2019 / 110 minutes
The Southern Baptist Convention is the largest Protestant denomination in the United States, and has a generally Calvinist leaning, though that has not always been so. Four decades ago, it was a question as to whether the denomination might slide into liberalism, denying the truthfulness of the Bible, and following a path many other large denominations had traveled before it, or whether the SBC would turn back. In a pivotal 1979 annual meeting where God corrected their course.
But now the home of Albert Mohler and also Beth Moore has been wrestling with the issues of complementarianism, social justice, sexual abuse, and also something called “Critical Race Theory.”
This two-hour documentary certainly isn’t for everyone, but it is eye-opening in showing how troubling worldviews can sneak into the Church via the best of intentions. One example: we are all agreed that sexual abuse is sinful and that we should act to prevent it. But in the SBC some have linked complementarianism with sexual abuse – one pastor said that preventing women from preaching denigrates them and teaches men that women can be abused. There we can see how, under the guise of doing something good – preventing sexual abuse – a biblical truth is attacked.
You can watch a 14-minute preview below, or watch the whole film for free at Founders.org/cinedoc.