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ATLANTA â€” Former president Bill Clinton closed out an historic meeting of Baptists on Friday with a call to redouble efforts to help the poor and a renewed push to heal ideological splits with more conservative Baptists.
"We have to meet this schism with respectful disagreement," said Clinton, who was raised Southern Baptist but differs with the denomination's conservative bent. "We must approach those who disagree with an outstretched hand, not a clenched fist."
The gathering, called a Celebration of a New Baptist Covenant, was spearheaded by former president Jimmy Carter, who left the Southern Baptist Convention in 2000 but has worked to bring together Baptists across racial and ideological lines....
not necessarily promoting this man's biblical views (unsure of his salvation -?)but you've got to admit, when you take a look at the collection of photographical evidence that he has - well you know, they say "pictures speak louder than words" - check out Ex-Prez Clinton taking the eucharist - I don't know any Baptists that do that! Plus, he went to Georgetown U. (Certainly something fishy is going on with our government.)This man certainly has a good point with this website!
Ah, yes Jimmy Carter. The same Carter that took pot shots at President Bush at Mrs. King's funeral. Jimmy now starts a church. Of course, he has no scriptural authority to do so. We were fooled by him in 1976 about being born again. He nearly ruined the country.He was a terrible president and sure to be a worse church leader.
Not really, Minnow, I would have been very happy to see Fred Thompson do better.
Gil Rugh said or, wrote: The Church and social responsibility have to be seen in light of the Great Commission. This has become a question in the Evangelical church. As individual Christians we are to be characterized by generosity, kindness, compassion, love. As a Church, Christ has already told us what to do. When Christ tells us we are to spread the Gospel, this does not involve developing or supporting social programs.
The Great Commission states what responsibility we have to unbelievers and the unbelieving world. The Great Commission is part of the first five books of the New Testament. It says, (Mat 28:18 NASB) And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing 20 them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you;....
Some famous Evangelical teachers have tried to add to the above, but that is not biblical.
"I do not think the answer to this dilemma which developed over decades ... can be resolved in a day or a week or a year," said Clinton, who attends a small Methodist church in New York with his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton."
I don't know about religion in politics.
But you guys in America are definitely getting politicians into religion.