|The Creek: A small part of something big|
August 16, 2012 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications
|The Creek Church is one of many young church plants in North Carolina seeking to impact lostess. "i couldn't imagine doing anything else," said Pastor Matt Rice.|
|N.C. seminary's Akin named to Calvinism advisory team|
August 16, 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press
Daniel Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, is among the members of an advisory team who will help craft a plan to bring together various groups within the convention who hold different opinions on the issue of Calvinism.
|Adoption community fears impact if tax credit expires|
August 20, 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press
|A substantial tax credit that couples or individuals receive when they adopt is set to expire at year’s end unless Congress acts, and experts fear that without it fewer families will adopt. |
|Calvin Miller - author, pastor, professor - dies|
August 21, 2012 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
Seminary professor, theologian and best-selling Christian author Calvin A. Miller died Aug. 19 of complications following open heart surgery. He was 75.
|Executive Committee approves committee appointments|
August 17, 2012 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications
|The Executive Committee of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina met Thursday, Aug. 16, via conference call for a brief meeting to hear and approve committee reports.|
|OTHER BR NEWS|
N.C. Baptists among 2,200 challenged to plant churches
Gospel Project available on iPad, eBook
Acts1:8 leaders focused on missions strategy, holistic outreach
LifeWay awaits study pending Glorieta sale
K. Allan Blume
|Proclaim truth now|
I can’t think of a verse of scripture that more accurately describes our world than this one, "who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen" (Romans 1:25, NKJ).
There are two major spiritual violations described in this verse, and they are probably the most serious of all sins. First, truth is the core of God’s identity and nature. The slightest minimization of truth is a major affront to God. Exchanging truth for its polar opposite – a lie – is serious beyond measure.
Second, to worship any part of creation above the Creator is idolatry. Without question, God hates idolatry. When God delivered his first formal statement to the world through His servant Moses, He chose to begin with these words: "You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself any carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;" (Exodus 20:3-4, NKJ).
The first chapter of Romans describes people who were under the wrath of God. Deceit and idolatry are the dominant sins. Christian leaders need to pay attention to the two characteristics of this generation. They are featured in the headlines of every day’s news and cannot be taken lightly.
Now is the time to proclaim the truth of scripture. It is desperately needed. The Biblical Recorder is glad to be your partner in the proclamation of eternal truth.
Email me: [email protected].