Church splits and denominational strife have resulted from the global resurgence of Calvinism and its impact in the Western Cuba Baptist Convention. That situation is affecting their fulfillment of the Great Commission. The outside influence of American Calvinists has added fuel to the new emphasis on Calvinism within the Cuban convention. The resurgence of Calvinism is a current world trend. The New Calvinism is not only touching evangelicals in the US, among whom the movement emerged,1 particularly in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), but also its influence has reached other countries. In this paper, the author will focus on the impact of the Calvinism resurgence in the Western Cuba Baptist Convention (WCBC). The purpose of the research is not to discuss theology or define whose doctrine is right or wrong, but to analyze how the resurgence of the Calvinist doctrine is impacting the Baptists in Western Cuba. This paper will assert that the Calvinism resurgence is negatively affecting the fulfillment of the Great Commission in the WCBC.To accomplish this goal, the writer will first define the term Calvinism as used in this paper and present the resurgence of this doctrine. Later, the author will portray a historical perspective of Calvinism in the WCBC and its current upsurge. Finally, he will assess the effect of this situation in the fulfillment of the Great Commission in the WCBC.
Marrero, B. A. (2019). Calvinism Resurgence and Western Cuba Baptists in the Twenty-First Century. Great Commission Research Journal, 11(1), 52-75. Retrieved from https://place.asburyseminary.edu/gcrj/vol11/iss1/4