Muslim student comment (0)
June 26, 2014
This is surely not the message Jesus intended when He said that we should go into the world and preach the gospel. We will send people to the ends of the earth to “win souls for Christ” but not allow a Muslim to attend (Southwestern) Baptist (Theological) Seminary? (See “‘Talk to the Lord,’” June 19 issue.) That makes the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) nothing more than a club, which is what so many churches have become and they wonder why the membership is down? And now you have squandered an opportunity to witness to one who may very well have accepted Jesus. Shame on you.
You cannot bring people to Christ when you are exclusive. Christ mingled with the sinners and lepers, and the SBC leadership needs to stop sitting in judgment and open their collective minds and hearts to those who are different. How else will you touch their lives? You have made political issues of homosexuality and everything else. It is as if you have forgotten that the Bible also preaches against fornication and adultery, and how many of us are guilty of those sins but are welcomed through the doors every Sunday?
Carole Tindoll Weldon