Baptist Press Archive

Monday, April 22, 2002

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  • Jewish evangelism summit sees Jews as distinct 'people group'

    by Tammi Reed Ledbetter, posted Monday, April 22, 2002 (16 years ago)

    DALLAS (BP)--As diplomats worked to end hostility between Israel and their Arab neighbors, 15 Southern Baptists gathered in Dallas to forge a strategy for offering eternal peace to Jews wherever they live. The April 15-18 Summit on Jewish Evangelism drew participation by church planters, evangelists and ministry leaders who share a common burden for God's chosen people.

    Throughout the meeting, times of prayer focused on the conflict involving Israel. One participant asked God to "give us another time of peace that we may share the gospel freely." Another prayed for Southern Baptists working in the region to have "the wisdom to decide how to keep their own families safe." Underlying every petition was the recognition "that Jesus is the only hope for real peace." Read More

  • Volunteers encouraged to join in sharing gospel with Jews

    by Tammi Reed Ledbetter, posted Monday, April 22, 2002 (16 years ago)

    DALLAS (BP)--Southern Baptists are forging "a network of compassionate witness" by inviting volunteers to participate in outreach to Jewish people throughout the world. During the April 15-18 Jewish Evangelism Summit in Dallas, representatives of ministries in eight Jewish population centers described the work they are doing to share the gospel message. Read More

  • GGBTS trustees hire five professors, OK balanced budget

    by Mark A. Wyatt, posted Monday, April 22, 2002 (16 years ago)

    SAN FRANCISCO (BP)--Trustees of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary approved a balanced budget and hired five new faculty members during their regular spring meeting Apr. 15-16 in Mill Valley, CA. Read More

  • Mohler: Baptist forefathers never questioned value of confessions

    by Michael Foust, posted Monday, April 22, 2002 (16 years ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--Confessions of faith are a necessary and historical element of Southern Baptist life, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. said at the seminary's spring board of trustees meeting April 16. Read More

  • CBF, Mainstream leaders fill leadership of new convention

    by Todd Starnes, posted Monday, April 22, 2002 (16 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP)--A former board member of Mainstream Missouri Baptists, an organization critical of the Southern Baptist Convention, was elected president of the new Baptist General Convention of Missouri, a group that says it wants to cooperate with the SBC. Read More

  • New Mo. convention, CBF share similar core values

    by Todd Starnes, posted Monday, April 22, 2002 (16 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP)--The Baptist General Convention of Missouri, a newly formed group of moderate Baptist churches that professes support for the Southern Baptist Convention, appears to have more in common with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, a national shadow denomination made up of churches opposed to the SBC. Read More

  • Mo. speaker says Old Testament stories can't be taken literally

    by Todd Starnes, posted Monday, April 22, 2002 (16 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP)--Some Old Testament Bible stories, including the account of Jonah, cannot be taken literally, said a Southwest Baptist University Bible professor who led weekend Bible studies for the new Baptist General Convention of Missouri. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Take steps for good health

    by Branda Polk, posted Monday, April 22, 2002 (16 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Would you like to reduce your risk of certain types of cancer and diabetes by 50 percent? If so, studies show that beginning and maintaining a regular exercise program may be just what the doctor needs to order. Read More