FORT WORTH (BP) – Doing the Lord’s work may bring attacks, but the battle belongs to the Lord, President Adam W. Greenway encouraged students during his Aug. 23 convocation message at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Texas Baptist College, drawing upon the solace of David’s words in Psalm 18 and warnings in the nearly century-old words of L.R. Scarborough, the seminary’s second president.
“Do not succumb to the temptation to fight the battle yourselves, to take on the weapons of the flesh, to rely upon all the wisdom of this world,” Greenway challenged. “Cast yourself upon the Lord afresh and anew, His mercies, His goodness.”
In the first chapel service to begin the fall 2022 academic semester, Greenway welcomed new students, new trustees and new professors to Southwestern Seminary and TBC.
During the service, Joshua A. Waggener, professor of church music and worship in the School of Church Music and Worship, signed the seminary’s Book of Confessional Heritage, which Greenway described as “one of the most solemn acts” undertaken by faculty members. He noted that Southwestern Seminary was the first Southern Baptist institution to adopt the Baptist Faith and Message as its confessional statement and “since 1926 our seminary has held without hesitation, reservation or apology to all that is contained in the Baptist Faith and Message as adopted and amended by the Southern Baptist Convention” calling it Southwestern’s “faith and message.”
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Source: Baptist Press