The questions started simple enough. We were talking about denominations and it emerged that there were some who felt as though Southern Baptists had things more figured out than the others.
So, the conversation goes something like this:
Preacher 1: Why are we so sure that Southern Baptists have it all figured out? We don’t even agree amongst ourselves on a lot of things.
Preacher 2: Well, that’s the great thing about Southern Baptists. We have freedom in the lesser things, but we agree on the major things.
Preacher 1: Like salvation.
Preacher 2: Exactly.
Preacher 1: But what if we don’t agree on salvation, what it is, how it occurs, etc.?
Preacher 2: ::blank stare::
Preacher 1: For instance, you and I would come away with a different understanding of Romans 9 and Ephesians 2, and other passages. What do we do now? Who is right?
Preacher 3: God.
Preacher 2: That’s right.
Preacher 1: ::blank stare::