To the Editor
I do not know Joe Aguillard, but as far I can tell he is just standing up to some who want to control Louisiana College.
With their threats of leaving the college and their denigrating language it seems they want to see their candidate ushered into the position of president.
Situations like the one at LC have always saddened me. Over the past 27 years I have endured attempts by some of the same type people who have wanted to remove me from my position as pastor.
The mantra of those who wish to control is, “If we can’t control it then we will remove our money and our attendance and make that preacher pay for his resistance to our will.” It seems to me like God did the calling maybe; He hasn’t called him away just yet.
Where Calvinism is concerned we, as Southern Baptists embrace the total depravity of man (none good, not one), the sovereignty of God (God’s “allness” or His Omni-characteristics), and the final perseverance of the saints (or eternal security) while the other two aspects of the TULIP are debatable, we pretty much hold to those three aforementioned doctrines.
I think as a respected friend of mine has stated before in a comment to your paper, “We have an elephant in the room and we are talking about other things.”
While the poor old elephant has been reduced to representing a football team, a political party and perhaps other less positive things, they nevertheless must be removed from the room so that we might see one another and concentrate on evangelizing the populations of this earth.
I offer this with respect to all parties involved here and hope cooler heads will prevail.
Nick Peters, Pastor
First Baptist, Carencro