Nine Key Characteristics of Faith

1)  The characteristic of biblical faith by definition is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. If faith, therefore, is a substance, that means that it is tangible matter; a real thing. It is the Read More …

WHY MISSIONARY AND NOT “OMISIONARY”

This entry is part 16 of 19 in the series Baptist Why & Why Not

By Rev. Curtis Lee Laws Pastor First Baptist Church Baltimore, Maryland   I am debtor both to the Greeks and to the Barbarians; both to the wise and to the unwise. So as much as in me is, I am Read More …

WHY SUNDAY SCHOOLS IN BAPTIST CHURCHES

This entry is part 14 of 19 in the series Baptist Why & Why Not

By N. B. Broughton Superintendent in Tabernacle Baptist Church. Raleigh, North Carolina Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be Read More …

WHY CONVERTED CHURCH-MEMBERSHIP

This entry is part 13 of 19 in the series Baptist Why & Why Not

By Rev. J. O. Rust, LL. D. Pastor Edgefield Baptist Church. Nashville, Tennessee But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, and holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called Read More …

WHY CLOSE COMMUNION AND NOT OPEN COMMUNION

This entry is part 12 of 19 in the series Baptist Why & Why Not

By O. L. Hailey, D. D. Editor Arkansas Baptist Little Rock, Arkansas Then they that gladly received his word were baptized; and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued steadfastly in the Read More …

WHY BAPTISM AS SYMBOL AND NOT A SAVING ORDINANCE

This entry is part 11 of 19 in the series Baptist Why & Why Not

By J. B. Moody, D. D. Pastor First Baptist Church. Tampa, Florida. Know ye not that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into Read More …

WHY IMMERSION AND NOT SPRINKLING OR POURING

This entry is part 10 of 19 in the series Baptist Why & Why Not

By C. A. Stakely, D. D. Pastor First Baptist Church Washington, D. C. Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. But John forbade him, saying, 1 have need to be baptized of thee, Read More …

WHY BAPTISM OF BELIEVERS AND NOT INFANTS

This entry is part 9 of 19 in the series Baptist Why & Why Not

By R. P. Johnston, D. D. Pastor Third Baptist Church St. Louis, Missouri And as they went on their way they came unto a certain water, and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be Read More …

WHY BAPTIST AND NOT CAMPBELLITE

This entry is part 8 of 19 in the series Baptist Why & Why Not

By Edgar E. Folk, D. D. Editor Baptist and Reflector Nashville, Tennessee [ADMIN NOTE: Campbellite refers to what we today call the The Church of Christ, Christian Church and various Mormon groups among others.] For God so loved the world that Read More …

WHY BAPTIST AND NOT PRESBYTERIAN

This entry is part 7 of 19 in the series Baptist Why & Why Not

By T. S. Dunaway, D. D. Fredericksburg, Virginia Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it Read More …

WHY BAPTIST AND NOT METHODIST

This entry is part 6 of 19 in the series Baptist Why & Why Not

By R. A. Venable, D. D. Pastor First Baptist Church Meridian, Mississippi For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the first-born among many brethren. Moreover Read More …

WHY BAPTIST AND NOT ROMAN CATHOLIC

This entry is part 4 of 19 in the series Baptist Why & Why Not

By Henry McDonald, D. V. Pastor Second Baptist Church. Atlanta, Georgia But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as Read More …

The Distinctive Baptist Why

This entry is part 2 of 19 in the series Baptist Why & Why Not

By R. M. Dudley, D. D. Late President of Georgetown College Georgetown, Kentucky Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord Read More …

Baptist Why and Why Not – Introduction

This entry is part 1 of 19 in the series Baptist Why & Why Not

[ADMIN NOTE:The posts in this series were taken from the book, “Baptist Why and Why Not” written in 1900. I believe the opinions expressed by this group of pastors are just as applicable today as they were then.] BAPTIST WHY AND Read More …

Weddings: Wacky, Wrong, and Worthy!

Dr. Don Boys, Ph.D. The U.S. Supreme Court used its combined wisdom to redefine marriage which it had no authority to do since God decided on marriages long before any judge, bureaucrat, state, or nation existed. Marriage has been on Read More …

An analysis of the teachings about Christ in Colossians

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Colossians

  I. The Nature of Christ. 1. God is the father of Christ; Col. 1:3. 2. Christ is God’s beloved Son. 1:13. 3. Christ is the image of the invisible God; Col. 1:15. 4. Christ is the firstborn of all Read More …

Refuting the Church of Christ

Today, while doing some study, I ran across this portion of a book titled “Why I Left the Church of …” The title aroused my curiosity and I soon found that the book was a compilation of articles written by Read More …

Why I Disagree with Joel Osteen

A discussion on Face Book concerning Joel Osteen gave me pause to think and to do some research. What I found is that Osteen, because of his preaching style cannot say as Paul did in Acts 20:26, 27; “Wherefore I Read More …

Catholic Misinterpretation

“Mary is the queen of Heaven and of earth. As the most perfect queen conceivable, she must reign in full splendor. This she can do only because she is holy in Heaven, body and soul.” [Father Emil Neubert, S.T.D., Bruce Read More …

CHRISTOLOGY (JESUS CHRIST)

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Basic Theology

I.   Nature The Son of God – Deity The Word – Preexistence & Activity Lord – Sovereignty The Son of Man – Humanity The Christ – Official Title and Mission Son of David – Royal Lineage II.    Offices Prophet – Read More …

What Do Baptists Believe

Bible Distinctives of Baptists Biblical Authority: The Bible is the final authority in all matters of belief and practice because the Bible is inspired by God and bears the absolute authority of God Himself Whatever the Bible affirms, Baptists accept Read More …

THE NAMES AND TITLES OF GOD

I. THE NAMES AND TITLES OF GOD The name of a person, place, or thing is that by which it is known. The names of God are those by which He is known. They denote His character. Yes, the names Read More …