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                                                                                                                     -birth abortion case                                                                                                  for faith, Land
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           urges Baptists
                                                                  he U.S. Supreme epurt                                                       Nebraska ban,^ as well as those in                                   te next president of the
                                                                                                                                                                                             Simdn Heller of the Center for
                                                                  expressed skepticism a                                                     Arkansas and Iowa, was top broad                                   United States; Ayili name
                                                                                                                                                                                         Reproductive Law and Policy said
                                                                  state^ ban on partial-birth                                                 and co^titoted an "undue burden"                                  two or thi^e justices to the ,*
                                                                                                                                                                                         Leroy Carhart, the portion doctor;
                                                                  abortion -will; prohibit only                                               on women seeking abortions.           ;                           U.S; Supreme Coiirt, mate
                                                                                                                                                                                         wlio challenged the^ Nebraska law,
                                                     that grisly procedure in oral argu-                                                          Some of the justices expresised          ing this election "the most import^
                                                                                                                                                                                        .typically^brings part'.of the child out
                                                     ments before the justices April 25.                                                      concerns about the law's breadth^              since Civil War Reconstiiiction^
                                                                                                                                                                                         of the womb when he perfbr^
                                                          In its most                                                                         For supporters of the b^,thesbad               Richard Land told a forum at Prince-,
                                                                                                                                                                                         D and E procedure. The ban is so
                                                     qiasesinc^ 1992, the high court con-                                                     news was that A^idciate Justice San-           ton University where feimde
                                                                                                                                                                                         broad it cpuld ower ;most second-
                                                     sidered whether a st^e co^                                                                dra Dayp'Gonnbr was among them.               Baptists' heritage of cputegeous
                                                                                                                                                                                         trimester abortion procedures, Heller
                                                     a particular procedure while not                                                              O'Connor, a justice supporters of     argued.1:;' /;; : ^;.'.-. -i:^'')-- : ^ : \..^^
                                                                                                                                                                                             stands for religious liberty.                                          ;
                                                     iting the right to abortion/ The ^gu-                                                    the ban almost certainly need if^they               Land's speech, titled "TteAmeri-
                                                                                                                                                                                             Stenberg countered in his rebuttal,
                                                     ments Came in the appeal iofaii                                                           are to^achieve a majority, called both        can Religious Experiment: Aw^
                                                                                                                                                                                         saying t h e Nebraska legislature ; ^
                                                     Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals opin-                                                    the dilation and extractioiii (D and X         £piee, Accominpdatiori and
                                                                                                                                                                                         adopted ah amendment''suggested by •/.
                                                     ion striking down & Nebraska law;                                                         or partial-birth) and dilation and            Acknow;iedigment," Svas the sixth and
                                                                                                                                                                                         the American Medical Association to
                                                          Nebraska i? one of 27 states that                                                    evacuation (D aiW E) procedures           Congress to;tl£u1JE^^e.baiii. does not •
                                                                                                                                                                                             final of a "Religion and politics"
^5*^S^3i^:rS^SJ;                                     has adopted a partial-birth abortion                                                      "graesonie." She expressed concern            series sponsored by Princeton's
                                                                                                                                                                                         apply to D and E abortions.-:
                                                     ba;n patterned ^fter ^federal legisla-                                                    to Netwraska Attorney (Seneral Don/ •>         Wopdipw Wilsqri School and Center
                                                                                                                                                                                          v The issue is "y\rhether a state may>
                                                     tion that twice has been yetoed by                                                        Stenberg the law may "prohibit D              for the Study of ReUgion. Other
                                                                                                                                                                                         prohibit a fonn;pf abortion" that bor-
                                                     Etesident Clinton fpllowing strong                                                       :and E":as well as Dland X or partial-          speakers were Richard John
                                                                                                                                                                                          ders on infanticide, Stenberg told the
                                                      congressional support/The proce-                                                         birth abortions.'                              Neuhaus, president of the Institute on
                                                                                                                                                                                         jiistices: Nebraska has an interest in
                                                      dure, prohibited by the; bans, reached                                                       Stenberg already had told O'Con-           Religion and Public Life; Elliott
                                                                                                                                                                                          "drawing a bri^it line between infan-                                      '
                                           5*va:tp   public awareness in the early 1990s                                                       nor he did not hold the position the           Abrams, president of the Khics £indV
                                                                                                                                                                                         ticide and abortion," he said.
                                                      arid is typically performed in the fifth                                                 law could ban D and E abortions.               JPublie Policy Center, who served in
                                                                                                                                                                                             Associate Justice Ahtonin Scalia
                                                      or sixth montlt of pregnancy. As                                                         When she expressed her concern                 the Reagan Administration; tony
                                                                                                                                                                                          challenged Heller's assertion^the lan-
                                                      practiced by some abortion doctors,                                                    ^abputthe law's breadth, Stenberg                Campolo, professor of sociology at
                                                                                                                                                                                          guage of the law co^djCoyer D ^d E
                                                      it involves the ^eliveiypf^ intact                                                       disa^eed, saying no state attorney             EasternCollege; Eugene Rivers,
                                                                                                                                                                                          procMureis. He alsovwondered A^hy it
                                                      baby, feet ^ first, im only the head is                                                  general in about 20 cases has inter-           founder of the Ten Point Coalition v
                                                                                                                                                                                          would not be appropriate for a state
                                                      left in the birth canal llie doctor                                                      preted such a ban to prohibit D and            Leadership Fpiunidation in B^
                                                                                                                                                                                          to be concerned about society
                                                      pierces thie l3ase of the baby's skull                                                   E portions.                                    and IRichard Rpdriguez, a homosexu-
                                                                                                                                                                                          becoming more callous by allowing
                                                      with surgical scissors; then inserts a                                                       A D and E abortion involves dis-           al activist and comiiv^
                                                                                                                                                                                          partial-t)irt^ abortions^ "Can that not
                                                      catheter into; tte                                                                        memberment of the unto                        "News Hour w^
                                                                                                                                                                                          be a valid state Suiterest?" Scalia
                                                      tions out the brain. ;                                                                    rather than nearly total delivery of              l^dnote
                                                          Ah Eighth Circuit panel ruled the                                                    See Justices skeptical of state law, page 5 my many Americans, especially col-
                                                                                                                                             i the baby.         ;
                                                                                                                                                                                               leges students, seem to be relegatirig
                                                                                                                                                                                               faith or any intere^ in God to aback
                                                                                                                                                         oil Falls Creek to seek               bunter as they instead pursue materi-
                                                                                                                                                                                               al happiness.                                             '; '"\V;. ;;V.:
                                                                                                                                                                                              V Such tunnel vision, Land said;
                                                     God's                                                                                                                                     ignores the fact that a healthy econo-
                                                                                                                                                                                               my is a blessing of God that can be r
                                                                                                                                                                                               reversed by him at any time, Students
                                                                                                                                              ttimout, Jordan said, "One plus God              must focus on wha* is eterhal,;he •
                                                                 hey joined hands in cir-           tabernacle, laid hands on buildingis                                                       exhorted, hot just what is materisd,
                                                                 cles, stepped out into the ;       ^drwalked around with their eyes          is enough. Ididn't expect hundreds
                                                                                                                                              to come, but knew God would send               ;"• "Baptists, bynaUire,donotwilt
                                                                 woods.alqne, fell prostrate        open. What they were doing was                                                             ingly subordinate their faith because
                                                                 on the platform in the
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                                                                                                    praying—and praying with a
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                                                                                                                                              those He wanted to be here."              •      of a public decree ordering them to; •;
                                                                                                               purpose—to seek God's             .Jordan told the prayer warriors              or because it is not politically correct
                                                                                                               blessings on the Falls         gath^dforinstm^                                  to live by one's-faitii in this nation," K
                                                                                                               Greek Conference Center        rnation in B.B. Mckinhey Chapel to           ;• Land noted "Forinstance, in the                                        ;
                                                                                                               and to "catch" ' •, "catch God's visiph,;nbt just (foiO              decade prior to the American Revolu-
                                                                                                               to see lives changed in the    buildings and facilities; but to see -^;         tion, some 500 Baptist pastors and lay
                                                                                                               process. Eighty; Oklahoma lives changed. It isn't possible to ;                 leaders in America were thrown into
                                                                                                               Baptists converged on the      please God without praying in faith;
                                                                                                                                              we heed to expect the unexpected,               jail for Mistart)m^                                    or in
                                                                                                               campground in the                                                               other words, preaching Sermons ,
                                                                                                               Arbuckle Mountains April the undreamed."                                        without government-issued license?."
                                                                                                               25 in response to a call by        The prayer walkers were urged to                 The Baptists;believed in liberty,
                                                                                                                Baptist General Conven-        use their imagination to "see" those ^           not^tplefation which would teach^that
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                                                                                                               tion 0f OWahoma execu-          whom they would be praying for that they should have applied for and ;
                                                                                                               tive director-treasurer         day. "Envision the tabernacle filled        .; received their licenses to preach and
                                                                                                               Anthony Jordan.                 with men this weekend (April 28-29)
                                                                                                                   "We pray fervently          at their retreat, and tp see families                          SeeTakeast3ndfbrfyithfpage5
                                                                                                                every step !of our way in      and marriages saved; see 5,000 chil-
                                                                                                                regards to the Falls Cr^ek     dren frolicking here during children's
                                                                                                                effort," Jordan said.          camp; see 40,000 youth-here during
                                                                                                                "There never has been a        seven Oklahoma weeks,
                                                                                                                   more significant time       Texas week," Jordan said.
                                                                                                                   than;nowto pray for          - "Imagirie hundreds of-Native
                                                                                                                   the hand of God upon        Americans arid Hispanicsworship-
                                                                                                                   Qurbuilding plaiis          ping here during their reispective                       ^?^^^e^ip^^s^^w^^ *xz
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Spiritual.firewalls, powerful
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                                                                                                                   whole summer of             2,000 single adults will gather here
                                                      Jacquelyn-Corley, Allene Martin and Alga Hitchcock, camps and the many oth-              for their retreat as well.             I
                                                      from left, all from Altus; First, pause at the long-time er meetings which will be           "^ye don't need to approach the                  8; Exiperiencing (3bd coming                 v.! ;" \' ' . ' • . ' . • . . - * : . • • . :*'<• .• • ; • " V' ; • .. ;,'•/' i" "•- '• •••"•• ." • ' "- •:•        •
                                                      site of the children's park to pray as they participate ; held at Falls Creek this       throne bashfully, but £o before God                 ll Pa^ntajifi^
                                                      in a day of prayer for Falls Creek April 25. Hitch-        year."                        with boldness," Jordan cautioned,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 11 biir national rrtbhumeht
                                                      cock was the director of the children's parkjor 13;-^: Refusing to be discour-
                                                                                                                                                          aiged by^feratively^small                    See Pray-as conveige, page 4

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                                                                            Christian heritage that facilitates pur citizens of eyery reli-                                         Why? Because Disney ^ol^ itself up                                                                                           ;aniprig othersj had their    strongholds arid^hay^fe                                                            ;;wiH see it thrpuglv" and                                                   •ing how little this;Cpst-eachof-^s, r:;
          •v-                                                               gioiis flavor to live ^iet and peaceable lives." The opppr-                                             company, yet some of its pro.duq^                                                                                             Internet sites'atfacked by   take every evil thought captive to V;                                              ^thait^a^th^ name we;                                                        but iitawght mesa
                                                                            •tunity to baskirnmlie               recently shattered with                                            to crank butsome ctf the i^                                                                                                   The:firewalls built into " . Chnst:;0urspirito                                           ;                     burrnissipn trip.Ihad no                                                      Godcanteke \yh
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                                                                            a decision t>y the Si^h Circuit Co                                                                      iah rnovies and sitcoms ever produced, ;;                                                                     their: computersystems failed. T l i e , . pfayei^--powerful, fervent prayer—                                     idea how God would bless us with                                                           ing much and feed the multitudes
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&>:                                                                         sion invoked the St^                                                                                                                                                                                                   hanker was able to bombard;the sites that builds, a jbarricadef of protection                                    the depth of that meaning. ^ ^
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                                                                            things are possible," a quote          frortM^          ,                                                                                                                                                             With streams of meaningless data, \          arounid: ourif^ily. : I ; • •                                           T'he time of critical itinerary plan-                                                   Lottie Moon, Annjte Armstrprig, Ednar
                                                                                                                                                                                    Disney ^d the "Mirac^                                                                                         making it impossible for the coriiput^ '•:-. .The spiritual hacker's attack is ^                                  ning for our trip;corresponded with a                                                      McMillan, or whaler again! My li^\
                                                                            The three-memJber panel of judges was not. ..             ^                                             corporate decision makers to rethink this worth of filfns                                                      ers to respond td legitimate^users. |       strong and, like Mafiaboy seeks to                                   long^scheiduled yacatipn for the^usu-                                                      tie, giyen in a cheerful heart
                                                                            urianimous in its; decisions Yet; the only flilbt                                                                   that embrace positive f^                                                                                The hacker identified himself as       paralyze our mamages through                                         al;trip cpordiriator. To cover this, the                                                    in my great God!^the end of bur
                                                                            ed reason the dissenting judge gave for his                                                                         Christian valuiBS. You may say- thank you"to                                                                   tt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   "Mafiab6y, As it turned put, Mafi-          anger, bitterness, ;busy-ness arid v I                               Baptiist Convention office in Malawi                                                       trip, wefound ^od h£td;:been planj
                                                                            position was the faqt he didn^t find Ohio's                                                                         Disn^r by contacting: The Walt Disney Corh-                                                        abby was a 15-year-pld \yho brought \ immoralily.He blinds our children to                                       hired an incredibly compete
                                                                            motto any more distarbing than "In God We                                                                           pany, Chrm. Michael Eisner, 500 S.Buena                                                            some of the bijggest names on the           the dangers of drugs, alcohol, pre-                                  adrmnistrator just for; pur trip^ Her ;
                                                                            Trust" on U.S. currency.A professor of law                                                                          Vista Street, Burbank/ciA^ 9l521> Phone 818-                                                       Web to their kriees. While the compar marital sex andjia rnyriad of other                                         harness Margaret Nyika. Heponly ;;
                                                                            at the University of Texas was quoted by the Boston                                                     560-1000,FAX 818-526-1137                       ;             ; -          i :' :i              ^              nies resisted publi-                        '.•'•"'''::/:' ']':••' ; things.v ^ ^-•••• :; ' •                     assignment was to take care of us,
                                                                            Globe as saying, "This Is rriiaybe the blandest statement                                                                                                                                                              cizing the arnourit of                                                   The most signify                         and her employment ended at the •
                                                                            about God that has ever been struck down."                                                             The "Miracle Maker^ dnsors are:                                                                                 Ipss suffered, market                                                 cant act I perform iri                      end of bur trip.;                    ;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   research firms put ;          PERSPECTIVE behalf of my wife
                                                                            For the last two decades the ACto ^                                                                                                                                                                                    the total cost of the •                                                                                              ^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ceived as^accidents arid mistakes,
                                                                            appears to be the attomeys-of choice of individuals who                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ,and'children. ' .is . -. • ••'.'-..' ••-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         . • ; • ,:•.—•, •            . • •••'       God arranged an oper\ morning in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   attacks in the huh-V                                                  prayer. Through
                                                                            believe the public sqiiare must be sterilized of any cultural                                                                                                                                                          dreds of millions of dollars. Mafiaboy prayer I have the ability to see God at                                    pur itinerary. Margaret and our i
                                                                            or historical icons that have anything to do with Christian-                                           Voiceste                                                                                                        may have been a member of a                 work in their behalf, tarn convinced                                  preter, Abusa (Paistor) Charies \                                                           Pam Sheehan^shares the Gospel;
                                                                            ity. Curteritly, symbols of other religions appear exempt                                              *McDcmaids.Com^                                                                                                 "cybergang" whose members were               my own life has been greatly                                        iMalekanp, knew of^ a village about an                                                       using pbwerbancls made t^theqhil-
                                                                            from this corrosive agenda propagated by some extreme                                                                PejisLcbm, KMart (Ma^                                                                             breaking into systems around the             enriched Ibecause of the prayers of                                  hour ^way. Thfe village^ (Dhigalu (Big                                                      dren of tuisa, Gracempnt, as Abusa
                                                                            separatibnists. However; if the currenttrend continues,                                                                                                                                                                internet, in some cases to steal credit my parents. Polla is a mighty prayer                                      Dbg) had written letters tb the con-                                                        Malekanb translates: '     ; •
                                                                            the day;will come when thpse who interpret the law:will                                                                                                                                                                 card numbers. •                             warripry praying daily for our chil-                                 veritiori asking for someone to please
                                                                            only sarictipn what is considered politically e^edifent by                                              GhOcolates,, U,^                                                                            .,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    / T h e only protectibri against hack-      dren. We have watched God heal                                       come and tell them more about a                                                             nirig bur trip for at least 20 years. ;
                                    ^jafei^ad^rt^                           those in power. '-:; •.'<•/'.. V- •^'::' ; -/'.. : "-;-:.:^ ;i ' : .-;-". : .*-iv ; ;'. -V-^ • . , ;                                                                                                        • fr! •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ers is to build a secure fir^               hurts in our relationship arid protect                               Jesus; There were a few believers ,                                                         YbuBeer 20 years ago, Margaret Nyi-
                                    ""'''""'^M8d6;^§^S;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             puterlanguage for a security system         us from desti^ictive patterns^ We ;                                 ^aiid m^^lfere^                                                                              ka boughta sirialicWcken farm
                                                                            When the Courts of diir nation are so confused...                                                       e^t                                                                                                             that blocks hackers from invading a         have experienced rriany yictories in                                 know more. Margaret suggesteid we                                                           Ghigalu. She thought of selling it
                                                                            theycan no longer accommodate the reH                                                                                                                                                                                   company's network). If the firewall is our marriage and in the lives of our                                      go, and sincre w^ heard God's call in                                                       many times- but the Lord always told
                                                                             and symbols of the people, our|riati6n nominates itself to                                   ,                                , Sprint-                                              I                                                      children through prayer. The staying                                 the imatation, We Ipadied up the van                                                        tierno, but she di(^'t^to^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    not well designed, any; and perhaps ;
                                                                            the list of once-jgreat nations. ; •/                                                         , Serta.c6m.                                                                                 I:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    all of a Company's files can be cbm-        hand of Qpti has protected us                                        and headed to an "unscheduled"                                                              form is 50(> meters dbwnthe:path
                                                         Member,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    promised and their'whple computer           through potentand powerful prayer;                                   stopv In Gpd^ nothing is unscheduled.                                                       ftorn the church. God hais nowx:alled
                                                                                                                                                                                   Vindicates mdtfe^                                                                                                                                                ^Before the hacker invades your                                      More than 100 adults were saved                                                         Margaret to teach literacy classes
                                                                                                                              Make^^                                               : irieht during tlietwo1 hours!                           ;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    network brought to a standstill. A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     that day. Theuehiirch ^ked listp give                                                       arid discipleship classes at the
                                                                            By jail reports, the ABC "Miracle Maker"...    ,                                                                                                                                                                        firewall Iceeps the ;enemy put ;            family, build your own firewall. Make
                                                                            that ajr^d Resurrection Sunday evening is receiving high .                                                                                                                                                            i The Mafiaboy attack illustrates a           prayer the single rnpst significant '; •                             it a name, for it had norie. After a                                                        church so the people can read and
                                                                                                                                                                                       •John Yeats is editor of-the Baptist Messenger///.
                                                                            marks by the Christian community. Granted, iriany people                                                                                                                                                                spiritual principle. Satan and his          activity of your day. Keep your family                                     \ but intesnse^seeking prayer,;                                                       learn from their new Bibles. The
                           Oklahoma Press Association                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               demons are like tlie hacker, and his / ;pnthealt^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    cybergang. they are cdnstantly seek-        watch Himwork mightilyto bless \
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ing to break through to destroy our         and prbted;. Nothing can get through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  : families, Satan's greyest joy is found      our firewallofprayer that Groddpes
                by\R.PMip Roberts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   in planting destructive viruses in our      riot aUbyv. That, my
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    marriages; He delights in devouring         friend, is as secure
                                s you flip through the          theSonwasofGi5d.": i : I                      history as no Jewish civilization ever                                                        •They contain false prophecies.^                                                       'children and teens by leading them          as a firewall can
                                pages of a Mormon Bible,            This corruption of one of the             existed in the Astern Hemisphere                                                           ^•They are believed to be the literal                                                      away from /the '/faith int0:rebellion.
                                you make several inter^ '..;.'- Bible's most important verses                 prior to European settlement • ..-•••.. \yord of God.                                                                                      :; /                                         ; I am convinced we must build ;
                                eating discoveries. You         ing Christ^; deity ("He was God.");              •The original language of the                                                              The Pearl of Great Price contain?-                                                     Spiritual firewalls to protect our rriar-     , Anthony Jordan is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 executive director-trea-                                            Proclamation Baptist Church in Big Dog; Malawi.
                notice there are actually four books            was apparently an attempt by Smith            Book of Mormon was Reformed                                                            several parts: including the Book of                                                           riages and families.Spiritual firewalls surer of the Baptist Gen-
                collected in this /one ;yplume. All of          to establish himself as the final judge       Egyptian, according to Smith, & lan-                                                   Abraham, Moses and Matthew as                                                                  are built through prayer; It is impera-      eral Convention of                                                  God gave us the name Falitsa                                                                migMy; awesome God of the uni-;
                them, however^ are a part of one col-            of the Bible's trustworthiness; In the       guage that does not exist.                                       "                     well as the Articles of Faith Of the                                                           tive for us to understand the spiritual      Oklahoma: \ -.:' \                                                  (Proclamation) so that they would •                                                         verse is also the God of the indiyid^
                lection of jsacred writings, or what             end, he is condemned by the Bible's             •Smith claimed the tablets on                                                       Mormon Church and Smithes "reli-                                                               hacker can be defeated only with a                                                                               remember to always be about the                                                             ual and the tiny details. The butterfly
                Mormons call the "Standard Works;"               own words: "If anyone adds to                which it was written were gold and                                                    gious histoiy" or autobiography;                                                                                                                                                                                 work of spreading the Gospel. Imme-                                                         wing and the mountain are each His
                What books are they, and;are they all            tilings, God^will add ^h^                    an angel took them ;to heaven when                                                     Interestingly the Book of Abraham                                                                                                    FROM THE MAILBOX                                                           diately we felt a,resporisibUity for                                                        creation, ^bd btought me: to aniew
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         **                                                                                                                      level of faith and trust in Him. If He
                of equal value and authority? The               plagues in this book; if anyone takes         Smith finished his translations.                                                       was claimed to have, been written ;•'                                                                                                                  muisic minister; pr a music minister                     this new Church, as if it were our
                ariswerS;may surpris^ you.,                      away from the words of this book                •Smith claimed the Book of MOF                                                      from^£01 Egyptian hieroglyphic manu-                                                          Not from Holy Scripture                                 firorn another church, provide;the. • •                   child, ^ye discovered that their small                                                      had been working so specifically on
                • ; The first book in this collection of                                                                                                                                             script; Later study shows the Egy^                                                                I arivshocked at the amount of                                                                                building could not be used in the                                                           those two weeks of my liferthenHe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  space giyen to the April 13 article                      music for their reyiyal. Churches cer-                    rainy seaspn because of the tiiatch                                                         rriost certainly holds the rest of my
                four, or "Quad, "Js the King James '•:'..-:                                                                                                                                          ian manuscript Smith said he ;                                                                                                                         tainly have the right to use aiiyone •'.
                Bible. Although first in order of /'                               GO^                                                                                                               translated the:Book of Abraham                                                                "The Truth About Dinosaurs." ; >
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            they \vant. There are some outstand-;                    roof They had no JBibles. They had                                                           life in His hands ^ well. I never :
                piaceiifijent; the Mormon Church qual-                                                                                                                                               from was ohly part:of a funeral litur-                                                           Atomic science has allowed truth                                                                               no hymnals, but they loved to. sing.                                                         loiew obedience would hold so much
                ifies the reliability and truthfulness (-.           most importaht verses ^ffif                                                                                                     gy and- had nothing to do with; Abra^- ;                                                     to be separated ;from error in                            ing men;pfGrod serving as music                          BUI Green would have been proud!                                                            joy arid peace,;        - -          •> ,-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ministers inlthe local church,, ^ : " - .
                qf the Bible in several important                    deity was apparently an                                                                                                         ham. Mormon doctrines included in                                                             mining the'Earth's age through; ; ;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   radioactive carbon; dating. ;                            • But it is hard as an evangelist to                       '••: God led us^to buy them Bibles,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      .Cara Smiihjs drama consultant forthe Bap-•
                ways. First; their articles of faith ;                                                                                                                                               the Pearl of Great Price include:                                                                                                                      be home during revival season whervv                     hymnals and all the supplies and                                                                                                                                                                   t/
                declare that ^they believe the Bible ito             Smith to establish                                                                                                                     •Polytheism^—the claim that more                                                        ; ;rbelieve G; Thomas Sharp ispur-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            you know you somewhere
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     labor necessary to put a tin roof on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  tis£ General Conventionof Oklahoma..

                be the "\Vord of God as far as it is                judge of the Bibie'i                                                                                                             than one god exists,                                                                          suing literalism top far. Adam's race
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   could not have understood modern                         serving! We, as evangelists, are not                                                 F£*J^>^-I^: \-^ <^
                translated correctly." What does that                                                                                                                                                       •The notion that people rnay                                                                                                                     called to serve week-in-and-week-out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  s    ^^$f*    f   s      *      ^         'S       ^   '

                mean? Look a little further into the                                                                                                                                                  becoriie gods.                       a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ;                                                     physics, and a system of:numbers is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   a human invention. Asforfiatcre-                          in the same,churchi Thank God for
                Quad, subsection titled;" Joseph                 God shall take away his part from            mpn was the most perfect book ever                                                     . »The concept that black people                                                                                                                       those who are! \Ve have been called
                Smith Translation. " Here is a rewrite           the Book of Life." (Rev 22:18-10);           written and a person could get closer                                                   are cursed due to sins committed in                                                          ation, we owe that rnostly to Milton's                                                                                                                                                        «•          ir<vm,*Tm, -**^ •. w W ' ^ * ^
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                                                                                                                             ;                                                                                                                                                                     "Paradise Lost," not fltoly Scripture.                   to make ourselves available (some-                                                                                                                                            --       -,
                of largesesctions of the Bible by the                The second book in the Quad is           to God by reading it than £iny other                                                   their pre-mprtal liife,                                                                                                                                times at a moment's notice) to serve •                                                                                                • -,' ^ <v- ^ ;N      <".'"•'/* , - ' -': ;. T ->' s^-l-r0
                "prophet^ Smith. He vvent through        ?
                                                                the IBook of Mormon—a series of               book.' : .'. ; i "-..::'->^ : ':;--:-'\ - 1 • ' • ^ ^ ' ; '"•'•;:' - . - . ' , . . - " .; Mormonism, while confessing to                                                                 My biggest concern is that Sharp                                                                                                                                                          •ir"f Vr                                        • '\--^Mm&
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                the Bible and "corrected" or added to smaller works; tracing the fabricated                      The final two books in the.Quad                                                      believe the Bible, denies its trustwor-                                                      and others of his ilk will, by their                      wherever there is a need.        '                                       The front                                       half of ihe new
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ariti-intellectual bias and dogmatism,                       As revivals becpm^ fewer and
                its content part^ he believed were               history of non biblical prophet Lehi's       are Doctrine and Covenants and the                                                      thiness arid inerrancy. It intrpduces                                                                                                                  fewer, I anid other evangelists cher-                                    tabernacle auditorium will
                wrongly translated and corrupted.                migration to the Western Hemi-               Pearl of Great Price. These volumes                                                     uninspired and -false books into its                                                         drive away from the reeU truth, Avhich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   comes to us through biblical revela-                      ish the opportunities we have to                                          " T J"/                 i        II             r':. : ' . | ^ 1
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                    He added to Genesis 50 and spoke
                of another Joseph XQbyipiisiy him-
                                                                 sphere circa 600 BC and the develop-
                                                                 rrientpf arJewishjcivilizatjon there
                                                                                                              will not be given to non-Mormons
                                                                                                              like the Book of Mormon because
                                                                                                                                                                                                      collection of authoritative scripture,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      all of whichjcentain untrue arid;error                                                      tion and inspiration, multitudes for                       sewe in the local church. We thank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             God for the wonderful gift of min-                                       ;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          adijitable tor u$e bj^ai
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          * . >m'::.:sff •;>'. ••.'-"•^••^^.•^i   • . ••-..' T   r

     r          self) who would one day "by his
                hand bring my people untb salyar
                                                                 until 400 AD! Several important fea-
                                                                tures of this book:
                                                                                                              they contain unusual doctrines. The
                                                                                                              essential facts about the Doctrine
                                                                                                              WdToveffants are:                                  _™___-u.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      neous dpctrines; Because these ;
                                                                                                                                                                                                      books might be believed, ^nd often
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ^oesnptmean that they:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ^whbm Christ died; ~~; ~ ~y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • Bryan P. Glass,-member, Stillwater, First           istry we have been given! I pray I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           jieverlose the exdtemej^^
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                 iyincluding verselhc, ac"cord                   the Gospel?       ^^.^                           •They claim to be direct revela-                                                    are true and trustworthy.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Thank you b^^ editorial "Evan-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    for the                                   All we ask as evangelists is for
                to Smith, should read, "In the begin-                •It purports to fill in for the "plain   tions from God to Smith arid other                                                                                                                                                    gelists, an Endangered Species?"                        churches to pray about using us
  fc            ning was the gospel preached
                through the Son. And .the gospel was
                                                                 and precious" parts Mqrmbnism says
                                                                 were lost from the Bible (I Nephi;
                                                                                                              Mormbn presidents.
                                                                                                                  ^They teaqh and eyen command
                                                                                                                                                                                                       . ,v '/?.. Philip Roberts is. director of the interfaith
                                                                                                                                                                                                      witness department of the North American Mis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                      sion Board.                              , - . '...'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        One of th<> biggest sources of dis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    couragement I face is churches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          i when planning revivals.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Til      /:' CA M PA I GN     /• O R T II i:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                FOR HTHE SAKE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 OFT E
                the word, and the word was with the              13:26 In the Book of Mormon).              . Mormons:io commit polygamy arid                                                                                                                                                       telling me that insteiad of using an                     ' David PetetQ, president, Oklahoma Confer-                       /' UT U R i:' O /•' i;A I, I .S C K i; I K                                                                                   CALL
                     > and the Soh was with God, and                 •It is an inaccurate and fabricated      perfbnn temple ceremonies. •/                                                                                                                                                         evangelist they will be let their own                   ence of Southern Baptist Evangelists

                                                                                                                                                                                               BAPTIST MESSENGER » MAY 4, 2000                                                                                 BAPTIST MESSENGER * MAY 4, 2000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ^ told reporters aftenyarcj the:
                 o4-ordained marriage is;       "normalize" homosexual behavior.-                                                                                            schools are being forced to view a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Chief justioe^ William Rehnqriist,   issue is "how far jputside th6 vybmb '
                 jiri danger of being lost in   President Clinton has appoiirted                                                                                             Addeo lauding hpnipsexual behavior,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Associate -Justice Gl^ence Thoir^        will ti\e right to abprtibri now travel."
                 ourcc^ntryiand we -            many who practice! hpmosexijaj                                                                                               Gorigress is being^pressured into                                               We are irtgr^e danger of losing                                           ernon arid Jo Richards 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and Sc^ianomally^are^trpng^               ; ^Unfertunately,'^
                 wanttb change that.Mar-        behayidr to high gpveipment pqsi-                                                                                            passing "hate crimes" legislation that                                      ^ur;cQuntiry's long ^tablished strong                                       k were ready to pack up                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            life votes. It is \mclearwhetheriany ^   not met or seen a/single ^6]rti(Dn
             so! much a fundamental part:       tipris. lie declared June as "Gfay and                                                                                       makes any crime committed a,gainst                                          pubiic policy on se3dialmpi^ityand                                            arid ga to Arizona to;do V                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       other rrternbers of the court would      that tiieyidon't like nor dp^the^ want
     of our moral basfe,;We can't affordto      Lesbian Mde ^                                                                                                                a homosexual more egregious ^                                               marriage if we do not respond quick-                                          researchfor^theOklar : -                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         decide in favor of the ban. Associate    any limit on abortiph^d they want
                                                the "gay" bar, Stpnewail,tptl^ ] /                                                                                           the sariie crirrie cpmiriittedi against                                     ly, decisively and fore                                         hom^Arizbna partnership when God                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Justice Mthpny Ke\n?dy and 0'<3on-       the abortion right recbgnized in                                                                                              -   .':-,,**
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      ;: National Pr(^Famiy Fpram Avas          National Register. (Stpriewaiil was a                                                                                        someone else. Many denomiriatipns                                           9,000; or rnore, legitimate religious
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         changed! their direction^// " . f .
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      , nor typicEdly are swirigvotes, while     CaSey and in Roe v;; W^<^tpnpwbe
     responsiWeifor^he Defense of M             the "gay" b^Avherethei^                                                                                                      are being forced to^grappie ;mth the                                        leadersto take a stand; ITie;people                                 In May they will leave for Malawi.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Associate Justices John Paul             extended outside the womb, into the
     riage Act;(DbM^,^p^ed by Con-              rights" inb^nient began^) Our chil-                                                                                          idea of ordaining practicing horiio-                                        taJke theirleadfrpm their spiritual                                 "We met Rue Scott (Baptist Gen- •                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Stevens, Dayid Souter, :Ruth Bader.      birth ;canal where the killing of a ;
     gress aricl signed into law by             dren and their teacheis in public
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                                                                                                                                                                             sexuals as "spiritual leaders." Arid                                        leaders. If th^ ^e corifiderit ,that                            era! Convention of Oklahomk jp^rt-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer usually      child occurs Jin a p^ial-birth abor-
     President Clinton. The organization                                                                                                                                                                                                                  God's view;is the correct,; responsi-                          nership missions coordinator) at the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           support abortion                                             tion,- Bopp said
     has also helped fight the battles to                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ble, compassionate ^d healtiiy:                                 Baptist Building one day, and he                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Most states had;
     protectiriairiagie in Alaska^ Hawaii                                                                                                                                                                                                                yiewj they will stand against unright^                          said, 'we need you more in;Maiawi,f"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Richard Land, •                                            laws prohibiting
     and Vermont, arid assisted state;? in                                                                                                                                                                                                               eousness. SIECUS was able to get                                Jo said; "So we repacked, and we're                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           president of the                                              abortion when the
     passing their pvmm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  900 "relijgious leaders" to support an                           on our w^to;Malawi,"                    ^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Southern Baptist                                              high court found a
     tion legislation.              ^ ! V                                                                                                                                                                                                                ungodly and iminorarposition. Surely                                Jp retired from the Baptist Bmld-v                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ethics & ^eligipus                                            federal cphstitutipn-
         While we liave thus far been able                                                                                                                                                                                                               there are 9,000 who^w^                                           ing a yearago after working -for 20                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Liberty Commis-                                               al right to abortion
     to preserve the definition of marriage                                                                                                                                                                                                              for righteousness! V                                            years with the anriuity office; evange-                                                                                                                                                                   Jo arid Verriori Richards                                           sion,\expresseda                                              in its 1973 JRpe opin-
     for one man and one woman, the                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We inust draw a liiie in the sand,                           lism' department, Woman's Mission-                                                                                                                                                            ingiarriange^ food, trarisportation and                                        concern about the                                             ion. Iri 1992, the                                                                                              .^1
     secular definition has not fared as                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and marriage has; to be that line. A                             ary Union and the ChurchOutreach                                                                                                                                                              other logistical nee^fbr those pro-                                                                                                          high cburt held in
     well. Top often mariiage is equated                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Natiorial Marriage Prefect study^firom                          •Team; Vernon retired five years ago                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          which the case                                                Casey v. Planned" ;
     with "shaeldng-up" because of legal                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Hutgers University, conducted by                                 after a 2&year c^eeratTirikerAir                                                                                                                                                                   On occasion they will accompany                                           was brought to tiie                                           Parenthood a state
     and societal benefits provided to                                                                                                                                                                                                                   researchers David Popenpe^ and Bai^                            ;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         'Force J3aseV;V^^                                                                                                                                                                              the volunteers and minister along-                                                                                                           could pass some
     both'kirids of relatiqifehips equally.                                                                                                                                                                                                              bara Defoe Whitehead, found spine                                    "We talked about doing disaster ;                                                                                                                                                         side themfor^                                                                  federal appeals i                                             restrictions^ such as
         The Sexuality IMgnnatipn and                                                                                                                                                                                                                    disturbing facts: (Defoe Whitehead                               relief work or campers on nussiori ;                                                                                                                                                               Jo said she was told other duties                                         cpuft struck down                                             requiring informed
     Education Council of the United                                                                                                                                                                                                                     wrote an article titled "DanQuayle                               activities during retirement," Vernon                                                                                                                                                         might include taking ill vplunt^ers to                                         the law in Septein-                                           consentfor the
     States (SIEGUS),1^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Was Right" iiiT^eMa^cM                                           said. "We are certified as mission sier-                                                                                                                                                      the doctor, helping yolunteersjshbp                                                                                       mother, but; the justices also
     that gave legs to the fraudulent Kin-                                                                                                                                                                                                               few years ago, in whichsheprpVided                               vice corps volunteers."                                                                                                                                                                       for curios .and just providing a listen-                                           "Thatcoiddbe an indication tiiat       affiraiedRoe.
     sey studies, has enlisted 900 -reli-                                                                                                                                                                                                                proof th^: children rieed a:mother                                   Jo said she feels a kinship with                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               are hoping to decide to strike          The Etiiics!& ReUgto
     gious leaders" andjssued a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ing ear for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and a father.) The aiithors state, "As                           Malawi because: she worked with the                                                                                                                                                           homesick.                                                                      down the Nebraska law ^ prior to the       Commissiph signedonto afiierid-ot
     statement supporting homosexual                                                                                                                                                                                                                     anjnstjtution, marriage has lost                                 pWahprna-'s partnership with the: v                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          politiGal conventions this ^summer in      the-court brief by the U.S; Catholic
     ordinationsand same-sex "mar-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Richardses spent a week m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         much of its legal, religipus and social                          Afiicanvcountry for two years before                                                                                                                                                          January in Richmond, Va; going :                                               an attempt to tafe this issue aw^^         Conference supporting the ban. Oth-
:r   riages," the New York Times has                                                                                                                                                                                                                     meaning and authority." Since mar-                               she retired. She and y^pnwil                                                                                                                                                                  through orientation, and left March                                            froni a decision by the Americian          ers signing onto the brief were the
     prpyidedi space for SIECUS to make;                                                                                                                                                                                                                 riage is the very foiiridatipn of civi-                          serve ashosts for^nussion volunteers                                                                                                                                                           15 fbr five weeks of intensive orien-                                                 ;" Land said in aphone inter^      Nation^ jtesoti
     public the statement,complete with                                                                                                                                                                                                                  lized spcietj^ we Should be alarmed.                             in Malawi, keeping          of the 60 to                                                                                                                                                      tatipn in language, money, food and                                                   "They tried that with R6& y.        Lutheran Church^R^puri S^
     the 900 names which were published                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A recent poll done by Wirthlm                                 75 volunteers from Oklahoma com-                                                                                                                                                              culture at Internation^d Mission                                               Wade in 1973, and it didh't \york,^and    Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of
     in January 2000.                v                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Worldwide and released iri Geneva,                               ing and gping^l^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             it won'tiworic this time.                  America, Churph of Jesus Christ of
         Because Alaska, Hawaii arid Ver-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Board headquarters.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         at the World Conference of Families                                  "They will facilitate the effective                                                                                                                                                          = They wfll^erv^ in Mialawi for the                                             "The people i-bf ^Nebraska have die    Latter-day Saints and the Nebraska
     mont maintained the esiablish^^                                                                                                                                                                                                                     II, revealed that 74 percent of the                              engagement of volunteers in the                                                                                                                                                                duration of the Oldahbma/Malavw                                               right to ban this heinous, barbaric,
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     strong public jpolicy, the courts did                                                                                                                                                                                                               world believe the family created by'^y                            Oklahoma paitiiership in Malavyl,^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          partial-birth abortion procedure^ ahd        /cMersfflingl^
      riot go against the"will of the peo-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              partiierehip, A^ch is scheduled to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         lawful marriage is central to society                            said Sam IJptbn, missions strategy                                                                                                                                                             be two mpreyears.                                                             if the Supreme Court tries to sup-         the prohibition included the National
     ple," which our natibn7s Founders                                                                                                                                        .<****>*** >Wl£.£r*«JLi.**.£Cv I«o>».u4t •&«>*>* w I*. VJktiy*^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and 81 percent believe in the God-                                cpprdin^r^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  press tiiat right by                       Right to Life pbmmittee, Aniericah
      built into our: system of government.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jo and Vernoh said their children
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ordained definition of ofie-man, one-                            pick up votanteers ^ the airport,                                                                                                                                                              are excited about the opportunity                                             st^te, ^^                                  Center for Law and Justice, Family
     The tertri,^We the People," establish-                                                                                                                                                                                                              woma:n marriage. Iri our country, poll                           t^ethmto^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    enflame this issue and make it even        Research CouncU, Knights of Colum-
      es burability to restrain those who                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the mission trip provides, but "tti^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         after pbllreveals; that more, than 70\                           and provide logistical support for                                                                                                                                                             wantiis back for ^anddaughter                                                 more prominent as an issue in the          biis, Agiidathfe
      govern .us; "We the people" are able                                                                                                                                                                                                               percent of the people fav6r;Gpd's :C                             them during their stay," H                                                                                                                                                                     Sarah's graduation from high school                                           ^1 cam^                                    members of Congress and numerous
      to influence decisions of judges,/even                                                                                                                                                                                                              definition pf marriage. Most of our \:                              Many of the projects in Malawi                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           race down to the contests for every         doctors and medical organizations.
      those we maynot elect         ; ;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  in two years."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         fellow Americans still believe in                                 are with local pastors with no •other ^                                                                                                                                                      " _ .;.   -_•••'   _:   '    -'•-•'.,.-!_,...-„- •'' • / ' •   "'.'•.''•'"-    Congressional seat" ,
         "We the People" didn't rise up en                                                                                                                                                                                                               Judeo-Ghristian ethicSj even though                              itii^ioriaiy irvvo^                                                                                                                                                                                ,' Dana Williamson is associate editor, of the\: ;                            James Bopp^ general counsel of         : i Torn Strode Is a writer for theSduthem Bap-
      masse against abortion and;the                                                                                                                                                                                                                     they! are uncomfortable defending                                                                                                                                                                                                                              :; Baptist'Messenger. : ;:                ,       '•                                                                       tist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. :
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JRichardses will be essential in help-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the National Right to Life Commit-
      removal of school; prayeriiihtil after                                                                                                                                                                                                             them. We must maintain this belief
     the fact.SIECUS .understands this
     and that is why they haye enlisted
     900 "religious" leaders. They are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         before the courts completely destroy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          God-ordained marriage; We must
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          make sure the established;strpngy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Take a
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     attempting to change the court's per-                                                                                                                                                                                                               public ppliciy: still reflects the sacred-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        f
     ception of the established strong                                                                                                                                                                                                                   n^ss of both marriage and human                                            then followed tiie governmenfs strict rules as to                                           once ssud the greatest enemy pf the truth is very                                                                                                                                                   as a bon of Christian
     public policy for Qod-ordairied mar-                                                                                                                                                                                                                sexual relationships.               y      -                               where, when and for how long they cpuld preach.                                             oiften hot the lie; deliberate, contrived and dishon-                                                                                                                                               thing about God, which I whpleh6a;rtedly agreed
     riage and human sexuality                                                                                                                                                                                                                               You can help assure this by sign-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Land-said.'- --?.•"";•';;;".'-. ::.'•,.! •''.''••'•:.•'•. •• -'-;. V7-;•; •-: ••• ':;'-'/".^est, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and uhre- -                                                                                                                                               \yith. The article was not calling for areturri of
         Now SIECUS is attempting to con-                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ing the statement and FAX, "snail-                                            "Rather than do tiiat, they^wenttbjail.How                                                                                                                                                                  alistic.VIt is, for example                in                                   prayer in sChoolsrbut tp allow stodents to bring
     \dncethecourtsthatthepeo                                                                                                                                                                                                                             mail" or e-mail itback to us.        ;                                    many of IK would dp the                                                                                                                                                                                         American culture that you cannot legislate mor;ali-                             God into class discussions and write
     homosexual behavior regarded as                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    America's leaders not only lack the backbone to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             homework assignments arid so fbrth>" Land said.
     normal, andthathomosexuals-                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ' Nancy Sutton is president.of Family First and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    st^d for God as to                                                                                                                                                                                                  "Nothing could be more                                                          Nowadays, students ftice serious disciplmaiy^
     should be given the "right" to many.                                                                                                                                                                                                                co-founder of National Pro-Family Forum,                                   alsp lack the coye necessity to even contemplate                                                                                                                                                                false. As a practical matteiv                                                   actions for banging to school^ as one first grader
         Consider some of the tactics to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            such a stand: faith in the liyihg God; Land said.                                                                                                                                                               all governments legislate                                                       did, a book about Esau anti^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thus America's youth have few examples of coijjra-                                                                                                                                                              morality. If we had no laws                                                     ed to read during show andtell.The^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    geouS,\selfless statesmen on the national political                                                                                                                                                             against murder, the murder/                                                     suing the school system aftertheircWld was-told
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    scene to whom they can look as good examples 6f                                                                                                                                                                 rate would explode. If we                                                       he could hot read the book and then purushed
     Continued from page 1     ;        :,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Christian leadership, Land said.                                                                                                                                                                                had no laws against thefts,                                                     when he insisted onjeading it, Land said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Arnerica's politicians cannot avoid the fact there                                                                                                                                                          property losses would soar.                                                         "There is ho reason why a student cannot talk
     asking the pray-ers to praise God,                                                                                                                .
                                                issue;.' • .-• • - . . ; . • • • • . • . : - / - . . ; : . • ; - . . . ; ! . / • • = • • • : , . . - -smaller units, the pray-ers canvassed                                                                 "We have four specific prayer                                           is a God by writing laws that bar mention of God in                                                                                                                                                             If rape wasn't Against the                                                      about his faith or beliefs in alSisciission in which ;
     thank Hint for all He has done at             "We can be most effective prayer                                                                   thei encampment to pray for the                                                                    requeste in the months to come," Jor-                                      the public square and passing laws that penalize                                                                                                                                                                law, rapists would prowl                                                        such cpiriments would natiir^ly arise," 1^
     Falls Creek, ask Him to meet our           walking if we lay our own burdens                                                                     buildings, programs arid people at                                                                 dan added;^We rieed to askQbdfor                                           those, who try to live by the dictates of^their^ faith,                                                                                                                                                         about untouched. You can,                                                       "Neithershould the student be penalized, as anoth-
     needs and then ti^tHimtodOscK* r ^^        aside first," Brunt said. "Then we                                                                    Falls Greek.              v                                                                        clear and concise plans from the                                           Land declared;        v                       ^                                                                                                                                                                 and must, legislate morali-                                                     er student was, for writinga homework assign-
        To prepare those gathered for the       must confess our own sin and pray                                                                        When finished* the grpiip gathered                                                              architects who will design the new                                             Land praised the courage of the late Dietrich                                                                                                                                                               ty;" Land said.                                                                 ment about Jesus Christ be^
     task at hand, Jordan asked Deborah         that God allows us to be clean ves-                                                                   again in the cafeteria for a time of                                                               facilities; we must see God raise up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         '.'''•**.•   . * • " • + ' .   .   •   - •   *   ,   .•   **               Bonhoeffer, who said before he died in a German                                                                                                                                                                     Land recalled how amazed he was nine years                                      "Why is it," Land asked, "that those who have no
     Brunt; BGGO women's missipnsairid          sels that He can ;use for His ptarpbs-                                                                praise arid challenges to conclude                                                                 ni£uor donors to provide large gifts;                                      Cpncentration campjtha                                                                                                                                                                                                                to New York City from Russia,                             faith in God are free to express their lack pf faith,
     ministries specialist, to present a ;                                                                                                   : ' i --.:,'v /V:v;\.l.' "..v-^K-' 1 "/--.- :                                           we rnust praynot^ about^what God                                           had a clear mandate from God tp help ensure his                                                                                                                                                                 to see ^Time inagstzine cover in ah airport news-                               publicly and without censor, and we are riot .
     short lesson pn prayer wdl<mg.                Brunt then led the group in a                                                                          "I challenge you to not let this                                                               wants each ofMto give personally,                                                              ^                                                                                                                                                                                           stand whose headline asked, "One nation under                                   allowed to egress ourfaith^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         but:whatHe:w^teto:givetiirQugh                                                                             -Bonhpeffer-loved---                                                                                                                                                            G6d:-Has separation^of^church and state gone too-
     first asked the pray-ers each to share     the alphabet; asking those gathered                                                                                          "Start prayer bands all over Okla-                                          us; €md we need,tp|)ray that He con-                                       Germany like I love America," Land said. "I pray I                                                                                                                                                              far?" Inside, th^ story saidy in part, "for God tp be                           any and all public pronouncement of faith is a step
     a cbnceni or burden with the person        to shout a word beginriing \vith the                                                                                         homa; we need people on their Imees                                         tinues to niiake Falls Greek encanip-                                      niever Kayfe to'arrive at such a conclusion."                                                                                                                                                                   kept out the ciassrobms by nierypus school admin-                               down the same slippery slope that ^could bottom
     riext to them. Once they had done          respective letter that describes the                                                                                         asking God to provide for pur ne^ds                                         ment holy ground,                                                            1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Another \vay leaders try t;p avoid God in the                                                                                                                                                               istrators or Cowardly politici^is is serving no one;"                           out in just such'*$ society, Land isaid. "We must be
     that, she asked each person to pray        Lord;':.'.-'•:••••. : ' : .--':. -".-; . ' ^ ( • ' \ \ ' - ^ . - ^ \ '.-:':                                                  and for Him to do a great work in the                                                                                                                  public domain is to insist that "you cannot legislate                                                                                                                                                              "I nearly fell overi reading that magazine at the                            always on.guard to protect and fight for our rights
     over their partner, asking God to             Br^akingup inta two groups,                                                                                               heart? of all those who attend                                              ; Bob Nigh is managing editor of the Baptist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     u                                              morality," Land said. "President John F. Kennedy :                                                                                                                                                              newsstand. Here was K/ne magazine, not known                                    to express pur faith; It is a battle worth engaging.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I       ^t's better to be a lizard than a frog,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ^Baptist rtussionaries say; ^Frog churches"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ^thsit sit fat krid complacent pntheirli^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           arid wait for the wqrld to^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   •tiling of the past, the international Missiori;?oard;;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    says. /.,:Cv:: < ••"• < ./;'/•' -. ••-''•' "•'-•- /- -:" —:- ^'••o^^ •'•'£'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       nations where church growth had been negligible
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The process includes training leaders jtp;stert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       other cell churches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       rigriiovemieritgoirig;:then the ^owth rate far
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       exceeds older models that Aye have worked with,"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cooperation is broad for^food distribution or -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  planted, Kammerdiener said. "The more Aye work
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ology of those we Avork^thtobeclosetpoure."
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             time of celebration arid :                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              .Missionaries today are starting-lizard churches"                                                 •KEUim^                                                                                                   emphasized, lie said. "Prayer not brily supports
encpurggemerit in the Tabernacle.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   thaiadiapt tp their surroundings and aggressively                                                     Reaching people groups rather than nations is a                                                         prpgrei^rbut it is a w^dge to create Access tp •
Falls Creek will host a different ;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             . . pursue courts, an 1MB report says. "They are i; ;                                                  major 'chaiige in'Strategy. looking at the world as a,                                                     imreached people groups." Friers are ^ci^fed pa
teacher and'vvorship leader each                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  .willing to change their colors, arid expend enpr- :                                                 collection of iridividual nations is not the best                                                          ttie ppwer of God to change peopl^ rather than on
week to lead the students in under-                         MarkbeMbss                                                                 Joel Engle                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   mous energy to bring the lost into the family of• i                                                approach, Kammerdierier said> because it assumes                                                           identifying evil spirits that may oppress them, he
staridirig and establishing the spiritu-
al disciplines of Bible study, prayer,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           G o d ; " ) s ; ;V; ^7-VV.-'.: ; ::"'-V- : ^^"-VC^ ^A;:                                               that ^1 people in a nati^^^                                                                               :Sffl'd.::^W^                     attention to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "It's a'whatever it takes^t^                                                                    "Yugoslavia is a classic example. We thought it was                                                       power of Satari than to the power of the Lord."
sacrifice arid worship,          ;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                tude, within certain bounds," Ray Franklin, a 20-                                                     one nation, but how we^fe
           l-Junel^23                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             year .Southern Baptist Convention missipriary to •: •"                                                Croats, Bosnians, Muslim
          DfeMoSs; Speaker                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Japaritbld^^
   Joel Engle, Ptaise/Worship                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     our perspective while/maintainingour theological                                                                 The 1MB divided the World irito 14 regions,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  grounding."         ,;",v ; -v.- : .- v -\':;• •-•':"-•' ^- ;i :^;';;v.' 1 -.;- ; .>                  oyerseenjbyan on-site missionary leaderwho^                     /
   J.RvVassar, Speaker                                                                              jgff Barry and The Band                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       V;;"1 Welcome toNfew^pirections, the SBC's updated                                                    plans the best evangelistic strategy there. The 1MB
   Joel Erigle, Praise/Worship                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    strategy for:e\^rigeUzing^                                                         ;                  used tohave to get pemiission from-its board of
   Week3-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         have overhauled the organization's stnictiire arid ;                                                  trustees before entering a riew country, but ripw
   Todd Sanders, Speaker                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          strategies in the past two years, and given mission-;                                                 regional leaders can take the initiative to dp
   Jeff Berry, Praise/Worship                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ^j^^?^w
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  aries freedom to use new^methods, 1MB Executive                                                       thea rely on the board for support, Kamrnerdiener
   W^ Hunter^ Speaker                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ; Vice President Don Kammerdierier said.                                     ;                          said. "Progress is riot measured by how many :v
   Buddy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                New Directions wasdeveloped from the expert                                                     riatioris we are ini but how many people groups we
   ^Charlie Hall; Praise/Worship                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ences of missionaries and the ideas of missions                                                       have reached. We really turned that on its head," :                                                                                                                                                                             '             *       -       '

   Week 5 - Jtiiy 17^21                               SairiJefs                                            Huriter; >pharlie,Hall                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 expertsand researchers such as David Barrett. Its
 <Len Taylor; Speaker                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              .     .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  emphasis is on prayer, evangelizingindigenous                                                                    Southern Baptists say tliey are eager to- work •
   dropknee, Praise/Worship                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       people groups rathertiiari/nations asa whoje,                                                         \yith like-rriinded Christian groups. That wasn't the
 : Week 6-July 24-28                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cooperating with other Christian                                            y                          case 20 years ago, but "there has been a growirig ;
   Doug Lewis, Speaker; ;;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        churches, Kammerdiener said.                                                                           awareness that we arepart of a^ larger CMstia^
   Joel Engle/ F*aise/Worship>                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  '. Lizard churches plant new congregations                                                              .community: as part of the Kingdom of God," Kam-
   Week 7 - July 31- August4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the 1MB says is necessary to spread the Gospel ;                                                       merdierier ; said:!.:Fniitftii relationships liave bieen:-". .
   David Starry, Speaker                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          worldwide. SBC missionaries have had success                                                           fomed with groups^ that sjiare the "Great CommiST
   Jeff Berry, Praise/Worship                 Len Taylor                                  dropknee                                            pbug Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  planting thousands of cell churches. They meet in                                                       • ' - ... visibri," such^ as; Wycliffe ' Bible Translators arid
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  homes and attract tens of thousands of converts iri                                                     Campus Crusade for Ghrist, he said.
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encouraging weekerid for single par-                    is designed to provide a refreshing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ri election yearm Con- >•.   protection of religious expression .;•                                                                                                ple whphave been reported astak- ;                                         vate, religious or home schools, but
ent families," saict Kim Bearden,                       weekerid for single parents and their                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    gress normaijy can be        against gdverrmental iriterfererice is                                                                                                ing their lives legally have done sp                                        it alspqoiild be utilized for such
BGGO single a^ltministiies special-                     cWldren in order to uridergird the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       expected to produce          stalled in the Senate. The House vot-                                                                                                 with federally regulated drugs. The;:;                                      expenses as tutoring, uniforms or
ist. "Children will love the chanCeto                   single parent home arid ministry in                                                                                                                                 Irit^^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               great effort by some         ed 3(^-118 in July for the Religious *                                                                                                House passed, the measure in O                                              home qomputers for public-school
h^e:furiAyith other children as they                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             rriernbers,:but few results legislative-     Uberty Protection Act. Shortly there-                                                                                                 ber with a 271-156yote.                                                     students; The president already has ^
explore The ; Creek,rplay lots of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ly. In a presidential campaign               after; some of the bilFs backers;                                                                                                         •li^uiiage tax perialty-^-Tax relief                                    killed the legislation three times.
games, laugh with special guest Den-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              desire riot to alienate voters is even      iricluding the National Council of ;                                                                                                  for rriarried couples appears iinlikely                                          H^i^
nis Lee and Friends arid learn of the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             more pronounced.                             Churches and People'for the Ameri-                                                                                                   this session. Senate Democrats                                              gambling on the Internet has moved
wonderfiil love of God in their fami-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Thiis year js/no exception, but          can Way, withdrew their support, A .                                                                                                 blocked a vote on a bill in mid-April,                                      toward a vcrte on the House floor
ly." Lee^ a puppeteer, is "the finest ;                                                                                                                                                 Famine threatens Ethiopia; 1MB mobilizes early response                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   advocates bf change in sanctity-of-          mostly conservative coalition cpntin-v                                                                                               arid Glintpn has indicated he will; ;                                       after Senate passage of a similarbill
yeritriloqiiist yoii will ever ^ee,"Bear-                                                                                                                                             '"'• v-;spi^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                life, gambling, educatiori, family and       ues to work for its passage in the                                                                                                   veto the Republican-backed propos-                                          in November; The HouseJudiciary
deri said. "He thrills children and                                                                                                                                                    threatened 1^ i^ eme^                   m sbuthe^                                to a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      religious liberty policies are still ^ / Seriate, where the bill is S;208l7- :                                                                                                    ^l.The;House voted 268-15$ iri favor                                        Gpmmittee^approy^             Internet
adults alike with his use of clever                                                                                                                                                    God-inspired gift,^^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       making the effortwith the help of                       RLM would require a governmen-                                                                                            of the Marriagefax Penalty Relief                                           Garhbling ProhibitionAiCt in eaiiy^
puppets and a strong Christian mes-                                                                                                                                                    hit television sereieris m;the l^                   y;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     some of their allies on Capitol Hill.        tal entity to show it has a "com-                                                                                                    Act in/February.Supporter^ bf the                                           April. The House version, H.R. 3125,
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    Cost of the weekendvis $25 per                                                                                                                                                    (Ethiopia and six neighboring cpu                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the legislation supported by the             "lea^t restrictivemeans" infyrthering                                                                                                because, under the tax code; about                                          hibiting betting over telephone wires.
family, which-includes lodging, meals                                                                                                                                                  flicts are making the delivery of re^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious          that interest before it can substan-                                                                                                 21 million married couples pay a                                            It targets trie operators of Internet
and the program. The Vegistration                                                                                                                                                      weafeliaye begun dying from m£dnutri^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      tiberty Comrnissiori as Congress             tially burden, a pereori's religious r                                                                                               yearly average of $1,400 more in tax-                                       garttbling enterprises rather than trie
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    The retreat begins at 5:30,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •IPailial^irth abortion—The              ing claiuse, th? interstatecommerce • :••                                                                                            together without being married.                                                  •Violence against unborn ;
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vmi^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      House of Repr-eseritatives approved           clause arid the 14th Amendment of                                                                                                        •Education savings                                                     cWldren--The^ House Voted 254-172
 per^ followed by family wore                            the local churchy" Bearden said. "I                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the Partial-birth Abortion Ban Act           the Constitution to restore this test.                                                                                                accounts—Clinton also seems pre-                                           in September in favor of the Unborn
 7:3Q-8;30 p.m. Saturday's schedule                      ericourage all single-parent families
                                                                                                                                                                                       Day of prayer and fasting to focus on India's Hindus                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       witha tvvp-thirds majority; 287-141,         Another religious liberty^ bill, tihe                                                                                                 pared to veto an education reform                                          Victims of Violence Act (H.R. 2436),
 includes more family worship, break-                    to attend this incredible event."                                                                                                 Irt early June, Southern Baptists will pray ^diast^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    in early April, The Senate approved a        Workplace Religious Freedom Act                                                                                                       bill that would ^low ti^ee swings                                          which would provide legal protection
 out sessions, games arid family activi-                   * For additional information, con-                                                                                          of the 850 nuUionlfi^                                 ;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     10^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          sirriilar bill 63-34 in October^ but fell     (H.R. 4237), was introduced in the                                                                                                  accounts to be Usedforpublic and |                                          for unborn children when they are
 ties in the afternoon arid it concludes                 tact Bearden at 405/9^                                                                                                        Chi^iEinbelieTOis.vail^               reveial His love .-and redemption to hun-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            short of the two-thirds vote needed           House in mid-April, A Senate version                                                                                                 private schooling at the elernentary                                       harmed during the cqmriiission of a
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 with dinner at 5p.m.                                                     .                                                                                    .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to override a presidential veto. Dif-         was introduced in September.                                                                                                         and secondary levels. Iri M?u:ch, the                                      federal crime. The Senate has not
     SpeCi;al activities for children ages                  Accordirig to Theresa. McKehna,                                                                                                The 14th annual Day of Prayer and Fasting for World •Evangelization •                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ferences will have to be worked put,                    •Assisted ^dde—The Senate                                                                                                  Seriate voted 61-37 in favor of the                                        acted ori thfe bill. The measure would
 5^16 will be held during the three                     author of "The Hidden Mission                                                                                                  shows Southern Baptists want all^ the ^world's peoples to hear about salva-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                but the resulting measure appears            Judiciaiy Cornrnittee is expected to                                                                                                  Affordable Education Act;which                                             criminalize violence resulting in
 breakout sessions, which include                       Field," 16 million children under the                                                                                          tion in Jesus Christ, said Jerry Rankin, president of tiie Southern Baptist                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                destined to fall victim again to Presi-       vote out the Pain Relief Promotion                                                                                                   includes the proposal for education                                        iryury or^ death to an unborn child
 seminars on relevant needs for the                     age of 18 live ^with only one parent,^—                                                                                        IriternationaJ Mission Board;                        -      ' v^ .-'.^ :;V--';c.:Jl£l,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    rderit GlintonrHe has twice vetoed itr -ActhApriHJTr The^bill supports the;                                                                                                         savings accounts. The House has yet                                        when it is committed during a viplent
 single-parent family. The children's                   and only five percent of single-parent                                                                                                               i^^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and the Senate twice has failed to            use of federally controlled sub-                                                                                                     to vote on its yersiori, H;R. 7. The                                     . federal offense against a pregriarit
   vents include nature walks, crafts                   famrlies attend* ^ church,_. compared - to•" •                                                                                 Prayer and Fastirig. The kit includes an issue of TAe Commission magazine                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  gain a twp^thirds m^ori^: The bill            stances for the alleviation of pain^                                                                                                 measure would permit parentsior                                            woman.oThe punishrrient for such a
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 management;" "vacations ori tiie                       of four Oklahoma children go to bed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       month of pregriancy.               • "        to assist in a suicide. Since Oregon                                                                                                 educatiori. This post-tax money                                             tiie mother.             \.\
 cheap/making memories/new^                             every night in a single-parent                                                                                                    To order the Day of Prayer and Fasting for World Evangelizitipn kit, e-.--;--;.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             •Religious Ubert^;—A measure to           legalized physician-assisted suicide                                                                                                 could be used for kindergarten                                                - '.   ' >.    , •_.__. ^      . * •
 tions arid being content in your cir-                                                                                                                                                 m^ or call toll-free 8bO/866r-3621.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              restore a previous standard for the         more than two ^ years ago, all 47 peo-                                                                                                through 12th-grade students at pri-                                              •" Torn Strode is a writer for the Ethics & Reli-
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                                                                                                                                                                                  he fihalopportuhity to                     Convention of Oklahoma lias spon- >S
                                                                                                                                                                                  attend a "Take the L^                      sbredthree regional ernjphaSes/reJatr'                                                                                   a new^lR^                             ;
                                                                                                                                                                                ;sertiinar>viU;be May 15-19                  ed to Celebrate Jesus;2000v^;                                                                                                                                                           ! association; He also remembered <
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      learrted the ;nee^d offellOArohipwitli ;                        how;the associatioriLhelped hini;as^a
                                                                                                                                                                                  at five -locations. ^                      Proclamation, the last phase in the                                                                                      other pastors.; He foun^
                                                                                                                                                                  ' Proclamation,; seminars bn;tni-                          s^e-wide;emph^sis, is the'strategy \                                                                                                                                                     pastor; B^recailed howliiii^tioral;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ship in the j^onto                                              skills w6re;hon                      ;';
                                                                                                                                                                   sade^preparation and special                              of holding local church crusades and                                                      young man felt;the call bf     pastors conference; His church
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             other special ^ngelistic;events. ; •                                                                                                                                                     tion ,\^th x>t^                   ;                                                                                                                                                                               jf   <   .   , -•V;'M

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                                                                                                                                                                   listiC: events, will feature-BUI ;                                                                                                                 :<jdd to the gospel miri- -     members needed^tf aining^d inform'                              increased his Bible ;l^owledge; ;                                                                                                                                                                                  •v-'.v.. -«fl
                                                                                                                                                                   who spent 20                                                 Each:registered p^icipant ;\yill •                                                     istry; He sensed God's ^call   mation aboutthe life of neighbdrihg
                                                                                                                                                                   yieais leading ;                                          receive a. complimented cpp^ of the                                                                                                                                                      through coiiferences £mid seminars ;;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      kwhile attending vesper V V     chiirches and ar^as'ngedirig imission                           provided bjr toe a§soci^
                                                                                                                                                                   Texas Bap- >                                              "Enter Into the Joy: Church Grusade                                          services in a;c6llegiate ministiy, ^/       miriistries^He found the ^                                          Irisui^^
                                                                                                                                                                   tists in revival                                          Preparation Plan;" ; ;        /                                             Strongly supported by associations in        these needs in meetings oftheasso-;
                                                                                                                                                         ; : ; •                                              1^                                                                                                                                                                                    vided for Hint an atmosphere for pei^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the college^ £u:ea. In a worship service    ciation. He also learned the director ;                         son^^ lead^hip and spiritual
                                                                                                                                                                   preparation, ,                                            Trinity) May .                                                               at his local church, he responded to        of missions helped the c^itfch review                                                                                                                                    Miss QKlihpmia USA
                                                                                                                                                                   and Tim                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            growth; He sihcerely felt he owed the                                                                    with; Ivari. and B^french, retired
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             15;:Durant, ---                                                              ari invitMpn:and anribunced his deci-       the s^aiy arid benefits^aridthe ;
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                                                                                                                                                                   Knopps, evan-                                             Calvary, May                                                                ^sion to accept this (:all. ^yhiie attend-   church was Jed to include in it? bud-                                                                                                                                    principai;arid
                                                                                                                                                                   gelism evertis^                                           16; I^wton,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I am that young man. Now 1 am
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ing college- his pastor asked for his       get fulLanruiitybenefits^^ a life .-'•:,-                       approachingyretirement. I appreciate
        DEACON EMERITUS. Laymen Thomasson/C6nterf Teceives a deacon; emeritus .;                                                                                   associate for                                             Cameirori;                                                                  prdinatiohi The church requested the         and hospitaiization insurance pro-                              the Baptist association and strongly                                                                     1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Miss Oklahoma speaks
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        Gertificate;;fr6m VVeatherford, Emmanuel chairman of deacons Hai; Stihsonr as                                                                              the North .                                                                                                                            association to Invite a group of pas-                                                                       believe in it because of what it has
        pastbr Alan Quigley looks onl-Thbmasson fas. been a deacon for 50 years in four                                                                            American                                                  monr Grace/                                                                  tore from the association to fbrrn-ari               young pastor was elected to                            meant to me and thousands Of oth-
        churches—Duncan ,;CalvaryiMa                                                                                                                               Mission1                            Bill Cathey           May 18, and                                                                  "examininig council" to examine him         various offices in the asspCiatioil,                             ers. But wheri did the Association ;                                                                       IVlissOklah^
        Thoma$spn^and his late;wife;of 59 years were in charge of a nursing home min-:
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                                                                                                                                                                  Board.. V :-V,;^- ' • ' • -;'",,..\'^-" : -'' ; -'-; v '   the Baptist                                                                  in preparation for brdinatioDt and to       including moderator. He grew in his :                           begin? What is its purpose?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               teachers that her fifth
        istryfor'26years; ^^                                                   vv> ; v ,v                                                                              Cathey will lead the church cru-                      Building In                                                                  make a recommenda^bri to the                ability to preside over larger gather                            aibiitjts                                                                                               had a profound impact in mplding ;
                                                                                                                                                                   sade prepar^pnipart of the con^                           Oklahoma                                                                     church; The ^sociaypnal direttpr of         ings of Baptist churches; His knowl^ •                                                                                                                                   her futoe aiid getting her to \yhere
                                                                                                                                                                   enqe, and Knopps^ will lead a sessioh                     City,Mayl9.
        Church staff changes:                                        People in the news:                                                                           on how to involve churches or asso-                          Registra-          Tim Knopps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          missions and his associate also .-.',.--    edge of convention life expanded,                              issues in future                                   Speaking t;o retired teachereat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          assisted in the Ordination Semce.           and his appreciation for the cooperar                          articles;
                                                                                                                                                                   ciations m making evangelism events                       tioriisfree,                                                                   • When he graduated from semi-            tie work of the convention mush-                                                                              the Oklahoma City Baptist Retire-
         Charles "Chiick" Hides is pastor at                        Buzbee, 87, died April 13 in Norman.                                                          ;Successftil,-;';-.'J" . ' • . - • ^•^l^j^^^'^'-'-'-       but reservations are required. For                                                                                                                                                         • Robert Haskins is                         ment Center, AmandaPenix, a stu- ;
        :^^                                                         Services were April 17 at Anadarko                                                                                                                                                                                                    naiy, anassociational director of
        Webl^ers-F^is^'F^y moving from                                                                                                                            ;; Since September 1999, the evan-                         reservations, call the evangelism                                            missions' friend shared his name/            : -Thirty-seven years later this man                          senior associate execu-                        dent at Oklahoma Baptist University,
        Corona Church, Chandler, Ariz.,                             Pfe^byteriari Church with burial in                                                            gelism office of the Baptist General                      office at 405/942-^800, ext. Si3.                                                                                                                                                       tive director of the Bap-                      said that teacher encouraged her to
                                                                    Memory Lane Cemetery in Anadarko                                                                                                                                                                                                     .with a pulpit committee in a pastor-        reminisced. He remembered the                                  tist General-Convention
        where he w^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       less church in centraf Oklahoma. As         many benefits to his church from the                           of Oklahoma: .; - -                            look into modeling, and even made
        and adrtiini^tratioft. ; ; ;     '\                            We served as pastor of Ma^ville,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             some phone calls to help Cprmect
          C.W. Ramsey completed an mter-                            First; Lindsay, First and Anadarko,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             her withthe rigW; people.That
                                                                    Virginia; Avenue, as well as churches                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           enccniragemehti she said; eventually
                                                                    in JenlcSj Frederick, Elk City and
                                                                    Lavrton. He^W
                                                                    Home Mission Board (now No
                                                                                                                                                                  to Oklahoma twice in October                                                                                                           pews 'with hymnal racks : $200 each.
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           Eric Mixon is minister of ybiitti at                                                                                                                                   he BGCO's Church & Fam-                       yThe music willbe shipiped to the                                                                                                                                                        W                                          Cities to be a testimony;ifor Christ.;^ ;
                                                                    AmeriQari Mission Bpajd) in 1958 to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              has openings for pastime youth iand                the meeting of the Oklahoma
        Mboreland, Fiyst;                                                                                                                                                         ily EquippingMinistries                     GAPE offices the fet week of May,
                                                                    establish chaplains' relations at
                                                                                                                                                                                  Team is hosting apair of;                   and choirs are'tirged to learii the ;                                                                                   ;:T^AN REQUEST: Baptist Student                                music positions^ Send resume^ to               Retired Educ^toris Association was a
           Mike Middlebrooks resigned as                            Maya Clinic in Rochester, Minn.j                                                                                                                                                                                                      B^tistHymn                                  Ministries at University of Nevada                             Search Committee, 171 1 N. Broad- ;
        minister of students at Lawton, First                                                                                                                                     sl^Wideevehte                               music over the course of the siunmer                                                                                                                                                                                                  fli^t iobe hosted by the retirement
                                                                    where lie also started a Southern                                                                                                                                                                                                    'Monday^Fiiday; 9 a.fn.-4:30 p.m. _.;•:•'    Las Vegas is seeking a 15-passenger                            way, Mqpre 73160.; v j ! • " •''..;.-.';:' center. '•^:f---''.- '.'"':', -,V'v-. : •'" : -"-'-:-^ ' : y-^--
        to accept the position of nuhistasr to                      Baptist Feilo\^hip. He attended                                                                ber for all sanctuary thoir members -.                     montiis. : ;.'--";; :: - •-- /V/.;'):;;'. : V '•.,;';•-•;.;•;•                  OPEN[ i)MES: Champions for
                                                                                                                                                                   of churches across Oklahoma: The                          ; "Tte
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      van in good conditionj to be used by                                I>AYC^^                                      ;penix said she hopes tb -be an ear-
        youth at Casa View Church, Dallas,                          OWahoma Baptist University, Tulsa \                                                                                                                                                                                                   Christ, music; drama and preaching          evangelism team for witnessing this                            being accepted ;vor gssistaht day care
                                                                                                                                                                   musical, "Experiencing God," baised                        concert will be a time to 'polish and                                                                                                                                                                                                 ly chUdhpod; teacher, aridqmry ori; ^
                                                                    University and the University of                                                                                                                                                                                                      team, has -open dates for May.arid          summer arid througlj the school year.                          director/church hursery^coordinatbr            the tradition and example the 'teach-
          Robert Winn is interim mipdster of                        Edmburgh, Scotlaiid. He was pf eged-                                                           on the discipleship kudy^by Henry                          rehearse1 with the orchestra. These                                         June for Sunday evening rallies pr :        Corrtact Steve Timmons at
        music at Edmond, Waterloo Road.                                                                                                                            Blackaby, will be premiered by par-                        choirs wilTtheri be able^to present                                                                                                                                                    ^at Oklahoma dity,;T^                           ers represenLted in the classroom.
                                                                    ed in death by his wife, Jtoe/Sur-                                                                                                                                                                                                    weekend reyivials. Contact Rick • • • •;                                                                   tion^L Applicants should have two ^
                                                                    vivprs include sons JohhrPaul, •'•/                                                            ticipants intwo dffierent cpricerts.                       the musical in their own churches                                          McGee at 405/872-9851, or >yayne,;;!                                                                        yearsrexi^rience.vCpntact Mark
                                                                    Anadarko, Tom, Denisoii; Iowa;                                                                   ^ There v^ be a late; afferhpoiv                         across tM ^e," (^eit said; "Many                                            First at%9/3346T^                           Heights seeks part-time minister of ,:;                        Merideth at 405/528-6327 Or FAX; V/
                                                                                                                                                                   rehearsal,followed,:by^thecpncert,                         smaller churches are Already making
            Anadarko, Beth^ April 9^14, 17                          daughters, Sallie TJpchurch, Normjui;                                                                                                                                                                                                   - PM^C^Rv^                                music and part-time minister to                                resume to 524-2908. : : : : ;
        professions <tf ftuth, i^ne ad                              Qlenda Uelein, Garland, Texas; eight                                                           for^churches in the ^ea close to and                       plans to join with other churches in                                        able for pastorate. Resume on;              senior -adults. Send resumes td 1500
        letter; ev^                                                 grandqjuldren and five great-grand-                                                            including Oklahoma Gity at the Myri-                       their association::-to^present the con-                                     request. Contact him at 46600C West-        W. WillRogers Blvd., Clarerhore
                                                                    children; ;;/"; v- :':-'.•;; •;;',"••' , •/' .;V-V                                             ad Oct 10. The churches in the Tulsa                       cert. Some are even planning to join                                                                                                                                                    Christian AA group meets
        Clayton; music, Craig Stiike, Temple;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            :ech Rd., Shawnee 74804, phone ;             74017, FAX 918/343-0215. ; v : | • :
       pastor, I^y Weithers.                                                TPINDI^^                                                                               region will be prissehting tlie same                       with other churches in their own                                                                                         ; FRESHER: Retired ipastor Archie                                    Members of Oklahoma Gity, ".
            Dewai; Flrst^ April 16-19, 17 pro-                      iSunriycrest Church, Meuiori, Ind.,                                                            miisk^l in the Mabee^Ceriter Oct. 24.                      town who are not Southesrn Baptist,                              ;         I:;- :MUSIC: Tattle, First i^      ::        Klusrneyer is available for pulpit sup-                          Olivet have established a Christian ,
       fessions of faith, four adiditions by •-•;.                  effective May 14. He served the past                                                           The nucleus of each of ttiose choirs                       butwouicl like to be a part of this                                         part-time music ministter to lead in        ply; interim. Would consider biyoca-                             version pf Alcoholics ^onymoUs ;
       lettei^ evangelist, Clint Sinclair, Beg-                     four^ears as associate national                                                                will be ma:de lip of Singing Church-                       excitinig opjpoitunity."                       •                            Ayorship services, direct the adult r       tipnalpositibn- Phone; 580/864-7880. :                          ^which^neludes a 12-step program as'
       gs; music,^                                  pastor'         musicifillfectx)r for Life Action Min-                                                        1men"• arid ' Singing ChurchWbmen. The
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       JacicVanqe;;                              '/s-'V ' • • ?     iStries in Miles, Mich. He formerly                                                            Oldahpma Baptist Symphony will                             saved, and lives being changed,                                             prograrn; Send resume to Music              Avienue searching for ybuth minister.                          .;.:.. Meetings^ are Tuesday nights at 7
           ;Har^^                               16^19| 16 j         served at Nprman, t^iy/                                                                        accompany both concerts.                                   could number in the hundreds^ arid                                          Search Committee, P;p. Box 307;             Cbntaict Gharles Graves at 405/751-,                             p.m. at 1439 N.W;41st in Oklahprna
       professions of faith; one addition by                           IN COLORADO: Former                                                                              !All adult choirs are invited='to.par-:              perhaps even into thousiEiricte,"'Green                                     iTuttle 73089, hone 405/381 -2492,
       letter; 6yaiigelist; Nathan purarit;                         McAlester, Hillcrest pastor Jerry                                                              ticipate> whether you have twbpf                           aidded. ^The significance of 'Ejcpieri-                                                                                                                                        ••:".       For additional informjatioh, call
       singer; Tony Skinner; pastor,                                Hbllaway is now at iliverside                                                                  200 in your choir. You niay partici-                       encirig Gbd r is to place yburself                                                             : Beaver, First           Home iri; Oklahoma City seeks a part-;                        ;$teye Porter at 405/524-6726 or
                                                                                                                                                                   pate at either location, or in both                        where God is already working. This                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                OKLAHOMA: NATIVES APPOirjTED.
       Thomas Gragg Jr.                                             Church, Grand Jiiriction, Colo.                                                                                                                                                                                                      seeks music/youth minister. Would            -timie secretary for the; child adypcacy.                       Harold Merideth at 634^-8723,
                                                                                                                                                                   concerts, if you prefer                                    will definitely be a place where God                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Oklahoma natives Steve and Gjna •:.••-.-
            OWahoma City, Crestwck>d, April                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              consider full-time youth minister-           ; program. Send r^sume^to Doug; Cher-                                                                                                                                    ;Allen have:been appointed to serve
       16-19, one addition by iettei>one                            Anniversaries &                                                                               :-\ Blackaby has an^
                                                                                                                                                                   ule so thai he can be present at both
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              will be working in the hearts of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              many, many people."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Send resume to Search Cornmittee, .           ry, 16301 S^ Western, Oklahom^                                  Haskins letters needed soon                                                                              with the Nort|i American Mission
       profession of faith not joining; evan-l                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           P.O. Box 6, peaA/er 73932,                                                                                       Bob Haskins/ senior ^ociate                                                                           Board as church planters; in Buffalo,;
       gelistj Richard Bailey, ^Francis;                                                                                                                           concerts,- as well as hold a disciple-                        For more information, or to place                                           SUMMER D^RN: Oklahoma                                                                                     executive director ctf the BGCO,
                                                                                                                                                                   ship and prayer seminar                                    orders for music, call Barbara at                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 N.Y. They will work with seven coun-
       singer, David Petete, Noble; pastor,                            OWahbriia City, Olivet will cele-                                                                                                                                                                                                 City • Dickson is aceepting resumes          fair seeks volunteer music director.                             retires Aug; 31. You are myited to                                                                       ties in western New York and south-
       Randy.Cox.-:"' ;. . •:;/.-'.'• - - ' O : "'.; ••••>•: -v;/   brate its 90th anniversary May 2 1.                                                            tors during the afternoon Pn these                         405/942-3800, ext 650, or email her                                        for summer youth intern^ June 1-Aug.         Contact R. Dale $owen, pastor, 5501                              share in a Book erf Liters to be
                                                                                                                                                                   October dates. More details will be              ^                             =i                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ern Ontario to determine; vyhere/ieeds
          ; Tirisa, Skelly Drive, April 1649,                       Former pastor Ralph Crawford will :                                                                                                                                                                                                  15. Send t6 Dickson Church, 2000 ;            V. 3rd:St, Tulsa 74127, phone ,                                 presented May 23: Please write                                                                           for new churches exisit, and coordi-
       19 professions of faith; evangelist,                         preach during the morning worship                                                              available within the next few months                        SEEKING                      SHEPHERD                                                                                  918/583-0583, : • ;           V:                                 yoiir letter cm 81/2 by 11-indi
                                                                                                                                                                   regarding registration for that por-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         nate the placement of Individuals to
       Dalton Yourig, Noble; singers, Paul                          service, followed by dinner on the                                                                                                                         , V r Do you lovesheep (people)? :,                                                                                       YOUTH^^A^^                                                    paper witha 1.5-inqh left margin.                                                                        Serve in planted churches.; The Aliens
       and Christy Newbeny/ Texas; pastor,                          grounds. Dinner is free, but reserva-                                                          tion of the event.                                          Castlewood Baptist Church seeks shepherd after                                                                         Westwood seeks bivocational youth                                M^ unfolded to Susan Keener^
                                                                                                                                                                         CAFE Team leader Bill Green has                         God's o\vn heart, who will lead us with knowl-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 are both natives of Ada. He is: a grad-
       KehtHouse.                                   ;               tions are required. Contact the                                                                                                                             edge arid understanding - Jer. 3:15 - Please send                                                                     ininister. Send resume to Search                                                OW                                                                                        uate of East Central University in Ada
                                                                    church at 1201 N.W. 10, Oklahoma                                                               made it possible for Oklahoma                                 resumes for fuilTtime pastor to: Pastor Search'                                                                      Cpmmittee, 724 Fairway Dr., Norman
                                                                                                                                                                   churches to obtain the music books                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and SouthwesternSeminary;
                                                                         73106, phone 405/235^4696.                                                                                                                              Comnuttee, 124 Pauaro Way, VaU^jo, GA 94591
                                                                                                                                                                   at a substantial discount through ear-
           o^                                                                                                                                                      ly registration. The cpst for the day                                                                                                                                                       ROSS DIRECTORY SERVICE                                             CREDIT CARD STRESS?                                                                                Wanted: bi-vocational music-director
        tain in the U.S. Army at Fort Sill, was                      (tomihr
                                                                    •. '-   .' ' .. .; ' W   •- ' . ' . • » '   . • :,' ' • • . , - : ' •   :   '.;• " •••'•. -    will be $7 per person. That price cov-                                                                                                                                                          Southern Baptist owned/operated                                                                                   ^^^                                           at Chelsea, First Baptist^ Interested can-
        ordained a deacon at lawton, Cache                             May 6, Viriita, Calvary is hosting a                                                        ers the cost of the book and theJ                                                                                                                                                                     « Oklahoma based                              Eliminate Interest. NO FEE Non-Profit.
                                                                    youth rally for ages 12 and up at 2:30                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Owner is your photographer                                                                                                                                    didates send resumes to Music Search I
                                                                                                                                                                   costs incurred ifor the respective                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ' : /V'             ^ FREE Consultation ;                                              ;;     :

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                                                                                                                                                                   time, and Green encourages minis-                                                                                                                                                     Champions for Chrtet Ministiy
          Daniel Miller, all members of Cham-                       from;Pqnca City and Paragon from                                                               ters of music and pastors to place                            CDL not required for some models                                                                                                                                                                    AFFORDABLE
                                                                    JPqteau. Speaker is RobertWilder,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Crusades and rallies of all types involving
       .* pions for, Christ ministiy. Ordained                                                                                                                     their orders for this inusic n6\v in :                       Ross Transportation Inc.                                                                                                     preaching, humor, drama, and praisefor; all                          HEALTH INSURANCE
          to the deacon ministry was Mike                           Voice of tiie Mirt^ spokesm^, and                                                              order to take advantage of this one-                                      2500 S; Meridian                     ;                                                                           ages; Jhis is not yoiir "traditionar.revival                          For Free Quote Call
          Palmer. Pastor Mike Chaney brought                        pastor of Bartlesville, Labadie                                                                time discount price.                                          ;          Oklahoma Gity, OK                                                                                                  meeting. Please contact RickMcGee at
          the charge.              .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           405/872-9851 or First. Baptist, Wayne,                             Toll Free (877) 360-4422
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            BAPTIST MESSENGER                        MAY 4, 2000                                                  BAPTIST MESSENGER « MAY 4, 2000
                                                                                                                                                                                                              n amazing OBU story                                                                                                         I ;;sayed funds for their^college                                                                                                                                            »:^^-eiEirs ago, phe Sunday evening after                                           How many tta                                                                 deserve to know there are sitaatiphs iri ^hich their;
        Priests, pastors and partners                                                                                                                                                                               6utofGniver>                                                                                                          I' expenses and^their p\yn:automo-                                                                                                                                                  church^p^                                                                 by a child localise a ^                                                         pareivtshaye to go b$ their instin^TTi^
                                                                      who- to'.' • •,be - ,esteemed . *(whether he' " is
                                                                                          • . ' . - ' . • •-,        ' • . - . - , • r >- . ••-' . " •---•.                                                        .Two brothers';                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            approached by his teenage daughter.                                       be given;when demed permission ta                                               to know that their pa                            best for: x
                                                                     •"old"• }' ' , ' - •.or.'"'" . -not); -Some •'Baptist' • •-••' • . " -• ". • •-•" ;
                                                                         -• -•,                               ••" " , - ' - "- • ' • ' • , pastors                                                                                                                                                                             '5'^"5<^These:brothers represent a great
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    .''-;--•''-                ?&       ^      - v,. • "V-fcx..          -. .       ',       •-     '   -      ..   .' V        -      .   -          ;-    =V.     ....                      She wanted t6 accomp^y some of-her                                        There's a tendency to think children need a s£rti&v;                            them/ and t^
                     he Bslptist Faith and JVIes- ;                   iri earty Airi0rica refused to be Called                                                came to the                                                                                                                                                                              at Ou^ They are                                                                                                                                            friends tp a favorite restaurant^H^                                                   factory answer for e^                                                                 TThis advice is not;tp-ad^ocate a mmdles^form
                     sage SEiys, "^                                  ;"Reyei^d" ^d prefer^                                                                    •hpmein-'thje                                                                                                                                                                           ^prime^^^                      pf                                                                                                                           wholesome, -and the pla.cewhiere they                                                 should be given reas6ns;T^                                                      of tr£drimg or disciplmevK
                     grega1i6n(i.e.Jphethatis : "Elder" as being more biblical and ;                                                                          ul^tion of less tha^|^§);                                                                                                                                                               |. our c^^f|6tt|^inilty. This year,                                                                                                                         eat was respecteble; There was prily one problem;                                     training. But/t^ere are         tir^       no rear                              the paxient who pcpasiphally lacks e^l^i^c^ but
                     autonorndusj democratic;                         le$S;litui^ical;or associated .with: the                                                   jCaleb,a                                                                                                                                                                              %tuden^, cM^|i|^^prn Small ,                                                                                                                               Her fattier said she couldri't go. i              /^                                   son, only in uriexplaih^le sense th^                                           has a hunch pr impreissk)n ttiat ^y other
                       hr^                                            state chiirches;(See Phil.-1:1; 1 Tim.                                                  major piano con!^
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        low^and;lar^^i|s^^                                                                                                                                           She madie her; best appeal, buttiad^                                                                               : :                                 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        .isnot^opd: ;v/-^-.;.".'•':^^vV' :' ':v:•;:,' 'I:'• :•''-.'. ;'• -:i :. -''-^ • wrong. You4pn't always have to^h^e a reason.^
         bers are equally respondb!ie. Its                            3:1-15; 1 |>et. 5:14; Key.2-3.);                                                        and ha5 been aecepted to serye oh;
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ^ft^|teites,'and;;';'                                                              bfe;When she asked "why?" he Ay^honestln say-                                             One of my Children asked niypernU                                           careful not tp ignore that inner voice th^ gives you
         Scriptural officers are pastors and                                 Deacons are the pa$torsT-'part                                                   •'ffiftaccfim^                                                                                                                                                                                                         . ^iSprieC'Jh^^fpuhd a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ,., .^, ,. r ..,,..,                                                                                                       ing he didnt have a reasonable answer. He just                                         sdmettuhg. I possessed aft uneasiness and said,                                a sense of forebodings Some-
         deacons."        • ". .< ; ; : ' '•/-'-•'.. -v vV: V;,.v     ners" in ministiy. ,The first mention                                                   . respectedJntep^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   diidn'tfeel good about her going put: that night She                                   "No." There was great pre^ureon^                                               day, you m^discpvef how sig-
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             A corollary to the; doctrine of the^                     of them is in Acts 6, when "there                                                        •''Center• -for-thefeffb^                                      :                                ':,-.^';":. ; ....                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 was disappointed, and went home thinking she ;                                         my mind) but the greater th^                                                   nificant it can be to listen to the
         autonomy of the local church is the                          arose a murmuring" becaiuse the Hel-                                                      • ••• > - : ' • ; • •-"•'.• k^^^v^-'/' '%'$&•- • ^^^fe^F^i^i - j*.' -"-v- iff.-&**$$$•& • . - ' - ..'•.,ii '
                                                                                                                                                                summer;< •He is»*hissecon%ear^
                                                                                                                                                                     • - -*                     ,                      >-;- x     n - v.A-^t    *       "V    '< •             £">•!*/*'              yj   •       ''"•>.'>'• *~f • •'••'^''•'•-•'        '••- ••-•"LX-^-I'      ,   *>    r     ; *.    **• •                     * t^*            t-••,*.-   ^,5 ^       r
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               • •r   < • . _ / .                 was treated ^fairly.       •                                                           my uneasiness i^ew. Finally^ I said, "Do yOii want                             "still smill voice" of the Holy ;
                                                                                                                                                                accompanist Jor |Ke^s^|^le^ -^il^qh:|^|&^m^

         doctrine of the "priesthood of believ-                       lenistie^ widows^ were beiiig neglect-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Later one of herfriends called. He was shaken                                       yoiir dad;tp violate his conscience?" The answer                               Spirit and not the pleading
         ers;" 'Most often, we think of this                          ed; the leaders of the Jerusalem                                                         •ciyb:-;v';'-';.; j:;;-^^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          up because someone dropped a brick from an                                             was "No." Looking my child in the eyes, I said^ "For small voice of your child,                                            ;
                                                                      church called a meeting,: debated the                                                             Q ociyiirtf* ciViH'-aiCJrv^Qfi' riiii7—    :                           1
         doctrine as implying bur "rights" to                                                                                                                 .  Can                                              i i.;f -i-'^sfJon •cn*otini^T iir*fi/*i!Si't^i\fiP f\T Y\f\\J(T GPnOI-
                                                                                                                                                              —-—JD"Il).d oclllUi. ctllU^dlpU 'dlL'VlUv"•-.-- ^/ x">; "s j^'.^vlil ol.Vi:f*l^M^v^*^w»,yc \JJL .li\J\V Ovllwl • •                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overpass and struck his track; It went through the                                    /me to giye-you perniissiw
         pray for o^                                                  issue, then instructed-the ccjngrega-:                                                  standing pianist, wl^^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              front window and hit theveryplace where the                                            what I believe the Holy Spirit is telling                                            Ralph Speas is associate pastor at Dei'.
         "priest " But the Doctrine of universal tion to appoint seven deacons to                                                                             shi^ln accompai^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bap: ;                 tor's daughter would have been sitting. She was                                        allow you to go, I go against my cpnsciehte."                                   City, First Southern. Mis e-mail: address fe. •
         priesthood implies resppnsibiHty as                          assist the pastors in m                                                                 ashe;enteregradu^                                          ;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        happy her father paid attention to his instincts.                                         Children desierve aftswers, but children also "
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         well; The welfere qf the church is                           flock. Four wonderful results fo^ ",                                                    has served as the accpmpanist^
         everypnie's responsibility. Too often, •: lowed: the needs of the wido\vs were                                                                       OBU's University- Choralethisyear.; impact on the
         pastors get the credit or the blame                          metj peace was^estoredj the pastors                                                        Their accomplishments ar^ put-,  world through
         for the status of the cpngregatiori/                         were freed to dp their primary work                                                     standing^ but there is more tb this pBU.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            by Walker Moore
         Every chinch member has the duty                             and the church cbntinued to grow.                                                       story.^Both are products of home
         to pray, to wipt s6uls,tohelpthe                                  ^ Deacbh qualifications are spelled                                                schooling; They are bpth licensed   •,- MarkBristeris • :                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           e had just ;bpught our ..-••'. damaged, and they would offer it to ;                                       on the back and told me it was time '•                              vital part of oiir family.               •;
                                                                                                                                                                                                  president of Oklahoma                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           first house, and need-         us at a substantialAreduction if we
         church to grow, and tp contribute to                          out in the New Testament, but not                                                      pilots; Through their work as        Baptist University. - ;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to let it go; To others, it was an old;                             : Nowithasbee^
         a wholesome spirit in the church.                            their ^c^bns.A^                                                          ttiey          farmhands during their high school                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ed to furnish it. First        would take it "asis."            ;                                          dented re^geratorrbut to me it was                                   newjwhite "high-tech" side by Side
            • Priesthood of believers does not                        should be appointed by the authority                                                    years and/summer breaks, they                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       on pur list to purchase . There it stood—a Ibeautiful 18                                                   anatidnal monumentto the lives of                                    with the ipe and water dispenser, and
         mean that feach member's opinion is                           of the congregation. They 5houidbe                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         \yas a refrigerator. We went shop-             cubic feet of gold-tone/ as if it was                                       the Moore family.; -; v ^                .                           it doesn't have a single dent on it. It
         just as good as someone else's. This                          concerned about protecting their                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ping at MohtgometyWardto                       drojppe^       of heatyen just for ik :                                        It held pur sons' very first ait                                  does the job, but it doesn't have any
        •is egaJitariSLnism, and the New Testa-                       pastprs, as w;ell as maintaining the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        we could find something oiri sale. The The "Slight" damage Avas a feiriy,                                                  work. Toothers, itwas scribbiing.on                                  character: L keep the old one in the
         ment nowhere teaches this. Christ                            peace of the cphgregation: They                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             clerk showed us these refrigerators:           good sized dent on the left side; I                                         a piece of paper, but we.saw'-the tal-
         has given to the church                               :      should be meri of spotless character                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        that could do [everything except? \            was hoping that the end of the                                             ,eht that jay behind those crayon                                        Whenltfs aU said and done^the ;:
         shepherds^ereeers/eldere^ aS well                             arid high spirituality. jhey;should >                                                                                                                                    GREECE                                                                                                                               * $4.99 per robe                                                                                                             chainge diapers. I was very impressed          kitchen counter would coyer up                                              marks. It proudly displayed^ pictures,                               most important thing in           our
         as deacons, iind it is the well-ordered                       seek to assist the pastors to become                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       \vith these "high-tech" appliances/            this defect, but the price was/right                                        report cards arid spdrts awards, doch                                family, and niy- refrigerator daily ' .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      * 3-day '•service . ' . i * '•. ;                                                        %
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  but L explained^ursituation and that            y Now, for the last 18years, this -                                        tor's appointments arid^ newspaper                                   reminded me of that, I am hoping
         and peaceful congregation that has • :•_ successful in their primarymin-                                                                                                                                                               ISRAEL
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         learned how to follow leadership                              istries. The New Testament nowhere                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     '{ " - ' . , - •    ; '.          *           .... v. • ' . - . ; - ; - - ' • -..'.:'/ :, •'. .' • : ' . • . - • -•- •'• • -'          e^werelSSki^f^om^                a-lit- r Refrigerator has been a part of ;0ur                                          clippings;               ,    ^                                      one of these days that the Smithson-
         (Heb. 13: 17); These leaded                                  invests^deacons withthe authority of                                                          Ask for ourv FREE Brochure 2000                                                                                                                                                                                  Round-Up Cleaners                                                                                                            tie less expensive.: ;;        :• >; ^ ? :     family. In recent days, it has been ail-                                       As our children got older, it held,                               ian .Institiite- will take it ^d make it a
         ject tc).the uMm^                                             a board. TTiey are to be "ministers"                                                                                           ".'                       '. www;tursemtdufs.qom                                                                                                                                    Since1958                                                                                                                   The salesman, sensing he wasn t,           ing. ^ it approached 126 m                                                  school calendars; notes to one anoth-                                national treasure.
         congresgiation;                :                               (Creek d/aJ^osr--                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         going to make a huge commission off atpr years, I heard it wheezing as it                                                  er as our lives got busier and: college
              Pastors are known by three titles                        seryaht)j and theyV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        405/524-0138                                                                                                              us, took us diresctly to the lower end: struggled to keep bur food cool It                                                 class:sche(iules. If it was significant:                                                is
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          or descriptions in the New                         :,         cm be creative as                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of thelrefrigerator food chain. Even           was a valiant wariior, never cpm-                                           to tfie lives "of bur children; it could                             Ministries In Tulsa. /!
          merit. 'Tastor" (shepherd) refers to^                        they-assist their                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          these were too expensive for us/I^i;           plaining, but'I knew its days were                                          be found On ithe refrigerator. It was                                 Phorie 800/AWESTAR>:'\i'.
          his tender care of the congregation;?                         pastors in caring                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         asked him if he had any usdd ones.             numbered. When it happens, you are                                          this refrigerator that held eyeiythirig                               (293-7827), e-mail     j:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rolling ;his eyes in the back of his ;; really;neyer ready—it just quits. '                                                from the;first baby^bottlestpthecof-                                  walkef@awestar.6rg.
          his feeding and nurturing and guid-                           forthe:needsof                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            .AweStar'sweb page is f,.
          ing, "Bishop" or "overseer" refers to                         the congregation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         head, h6 told us they had one in the               I called the refrigerator 911 hot                                       sages our sons bought for their prom                                  at www.awestarorg. .
          his responsibility and authority:
          "over" the entire congregation.                                    Alan Day is pastor of •;
                                                                                                                                                                                        With i                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    warehouse that had beenslightly                line, but the Specialist just patted me                                     dates. For many years, it has been a;
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              Call Dave Neely 405-634-8691                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ;:
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            FALLS GREEK CABIN available: First                                          •FALLS. CREEK 2000 CABIN FOR RENT.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Address'•;•' ."•-. -- :: '-:", •' •••-','"' •:•:•••'•• •'•'••••" •• ... --X: •:••./"'.•:"" ' •'.
            Baptist, Ponca has cabin available for                                       First, Second & Fifth Weeks. Sleeps:52;
             Falls Greek during the first, third and                                     : separate cooks quarters. Convenient
              sixth weeks. Capacity is 62 boys, 72                                         ideation to tabernacle. Weekly rent is
             : girls.;PleaSe call (580) 765-4427:                                         $600. Cajl^Banner Baptist Association .
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           combines a cast of nuridreds, exdtic animals V                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (ire donated to the Kttptist General
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