Nettles To Remain At Southern - Ascol Strikes Out AgainBrother Bob Ross has some thoughts about Tom Ascol's failure to get Dr. Tom Nettles to join him in Florida.
Ascol Strikes Out Again [05/08--2007]
NETTLES REMAINS AT SOUTHERN
The Flounders' blog has announced that Tom Nettles will not leave Southern Seminary for an Associate's role at Tom Ascol's church in Florida. See http://www.founders.org/blog/
So Ascol has "struck out" again in his efforts to discern and act in accordance with what has been foreordained and predestinated.
He struck out at the SBC Convention in 2006 with his resolution -- which he says he will present again at this year's meeting.
He struck out in 2006 with his much ballyhooed Tom Ascol & James White versus the Caner Brothers debate, which of course never took place due to White's dissatisfaction and withdrawal.
Now Tom has struck out in his efforts to get Tom Nettles to move to Florida -- presumably to start some type of Flounders theology school or seminary.
We might makes a few "guesses" about what influences bore upon Nettles' mind to lead him to turn down Ascol's offer. But if, as we think, the establishment of a Flounders' theology school was one of the projects on Ascol's mind, Nettles may have realized that another Hybrid Calvinist theology school in Florida might have some difficulties. After all, the "Reformed" baby regenerationists are already entrenched there, and they appear to proselyte the Baptist Hybrids to a greater extent than the Baptist Hybrids convert the "Reformed."
If it was originally thought that this "happening" was perhaps indicative of a move by Southern Seminary leadership to rid the school of at least some of the Hybrid Calvinism element, it appears that such is not the case. With Nettles remaining at SBTS, a significant amount of Hybrid Calvinism will remain with him and continue to flow to the students.
And this makes the function of The Calvinist Flyswatter as great a need as ever in calling attention to the distortions of Hybrid Calvinism.