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For more than 150 years, Baptists in the United States have splintered along political, theological and racial lines. But this week, some of the countryâ€™s largest Baptist groups â€” representing about 20 million believers â€” will meet to try to mend the old fractures and, some leaders say, present a more diverse and moderate image of their faith than the one offered by the conservative Southern Baptist Convention.
The three-day meeting of more than 30 groups â€” known as the New Baptist Covenant Celebration, which begins on Wednesday in Atlanta â€” is a result of efforts by former President Jimmy Carter to draw together long-divided Baptists.
The meetingâ€™s statement of shared purpose, known as its covenant, calls for Baptists to focus on their traditional values, like â€śsharing the gospel of Jesus Christ,â€ť and to work together on social issues like fighting poverty. It does not create a new...
tnpreacher555, well said. Jimmy Carter, is a liberal Christian (now that's an oxymoron when describing a Christian as connected to his theology.) He should have thought more carefully about, The Church and Social Responsibility.
Gil Rugh said or, wrote: The apostasy that infiltrates the church in these days centers in externals. The style of music, the style of worship, the programs and etc. But truth is no longer a major consideration in the minds of people who are looking for a church.
I don't know if you can say if there is such a thing as a "bad" good works, and Jimmy Carter does some. But,
Matthew 7 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy by thy name, and by thy name cast out demons, and by thy name do many mighty works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
A new moderate image?? - Our Lord Jesus describes such an image thus: "Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets"(Luke 6:26). What does the Apostle Paul say to us about such? - "A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject"(Titus 3:10). Sound instruction for all to follow! It would be sin not to obey - right!