23 It was necessary, then, for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 24 For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with human hands that was only a copy of the true one; he entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence. 25 Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood that is not his own. 26 Otherwise Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But he has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, 28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
The Arminian (or Traditional in their view) wing of the Southern Baptists have released a statement on Calvinism within the SBC. The Gospel Coalition folks and others of that ilk have a lot of SBC folks out of joint.
I'm mugwump in that fight, but as a former Southern Baptist (I might still officially be on the roles at Victory Baptist in Lexington, since I haven't taken out membership in a church in Midland since returning) who might well rejoin the ranks if I find a SBC church I fit into, this is of interest. It's also of intrest as I struggle with that Reformed-Arminian battle; hearing the arguments of both sides helps me synthsise my own view on the issue.
The manifesto of yesterday had verses 27 and 28 listed in their second section on sin. However, I'm not sure if it backs up their free-will vantage point, except that lass passage that has salvation coming "to those who are waiting for him." That waiting might be read to assume that the people who have positively responded to God's call and are awaiting His return are saved, but it can also be read to include those called to repentence by God who are thus waiting for Him to show up.
Nor does it back up the idea of unlimited atonement, noting that Jesus died for the sins of "many." Many can be everyone, but it can also be a bounded set.
When we back away from the theological food fights, we can see a Good News that both camps can agree upon; Jesus was the sacrifice to end them all and He'll be coming back.