A few years ago, Nathan Wilson wrote an article for Credenda entitled “Our Baptist Betters.” We coming up on what may prove to be a striking example of the same thing yet again. The Southern Baptist Convention (the communion in which I was baptized) is considering a resolution that calls upon all Southern Baptists to remove their children from the government schools. It is important to note that this is not a done deal, but the fact that our nation’s largest Protestant denomination is giving this serious consideration is worth noting, and well worth thanking God for. Given how our culture is unraveling, this really is the issue that ought to be in front of every Christian body.
But in the meantime, Reformed denominations (you know, the ones who pride themselves on worldview thinking) continue to puff on their pipes and talk about the virtues of this stout microbrew over that one. This, while dispensational Baptists have successfully developed various lines of Christian textbooks and are now taking the lead in the evangelical world on one of the central worldview issues of our day.
Baptists, if they drink at all, drink Bud Light. (Stultum iocum: Jews don’t recognize Jesus as the Messiah, Protestants don’t recognize the pope as the vicar of Christ on earth, and Baptists don’t recognize one another in the wine and beer aisle.) But here, again, quirks and all, they are well ahead of us. God bless them, and pray that the resolution passes.