Editorial Introduction: Baptists And The Doctrine Of Salvation -- By: Steve W. Lemke
JBTM 7:1 (Spring 2010) p. 3
Editorial Introduction: Baptists And The Doctrine Of Salvation
No doctrine is more central to the Christian faith than the doctrine of salvation, and issues related to this doctrine has been debated through the years from a variety of perspectives. This issue of the Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry focuses on a couple of recent books which center on soteriology (the doctrine of salvation), although they both address numerous theological issues. Authors from diverse perspectives have been sought to evaluate each of these books, both published by Broadman and Holman, from their own perspective.
Whosoever Will: A Biblical-Theological Critique of Five Point Calvinism: Reflections on the John 3:16 Conference, ed. David Allen and Steve Lemke
The Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, along with Jerry Vines Ministries and five other Baptist seminaries and colleges, helped sponsor the John 3:16 Conference several years ago at First Baptist Church of Woodstock, Georgia. The speakers at the conference included four former presidents of the SBC, three SBC entity heads, and the deans of three of the largest SBC seminaries. Flowing from that conference is a book entitled Whosoever Will: A Biblical- Theological Critique of Five Point Calvinism: Reflections on the John 3:16 Conference, co-edited by David Allen and by Baptist Center Director and John 3:16 Conference speaker, Steve Lemke. The contributors included nine different faculty members from four Baptist seminaries and colleges. Because I serve as Editor of the Journal, I had some reluctance to give our book this amount of attention. However, Whosoever Will has been something of an instant success, ranking number
The first section of Whosoever Will highlights...
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