Southern Baptist Implosion.

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Why is it a southern Baptist implosion?

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No, the implosion happens every year as the factions fight among themselves for the direction of the Church. It gets worse every year at the Convention.

One side wants Inclusion of all, moving into the present while the other side wantsthe past.

Something you would know if you read the links. The Denomination is huge but sinking in members every year as many turn away. The Church lost half it’s members in the 4 years I tried to stick it out with pressure from friends.

New Pastor now, but they are still struggling as so many turned away.
 
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Both linked articles mention a conservative resurgence in the denomination. Neither mention a loss of members.
 

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Well, I do know they lost Jimmy Carter. I can't get any data on Baptists in particular other than in general, church attendance is declining.
 
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TNVolunteer73

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No, the implosion happens every year as the factions fight among themselves for the direction of the Church. It gets worse every year at the Convention.

One side wants Inclusion of all, moving into the present while the other side wantsthe past.

Something you would know if you read the links. The Denomination is huge but sinking in members every year as many turn away. The Church lost half it’s members in the 4 years I tried to stick it out with pressure from friends.

New Pastor now, but they are still struggling as so many turned away.
??? there is no Southern BAPTIST church, EACH CHURCH is independent, the SBC only purpose is to be a cooperative body for funding Mission work...

you see there is no POPE of the SBC you see the Convention is a rope of Sand... each church follows it's own path. the SBC cannot tell any Church in the convention what to do where to spend it's money, how the church is governed etc.
 
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??? there is no Southern BAPTIST church, EACH CHURCH is independent, the SBC only purpose is to be a cooperative body for funding Mission work...

you see there is no POPE of the SBC you see the Convention is a rope of Sand... each church follows it's own path. the SBC cannot tell any Church in the convention what to do where to spend it's money, how the church is governed etc.

That in no way negates the fact that there has been recent infighting within the SBC, or that the Southern Baptist churches affiliated with the SBC have been losing, rather than gaining memberships over the past few years.
 
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