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WHY I AM NOT A SOUTHERN BAPTIST

The following are excerpts from a lengthy article written by David Cloud.
(1) THE DENOMINATIONAL SYSTEM ITSELF IS UNSCRIPTURAL. 
The Lord’s apostles planted autonomous congregations and they did not build denominational structures yoking the congregations together. The New Testament gives detailed instructions for the government and discipline of the assembly, but there are no instructions for the establishment of intra- or extra-church institutions. Denominational structures are man-made entities that have no biblical authority... 
(2) THE SBC IS ECUMENICAL. 
Until 2004 the Southern Baptist Convention was one of the chief members of the World Baptist Alliance, an organization almost as radically liberal as the National Council of Churches in America and the World Council of Churches... Regardless of its disassociation with the World Baptist Alliance, the SBC has many other ecumenical associations. It has a relationship, for example, with the American Bible Society and the United Bible So…