Southern Baptists and the Doctrine of Election
This work is a virtual thesaurus of pertinent quotes from a large number of the Baptist fathers. Their arrangement and use presents a convincing case for the wide embrace of the doctrine of “unconditional election” among Baptists in the 17th through the early 20th centuries. We should all express genuine lamentation over the rarity of its presence in Baptist pulpits today. By God’s grace, this book has already greatly helped to remedy that situation.
It is not merely presenting the doctrine that makes this book powerful. The concern the author shows for genuine, uncompromising evangelism built on a clear conception of the nature of true repentance and faith, with a shepherd’s compassion, mark this book as worthy of earnest reading.
About the Author
Robert Selph served as a youth pastor for two independent Baptist churches in Colorado and Utah for seven years. In 1978 he became the pastor of the Miller Valley Baptist Church (SBC) of Prescott, Arizona. He served there seventeen years and led the church to join the Reformed Baptist Mission Services (RBMS). During this time he wrote Southern Baptists and the Doctrine of Election. In 1995 Bob accepted the call to pastor Grace Baptist Church of Greenville, South Carolina.
He was subsequently asked by the churches of RBMS to take the place of Brother David Straub upon his illness and become the Coordinator of RBMS, which he did in January of 1999. He gave leadership to the merging of RBMS into the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America (ARBCA). Bob served in this role until 2007, when he returned to pastoral ministry.