Endangered Species: IFB Churches

I received an email this morning that got me thinking; Have Independent Fundamental Baptist (IFB) churches become an endangered species? If you ask IFB pastors or congregants  why their church is not growing, you will get an assortment of answers but most Read More …

American Churches Have Lost their Sense of Shame!

Don Boys, Ph.D. http://donboys.cstnews.com/american-churches-have-lost-their-sense-of-shame The great Sixteenth Century Italian artist Raphael (known as the “Prince of Painters”) was painting Vatican frescoes when some Roman Catholic clerics stopped to watch his work in progress. One said, “The face of the Apostle Read More …

Build the Wall!

Reprinted by permission Don Boys, Ph.D. Amnesty is Divisive, Destructive, Dangerous, Deadly, and Dumb! Don Boys, Ph.D. http://donboys.cstnews.com/amnesty-is-divisive-destructive-dangerous-deadly-and-dumb This month’s headlines shouted, “Flood of illegal immigrants continues at Texas Border,” and “New Border Crisis: Pakistani Illegals Up 935%, Haitians 1,300%.” Read More …

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 …

MY BROTHER OR ME?

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Questionable Things

Lesson 3 Romans 14:1-23 BACKGROUND In the local church at Rome, there was a small group, probably Gentiles, who had come to the conclusion that there was something religiously wrong with eating meat and drinking wine. Apparently they had moved Read More …

TO EAT OR NOT TO EAT?

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Questionable Things

Lesson 2 TO EAT OR NOT TO EAT? 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 BACKGROUND Corinth was a wicked city filled with idolatry because of pagan temple worship. Polytheism was so rampant that the streets and public squares of Corinth were lined with Read More …

Why Religion is Important to Society

A short video explaining why religion (ALL faiths)is important and how it contributes to society. You can read the full study (long) explaining these numbers at http://www.religjournal.com/pdf/ijrr12003.pdf

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 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 …

Happy Holidays!

Dear Readers, I wonder how many of you, when first seeing the title at the top of this post, said to yourself, Oh no! Even the evangelist is saying “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas”! Well, I read something the other Read More …

Who Killed Highland Park Baptist / Tennessee Temple Univ?

Who Killed Tennessee Temple University? Don Boys, Ph.D. Every organization contains within it the seeds of its own destruction. That fact is obvious in the decay, dissolution, and death of Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee. On succeeding days, the Read More …

Must We Pray Before Meals?

Last weekend, my sons and I went to a car show. When we left, one son took the metro home to Virginia and I rode home to Maryland with the other. On the way, we stopped for burgers and fries Read More …