Skip to comments.Carter Leads Moderate Baptist Meeting
Posted on 01/30/2008 7:36:48 AM PST by WalterSkinner
Weary of Southern Baptists' dominance in American Protestantism, a new push is starting by other Baptist groups aimed at working on social justice issues, and showing their religious tradition is broader than the conservative SBC. Former President Jimmy Carter is leading the effort.[snip]
Yet the biggest Baptist names at the event are prominent Democrats. Along with Carter, major speakers include former Vice President Al Gore and former President Bill Clinton, who has played a leading and provocative role in the presidential race of his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa will also address the meeting. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Southern Baptist minister and GOP candidate for president, had agreed to participate, then canceled. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina had been scheduled to speak, but instead will be campaigning with Republican presidential contender John McCain.
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The speaker's list is interesting--looks like Huck and some others were scared off--perhaps they were afraid the conservatives would find out...
No Christianity here.
Just home-spun, down on the farm leftist papery!
When did this big government, man made global warming born again Christian shift happen?
..Carter never fails to amaze me at the lengths that he will go to, to feed his messiah complex...
..someone once likened these kinds of religious groups and beliefs as “baptized Marxism”...
What is Religion, governed by Politics? The Whore of Babylon, drunk on the blood of the saints.
This is the Protestant version of Liberation Theology. A vain attempt by man to create G-d in a PC image. There was a time when it was called blasphemy.
Oops. Forgot Mr. and Mrs. Hillary Clinton.
The Republican party can learn a lesson from this--or die...
Yep and I’ve always noticed that when churches reach to become relevant in a trendy sort of way they spin their wheels doing things like building habitat houses for those who drive $40,000 SUVs, push economics that make the real poor poorer, and push other empty-suit messages.
What the people of Central America really hunger for is the Gospel and what they get from Libs is condescending pablum. Food is not the problem in Central America. Honest upright Christians battling corruption and practicing real brotherhood and sisterhood are always in demand.
Only the crAP calls Liberals, Moderates.
..he really fooled many in the conservative faith community in '76
No headlines in doing things like fighting corruption though Monerrosa, these folks are so foolish and short sighted, they abandon the Gospel in favor of chasing politically shifting winds.
In places like Canada this has led to the destruction of entire parrishes and the watering down of Christianity.
These are the sort of folks Paul was speaking about.
> ...Baptist groups aimed at working on social justice
“Social Justice” is a euphemism for taking money by threat of force from one group of people to give to another group of people.
Jesus NEVER taught that the problems of the poor should be addressed in this manner.
The Bible says that God loves a cheerful giver.
There are no cheerful givers among those who are forced to give under duress or by confiscation.
These people don’t read their Bibles.
“Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty!”
“The letter [of the law] killeth, but the spirit giveth life!”
Old Jimmy Carter and old Jesse Helms are both from the same denomination in the South but...what a difference in performance. Helms is the Rock of Gilbralter while Carter is the laughting stock of ineptitude.
The Liberation Theology subversion among Catholics and Protestants boils down to the same problem.
..socialistic utopianism is no substitute for God’s kingdom program...
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