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Paynter lauds selection of Gus Reyes as new Christian Life Commission director

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By Jeff Huett

DECATUR, Ga.  — Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter lauded the selection of Dr. Gus Reyes as her successor as director of the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission on Monday.

Paynter (l) & Reyes (r) present Texas Sen. Judith Zaffirini with CLC award. Feb. 21, 2012.

Paynter (l) & Reyes (r) present Texas Sen. Judith Zaffirini with CLC award. Feb. 21, 2012.

Reyes currently serves as the Director of the Hispanic Education Initiative/Affinity Ministries for the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

The Christian Life Commission is the ethics and advocacy center for Texas Baptists, providing biblically based insight and equipping individuals and churches for principled living.

Paynter said Reyes is a great leader and his strengths are an excellent fit for such a vital role in Baptist life.

“I count it a blessing to call Gus Reyes a friend and co-laborer in creating partnerships of individuals, churches and organizations to improve lives,” Paynter said. “Gus’ record of success is impressive and his commitment to Texas Baptists is unmatched.”

Paynter served as the director of the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission and director of the Advocacy Care Center of the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) from 2001 to 2012. She directed all public policy initiatives for state and federal issues and formed relationships with other religious bodies. In addition, she oversaw church outreach, the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering, community care ministries of restorative justice, anti-human trafficking, hunger and poverty, healthcare ministries, the Texas Baptist chaplaincy program and Texas Baptist counseling services.

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CBF is a fellowship of Baptist Christians and churches who share a passion for the Great Commission and a commitment to Baptist principles of faith and practice. The Fellowship’s mission is to serve Christians and churches as they discover and fulfill their God-given mission.

3 thoughts on “Paynter lauds selection of Gus Reyes as new Christian Life Commission director

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  2. THE INCONSISTENCY OF FAITH ONLY DOCTRINE BY STEVE FINNELL

    Faith only advocates are very inconsistent when is comes to explaining the meaning of for the remission of sins that is found in the Scriptures.

    Acts 2:38 The Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (NKJV)

    Mark 1:4 John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. (NKJV)

    Matthew 26:28 “For this is My blood of the new covenant, which shed for many for the remission of sins. (NKJV)

    Faith only advocates proclaim that for in Acts 2:38 actually means because of. In other words the 3000 on the Day of Pentecost repented and were baptized in water because their sin had already been forgiven. Were they save by “faith only?”

    Did John the Baptist baptized because those he baptized had already been forgiven? Did for mean because of? Were they saved the very minute they repented. Were they saved by “repentance only?”

    Did Jesus shed His blood because the sins of men had already been forgiven? Did for mean because of? Are all men saved by the “the crucifixion of Jesus only?”

    The same word, for, was used in Acts 2:38, Mark 1:4, and Matthew 26:28. The Greek word eis has not been translated as because of in Acts 2:38, Mark 1:4, or Matthew 26:28. There is not one single translation that translates eis as because of. Are all translations in error? Is God not powerful enough to have His word translated correctly?

    Forgiveness of sins followed the shed blood of Jesus Christ.

    Forgiveness of sins followed those who were baptized by John the Baptist.

    Forgiveness of sins, under the New Covenant, follows being baptized in water.

    MEN ARE SAVED BECAUSE OF!

    Men are saved because of God’s grace. Ephesians 2:8.
    Men are saved because of the shed blood of Jesus. Matt. 26:28.
    Men are saved because of faith. John 3:16.
    Men are saved because of their repentance. Acts 3:19.
    Men are saved because of their confession. Romans 10:9.
    Men are saved because of their immersion in water. Acts 2:38.

    MEN ARE NOT SAVED BECAUSE OF “FAITH ONLY”

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