Chapter

Competent before God

Susan M. Shaw

in God Speaks to Us, Too

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print April 2008 | ISBN: 9780813124766
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135083 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813124766.003.0009
Competent before God

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This chapter discusses soul competency, which claims that the individual can know and deal directly with God. At the root of Baptist identity is the notion that each person can go directly to God without the need for any mediator. The Southern Baptist women in this study share an unwavering sense of their own ability to hear the voice of God and act on what they believe God calls them to do.

Keywords: soul competency; God; Baptist identity; Southern Baptist women; mediator

Chapter.  9533 words. 

Subjects: History of Religion

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