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Ascertaining accurate total numbers is difficult. The Baptist church is greatly divided. The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) indicates that their fellowship of 241 conventions and unions, in 126 countries and territories, comprised 47 million baptized believers in 2020 (members unions, … Continue reading
The word ‘denomination’ and related words are used in different ways. The word ‘denominate’ means “to give a name to” (merrian-webster.com). The word ‘denominator,’ in mathematics, is used of “the part of the fraction that is below the line that … Continue reading
Thanksgiving celebrations, on American soil, predate the Pilgrims. Spanish explorers celebrated a day of thanksgiving in 1541 (Palo Duro Canyon, Texas), and again, in 1598 (El Paso, Texas). French Huguenot colonists did so in 1564 (Saint Augustine, Florida). English settlers … Continue reading
Some months ago, (this article was first written in February 2006) there was a big push for America to recognize homosexual marriage. The mayor of San Francisco was licensing and performing such marriages, defying the state. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts … Continue reading