example of Baylor University and changed their charters to make their board’s self-perpetuating.
The SBC Executive Committee has just passed a resolution urging “extreme caution in any departure from this God-given and time honored approach to funding a world mission strategy.”
A group of young Texas ministers held a press conference on October 5, 1994 at Park Cities Baptist Church, Dallas.
The SBC Executive Committee passed a resolution at its Sept. 19-20 meeting in Nashville that was mostly a joke.


TBC AND THE S0UTHWESTERN NEWS GOOF

On page 12 the July/August issue of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary News it clearly lists Joel Gregory, Dallas, as one of the Southwesterners elected to SBC posts. The Southwestern News was wrong.

We took the Southwestern News at their word.
WE WERE WRONG. WE APOLOGIZE FOR
REPRINTING WRONG INFORMATION.

Joel Gregory was not reappointed to the Foreign Mission Board. His position was taken by Curt Dodd, pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church in Houston, and the son-in-law of John Bisango.

 

 


Vote for these BGCT Leaders:

Jerold McBride, pastor of First Baptist Church, San Angelo;

Charles Davenport,
pastor of
First Baptist Church, Tulia; and

Charles Dodson, pastor of Central Baptist Church, Carthage,
will be nominated as officers of the Baptist General Convention of Texas at the annual
convention in
Corpus Christi,
Oct. 31–Nov. 2, 1994.


As I see it, we are faced with four key issues to which we must devote our attention and energies as we seek to be good stewards to day and for the future.


Looking at History: The 1928 SBC Report on Convention Relationships

The report below appeared in the 1928 Southern Baptist Convention annual. We are reprinting it because of its historical significance on the relationship of Baptist churches and conventions.




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