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 …

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 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 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 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 …

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 …

Colossians 1:1-2

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Colossians

Outline of 1:1–13 A. Introductory; Col. 1:1-13 1. Author; Col. 1:1. Recipients; Col. 1:2 a. Greetings; Col. 1:2 b. 2. Prayer of thanks; Col. 1:3-8 a. When we give thanks—always; Col. 1:3 b. Why we give thanks; Col. 1:4-8 (1) Read More …

Colossians (a side note)

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Colossians

As I was studying for this series, I ran across the following section from Maclaren’s commentary that I thought most interesting so I will include it here.  I had not considered this previously but it does make a lot of sense.  And Read More …

Sermon Titles For the Lighter Touch

  A Fat Servant is Better than a Skinny Corpse (Luke 15:17) A Few Good Men: Gideon’s Army (J.F. Higgins) A Good God On A Bad Day A Lot to Learn from Lot (Genesis 14) A Major Message From A Read More …

Testimony of the Evangelists

by Simon Greenleaf (1783-1853) Originally at Reformation Ink, this essay is in the public domain and may be freely copied and distributed. Greenleaf, one of the principle founders of the Harvard Law School, originally set out to disprove the biblical testimony concerning Read More …

Christian Girl Thrown Out Window By Muslim Mob?

Christian Girl Thrown Out Window By Muslim Mob? The Epoch Times While the main force of the clashes were in Cairo and Giza, Muslim residents in an unidentified village in the southern Minya province attacked Christian homes as part of Read More …

Christians Being Targeted in Egypt

Bits and Pieces from around the web, concerning the recent attacks on Christians and christian churches, monasteries and orphanages.       “CAIRO (AP) — An international human rights group has chronicled attacks on 42 churches, dozens of Christian institutions Read More …

Kwanzaa: An Insult to Americans

One of the most insulting things which has ever been foisted upon Americans, especially black Americans, is the entirely fraudulent “traditional African holiday” called “Kwanzaa” by its inventor and principal perpetrator. Ron Karenga (Dr. Maulana Ron Karenga) invented the seven-day Read More …