Woman Found Guilty Of Mocking Church
A woman has been found guilty of violating the so-called blasphemy paragraph of the West German criminal code. The law prohibits a person from showing such contempt for an established religious faith that public order is likely to be disturbed. Birgit Roemermann, who produced a bumper sticker that criticized the Catholic church’s ban on artificial contraception, is appealing the guilty verdict. At least five other West Germans have been charged with violating the same law in other incidents.
Adventist Pastors Dismissed
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Great Britain has dismissed two of its pastors. Andrew Gebbie and Malcolm Vine were dismissed after they stated that they did not believe each of the church’s 27 Articles of Fundamental Belief. Gebbie said he knows of at least 12 other Adventist pastors in Britain who do not agree with all of the articles of belief. Some 200 Seventh-day Adventist churches serve nearly 20,000 adherents in Great Britain.
Sikhs Convert To Christianity
Christian Aid Mission reports that 1,200 Sikhs in strife-torn northern India have become Christians. The Charlottesville, Virginia-based mission said most of the converts were baptized by missionaries serving with the India Inland Mission, a native organization. Westerners are no longer permitted to enter the country as resident missionaries.
Scripture Translation For Ethiopians
Living Bibles International has released the Amharic Living New Testament, the result of ten years of translation and review work done by a team of Ethiopian nationals. Amharic is the official language of Ethiopia, where some 60 percent of the population identifies itself as Christian. In the midst of famine and political strife in the Marxist ...1
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