The Southern Baptist Convention supports retaining the BC/AD abbreviations as “a reminder of the preeminence of Christ and His gospel in world history”. The Southern Baptist Convention has criticized the use of BCE and CE as being the result of “secularization, anti-supernaturalism, religious pluralism, and political correctness” and encourages its members to “retain the traditional method of dating and avoid this revisionism”.
My two cents
I’m not a Southern Baptist, but I want to follow their lead when it comes to recognising Christ’s lordship over past, present, and future. There’s nothing common about the so-called Common Era—except maybe the ability for all nations to be saved on account of Christ’s atonement. I’m not sure if revisionists have realised that.
Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to meet a girl who’s a Southern Baptist. I think I would like it. Maybe I could use this quote as a conversation starter.
Wikimedia Foundation. (2012). Common Era. Available: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Era. Last accessed 4th Mar 2012.