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-Clinton Closes Baptist Meeting

by Dr. D ~ February 4th, 2008

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Former US President Bill Clinton gave the closing address to the New Baptist Covenant meeting on Friday calling for renewed efforts for unity among Baptists and to reach out to the more conservative Baptists who did not attend the historic meeting:

“We have to meet this schism with respectful disagreement. We must approach those who disagree with an outstretched hand, not a clenched fist.”

The three day conference drew around 15,000 Baptists representing Baptist conferences and churches with nearly 20 million members. The more conservative Southern Baptist convention did not officially participate. There was a hope among the attendees that the SBC would join in future meetings.

However,  Southern Baptist president Frank Page expressed concern that the meeting was merely a platform to promote liberal politicians and their political policies.             *Top

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