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Why I am a Baptist – Special Order

Introduction by Dr. HL Champion – “I am encouraging as many of you that which to get a comprehensive doctrinal record of Bible Teaching principles take a reading on the following men of God. Then order as many of these booklets as you can for your members

.” Why BaptistWhat godly men are saying about Why Baptist?

In an age when “labels” such as Baptist and even church are considered unnecessary impediments to growth, it is refreshing and encouraging to read the book Why Baptist?. James Alter and Dolton Robertson have given us a clearly written, Scripturally sound, well reasoned treatise on the importance of our Biblical position and the value of our Baptist heritage.

– Dr. R. B. Ouellette, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Bridgeport, Michigan.

Why Baptist? is a compelling, challenging and inspiring book. Pastors Alter and Robertson have provided a resource that will help both the novice and the serious student. This book is a welcome addition to the resources available as it confronts falsehoods regarding our Baptist heritage by showing the truth. There is no doubt in my mind that any believer who is willing to invest the time to read this book will find it to be both profitable and encouraging.

– Dr. Mark Rasmussen, Vice President of West Coast Baptist College, Lancaster, California.

Why Baptist? is timely and essential to our multi-cultural, politically correct, spiritually shallow “church going” society, where anything goes and everything is accepted in the name of “Christianity.” The book moves quickly, is easy to read and filled with documentation for this ecumenical age. Every home will be inspired, encouraged, and grounded both historically and biblically by reading Why Baptist?.

– Dave McCracken, Evangelist, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

I am strongly recommending this book. Brother Alter and Brother Robertson have been used of God to put in writing what has been needed for a long time among we who call ourselves Baptists. So much of our heritage and doctrinal history has been lost or ignored. What our Baptist forefathers paid for with their lives has been compromised and neglected. Sadly, today, many are members of and rearing their children in a Baptist church, but do not know why they are Baptist. May God use this book to renew many in the truth of these values once so dearly held.

– Dr. Mickey Carter, Pastor of Landmark Baptist Church & President of Landmark Baptist College, Haines City, Florida.

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Presbyterian Church USA Validate Homosexual Pastors

Presbyterian Church USA Validate Homosexual Pastors

Editor Comments  – By Dr H.L Champion

One by one Church groups are manipulated by social trends of sexual perversion. The Presbyterian USA Denomination has for decades shifted to the  far left of Biblical guidelines and sensible morality. This Associated Press release is uncut and does not fully represent the positions of Baptist.Org. It is just the news. The implications are numerous.

It goes without saying, “That it needs to be said”; America is going straight to hell in a church offering plate.  Good people in so many Church groups have supported the very antithesis of their beliefs. But, no more.

Associated Press, FileDr. Ray Whetstone, right, an ordained chuch elder at the Second Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, poses at the church with his long-time lover Wesley Pennington, the church worship director, on March 11, 1998. Whetstone, then 39, was facing a church trial initiated by another elder who was outraged that Second Presbyterian ordained the openly gay man.

PATRICK CONDON, Associated Press Writer

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — Leaders of the Presbyterian church have voted to allow non-celibate gays in committed relationships to serve as clergy.

Thursday’s vote isn’t a final stamp of approval for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) or its more than 2 million members. But it’s a step that could make the church one of the most gay-friendly major Christian denominations in the country.

Delegates voted during the church’s general assembly in Minneapolis, with 53 percent approving the more liberal policy. A separate vote is expected later Thursday on whether to change the church’s definition of marriage from between “a man and a woman” to between “two people.”

But such changes would take effect only if approved by a majority of the church’s 173 regional presbyteries and its more than 2 million members.

The assembly voted two years ago to liberalize the gay clergy policy, but it died last year when 94 of the presbyteries voted against it.

Still, the proposed changes “have the potential to be historic,” said Cindy Bolbach, an elder at National Capital Presbytery in Washington and the assembly’s elected moderator.

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is ranked the 10th-largest church in the U.S. with 2.8 million members, according to the National Council of Churches’ 2010 “Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches.” But its own media materials tout 2.1 million members.

Earlier this week, both proposed constitutional changes were approved by assembly committees. The gay clergy change passed 36-16, and the definition of marriage cleared on a vote of 34-18.


“There are still big steps ahead, but I’m feeling better about this than I ever have before,” said the Rev. Ray Bagnuolo, the openly gay pastor of Janhus Presbyterian Church in New York City.

Some conservative-minded Presbyterians tried to rally opposition to the changes.

“Blurring or obscuring the clear teaching of God’s Word in order to keep in step with secular laws and changing personal morals only confuses our witness and causes innumerable problems for the future,” Presbyterians for Renewal, a group opposed to the changes, wrote on its website.

“Our church is divided and actions we take today at general assembly can split it even further,” Donna Rivett, an elder at the Presbytery of Tropical Florida, said during assembly debate on the gay clergy policy.

Under current church policy, Presbyterians are only eligible to become clergy, deacons or elders if they are married or celibate. The new policy would strike references to sexuality altogether in favor of candidates committed to “joyful submission to worship of Christ.”

A number of major Christian denominations have voted in recent years to allow non-celibate gays to serve as clergy if they are in committed relationships. Among them are the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the U.S. Episcopal Church and the United Church of Christ.

“For the Presbyterian Church to stay current and enter the next generation, they really need to let go of this debate,” said the Rev. Cindi Love, executive director of SoulForce, a gay Christian group.

Love said she also believed that if the Presbyterians approve the redefinition of marriage, the church would become the largest U.S. Christian denomination to recognize marriage between same-sex couples.

A separate measure, which would also require regional ratification, would remove the threat of punishment for clergy who perform same-sex marriages in states that allow it.

June 10/2014 AP

Editor’s Post comments –
The Homosexual agenda is not to be accepted but to intrusive. There is no choice in the matter societally. If not included in all areas of church matters it will be considered a “Hate Crime”. That day is upon the Churches of our land, including Baptists.

Bill seeks ‘In God We Trust’ signage at Tenn. Capitol

04/15/14

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) –

Legislation that calls for the phrase “In God We Trust” to be displayed above the main Capitol entrances and behind the speakers’ podiums in both the House and Senate has been approved by the Senate.

The proposal sponsored by Republican Sen. Stacey Campfield of Knoxville was approved 21-0 on Monday.
Tennessee Capitol In God We TrustThe measure is different than the companion bill that’s scheduled for a House floor vote on Wednesday. It instructs the State Capitol Commission to study the feasibility of painting the national motto in the tunnel that connects the state Capitol and the Legislative Plaza.

The state adopted its official slogan “Tennessee – America at Its Best” in 1965. The words “Agriculture and Commerce” from the state seal were adopted as the official state motto in 1987.

Read more: http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/story/25198742/bill-seeks-in-god-we-trust-signage-at-tenn-capitol#ixzz2z0MvUPVM

 

 

Pakistan Christian Gets Death Sentence for Blasphemy

Pakistan Christian Gets Death Sentence for Blasphemy

Commentary by Dr. HL Champion

Dr. H.L. Champion, Editor – The following article from The London Times Newspaper is another reminder of how intolerant Islam continues to be toward anyone with opposing views. It would be good for those who are of this mindset living here in America to remember their faulty heritage.  While courts in other Islamic countries do not have legislative blasphemy laws as does Pakistan, it is evident that Muslims in general will not tolerate any distain toward their founding leader. The followers of Christ are diametrically opposite.
Islamic followers here in America have the same principles as does their foreign counterparts. We wonder and wait to see if they will protest this sentence in their publications and exhortations. We will not hold our breaths.

Let us pray for this Christian to be freed from this charge. And pray for the government to deal with the community response to this unjust charge.      –                                                               

Twenty Six year old Sawan Masih, who is father of three children, was convicted of uttering the insult during a conversation with a Muslim friend. A mob then burned two churches and dozens of Christian homes in the eastern Pakistani city.

Pakistani sentanced deathThe Times newspaper says that if this sentence is carried out, it will be the first execution under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws.

Masih maintains that he was falsely accused as part of a plot by Muslim businessmen to clear Christians from their Lahore neighbourhood and turn the area into a profitable industrial estate. He is expected to appeal against the ruling.

Pakistan has become infamous in recent years for mob violence and vigilantism in response to any perceived insult to Islam or the Prophet Mohammed.

Such is the stigma against anyone accused of blasphemy that the family of a Christian girl falsely accused of burning pages of the Koran was forced to leave the country, despite a Muslim cleric later being arrested for making the story up.

In 2011, the relatively liberal governor of Punjab was killed by his own body guard for suggesting the blasphemy law be repealed. A Christian politician who had also criticised the law was shot dead two months after.

Critics of the law say that it is often abused to settle personal disputes and that members of minority groups are especially vulnerable.

Pakistan is the only country where the punishment for blasphemy is death or life imprisonment.

Pakistani sentanced death02A Christian man has been sentenced to death for blasphemy by a Pakistani court  in a case that triggered rioting in a Christian neighbourhood of the eastern  city of Lahore last year.

Sawan Masih was convicted of insulting the Prophet Muhammad during a  conversation with a Muslim friend. A Muslim mob burnt dozens of Christian  homes and set fire to two churches in Joseph Colony in retaliation for  alleged insults.