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  • FIRST-PERSON: Confidence in Christ

    by David Jeremiah, posted Wednesday, November 14, 2018 (3 months ago)

    "If you don't have confidence in the Savior," David Jeremiah writes, "you cannot have confidence in your salvation." Read More

  • Survey sees mix of orthodox belief, shifting opinions

    by Carol Pipes, posted Tuesday, October 23, 2018 (4 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Six in 10 Americans say religious belief is a matter of personal opinion. For 7 in 10 Americans, such religious beliefs include one true God existing in three persons -- Father, Son and Holy Spirit. But an increasing majority of Americans deny Jesus has always existed and many say the Holy Spirit is a force rather than a personal being.

    Those are among the findings of a new study of American views on Christian theology from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.

    "When the majority of Americans believe religious belief is more personal opinion than objective truth, then we expect to see contradictory beliefs [as well as] beliefs that change over time," said Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Unprepared for eternity

    by David Jeremiah, posted Monday, November 20, 2017 (one year ago)

    "Thousands of people will die today, and many can't see it coming," David Jeremiah notes, asking, "Are you ready to meet Christ? Or are you in danger of waiting a day too long?" Read More

  • Chinese scholar finds Bible 'persuasive, beautiful'

    by Erich Bridges, posted Tuesday, April 12, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Erich Bridges
    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Tao Lu never laid eyes on the Word of God until he came to the United States to study advanced computer engineering.

    That's not unusual in China where Tao grew up, even though his father taught English in a major city. The Chinese Christian movement may be growing rapidly amid periodic crackdowns, but it has yet to reach hundreds of millions of people in the vast communist nation. Read More

  • 101-year-old's salvation caps wife's 24-year prayer

    by Brian Blackwell/Louisiana Baptist Message, posted Thursday, October 08, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP) -- Lou Warshaw prayed for 24 years that her husband George would accept Christ as his Lord and Savior.

    After years of refusing to give up on the hope that he would become a Christian, God answered her prayers when, at the age of 101, George made that decision and followed through with believer's baptism. Read More

  • Turning to Christ, teen heals from anger & abuse

    by Karen Pearce, posted Friday, September 04, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    LONGVIEW, Texas (BP) -- Seventeen-year-old Justin Spencer was with a team of Texas Baptists when an unexpected thing happened. Standing on the front porch of a house in Chalmettte, La., listening as his teammate Hailey gave a Gospel presentation, his heart quickened.

    When Hailey asked the resident if he wanted to pray to receive Christ, he said no. But Justin said yes. Read More

  • What happens to children who die in infancy?

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, August 25, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- In response to the release of a series of videos showing Planned Parenthood employees reportedly discussing the sale of baby parts obtained through abortion, evangelicals have expressed a range of views on the eternal destiny of children who die in infancy.

    Among Southern Baptists, most agree Scripture suggests aborted babies -- along with others dying in infancy and individuals with severe mental disabilities -- go to heaven. Read More

  • Perfectionist in Vermont finds grace in Christ

    by Karen Pearce, posted Friday, August 07, 2015 (3 years ago)

    BARRE, Vt. (BP) -- When pastor Matt Dunavant and his wife Stacey came to Faith Community Church in Vermont, they made sure "connect cards" were placed in the pews so attendees could request more information about being a Jesus-follower.

    Those cards helped change Barbara Petrie's life. Read More

  • Salvation, tragic death affirm urgency

    by Alex Sibley, posted Tuesday, June 09, 2015 (3 years ago)

    HOUSTON (BP) -- Eddie had some questions. Some Mormon missionaries had visited him at his home earlier that day and shared with him the basics of their faith. Eddie decided to go to John Wilsey, the interim pastor of North Oaks Baptist Church, to ask more questions.

    Wilsey sat down with Eddie after church on a Wednesday night. Eddie, who had been coming to church with his mother, was often a distraction during Bible studies because of his tendency to loudly blurt out comments at inappropriate times. Wilsey says certain people were leery of Eddie around church but that there were a number of older women who took him under their wing and tried to help "knock off some of the rough edges." Read More