Acts 1:8 — To the Ends of the Earth

The International Mission Board is launching a new product to keep Southern Baptists up to date with the latest information on board strategies and mission advance — the Acts 1:8 to the Ends of the Earth mini magazine.

Each eight-page issue includes graphics, photography, and brief articles for a quick read. A poster-quality center spread can be used on bulletin boards or in Sunday School rooms.

"theCOMMISSION magazine has been the foundation of communication with Southern Baptists, but financial restrictions prevent us from continuing its publication, although we do anticipate publishing an occasional issue," said IMB president Jerry Rankin.

"Meanwhile, we hope this mini magazine will keep you well informed and aware of how God is at work through your missionaries."

Acts 1:8 challenges every church to be involved in carrying out the Great Commission at local, state, national, and international levels. Churches accepting the Acts 1:8 Challenge will find tips and resources in Acts 1:8 to the Ends of the Earth to strengthen their international missions involvement.

Learn more about Acts 1:8 to the Ends of the Earth at www.imb.org or by calling (800) 999-3113.



Delegates at Democratic National Convention Supported Gay Marriage

The percentage of Democratic National Convention delegates who supported same-sex "marriage" may have been much higher than previously thought.

A Boston Globe poll July 26 reported that 62 percent of delegates supported same-sex "marriage" and only 19 percent opposed it.

The Globe poll differed from an Associated Press poll released days before the DNC that showed 41 percent of delegates as supporting same-sex "marriage," while 21 percent opposed it. But 38 percent of delegates in the AP poll either refused to answer the question or said their answer wasn't defined so easily.

The Boston Globe's poll was released the first day of the convention. The poll of 400 delegates was conducted July 16-21.

Both polls run counter to national polls showing that Americans oppose same-sex "marriage" by a 2-to-1 margin. A July Gallup poll had opposition at 62 percent.

Not surprisingly, the Boston Globe poll also showed that delegates opposed constitutional marriage amendments on both the federal and state level.

By a margin of 89-4 percent, delegates opposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Delegates opposed a marriage amendment to their home state's constitution by a margin of 83-8 percent.

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