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Messianic nickname


Gazette staff February 29th, 2012

A committee of the Southern Baptist Convention has decided that members won’t be voting on a name change at the next annual convention. Citing legal and logistical issues — as well as sheer cost — the executive committee recommended messengers not vote on the issue.

Instead, the panel decided that churches preferring a new name to the one associated with the SBC’s founding as a pro-slavery church (for which they promptly apologized in 1995) could opt for a nickname.

The committee said that the nickname “Great Commission Baptists” could be added as a descriptor. The “great commission” is the name given to Jesus’ words in Matthew 28: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”

It’s unclear if other denominations will be happy about the SBC assuming that Jesus’ words apply only to them. It’s also unclear if plain ol’ SBC churches will be following suit. Might we also see Beatitude Baptists or Sermon on the Mount Baptists?

 
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