SBC advised to leave Baptist World Alliance

Reaction to Alliance's "leftward drift"

A study committee has recommended that the Southern Baptist Convention withdraw its membership and funding from the Baptist World Alliance. Its report cited the alliance’s “leftward drift” and concluded that “it is no longer wise stewardship to lend monetary support to an entity whose participants openly oppose many of our most cherished beliefs.”

If the committee’s recommendation is approved by the denomination’s executive committee during a February meeting, it would be considered by messengers (delegates) to the annual meeting of Southern Baptists in June. If approved by that body, the relationship would end effective October 1.


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