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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 31, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Religious focus HtffMldZtltUltg May 6A Ministerial alliance Faith sums up confidence of Christian life By RON WALTER Paul Lutheran Church If you were to ask Pastor whats the best advice you can give me Most of you would assume I would tell you to make Christ the center of your Study the pray for and In a roundabout way that would be my let me share one saying I find most helpful for me in my It is perhaps one you have heard many times Today is the first day of the rest of my On the this saying may not sound very but as you think about it sums up how God wants each of us to live out our Christian lives here on Yesterday is We can not do anything about our past except learn from our No matter how hard we try we have no control over The future is in Gods Each new day is given to each of us as a God expects us to use it wisely and to live it to the there will be many times when life will be we can get up in the morning able to face the new day knowing that nothing can separate us from Gods love and mercy nothing except But even God gives us the power to conquer Paul reminds us that We can do all things through Christ who strengthens This is the good news that gets me started each day and I hope it does for We do not have to face the world on our We do not have to muster up the strength on our own to keep from being knocked continually to the We can begin each new day knowing that we can be conquerors Through Him who loved One word sums up all this for That word is Without it we are You we do not know how many more days God will give us in this Tomorrow may be our We can worry about We can try with all our human power to postpone or prevent but deep down we can We can only live in the con fidence that God will continue to give us faith in the faith we need to face each new one day at a Reelection battle espionage mark campaign between Baptist factions ByGEORGE AP religion writer A fierce struggle in the countrys largest Protestant the Southern is boiling toward a loaded with earmarks of intrigue and institutional It has featured secretly recorded spying by students on computerized at tempts to muzzle speakers and gag the keenly professional Baptist Press The trust which holds us together is being says the Dan Vestal of The distrust in the denomination is The obsessing Harsh rhetoric has mounted in a torrent of accusations and Some leaders of a fundamentalist wing have threatened to withhold funds if their man doesnt win re election to the presidency at the June 1113 convention in He is the Charles pastor of a big congregation in Atlanta and formerly a vice president of Moral The boat has been he Southern Baptists now are going to be forced to sit down and face the issue and discover the truth and stop trying to cover it he The a strictly conservative wing in a pervasively conservative charge a drift toward liberalism about the Bible has infected its seminaries and other Its a loss of confidence in the reliability of biblical says the Paige Patterson of who has roamed congregations around the country urging action about it at the June Some seminary professors have written enough to indict says He says he considers a liberal anyone who does not believe that the first 11 chapters of Genesis about a talking men living 900 a worldwide flood and Noahs animalladen ark are historical But so termed to distinguish their general biblical conservativism from that of the faction demanding fixed requirements about call the charge a smokescreen for a political power The issue is control of the Southern Baptist says the Russell Dilday president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort a conservative institution and largest seminary in He says a powerful fun damentalist political machine has used guilt by association and the entire demonic family of forced uniformity in seeking control of the Terming its million members a Biblebelieving people whose institutions are more resolutely in the mainstream of Southern Baptist theology than ever before in he says I dont know anybody in the Southern Baptist Covnention who would not agree the Bible is the in authoritative word of he says F shudder when I see a coterie of the orthodox wat ching to catch a brother in a statement that sounds Weve never had an agenda for doctrinal he That avoidance of formulated creeds and insistence on the right of each person to interpret Scripture as he understands termed soul See Page 12A Questioning of board president stirs Baptist turmoil Briefly Agencies increasing aid to Africa NEW YORK AP Protestant and Roman Catholic agencies are increasing their aid programs in faminestricken areas of with much of the effort concentrated in Catholic Relief Services doubled its allocation from million to million for 27 months of new and continuing Lawrence CRS executive says We are witnessing the worst famine that Africa has experienced in a Church World relief arm of the National Council of has appealed for million to extend a foodcrisis program that was set last year at a milllion but which actually raised more than The Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints in a rare gesture of ecumenical chipped in million to Catholic Relief Pope John Paul to supervise order VATICAN CITY AP Another major Roman Catholic order the Franciscans has come under Pope John Paul IIs criticism and will be overseen by his personal Just as the pope intervened last year to tighten discipline over the he named his own representative to preside over the Franciscans general meeting now in progress until June The pope told the Franciscans to curb theories and practices that cause ambiguities and a ruinous crisis of authority and to live more in silence and less in propaganda in serving the ByGEORGE AP religion writer A minister recently telephoned a staff member at the headquarters of the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board and asked if its the Keith really believed the That riled Parks when he was told about He says he recognized the in sidious results of the campaign that has been going on in the making all its per sonnel now even stirring distrust of missionaries and suspicious inquiries about With that public the head of an agency that deploys Americas biggest corps of church workers overseas said he would not support reelection of the denominations the Charles an Atlanta is the standardbearer of a fundamentalist wing charging that a liberal drift about the Bible has seeped into the denominations agencies and seminaries and seek a That drive has fueled a furious struggle in the nations largest Protestant body as it heads into its convention June 1113 in Some pastors among the fun damentalist camp have threatened to curtail funds for the institutional budgets of the denomination if Stanley is not retained in conflict has particularly disturbed the denominations some of whose professors have been accused of being liberals because they apply historical analysis to a common tool of biblical the moderate wing of the overwhelmingly Biblecentered denomination contends that ac cusations about belief are only a smokescreen camouflaging a fun damentalist plot to gain denominational The crisis is neither biblical nor It is says the Roy Lee president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in the denominations oldest and most prestigious He says if the fundamentalist drive is it will destroy the Baptist heritage of soul competency and freedom of conscience historic Baptist principles by which believers interpret the Bible as they see They generally regard it as Gods infallibly inspired word to but efforts have not been made previously to specify all of its Old Testament accounts as journalistic history rather than graphic ways of expressing the terming themselves biblical insist that all biblical accounts should be considered historical MAKE THE flRST PLACE YOU STOP THIS SUMMERI VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AT FIRST BAPTKF CHURCH mil s1 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