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-Southern Baptists Vote to Uphold ‘God’s Definition of Marriage’ Regardless of SCOTUS

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

The Southern Baptist Convention voted yesterday to support traditional marriage between one man and one woman regardless of what SCOTUS decides is legal for the nation. Here’s the story from the Christian Post: Messengers for the Southern Baptist Convention voted Tuesday afternoon in favor of Resolution 5, which among other things, prayerfully calls for the […]

-Evangelicals Still Growing but Denominations in Decline?

Monday, June 15th, 2015

‘Lies, Darned Lies and Church Statistics’ We recently wrote about a poll that showed Baptists to be among the most favored denominations in America. Now comes this latest information that shows a decline in the the largest Baptist and evangelical denomination-Southern Baptist Convention by 200,000 or so last year. Meanwhile that latest data also shows […]

-’Most Favorable’ Denominations: The Baptists Win?

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

According to a recent LifeWay poll, among the different Christian denominational groups in the USA, Americans have the ‘most favorable’ impression of the Baptists, the Catholics, and the Non-denominational. From Lifeway Research: Americans have a surprising openness to Christian churches, even those who are supposedly turned off to religion, a new survey finds. No matter […]

-SBC President Pleads for Churches to Pray for Another Great Awakening

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Dr. Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, is pleading and encouraging and calling the 46,000 churches in his denomination and beyond to “extraordinary prayer” for revival and another Great Awakening. Here’s the message from his blog: <Read the whole message> He has also made available his complete message in an 16 page e-book […]

-California Baptist Church is Kicked Out of SBC for Accepting Homosexuality

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

The California Baptist congregation which earlier this year came out in support of homosexuality and same-sex marriage has been officially kicked out of the Southern Baptist Convention. Here’s the story from the World Mag: The Southern Baptist Convention on Tuesday voted to remove a Los Angeles-area church from its membership after its pastor announced support […]

-New HHS Contraceptive Mandate Rules Fail Again

Monday, August 25th, 2014

              (Photo credit: Wikipedia) On Friday (Aug.22) the Obama administration issued new procedures (the 8th set of rules) for fulfilling their HHS Contraceptive and Abortifacient Mandate. However, the Baptists and the Catholic Bishops have already found the latest revision to be inadequate for maintaining religious freedom. Here’s the story from the Baptist Press: In a […]

-Christian Publishers Dealing With An Uncertain Future Over Homosexuality?

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

                         (Photo credit: Mr.TinDC) We recently made an observation that all Christian churches and organizations would soon have to publically declare where they stand on homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Already some Christian publishers are having to choose whether to publish books with non-traditional unorthodox views on the subject or not. At least one publisher has […]

-California Baptist Pastor Who Now Accepts Homosexuality Gets Invite to White House

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

                          (Photo credit: The U.S. National Archives) The California Southern Baptist pastor who lead his congregation to accept Homosexuality and reject his denomination’s traditional view has now been rewarded with a trip to the White House and a congratulatory reception with the President. Here’s the story from The Christian Post: Danny Cortez, who leads New […]

-There is No ‘Third Way’ When it Comes to The Church and Homosexuality

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

                              (Dr. Albert Mohler: Wikipedia) Yesterday we posted about the California Baptist church that voted to turn its back on the traditional Biblical teaching on homosexuality and was trying to identify and forge some kind of ‘third way’ while continuing to be a member of the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Albert Mohler, President of the […]

-California: Southern Baptist Congregation Votes to Break with Denomination Over Homosexuality

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

               (SBC logo: Wikipedia) Members of a Southern Baptist church in La Mirada, California have voted to change their congregation’s official stance on homosexuality after hearing teaching on ‘both sides.’ In the process they chose to reject their denomination’s traditional Biblical teaching on the issue. It remains to be seen whether they will be allowed […]