Last Saturday, August 4th, a number of Southern Baptist leaders met to discuss the impact of Calvinism upon the Southern Baptist Convention. It was mentioned that the issue of Calvinism is causing a great divide among churches in the convention.
The talks are the beginning of an effort to reconcile both Pentecostals and Baptists so that they might work closer together. The first round of meetings between the Baptist World Alliance and Pentecostal World Fellowship was to have taken place Aug. 4-11 in Quito, Ecuador. The announcement was made by BWA General Secretary Neville Callam and Cecil Robeck of the Pentecostals.
The video has been made private –
anyone who was able to download it please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: We have been informed that the video will be made available soon after some format changes are made due to TED requirements.
Here are a couple links to the audio only version and a transcript.
First Baptist Church Crystal Springs, Mississippi
August 5, 2012
A Statement of Restoration and Reconciliation
We the members of the body of Christ known as First Baptist Church Crystal Springs do this day affirm our unchanging belief that Jesus Christ is Lord of the church. Our church is indeed His church. We recognize that He, the Savior, died for all people. Our desire is that our church be open to all who desire to come and know Him, meet with Him, and grow with others who seek to follow Him. We also recognize that our church like any other church is made up of sinful, redeemed, but flawed saints who intentionally at times choose not to follow the Lord’s will.