Saturday, November 03, 2007

Southern Seminary Students Attack Invitations

The false doctrine of "born again before faith" that is taught at Southern Seminary has produced students which theologically are at odds with the Southern Baptist churches that help pay their tutition. In this article, Brother Bob Ross finds Southern students attacking the historic and God honoring practice of having invitations during church services. Southern Baptists wanting a defense of altar calls should read Brother Bob's comprehensive writings on the subject.

It's strange that the real founders of the Southern Baptist Convention wholeheartedly supported giving invitations. When are Southern Baptists going to do something about Southern Seminary?

Charles
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SBTS STUDENTS ATTACK INVITATIONS

Bob to Charles:

I noticed, Charles, that some students at Southern Seminary are attacking public invitations, despite the fact that Seminary Founders, such as John A. Broadus, endorsed the use of invitations.

Do you suppose they are disciples of Professor Tom Nettles, one of the most pronounced of the Hybrid Calvinists on the Faculty? See Invitations: John A. Broadus versus Tom Nettles.

What percentage, Charles, of these students do you suppose made public professions of faith in Christ at services where an invitation was given -- 99% or 100%?

I read enough of the website materials by the SBTS students to conclude that the vast majority of their objections are "hybridized" from pedobaptist Iain Murray. Murray endorses invitations to parents to bring forth their infants for baptism and church membership, on the presumption that the offspring of pedobaptist believers inherit salvation, but he repudiates invitations to the unsaved to accept Christ and come forward to confess Him.

I have A REPLY to Murray's booklet on our Pilgrim Publications website, as follows: http://www.pilgrimpublications.com/invite1.htm

Also, there are a number of my articles which respond to anti-invitationalism on the following website at --

http://writingsofbobross.tripod.com/1toc1.html

Here are the titles of my articles:

A REFORMED BAPTIST WRITES:
IS MURRAY'S PEDOBAPTIST "INFANT BAPTISM INVITATION SYSTEM" MORE LIKELY TO PRODUCE CONVERTS THAN SOUTHERN BAPTISTS

ALTAR CALL ARTICLE REBUTTED

ANOTHER ANTI-INVITATION ARTICLE

ANY SCRIPTURE FOR WALKING THE AISLE

COMMENT ON ZASPEL'S ALTAR CALL ARTICLE

DANGERS OF NO PUBLIC INVITATION

EVANGELISM AT CHS' TABERNACLE

IAIN MURRAY ON THE LACK OF EVANGELISM

INSTRUMENTS INVITATIONS

MARTYN LLOYD-JONES' METHOD

MURRAY'S CRAFTY MISUSE OF SPURGEON

MURRAY'S MURKY MIRAGE

REPLY ON MURRAY'S BOOKLET

RESPONSES TO RECENT ARTICLES FROM THOSE WHO OPPOSE PUBLIC
INVITATIONS

SPURGEON OPPOSED PEDOBAPTIST INVITATIONS

SPURGEON PRESSED FOR DECISION

SPURGEON'S PLEA FOR EVANGELISM

TESTIMONY OF BORN-AGAIN PEDOBAPTIST

WHAT GROUPS OPPOSE INVITATIONS

SPURGEON'S REBUKE OF SOME "ULTRA-CALVINISTIC" BRETHREN REGARDING
GOD'S HEARING PRAYER

THE SINNER'S PRAYER -- AS USED BY C. H. SPURGEON AT SERVICES AT METROPOLITAN TABERNACLE

WHAT'S WRONG WITH MODERN CALVINISM?


Anti-invitationalism is just another one of the fruits of the "born again before faith" heresy of the Pedobaptists and Hybrid Calvinist "Reformed."

2 Comments:

At Friday, November 09, 2007 12:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Because God creates saving faith through the preaching of His word. No heart is won without
ears hearing, and no ears hearing without a herald." Mark Dever

 
At Friday, November 23, 2007 10:44:00 AM, Anonymous jtb-in-texas said...

The Word is clear on the matter of evangelistic invitations.

a. Jesus is the Word of God made flesh. John 1.
b. God's Word accomplishes its mission completely. Isaiah 55:9-11.
c. We are saved by God's grace, through faith. Luke 7:50, 18:42. Romans 1:17, Ephesians 2:8-9, Hebrews 11, etc.
d. Faith comes from hearing the Word of God. Romans 10:17.
e. Christ commanded us to spread the Gospel around the world and teach them everything he taught us. Matthew 28:16-20, Acts 1:8, etc.
f. Jesus himself offered an invitations for sinners to be saved. Matthew 4:17, 11:28, Luke 13:1-8, Revelation 3:20, etc.
g. Peter, John, Paul, Silas, etc. preached for sinners to repent. Acts 2:38, 8:22, 17:30, 26:20, etc.

Sure, God's Word is evident without preaching (Romans 1:20); but that in no way excuses us from our duty...

I have spoken with SWTS grads who believed no one was going to Perdition and we should all just try to get along with each other (kum bah yah). In fact, we had one try out for our little church and admit he placed the words of Buddha and Confucious and Mohammed on the same level with the Scriptures. Sad, really. His responsibility will be very great...

Thanks for an interesting blog. I've bookmarked you!

 

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