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 …

BASIC PRINCIPLES

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Questionable Things

This past week, while doing some research, I ran across a lesson series called “Questionable Things” by Dr. Jack Arnold. The series takes an in-depth look at those actions, when taken by a Christian, may be questionable as to whether Read More …

Immigration Opinions of Teddy Roosevelt

Here is a short video that I wish Trump and Clinton would watch and more importantly, agree with. While the video below regarding immigration is almost correct, the audio is not a direct quote. Nor was it written in 1907 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 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 …