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Exorcists in demand? Baptists discuss demonic activityROME (BP) -- Amid reports of increased demand for exorcisms among some Roman Catholics, resources by Southern Baptists are helping to clarify the Bible's teaching on demonic activity.
"Can a Christian be demon possessed? No," Southern Baptist Theological Seminary theology professor Stephen Wellum said in a video posted on the seminary's website Feb. 28. "To be demon possessed would mean one is outside of Christ, one is dead in their sins, one is under the power of the evil one. Read More
Baptists 'not threatened' by pope's U.S. visitWASHINGTON (BP) -- As Pope Francis visits the U.S., Southern Baptist leaders say they stand with his statements of biblical morality but urge Catholics to reject the Vatican's official teaching on salvation in favor of a personal relationship with Christ by faith alone.
Russell Moore, president of Southern Baptists' Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, hopes Francis will speak to key moral concerns being debated in the public square during his Sept. 22-27 U.S. visit. Read More