The Right Agenda

During his report to the messengers at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix, AZ, Dr. Daniel Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, was questioned from the floor about the seminary pushing a “Calvinistic agenda.”

Dr. Akin’s response?

“Southeastern has one agenda: It is called the Great Commission. We are committed to the final marching orders of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe His last words are meant to be lasting words, so any agenda other than that would be the wrong agenda. As long as I’m there, we’re going to be about joining hands with Southern Baptists and taking the Gospel to the ends of the earth to fulfill the final marching orders of the Lord Jesus Christ — the Great Commission.”

Well said, Dr. Akin.

Well said.

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About Chip
Chip is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN. He served more than five years on the staff of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana as Director of Communications and Public Relations, editor of the Indiana Baptist newsjournal, and regular contributor to the Baptist Press, the official news service of the Southern Baptist Convention. He currently earns his living as a writer. He serves his local church as a teacher and deacon and his local Baptist Association as a Seminary Extension instructor and supply preacher.

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