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Trump's Israel trip sparks 'revival of encouragement'JERUSALEM (BP) -- President Trump's visit to Israel this week drew praise from some Southern Baptists and led some of them to renew calls for moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
"For several years the Jewish people in America and Messianic Jewish communities have been pleading with our government to bring back the relationship that we once had with Israel and the Jewish people," said Ric Worshill, president of the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship. Read More
Trump noncommittal to two-state Mideast solutionWASHINGTON (BP) -- President Trump appeared to back off support for a two-state solution in the Middle East Wednesday (Feb. 15), with some Southern Baptists voicing different perspectives on relations between Israelis and Palestinians.
The United States has officially supported separate Jewish and Palestinian states for 15 years but Trump called that stance into question at a joint White House news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Read More
'Silver and gold' items highlight NOBTS digKARMEI YOSEF, ISRAEL (BP) -- Before the Israelites entered the Promised Land, God warned His people through Moses to avoid the idols of the Canaanites. Joshua reiterated this strict warning against the Canaanite gods after the people crossed the Jordan.
But the Israelites did not heed these warnings. The idols and false gods of the Canaanites proved to be a snare to the people from the time of the Conquest until the Exile. Read More
Making the Bronx 'a better city' through discipleshipTHE BRONX, New York City (BP) -- You've seen the pictures: burned-out buildings, junk cars littering vacant lots, drug dealers loitering on street corners. You've seen the news: In a single sweep recently, police arrested dozens of gang members accused of multiple murders, including the slaying of a 92-year-old woman.
But the police can't fix the Bronx. Social workers can't heal the New York City borough, located north of Manhattan. Politicians? Read More
Hospital expels doctor over LGBT viewsBOSTON (WNS) -- After more than 10 years of tension and conflict over his hospital's institutional endorsement of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activities, urologist Paul Church lost his final appeal to the Board of Directors of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to reconsider the hospital's decision to expel him and terminate his medical privileges.
That appeal was Church's last chance to stay at BIDMC in Boston. The board's final judgment in December dashed that hope -- and appeared to confirm the extent to which social ideologies have infected the nation's medical field. Read More
Violence in the city of peaceNEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Arab-on-Jewish violence has re-erupted in and around Jerusalem in recent weeks. Is this something new? No; but then again, yes.
There is something different in these acts. Many of the attacks are inspired by viral social media images rather than calls from religious or political groups. The weapon of choice for these daytime acts has generally been a knife rather than a gun. Read More
ERLC trip points to complexity in IsraelNASHVILLE (BP) -- American Christians need humility and helpful information to think biblically about modern Israel, pastors said after touring the Middle East country as part of a Southern Baptist delegation.
The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission led the Nov. 9-16 tour to equip Southern Baptist pastors and leaders regarding issues in Israel and to acquaint them with the work of the entity's new international religious freedom office, which is located in the ... Read More
More Canaanite evidence found by NOBTS dig teamKARMEI YOSEF, Israel (BP) -- Added evidence that an ancient water system at Tel Gezer in Israel could be the product of Middle Bronze Age Canaanites living between the time of Abraham and the Israelite conquest was uncovered by New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's archaeology team during a challenging dig season this summer.
The Bible provides a tantalizing parallel to the Gezer system in ... Read More
Survey: American evangelicals stand behind IsraelNASHVILLE (BP) -- American evangelicals remain among the strongest supporters of the nation of Israel. Among pastors, 80 percent say Christians need to support Israel.
Those are among the findings of a study of American attitudes toward Israel and the Bible released by Nashville-based LifeWay Research July 14. Researchers conducted two separate surveys of 1,000 Americans as part of the study last fall, along with a survey of 1,000 senior pastors of Protestant churches.
"No piece of literature has had more impact on American culture than the Bible," said Scott McConnell, vice president of LifeWay Research. "No country is more intertwined with the ancient biblical narrative than Israel, and evangelical Americans see a contemporary connection with the nation." Read More
Evangelicals support Israel, disagree on whyNASHVILLE (BP) -- With Israel in the news related to Iran nuclear negotiations and the formation of a coalition government following the reelection of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in March, conservative evangelicals largely agree that Christians should support the Jewish state. But they don't agree on the reason for that support. Read More