Relationships can only be redeemed through Christ, and while there will still be relational difficulties in the already/not yet, there is hope for the believer that one day sin will no longer infect our relationships.
I come away from the SBC annual meeting generally encouraged. We have a lot of work to do, but I believe our convention will persevere through the trials that lay ahead. So long as we stand on the inerrancy and sufficient authority of scripture. And as long as we proclaim, with power and confidence, a clear gospel of repentance, redemption, and reconciliation through the atoning work of Jesus Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.
As I look back at these takeaways, I cannot help but notice two prevailing issues: Sin has real consequences, and the only hope is the gospel.