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Are You Happy or Sad about the Election?

One of the amazing aspects of the presidential election in America has been the number of people who are very happy and the almost equal number of people who are very sad. Whether you’re happy or sad about the election, here are some things we need to do. First, remember to pray for all those […]

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How Did Christians Vote?

How did Christians vote in the presidential election? This has become one of the prominent issues in this campaign. It is of interest for all kinds of reasons. Those who analyze elections are trying to determine how the elections work and what makes people vote in certain ways. Those who are running for office want […]

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Why Many Baptists Opposed the Pope’s Address to Congress

Baptists and religious liberty go hand in hand. Baptists were at the forefront of the adoption of the Bill of Rights – – the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. It is no question why freedom of religion is the first amendment to the Constitution. Freedom to worship and to practice faith as one believes […]

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Freedom and the First Amendment

“. . . Americans are starting to realize that marriage is about a whole lot more than two people who love each other. It’s about conscience rights and religious liberty. It’s about the ability to engage in the political process without fear of losing your livelihood. And it’s about the great American tradition of faith, […]

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Sentenced to Hang

By now you have probably heard of the tragic story of Mariam Ibrahim, a Sudanese Christian. The Sudan says that she must die because she is Christian. Mariam has been sentenced to hang. Before they hang her, they will punish her with 100 lashes because she is married to an American Christian. Apparently, her condition–she […]

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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. — Philippians 2:3-4 (NIV)