No Dogs, Ducks, or Dinosaurs in Heaven; Not Even Cats, Cows or Crows!
Today I enter into a controversy that I cannot win. It is in fact, like sitting on a buzz saw: Do animals go to Heaven?
Baptist Blood Bought Liberty!
Down through the centuries Baptists demanded freedom for everyone and paid for that position with their blood, Baptist blood!
Reformation Leaders Tortured and Killed Dissidents!
If we focus only on Roman Catholic persecution of Christians without admitting that most reformation leaders did unspeakable things to their enemies, it is dishonest. As soon as the Reformers had the power to persecute they did! Tit for tat.
Why Are Many Young Turks Afraid of the “B” Word?
Now why would any pastor who adheres to Baptist principles want to remove “Baptist” from a church name? There are various motives for those who are fearful of the “B” word: By removing Baptist from the church name, the unsuspecting will be pulled in! But is that honorable? Is it ethical? Is subterfuge a Scriptural principle?
Baptists Were Patriots!
Hatred of Baptists was not limited to the Old World. The New World had its haters also and Baptists had to battle the whip, the club, and prison to gain their religious liberty.
Baptists and the Constitution
The smallest Baptist church in America can swell with justified pride and appreciation of Baptist forefathers who believed in personal liberty for everyone–even the right to be wrong!
Thomas Jefferson and Baptists
Baptists have stood for the free exercise of a person’s will and against oppression (religious or political) down through the ages.