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LGBT hiring policy highlights CBF factions

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's decision to lift its absolute ban of hiring homosexual and transgender individuals has drawn diverse reactions from within the Fellowship -- and predictions that churches on both sides of the ideological spectrum could break ties with the CBF. Read More...

David Platt to transition out of IMB presidency

David Platt has announced plans to transition out of his role as president of the International Mission Board but will continue to serve until a new president is selected. Read More...


Today's Devotion

From the Book of Numbers:

Your heart will break as disobedience by two men of God results in a terrible judgment. Note the difference between the Law and grace which comes through Christ. You will find two deaths recorded here, as well as a nation sealing its own fate by refusing to help the people of God. How gloriously Christ is typified twice in today's reading.

And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly (Num. 20:11).

In the first year of the nation's wanderings in the wilderness, God commanded Moses to smite the rock, and an abundance of water came forth (Ex. 17:1-6). The rock was a symbol of Christ. They drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ (I Cor. 10:4). Just as there could be no water until the rock was smitten, there could be no indwelling of the Holy Spirit until Christ died. - Continue...


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