We had an enormous amount of readers for the post entitled "Baptist Identity or Evangelical Anonymity? Part I". For Part II, I wanted the voice of an accomplished theologian and churchman to guide our way. Dr. Malcolm Yarnell, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, graciously agreed to pen for us the following essay.
I think you will agree his essay possesses both a decidedly Baptist conviction and a commitment to forge and develop genuine spiritual camaraderie with believers of other persuasions In addition, the passion Dr. Yarnell undeniably projects for the lost cannot be missed.
It is that precise Biblical balance that is so needed today when there are those among us who wish to pursue an unrecognizable conglomerate of ecumenical evangelicals where those ecclesiological traits we have known as distinctively Baptist stand in jeopardy of completely vanishing.
Thank you, Dr. Yarnell for your informed essay.
With that, I am...
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