Wow, is this how southern baptists think about their religion?

Wow, is this how southern baptists think about their religion? Topic: Ap case status
June 25, 2019 / By Blanda
Question: that they should pray people they disagree with to death? http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090605/ap_on_re_us/us_rel_southern_baptists_obama whatever happened to turn the other cheek. pray for your enemies and fo forth oh, i forgot about that part of the article my bad. Beta fish, i can't email you for some reason so i'll answer here. Why don't you ask King Benjamin since there is no record for your answer. Since that's the case, can you ask Jesus why john the baptist was performing baptisms when they were still under the law of moses. All we got from jesus was "Suffer it be so now" whats up with that?
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Ainslie Ainslie | 3 days ago
Yup, just like all Mormons follow Warren Jeffs and live on the polygamist compound in Texas. From the article: "The denomination's leaders have denounced Drake's comments and said Southern Baptists have been praying for the president as Scripture instructs them to do. "Wiley Drake is far out of the mainstream, in fact he's in a drainage ditch somewhere," Land said." EDIT: I suppose if I asked Jesus about why John was baptizing, He'd probably say something like: "Although the term "baptism" is not used to describe the Jewish rituals, the purification rites (or mikvah - ritual immersion) in Jewish laws and tradition have some similarity to baptism, and the two have been linked. In the Jewish Bible and other Jewish texts, immersion in water for ritual purification was established for restoration to a condition of "ritual purity" in specific circumstances. For example, Jews who (according to the Law of Moses) became ritually defiled by contact with a corpse had to use the mikvah before being allowed to participate in the Holy Temple. Immersion is required for converts to Judaism as part of their conversion. Immersion in the mikvah represents a change in status in regards to purification, restoration, and qualification for full religious participation in the life of the community, ensuring that the cleansed person will not impose uncleanness on property or its owners (see Numbers Chapter 19 and Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Chagigah, p. 12). This change of status by the mikvah could be obtained repeatedly, while Christian baptism is, like circumcision, unique and not repeatable. John the Baptist adopted baptismal immersion as the central sacrament in his messianic movement."
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Ainslie Originally Answered: Who is right about what happens right after death? Pentecostals, 7th Day Adventists, JW's, Mormons, Baptists?
Jesus Christ spoke about the condition of the dead. He did so with regard to Lazarus, a man whom he knew well and who had died. Jesus told his disciples: “Lazarus our friend has gone to rest.” The disciples thought that Jesus meant that Lazarus was resting in sleep, recovering from an illness. They were wrong. Jesus explained: “Lazarus has died.” (John 11:11-14) Notice that Jesus compared death to rest and sleep. Lazarus was neither in heaven nor in a burning hell. He was not meeting angels or ancestors. Lazarus was not being reborn as another human. He was at rest in death, as though in a deep sleep without dreams. Other scriptures also compare death to sleep. For example, when the disciple Stephen was stoned to death, the Bible says that he “fell asleep.” (Acts 7:60) Similarly, the apostle Paul wrote about some in his day who had “fallen asleep” in death.—1 Corinthians 15:6.

Tony Tony
Short Answer: NO, it is not. He is but just 1 guy. The article makes that adundantly clear. Loong Answer: (based mostly on your additional comments) Wait a minute.. you are taking this wacko as speaking for the whole? - Why does that not surprise me. Seems likely that you already held some views which called into question Christianity way before THIS article. Why else does it seem like you are using this as some attack on the thousands of Southern Baptists out there? While as a Catholic, I have significant differences with the Southern Baptist movement...I see this article as no indictment of the denomination as you seem to think it is. It simply is but 1 guy who happens to be proposing something to the council that they summarily rejected. Not even a "hmm, interesting idea, let's mull this over for a bit and consider it" -- NO, the council heard of his proposal and out of nearly a knee jerk reaction, carte blanc, turned it down. What part of that makes you feel like it represents Baptist thinking? Unless you already thought something similar and are latching onto this article to support your views? I don't mean to blast ya.. but seriously, I can tell from this article, that this question didn't even NEED to be asked unless the person already doesn't like Baptists or Christians. Am I right or am I right? If not, I stand corrected.
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Read Read
Reading through the article, it was one man claiming to be praying for the president's death, not a group, so saying "they" looks a little irresponsible to me. He might have some members of his congregation praying for the same thing but again that would not represent the entirety of all Southern Baptists. Given Baptists tend to have a high incident of crazies (Jack Chick, Fred Phelps) but it is inconsiderate of the group to use individuals to form generalizations.
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Mattathiah Mattathiah
They pray people to death? That's not Christian-like at all! We're supposed to pray for everyone, even our enemies. In other words, instead of praying for them to die because you disagree, they should pray that one or both of them be enlightened so that they can stop disagreeing.
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Joachim Joachim
Well c'mon they're making progress! If this were a few centuries ago they would have just started another Crusade and killed them off themselves! Now they're down to just praying for it, that's a big improvement!
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