If we wish to see the Baptist denomination prosper, we must not expend our zeal so much in endeavouring to make men Baptists, as in labouring to make Baptists and others Christians.
|Dr. Michael Haykin|
And the same goes for being Reformed etc! I have increasingly little time for the debates about who or what is or is not truly Reformed. Much of it is activated by little more than what Fuller aptly called "a party spirit."
Fuller wrote the above words in a fugitive piece entitled "The Necessity of Seeking Those Things First Which Are of the First Importance". I am Baptist and Calvinistic: not ashamed of either. But first things first.
Amen. In a denomination where 60-70% of our members cannot be found, this is a good and timely reminder. Let's make it a matter of first priority to "make Baptists and others Christians."