Baptist Press Archive

Friday, January 20, 2017

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  • EDITORIAL: Como tratar con el Sufrimiento Cristiano (2 Timoteo 2:1-10)

    by Por Gerardo A. Alfaro·, posted Friday, January 20, 2017 (one year ago)

    1. El experto en sufrimiento: El apóstol Pablo.

    La última carta del apóstol. Cerca de que lo maten. Está anciano. Enfermo. Muchos lo han abandonado pero él se concibe como alguien que está dispuesto a sufrir y aguantar todo por amor de Cristo, su Palabra, y sus hermanos.

    2. El hermano que sufre: Timoteo. Read More

  • Trump pledges 'America first' in inaugural speech

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, January 20, 2017 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Americans will once again come first in their own country, Donald Trump said Friday (Jan. 20) after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.

    In his 16-minute inaugural speech, Trump told the crowd gathered on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol and the national mall, "What truly matters is not which party controls the government but whether our government is controlled by the people. January 20, 2017, will be known as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again." Read More

  • God & inaugurations: Baptists continue tradition

    by David Roach, posted Friday, January 20, 2017 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The participation of at least five Southern Baptist pastors in inaugural activities for President Donald Trump continues a tradition of prayer, Scripture and references to God surrounding presidential inaugurations dating back to George Washington.

    Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress preached today (Jan. 20) at a private worship service for the families of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at St. John's Church near the White House. The service is a pre-inauguration tradition dating back to the 1933 inauguration of Franklin Roosevelt, according to the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. Read More

  • SANCTITY OF LIFE: Pro-life, anti-poverty

    by Katie McCoy, posted Friday, January 20, 2017 (one year ago)

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    If we're going to speak up for the unborn, we have to speak up for the poor," writes Katie McCoy assistant professor of theology in women's studies at the College at Southwestern, the undergraduate school of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. "If we're really going to be pro-life, we must also be anti-poverty." Read More

  • SANCTITY OF LIFE: 30 years of offering hope

    by Anthony L. Jordan, posted Friday, January 20, 2017 (one year ago)

    Ministries like the Hope Pregnancy Center in Oklahoma are not only vitally involved in saving the lives of the unborn, "but they also are committed to sharing with the mother the Good News about abundant life through Jesus," writes Anthony L. Jordan, executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. "These centers have recorded 1,929 professions of faith by clients over these last 30 years. To God be the glory!" Read More

  • Inauguration day: The Christian response

    by Steve Gaines, posted Friday, January 20, 2017 (one year ago)

    "The fact is Mr. Trump won the election. In doing so, he earned the right to serve for the next four years as President of the United States," writes Steve Gaines, president of the Southern Baptist Convention. "Consequently, it is incumbent upon every Bible-believing Christian to pray that the Lord will bless and guide him and his family in the coming days and years." Read More

  • What should churches do to protect human life?

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, January 20, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Churches must be intentional in protecting the lives of the unborn and caring for the most vulnerable among us, leaders across the Southern Baptist Convention said as the SBC prepares to observe Sanctity of Human Life Sunday Jan. 22.

    John Yeats, executive director of the Missouri Baptist Convention and SBC recording secretary, expressed hope for the reversal of elective abortion rights when he called churches to action in a blogpost on the MBC website. Read More