Daily Post 121

Baptist Faith and Message (2000): The Baptist Faith and Message (2000) statement is a theological declaration, signpost, and guide for Baptists. I am meeting with some professors today at a local Baptist university about possible adjunct work (philosophy), so I wanted to refresh on Baptist theology. In terms of theology, I am probably more closely aligned with Baptists than any denomination. This is perhaps what theologian Sam Storms means when he writes on his website that he is “credo-baptistic.” As I read through this morning, I found several lines absolutely delightful due to the conciseness and truth contained therein. Click here to read the statement yourself. Here are a few:

“The gift of gender is thus part of the goodness of God’s creation.” What a beautiful statement. Thus, the view that gender is a binary (only two, male and female) and corresponds with biological sex is not restrictive, but glorious, being God’s design. Freedom, not bondage, is the result of God’s decree and design.

“There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ.”

Repentance is a genuine turning from sin toward God.”

“The freedom of a teacher in a Christian school, college, or seminary is limited by the pre-eminence of Jesus Christ, by the authoritative nature of the Scriptures, and by the distinct purpose for which the school exists.”

“In the spirit of Christ, Christians should oppose racism, every form of greed, selfishness, and vice, and all forms of sexual immorality, including adultery, homosexuality, and pornography.”

Marriage is . . . the channel of sexual expression according to biblical standards . . .”

“Parents are to teach their children . . . to make choices based on biblical truth.”

Published by B.J. Condrey, PhD

Dr. Condrey holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Missouri-KC, a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in Ethics & Practical Theology from the University of Edinburgh. He is ACSI certified. Dr. Condrey writes courses and teaches Psychology, Bible, and C.S. Lewis at Enlightium Academy, where he began working in 2016. He has served as a youth, young adult, and small group pastor in the local church, and currently teaches Ethics at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has a book published by Wipf & Stock (Breaking Ground) along with other publications. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and writing, spending time with his family, traveling, trout fishing, family hikes, and drinking coffee! He is passionate about helping young people construct a biblical worldview so that their faith involves both the mind and heart. He has been married since 2009 and has two children.

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