Dykstra & Vincent: History of the Reformed Baptist Movement in America

The following video was originally published by The Confessing Baptist. While attending the Founders Conference Southwest in Mansfield, TX., we made it our goal to speak with as many of the pastors / speakers as we could. When it came to speaking with Pastors David Dykstra and Larry Vincent about the history of the modern Reformed Baptist movement in America, none of us felt as though we had adequate knowledge of the subject matter to facilitate the discussion. Almost at random, I was chosen to facilitate it. I was and still am greatly honored that I was chosen to do so. However, during the preliminary discussions, it came to light that we would be encroaching upon some sensitive subject matter. Jokingly, I turned to the other guys and asked them, “Am I unwittingly making enemies by participating in this?”

 

Already, it has been brought to my attention that some who remember these events differently have voiced their opposition to the video, though not publicly. Suffice it to say that I haven’t made full inquiry into the history of the issues discussed in this piece, so this video should be taken as the testimony from one side of a very sensitive issue. CredoCovenant neither fully endorses nor denies the claims made in this video. Rather, our posting of it is meant to bring to the fore some of the background issues surrounding the emergence of the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches in America (ARBCA). We appreciate Pastors Vincent and Dykstra for their willingness and candidness, and we look forward to learning more about this subject from all sides.

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