Resolutions for annual meeting due by October 8

Resolutions to be considered at the 2021 South Carolina Baptist Convention annual meeting are due by midnight on October 8. Submissions must include your name, address, email address, daytime and cell phone numbers. Please include the name and address of your church. Resolutions for this year’s annual meeting, Nov. 8–9 at Columbia’s First Baptist Church, […]

A Thoughtful Commitment

After declaring that “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved,” Paul asked a series of questions in Romans 10 that we must still answer today: “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have […]

Confronting Cultural Opposition with God’s Truth

The first overt full-throttled insurrection against God’s truth was perpetrated by our first parents, Adam and Eve. Since that catastrophic day, the rebellion has gone on unabated by the human race. Humanity has been in opposition to God’s truth since Genesis 3. In that chapter, God laid down some very clear objective truth claims to […]

Biblical Meditation: A Foundation for Christian Growth

In “Rediscovering Holiness,” J.I. Packer indicates churches have developed a “Peter Pan culture,” in which spiritual childishness is considered normal. This same culture was found in the church at Corinth, where Paul said, “I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it” (1 Corinthians 3:2, ESV). But this “Peter […]

Race Relations: Koinonia in Our Hearts, Heads, Feet, and Hands

Race relations is a sociological concept that involves the study of relations between races and the effectiveness of practices designed to improve these relations. Using survey data, Manhattan Institute political scientist Eric Kaufmann reported earlier this spring that “at a time when racist attitudes and behavior have never been more positive, pessimism about race and […]

The Importance of Eating, Drinking, and Living for God

Did you know that our bodies were created with an innate ability to heal, regenerate, and fight disease? Did you know God created plants such as nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, and herbs for our healing? Only God could do such a miraculous thing. I learned this valuable information through the School of Hard Knocks. My […]

Operation Orange Ribbon Brings the Gospel to African Teenagers

Operation Orange Ribbon is expanding its ministry by partnering with missionaries to implement a new program to bring the gospel to teenagers of Muslim and indigenous religious backgrounds in African east coast cities. The program meets on Sundays and focuses on bringing the gospel to teenagers from drug- and gang-related areas through mentorship and fulfilling […]

Christian Conscience Provides Early Warning System

Baptists have long been standard-bearers of freedom of conscience for everyone, even for fellow citizens marketing ideas we might find objectionable. In fact, it is fair to say that America would have run on a decidedly different track had our Baptist forebears abandoned that foundational cause. Doing so might have rendered life more comfortable in […]

Making Disciples of All Nations

Most serious Christians know something about the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:19-20. The imperative to “go and make disciples of all nations” provides the missionary marching order for every Christian and Christ’s Church. It is the driving force that caused Southern Baptists to become the greatest missionary-sending denomination in modern Christian history. But there […]