After an extended period of soul searching, I have decided to change religious denominations.
I have long self-identified as a “five-point Calvinist.” But I found myself avoiding the term in my Southern-Baptist home church because it was so often misunderstood. Recent conflicts in the SBC over Calvinism have left me even more disillusioned (see here and here).
I am simply tired of feeling like I must hide my beliefs in this area “under a bushel.” I am going to become a Presbyterian.
I have become convinced over recent weeks that I can affirm the beliefs held by The Presbyterian Church in America as expressed here and here. I have not decided for certain, but I can see joining that church in the near future.
This will begin an adventure, a whole-new phase of my Christian experience. I hope that you will hold me in your prayers.