Baptist Press Archive

Friday, May 14, 2004

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  • India’s Christians hopeful as Hindu nationalists lose elections

    by Art Toalston, posted Friday, May 14, 2004 (14 years ago)

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    In Mumbai (Bombay), voters wait in sun-scorched lines to cast their ballots at a dusty polling station in Dharavi, said to be Asia’s biggest slum. Hindu families, Muslim women covered by black burkhas, elderly gentlemen and young adults, they came to rule on India’s future. Photo by Matt Jones

    NEW DELHI, India (BP)--"Justice has shined over the peoples in India,” a Christian leader said after the stunning electoral defeat of the Hindu nationalist coalition that had held power since 1998.

          "Praise God almighty for His mercy shown on us and prayer answered," said the leader, who asked not to be identified in Baptist Press because persecution in the region where he lives has been heavy and could flare up again.

          “The parties believing in communal harmony and secularism have attained a majority to form a government,” the leader continued. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Prepare for the worst

    by Kelly Boggs, posted Friday, May 14, 2004 (14 years ago)

    McMINNVILLE, Ore. (BP)--“If we are wise, let us prepare for the worst,” George Washington counseled. Our first president’s words have never been more applicable. If you don’t believe me, then read an account detailing the brutal and barbaric beheading of an innocent American that occurred May 8. If you think you have the stomach as well as the psyche for it, watch the video. It will make your blood run cold. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Homosexuality & the Bible -- trusting the truth

    by R. Albert Mohler Jr., posted Friday, May 14, 2004 (14 years ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--With the movement toward same-sex “marriage” and the normalization of homosexuality gaining momentum, some churches are running for cover. Yet, our Christian responsibility is clear -- we are to tell the truth about what God has revealed concerning human sexuality, gender and marriage. No one said it was going to be easy. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Hollywood still maligning Christians

    by Jerry Falwell, posted Friday, May 14, 2004 (14 years ago)

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (BP)--A new film is coming under criticism from a Christian film and television organization because it mocks Christianity and depicts those who follow Christ as foolish and irrational.

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