According to this news story the Southern Baptist Convention has repudiated the Confederate Battle Flag. This is no surprise as they’ve been ”virtue signalling” for some time now, with apologies to blacks for slavery then electing a black man as President of their group. That action in itself was simply an extension of the apology for having ‘condoned’ slavery in earlier times. That’s the basic purpose of ”affirmative action.”
Russell Moore, who is the head of the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission refers to the ‘sin of slavery.’ I would like to see him quote chapter and verse of where the Bible says it is a sin. Chapter and verse, otherwise he is ‘adding to’ the Bible, putting words in God’s mouth. And the Bible does explicitly warn against doing that: Deuteronomy 4:2, Deuteronomy 12:32, Proverbs 30:6. There are more, but liberal Christians (which now definitely describes Southern Baptists) don’t want to hear those scriptures. Like all liberals they will cherry-pick verses that fit the current PC worldview and ignore or rationalize away anything that conflicts.
Of course nobody wants to bring back slavery, but that long-ago issue has been used as a cudgel to beat Southern people and all Whites for that matter for a century and a half, at least. Most of the time the person beaten with that cudgel will agree that yes, slavery was a ‘sin’ or in fact an ‘abomination.’ Having agreed with that (which is not supported by Scripture) the accusee has conceded guilt and defeat.
No, I’m not a member of the Southern Baptist denomination, but some of my relatives are. I hope they have the discernment to ‘come out of her’ if they haven’t already decided to.
Just about every major denomination is sold out to the ‘world’ system now; the faithful old-time Christian is better off in an independent church, even if it is “only” a house church with a few faithful Christian believers. We knew there would be a major defection from Biblical truth in these times so this is all expected.