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Friday Church News Notes Vol 17, Issue 26

NEW YORK TIMES SAYS PAUL COMMANDED CHRISTIANS TO KILL HOMOSEXUALS - A New York Times article says that the apostle Paul ordered Christians to kill homosexuals. The report says, “A Republican congressman read his colleagues a
Bible verse from Romans that calls for the execution of gays” (Jeremy Peters and Lizette Alvarez, “After Orlando, a Political Divide on Gay Rights Still Stands,” New York Times, June 15, 2016). The ignorance behind this statement is astounding. The Bible “verse” in question is not one verse, but a passage, Romans 1:18-32, and it does not call on Christians to execute homosexuals. The passage begins and ends with these words: “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness. ... Who knowing.. Read More
George Washington and the Washington Monument

George Washington is known as the father of America. He was the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the War of Independence from Britain, the President of the Constitutional Convention that wrote the American Constitution, and the first President of the United States (1778-1797). He was born in Virginia to a fairly prosperous farmer and businessman. The family was said to be of the “middling class.” George’s mother Mary was a strong-willed and difficult woman at times, but it appears that she had a real relationship with the Lord. The last time Washington saw his mother was when he was moving to New York to begin his presidency. She was
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Michael Pearl
A Warning About Michael Pearl’s No Greater Joy Ministry

Over the past few years a number of people have asked me about Greater Joy Ministries operated by Michael and Debi Pearl, and as I have traveled on preaching trips I have found that many families in good fundamental Baptist churches are using their materials. The following is a report on my investigation into this ministry..
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Marks of Good Song Leading

The position of song leader is important. Just as orchestras need good conductors and armies need good officers, churches must have the right song leaders if they are to have effectual song services
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Friday Church News Notes

On Sunday, June 12, Omar Mateen slaughtered 49 and wounded 53 in an attack at a “gay bar” in Orlando, Florida. Following are some facts about this case: The Pulse nightclub is advertised as “Orlando’s hottest gay bar,” promising patrons “an unforgettable night of fun and fantasy.” Mateen had been known to attend the bar and had a profile on a.. Read More
What Is Wrong With “Mighty to Save”?

Many Independent Baptist churches are using the music
of Hillsong, one of the most prominent and radically charismatic/ecumenical producers of contemporary worship music. One of their most popular songs is “Mighty to Save,” and it is sung throughout the world on any given Sunday in churches of every doctrinal persuasion, from Pentecostal to Catholic.. Read More
The Gettys
Getty’s Music Featured at Baptist Friends Conference

The Baptist Friends International annual conferences
(hosted by Temple Baptist Church/Crown College where Clarence Sexton is pastor) are increasingly moving to contemporary Christian praise music. - Read More