Southern Baptist Convention spokesman tells RNS that McLean Bible Church is a considered an SBC church.
David Platt repeatedly denied McLean Bible Church is a part of the Southern Baptist Convention. However, a spokesman for the SBC told Religion News Service that McLean Bible Church is an SBC church.
According to an RNS report published by the Washington Post, “But a spokesman for the SBC, while saying ‘McLean Bible Church, like all Southern Baptist churches, is an independent and autonomous local church,’ confirmed that McLean is considered an SBC church.”
As we told you over a month ago, McLean violated its constitution to become an SBC church.
Now, David Platt may not be the brightest guy in the world; however, David Platt knows what it means to be Southern Baptist and how a church becomes a Southern Baptist church.
Platt graduated from an SBC seminary (New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary), pastored an SBC megachurch (The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama), and served as president of an SBC entity (the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention).
David Platt knows exactly what it means to be SBC.
And, Platt knows what is happening.
For one thing, money is involved.
The question is how much.
McLean Bible Church’s church planting network is getting money from the North American Mission Board (NAMB) to plant churches.
McLean Bible Church is sending what appears to be about $100,000 per year to the Cooperative Program and has associated with the Southern Baptist Convention of Virginia and the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware.
Another question that everyone involved must ponder is this: Why does David Platt lie so often and about so many things? Is this disqualifying to him as a minister of the Gospel?
What church wants someone exposed as a liar as its preacher?
Why would a church want such a man?