On November 12, 1986, Beeson Divinity School Dean and Professor of Divinity, History and Doctrine, Dr. Timothy George, addressed the faculty at Southern Baptist Theology Seminary in a presentation entitled "Dogma Beyond Anathema: Historical Theology in the Service of the Church."1 A printed version of the address appeared in the Fall 1987 edition of Review and Expositor.2
In the address, George criticizes the pretense of exploiting biblical doctrine as a pretext to propagate "all kinds of evil and intolerance in Christianity."
As an entertaining illustration in how Old English Particular Baptists exploited the biblical doctrine of election to theologically castigate their General Baptist kinsmen, George quotes a verse from a popular hymn sang in Particular Baptist churches:
We are the Lord's elected few,
Let all the rest be damned;
There's room enough in hell for you,
We won't have heaven crammed.3
Feelin the love for the New Year...
With that, I am...
1at the time, Dr. George served on the Southern faculty
2Review and Expositor 84, no. 4 (1987): 688-707.