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Is there such a thing as “the Baptist belief”?

SBC PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS

SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION

San Francisco, California, 1962

HERSCHEL H. HOBBS (d.) served two terms, from 1961 to 1963, as president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Considered one of the most influential Southern Baptists of the 20th Century, Hobbs chaired the committee that wrote the 1963 Baptist Faith and Message Statement. A prolific author, Hobbs was the longtime pastor of the First Baptist Church in Oklahoma City from 1949 to 1972. Hobbs was born Oct. 24, 1907, and died at 88 years of age.

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CRISIS AND CONQUEST

The voice is reportedly that of Premier Nikita Khrushchev.  “Our rocket has passed the moon.  It is nearing the sun, and we have not discovered God.  We have turned lights out in heaven that no man will be able to put on again.  We are breaking the yoke of the Gospel, the opiate of the masses.  Let us go forth and Christ shall be relegated to mythology.”

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The Last Squeeze

“It is amazing how God worked in a country where we were not allowed to openly share the gospel. Our mouths may have been shut but God worked through our actions. He provided everything we needed including the time, place, and the means with which we were able to present the gospel. The enemy did not want us there but God triumphed over all.”

Those words are Luke’s, a student who traveled with AweStar Ministries to North Africa. The author of today’s post is Walker Moore, founder of AweStar Ministries.

The Last Squeeze
By Walker Moore


I’m not sure how it started. Have you ever been holding hands in a prayer circle and when the last amen is said, the person next to you has a spontaneous hand spasm? This unusual phenomenon seems to happen worldwide. I’ve experienced the “Amen spasm” in Germany, China, Russia, Hungary, Mexico and a host of other countries where I’ve served. Somewhere in the Bible, it must explain that when you say “Amen,” you should squeeze the hand next to you to let the other person know the prayer meeting is over. I guess my Bible is missing that page.

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We’re on a big business for the Lord Jesus Christ,
and it’s no time for compromise.

PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS, SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION, 1961,

St. Louis, Missouri.  Speaker:  Ramsey Pollard, Memphis, Tennessee.

I wish to read from the sixteenth chapter of the book of Matthew:  When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples saying, “Whom do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?”  And they said, “Some say that thou art John the Baptist, some Elias, and others Jeremias, or one of the prophets.”  And he saith unto them, “But whom say ye that I am?”  And Simon Peter answered and said, “Thou are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”  And Jesus answered and said unto him, “Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jonah, for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.  And I say also unto thee that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

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Summer by the Numbers

Summer by the Numbers

By Walker Moore

Walker Moore is founder of AweStar Ministries. His commitment to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ is reflected in his very lifestyle. He also has a burden for young people to be 0n the mission fields of the world. For more info on how the young people in your life can learn missions first-hand, go to www.awestar.org.


As a child returning to school in the fall, I almost always had to write a paper entitled, “What I Did with my Summer Vacation.” Since our family did about the same thing every summer, I turned in the same report year after year. Now that I’m older, I know I could have made things much more interesting. If had to do it today, I’d describe my summer on the mission field by the numbers. Here goes:

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Brook Hays: 1959 President’s Address

PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS
BROOK HAYS
1959

Southern Baptists fell at home in the great and historic city of Louisville and in the State of Kentucky, where the churches have so energetically carried forward our program.

For the first time in thirty-two years, we assemble in this home of two of our most important institutions, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Carver School of Missions and Social Work.

Louisville Baptists have not been idle in these thirty-two years, their 112 churches being double the number of those existing in 1927.  We are deeply grateful to the people of this city for their warm welcome and their splendid exertions during the last few months in preparation for our sessions.

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