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  • Greear: Catholic abuse report requires 'bold steps'

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 (one month ago)

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    HARRISBURG, Pa. (BP) -- A Pennsylvania grand jury's report alleging unprecedented levels of sexual abuse and cover-up by Roman Catholic clergy has drawn reaction from Southern Baptists.

    Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear said Southern Baptists should respond to the report by taking all steps necessary to eradicate sexual abuse "from within our community." Commentators from two SBC seminaries noted both the unique ways Roman Catholic doctrine may have contributed to the alleged offenses and the ways evangelical Protestants likewise have shamed themselves through sexual misconduct. Read More

  • Exorcists in demand? Baptists discuss demonic activity

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, March 13, 2018 (6 months ago)

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    ROME (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. visit

    by David Roach, posted Monday, September 21, 2015 (2 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (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