On the heels of my survey “Why Are You Reformed: Your Top 5 Reasons” (if you consider yourself Reformed and have not commented, please consider doing so), I would like to post another excerpt from Dr. Morris Chapman on what he believes to be the reason(s) for the resurgence of Calvinism in the SBC. Here is what he had to say:
“The resurgence of Calvinism is largely a reaction against the shallowness of Baptist doctrinal instruction during the era of moderate-led seminaries coupled with a strong interconnection of the principle of sola scriptura (‘scripture alone’) with Reformed doctrine during the Protestant Reformation. Since the principle of sola scriptura resurfaced during the inerrancy debates of the Conservative Resurgence, it is only logical that its relationship with Reformed doctrine would also emerge. An additional reason for the resurgence of Calvinism is that a wide-open Arminianism under the guise of Open Theism must be refuted. Generally, where a heresy surfaces its closest theological polar opposites will appear and gain a relatively wide following.”
Do you agree or disagree with Dr. Chapman? Let me know what you think.