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Lumpkins called that a case of "conflicting absolutes" in a fallen world that qualified missionaries must figure out for themselves.
On the other hand, he said the last person one would want to appoint to such a mission field is someone who, before being assigned to the region, would answer "yes" to the question "do you believe in or practice social drinking?
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Although I was apprehensive, I went ahead and took the initiative and emailed Mike. : ) Since that time, not a day has passed that we haven't spoken. Our wedding was February 23rd in Montego Bay, Jamaica.The ruckus -- and the post-convention blogs that kept the argument alive -- prompted Peter Lumpkins, a Southern Baptist pastor for more than 20 years before turning to a writing ministry, to pen his first book: , in 2009."One would be hard-pressed to locate a belief -- outside believers' baptism by immersion itself -- which reflects more unity among Southern Baptists than abstinence from intoxicating beverages for pleasurable purposes," Lumpkins said in an e-mail interview.Out of all the singles you may meet online, very few are actually compatible with you, and it can be difficult to determine the level of compatibility of a potential partner through traditional online dating methods.Determining compatibility could take years of interaction.
Lumpkins also offers a critique of Baptists who abstain from drink for different reasons.