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 …

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 …

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 …

Baptist in Name Only

Over the years, I have heard many arguments for keeping the name “Baptist” in church names. Some have gone so far as to say that anyone who wanted to remove the word “Baptist” from their church name was probably not even saved. Some claim it makes no difference and others claim that it is an identity necessity. Read More …

Must You Be Baptized To Be Saved?

Here is an excellent teaching on Baptism, taken from “The Handbook of Personal Evangelism” by Dr. A. Ray Stanford.  I would consider this book a ‘must read’ for anyone wishing to get serious about witnessing. Water Baptism The Roman Catholic Read More …

Baptist leaders examine ministry in ‘new marriage culture’

Times they are a changing… Just in from an article in  The Alabama Baptist  “No issue such as same-sex ‘marriage’ should occupy the center of the church’s focus, only the gospel,” Iorg said. “To do that the church must reassert Read More …

Why Did John the Baptist Say He Was a Voice Crying in the Wilderness?

“John the Baptist said he was a crying voice because he was a Baptist,” says Kaylin, 11. I wonder if Kaylin’s assertion should be considered for a vote at the national convention of the Southern Baptists. “John did not want Read More …