Author: Baptist.org Editorial Team

Pastors Hope IRS Will Take The Bait

Becky Yeh – OneNewsNow California correspondent – 10/12/2010 3:50:00 AM By participating in a recent pulpit initiative, pastors across the nation are begging the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to take them to court. Nearly 100 pastors, backed by the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), participated in “Pulpit Freedom Sunday” September 26 and challenged the IRS by speaking about politics in church. David Barton, founder and president of WallBuilders, believes it is necessary for outspoken pastors to speak out in order to prove that the IRS is prohibiting their First Amendment rights. (See related story) “The IRS regulation, which was added...

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UN Resolution Jeopardizes Religious Freedom Worldwide

USA (MNN) ? Christians in Muslim-dominated countries are facing increased persecution. Over the last month, churches in Indonesia have been attacked and forced to close. A mob of Pakistani Muslim extremists shot and beat dozens of Christians, including one cleared earlier of “blasphemy” charges. These Christians, and many more worldwide, are not free to believe. Open Doors USA is launching an advocacy campaign called “Free to Believe.” The campaign will focus on helping persecuted Christians who currently do not have religious freedom like Christians do in the United States. The campaign is a response to the United Nations Defamation...

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Philippines: Christians Shocked By Murder of Baptist Pastor

Joseph Saliba, Baptist pastor, was murdered in Quezon City. Wednesday, October 13, 2010 by Spero News On  October 13, 9 am Joseph Saliba, 42, pastor of a Baptist church in the Philippines was shot and killed by a gunman in broad daylight while traveling in his car in Quezon City, in downtown Manila. According to information from the local church, the episode has caused deep dismay not only for the death of the Pastor but also because, after the murder, the killer, according to eyewitnesses, “left undisturbed on a motorcycle, as if nothing had happened.” Pastor Saliba, who served the Baptist...

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Five Priorities in Walking with Christ

Dr. HL Champion presents this  teaching a simple but pragmatic  foundation as a tool  for pastors. Use this in your one on one  continuum foundation for every area of  building a  strong  Christians. Five Priorities in the Christian Life Memorize each priority with the related thumb and finger. Then apply the starter verses.  The power verses will      strengthen this teaching.  Study the Support Chapters for  more understanding and to be able to  teach others. As one can not grasp the action fingers without applying  the “Power  of the Thumb“.  So it is in the Christian  Life; Strength of Fingers in  Prayer, Ministry, Evangelism,  and Giving lies in applying the Thumb;  “Power of the  Word of God“!   Appendage   –    Priority Starter Verses    –    Power Verses     –   Support Chapters. The Word of God: Thumb – The strongest appendage, necessary to grip. Nothing without Bible truths can be grasped in following Christ. All other priorities must be connected to Bible teaching as all fingers get strength by contacting the Thumb. Priority Starter Verse: Romans 10:17   ”So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”   The basis of one’s Salvation must be from the Bible alone. Power Verse:    Matthew 4:4    “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”  Jesus compares the Bible to the soul as food to the body....

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New Hope Baptist Church Announces New Pastor

by John Lentz Staff Reporter The pulpit committee of New Hope Baptist Church has announced that Dr. Thomas Marshall has assumed the position of pastor as of Oct. 3, 2010. Marshall, also known as “Doc”, will begin immediately as the senior pastor. “‘Doc’ is a minister, an assistant professor with Liberty University of Lynchburg, Va., and a family man,” said committee member Barbara Causey. “He received Christ as his Savior in April 1962, and has been an avid follower of Jesus Christ ever since.” Marshall has taught students of all ages and has presented seminars at the Association of Christian...

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