Al Mohler’s Reflections on Moderate Baptist Leader Cecil Sherman

I sent the following email around to the Southeastern family this morning. I also wanted to share it with our readers on this blog.

Dear SEBTS family,

My friend Al Mohler has written an important article on Cecil Sherman who recently passed away. It provides an excellent assessment of a very important figure in Baptist life. It also helps us understand why we needed a Conservative Resurgence that began in 1979. You will be well served to take a few minutes and read this. It will help you see why theology matters and why we must never compromise on the full truthfulness and authority of the Word of God, Dr. Mohler’s blog.

Danny Akin

Please Pray for Cecil Sherman (Updated)

Cecil Sherman was a longtime Southern Baptist pastor and was the founding coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. In retirement, Dr. Sherman has taught at the Baptist Theological Seminary of Richmond. Because of his role as the key leader among moderate Southern Baptists, his autobiography, By My Own Reckoning (Smyth & Helwys, 2008), is one of the most important primary sources related to the era of the Conservative Resurgence. On April 15, Dr. Sherman suffered a massive heart attack; his health has been unstable for the past several years. You can read about it at Associated Baptist Press. We would urge you to pray for Dr. Sherman and his family.

Update: Dr. Sherman has passed away. The Religious Herald has published an obituary, which includes the funeral arrangements.