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TAMPA (FBW) – Evangelical Christians face an imperfect yet “clear option” in the 2012 presidential election, Southern Baptist theologian R. Albert Mohler Jr. told Florida pastors during an Oct. 16 conference call.
During the 1992 presidential campaign pro-life provocateur Randall Terry infamously declared, “A vote for Bill Clinton is to sin against God,” because of Clinton’s positions on abortion and other moral issues. Four days before the election, a church Terry was associated with took out full-page ads in USA Today and The Washington Times with the same warning.
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James Arminius and his followers the Remonstrants did not directly affirm a Christian could lose salvation. Rather, they expressed a desire for additional study of Scripture on this issue. The confession of faith set forth by Arminius’ early followers stated, “But for the question whether they [Christians] are not able through sloth or negligence to forsake the beginning of their life in Christ, to embrace this present world, to depart from the holy doctrine once delivered to them … this must be the subject of more exact inquiry in the Holy Scriptures, before we can teach it with full confidence of our mind.” Calvin and his followers adamantly condemned the possibility of a Christian losing salvation and quite often being reborn again. Southern Baptists, almost uniformly, affirm the security of the believer or perseverance of the saints. Non-Calvinist Southern Baptists strongly affirm the security of the believer. A famous Baptist aphorism stated, “The faith that fizzles before the finish was faulty from the first.”
In the second century, the Roman physician Galen named a common ailment whose symptoms included a burning sensation in the urinary tract and (forgive me) the release of pus. He combined the Greek word for “seed,” gonos, and “flow,” rhoia.
NEW ORLEANS (BP)—In an effort to make theological education more accessible, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary trustees approved three fully online graduate degrees during their fall meeting Oct. 9.
The board also voted to launch a new master’s degree extension center, a doctoral teaching site and four certificate training sites.
Back in the days when I used to dedicate a segment of the worship time to children, one activity revolved around the use of common sewing thread. Picking out one of the heftiest boys, I would have him hold out his arms for me to tie a single thread around them. Of course he could easily break it. As I added more strands he eventually could not break the threads. My lesson, of course, was the strength gained by numbers. All of us working together can often accomplish more than one person working alone. The need for praying as a part of a group falls into that category, as life in the early days of the gospel movement illustrates.
To establish the historical contest for our study, I need to go back to the fall of 1957 when I took an evangelism class under Dr. Roland Q. Leavell at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. We used as a text book his Evangelism: Christ’s Imperative Commission. In that book he traced God’s changing the centers of outreach from Jerusalem to the present. Throughout the study, a haunting evaluation occurs. As I remember, it went something like this. God raised up Jerusalem as the base of outreach until Judaism’s teachings gained control. The refrain was, “Their evangelistic zeal was killed. Their soul-winning fervor was chilled. God moved on. He established the new base of operations at Antioch in Syria and worked through them until worldliness consumed the church. “Their evangelistic zeal was killed. Their soul-winning fervor was chilled. God moved on.” He worked through Antioch until about 100 A.D. We leave off Dr. Leavell’s analysis at this point.