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 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 EPISCOPALIAN

This entry is part 5 of 19 in the series Baptist Why & Why Not

By J. J. Taylor, D. D. Pastor Freemason Street Baptist Church Norfolk, Virginia That which is born of the flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. – John 3:6. For the kingdom of God is not 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 …

Why The Bible And Not Other Standards

This entry is part 3 of 19 in the series Baptist Why & Why Not

By T. T. Eaton, D. D., LL. D. Pastor Walnut Street Baptist Church Louisville, Kentucky To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. – 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 …

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 …

For By Grace Are Ye Saved…

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Ephesians

Praise for the Work of the Trinity in the Gospel of Grace. These verses are an outburst of descriptive eloquence that even the ample resources of the Greek language seem too meagre to adequately express. The grandeur and variety of 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 …

Ephesians 1:8-10

This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Ephesians

  Eph 1:8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; Eph 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: Eph 1:10 That Read More …

Eph. 1:7 Grace and Atonement

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series Ephesians

Now we come to the work of the Son in our re­demption. Whom the Father blessed and chose and accepted, the Son redeemed. So we have from verses 7 to 12 of chapter one the work of the Son in Read More …

Eph 1:3-6 Chosen, Predestined and Accepted

This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series Ephesians

Eph 1:3,4  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, Read More …

Eph. 1:1,2 – Grace and Peace

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series Ephesians

Eph 1:1. Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus. Paul presents himself here as “an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will Read More …

Ephesians: Chosen to be Holy!

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Ephesians

This post begins a series of expository messages in the book of Ephesians. SAINTS AND FAITHFUL That is Paul’s way of describing a church. There were plenty of very imperfect Christians in the community at Ephesus and in the other 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 …

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 …

Sabbath: Saturday or Sunday?

In answer, let me say first of all that there is no commandment in the Ten Commandments which says they were to keep the seventh day of the week. The words “of the week” are added by man to the Read More …

TRINITY

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Basic Theology

TRINITY I. Essential Element s of Trinity 1. God is One. 2. Each of the persons within the Godhead is Deity. 3. The oneness of God and the threeness of God are not contradictions. 4. The Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) is Read More …