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Southern Baptist leaders react to Beth Moore leaving denomination

J.D. Greear

In a series of tweets, J.D. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, said he has “loved and appreciated Beth Moore’s ministry and will continue to in the future.”

“Personally, she has been an encouragement to me and I will always be grateful,” he wrote. 

Greear said he is “grieved” anytime someone who “believes in the inerrant Scripture, shares our values and desires to cooperate says that they do not feel at home in our convention.”

“When I first allowed my name to be nominated for President, I said we did not need to change our doctrine or our mission, we needed to change our culture,” he wrote. “My time as President has shown me that the vast majority of Southern Baptists are ready to walk into the future unified around the Great Commission. Sadly, it’s many of our leaders that seem bent on pulling us apart.”

Greear said he prays the news of Moore’s leaving “will cause us to lament, to pray, and to come to Nashville rededicating ourselves to be Great Commission Baptists who keep the Gospel above all and to become a Convention united around the message that Jesus is the only way.”

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