LTRP Note: As the Southern Baptist Convention continues turning a blind eye to contemplative mysticism, which has come into the church (including into SBC), we believe they are going to be doing more booting of churches accepting homosexuality in the future. When church members begin practicing contemplative prayer (going into the silence), as big-name SBC teachers like Rick Warren and Beth Moore promote, there begins a change in views regarding issues such as evolution, homosexuality, and eventually the Cross. For those who are skeptical as to whether SBC does promote contemplative prayer, please read our 2015 article, “Southern Baptist Leaders Call for a “Great Awakening” in US—But SBC Continues Promoting the Anti-Gospel New Spirituality.”
By Heather Clark
Christian News Network
NASHVILLE — The Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee has voted to remove a South Carolina congregation from fellowship due to its affirmation of homosexual behavior.
The Committee’s decision on Tuesday to remove Augusta Heights Baptist Church in Greenville was based on “public information provided by the church, which amounts to clear evidence of the church’s affirmation and approval of homosexual behavior.”
It was also considered that Greg Dover, who leads the congregation, “sought and acquired approval” from deacons to officiate a same-sex “wedding” in October. Leaders of Augusta Heights Baptist said that because the ceremony was not going to be held at the church, they would not stop Dover from officiating if he believed God wanted him to participate.
According to reports, Dover told the Committee in correspondence that Augusta Heights Baptist “does not have a marriage policy, or any official position or doctrinal statement on issues of homosexuality or same-sex marriage.” He also stated that the congregation “does not wish to end our relationship with the Southern Baptist Convention.” Click here to continue reading.