By Philip Robertson, Pastor Philadelphia Baptist Church
I am excited about what God is doing under our Southern Baptist tent. During the recent Annual Meeting Southern Baptists unanimously selected Dr. Fred Luter to be the first African-American president of our convention, not because of the color of his skin, but because we believe he is God’s man for this time.
Only God could have brought our convention to this place, demonstrating that our tent continues to widen, and for that I say, praise God – it’s a good day to be a Southern Baptist.
Consider what we as a convention have been discussing in the last few months and in New Orleans – the doctrine of Salvation. Thank God that at the SBC2012 we weren’t debating the legitimacy of homosexuality as a lifestyle; rather we were discussing ways to show the homosexual community the love of Jesus Christ.