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How to Find Healing in the Shadow of Iniquity
How to Find Healing in the Shadow of Iniquity

By: Gary Furr
Battered by three devastating storms and now a senseless act of violence, our nation has lost beautiful and productive lives. We need laws, but more than that, we need transformation of the human heart.

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Baptists Honor Helwys' Freedom Letter 400 Years Ago to English King
Baptists Honor Helwys' Freedom Letter 400 Years Ago to English King
Baptists honored an Englishman, who wrote 400 years ago to the King England, appealing for religious freedom at a time when kings believed they had the divine right to determine their subjects' faith.
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Revive Our Commitment to Liberty of Conscience
Revive Our Commitment to Liberty of Conscience
Baptists began by dissenting from the established church and asserting their right to a free conscience on matters of religion. Will 21st century Baptists follow their ancestors?
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Global Baptists Hear Reports of Religious Discrimination, Interfaith Engagement
Global Baptists Hear Reports of Religious Discrimination, Interfaith Engagement
Baptists still face state-sponsored religious discrimination. Serbian Baptists, for example, are granted "considerably less rights than the privileged religious community," one pastor said.
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Changing Tradition Is Part of Baptist DNA, Says Dutch Theologian
Changing Tradition Is Part of Baptist DNA, Says Dutch Theologian
Baptists are at the crossroads of history, a Dutch theologian said at the European Baptist Federation meeting in Amsterdam. Will we be spectators or partakers?
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Earliest Baptist Advocated Religious Liberty for Muslims
Earliest Baptist Advocated Religious Liberty for Muslims
When the Ottoman Empire was an expansionistic power, threatening Christian-dominated Europe, a little-known Baptist layman advocated religious liberty for Muslims to the king of England, who was no friend of religious diversity.
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Isn’t It Good to Be a Baptist?
Isn’t It Good to Be a Baptist?
With the coming of 2009, we are celebrating the 400th anniversary of Baptists. No, we didn’t start at the Jordan River with John, Jesus’ cousin (he was a baptizer not a Baptist). Most Baptist historians today trace the origin of Baptists to a church organized by John Smyth in Amsterdam in 1609.
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