6 “I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word.
7 Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you.
8 For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me.
Given them Thy Words
Plurality of Godhead – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
Christology – Son, Ancient of Days, No Beginning or End
Soteriology – I am the way, the truth, the life,
Eschatology – best life yet to come, I go to prepare a place for you, Consummate Expositor,
A Christian is one who belongs to God. Thine they were and thou gavest them to me. Unconditional election and predestination. Our salvation originated in the heart of God.
“Traditional” Southern Baptist Beliefs
Southern Baptist Convention 1845 – no confessional doctrine
The Abstract of Principles is the first official confession of Faith which Southern Baptists endorsed. At Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Boyce requested in 1859 an Abstract of Principles – Basil Manley.
Election is God’s eternal choice of some persons unto everlasting life — not because of foreseen merit in them, but of his mere mercy in Christ — in consequence of which choice they are called, justified and glorified.
Not because of foreseen merit in them
Recipients of special revelation John 17:8
John 17:10 All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them.
Jesus is glorified in us