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So Why All the labels?

The recent debate in the SBC (see here, here, here, and here) has stirred up a great deal of controversy.  Questions about who signed the document, who wrote the document, and who opposes the document have filled the blogosphere and the “tweetosphere”.  However, in all of this, there is a familiar refrain that simply will not subside.  “Why all the labels?” some ask.  “I don’t follow men; I follow Christ!” others exclaim.  While still others blame the labels (not the doctrinal distinctives they represent) for the entire matter.  But those bemoaning labels are guilty of begging the question.  They ...

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