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Capital Punishment: What Does The Bible Say?

Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh died without saying a word at 7:14 a.m. CDT on Monday, June 11, 2001 at the Federal Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana, minutes after a deadly flow of drugs was administered through a needle in his right leg. Thirty-three-year old McVeigh, the first person executed by the federal government since […]

New Millennium Ministry Imperatives

See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15-16 (NKJV) Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. Colossians 4:5 (NKJV) Notes on the Text • Walk circumspectly means to exercise exactness in our walk. The King James Version […]

Bibliolatry – A Fraudulent Accusation

Reactions to the Baptist Faith and Message Committee report to the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in Orlando were of two very distinct kinds. The first was an overwhelming affirmation and approval by Southern Baptists. The other was another kind altogether – suspicious, resentful, and hostile. A particularly egregious example of this hostility is seen in […]

Redemption – Not Approval

The Southern Baptist Convention passed yet another resolution expressing its disapproval of homosexuality and those who promote it. This resolution specifically expressed strong disapproval of President Clinton's designating June as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month, and rebuked him for naming James C. Hormel, an openly professed homosexual, as ambassador to Luxembourg. Hormel, heir to the […]

Newsstand Propaganda

The relentless push for abortion acceptance is found virtually everywhere in the culture, both in serious and in pop venues. When the February issue of Teen magazine, with 1.8 million subscribers, took up the subject, it was not in an objective fashion. Although they say the decision to abort is the "kind every girl hopes to avoid and some girls could never make," they furnish a report that is biased in the extreme. Teenage girls are quoted, making points that could not have been more skillfully scripted by Planned Parenthood, the nation's leading purveyor of abortion. A few examples will suffice:

Southern Baptist youth leaders meet with Campus Crusade staff

EULESS, Texas (BP)--Eight Southern Baptist leaders in evangelizing teenagers met with eight Campus Crusade for Christ officials in the first meeting of a "Great Commission Task Force."

The Book-Banning Racket

A great struggle is underway in our nation. It is a struggle of ideas, values, and morals, — the most basic questions of right and wrong. It is not a matter of slight difference in opinion. Indeed, many describe our national cultural debate in stark terms usually reserved for warfare. The most fundamental issues are […]

An Open Letter from Bill Merrill

Dear Friend: I received your letter in reference to the recent Southern Baptist Convention resolution on the Disney Company and family values. Thank you. News of the resolution has been widely disseminated, if not particularly accurate. One inaccuracy is that the SBC action was principally a protest of employment policies for homosexual employees. In fact, […]

A Sad Story of Seven Sisters

The sisters have fallen on hard times! The rapid expansion which marked America's early history was matched by the brisk growth of the principal Protestant denominations. The largest and most influential, labeled the mainline denominations, were once so predominant, they were called the seven sisters of American Protestantism.1 But, I say again, the sisters have […]