KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--In Poland, after one of the greatest losses of national leadership in modern history, two seminary leaders conveyed condolences from Southern Baptists during two Sunday services April 11.
As a 10-day trip to Poland was drawing to a close, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Philip Roberts and the seminary's academic dean, Jerry A. Johnson, voiced comfort to congregations in Gdansk and Sopot and shared the Gospel with those who were looking for answers to some of life's toughest questions.
"This is an enormous loss for the people of Poland," Roberts said. "Many of the leaders killed in the crash were instrumental in the Solidarity movement. They were the spear point for bringing liberty and democracy to the country.
"There are many in the country asking the question, 'Why?'" Roberts continued. "For the Christians here, there is a great chance to step up and help the people work through their grief and suffering. Now is a time to help them in answering some of life's toughest questions, including the ones about eternity that often surface when events such as this occur." Read More