On August 1, 2012, Southern Baptist Pastor Ralph Green was allowed a post on SBC Today. Green charged LifeWay’s new Sunday School curriculum, The Gospel Project, with being a tool to indoctrinate churches with Calvinism. No evidence was given by Green on the SBC Today blog though blog readers were told the proof was forthcoming.
No evidence has been given in attempt to substantiate the charges made against The Gospel Project by Green. I hope these types of accusations are not what is to come in Southern Baptist life.
Or is it too late? I digress.
Chris Roberts, another SBC pastor, continues wondering when Green will present his evidence. Roberts offers some thoughts of his own which begin below.
Two weeks ago today, SBC Today offered a post criticizing Lifeway’s new Sunday school curriculum, The Gospel Project. Many people have voiced concerns with this material due to the majority of its contributors being Calvinists. The criticism has been that with writers of this sort, the material can’t help but be Calvinist in nature and is most likely an attempt by Calvinists to covertly indoctrinate and convert the SBC to Calvinism.
The post presented two weeks ago was titled, “The Gospel Project: Not for Calvary Baptist Church” and contained a report from pastor Ralph Green who said that after his church received the material, they scrutinized it for Calvinistic teachings and “found it to be biased in how it explains and interprets the study themes. There are numerous subtle seeds of the Calvinistic approach to Scripture and many that are overtly obvious.” Throughout this post, Green offers no evidence of the subtle or overt Calvinistic teachings contained in the material. He never quotes it, never so much as hints at what is being taught other than claiming that the material is Calvinistic. He does take the time to take several swipes at Calvinism, though he uses no Scripture to back up his arguments and quotes no Calvinists when he says what Calvinists believe, in the process badly misrepresenting Calvinism (an all-too-common feature of anti-Calvinistic writings).
Continue reading at: SBC Today, your silence speaks volumes