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JACKSONVILLE (FBW)--Pastors and ministry leaders are "uniquely equipped" to speak the truth in a way that changes lives and culture, a senior litigator for Orlando-based Liberty Counsel said July 7 at a Pastors' Freedom Forum.
Recently, I’ve been repeatedly accused of being “unchristian” for speaking out against “other people’s religions.” Tell me: Is it unchristian to speak out against the religion of Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan and author of the Satanic Bible? How about the religion of Osama bin Laden, a religion that spawned the 9/11 terrorist attack upon our nation? I’m sure that even my most ardent detractors would hesitate to take me to task for denouncing such toxic faiths as LaVey’s and bin Laden’s. Yet, they are quick to pull the trigger on me when it comes to my denunciation of religions they deem innocuous.
I spoke at a youth camp recently, preaching in services and teaching seminars.
Nothing about that is unusual. After all, I have spoken at dozens and dozens of these for many years, so many I have lost count. I have done every type you can imagine: single church camps for giants megas like FBC Jacksonville, and small camps for rural churches. I have ministered at state convention sponsored camps and those of parachurch ministries. I even did a camp for the Hmong people, a national camp held in the same state of my most recent camp, Missouri.
Our churches need a ‘servolution’! We have a clear mandate as followers of Christ to reach lost people. I believe that our ability to reach the world with the Gospel, both locally and globally, is contingent upon how much we are willing to serve the world in which we live.
In late June, the Supreme Court, in Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, issued a ruling with profound implications for the relationship of believers to the government.
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WEST PALM BEACH (PBA)—Gary Poe recently was named the recipient of Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Charles and Hazel Corts Award for Outstanding Teaching. The award carries with it the responsibility of serving as the Faculty Grand Marshal for the coming academic year. He will carry the University’s mace in procession at all ceremonial functions, such as degree-granting ceremonies and other formal convocations.
Christian Library International, a ministry housed in Hillcrest Baptist Church in Raleigh, N.C., recently passed a milestone in its ministry when it sent its 300,000th book to a prison inmate. The 14-year-old organization has provided Christian books to more than 1,000 prisons and detention centers, according to the Biblical Recorder, the news journal of North Carolina Baptists.
JACKSONVILLE (FBC)--With nearly 77 percent of the state of Florida unaware of their need to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, Florida Baptists look to the month of September as a time of awareness, reflection and prayer for the great opportunities God has presented them in the Sunshine State.
FORT MYERS (FBW)—Orlando-based Liberty Counsel filed a lawsuit July 1 challenging a ban on the distribution of Bibles in Collier County on Religious Freedom Day.
High school students in the Collier County School District for two years were able to take Bibles from a table in a hallway or outside on a sidewalk between classes, during lunch, or after school—on January 16.