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 …

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 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 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 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 …

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 …

Notes on the Study of Colossians; Pt. 2

This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series Colossians

E. THE COLOSSIAN HERESY The Colossian heresy was apparently a mixture of Jewish, Greek, and pagan ideas. We really know nothing about it, except from the implications in the epistle itself. We suppose that the ideas and practices criticized by Read More …

Notes on the Study of Colossians; Pt. 1

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series Colossians

A. IMPORTANCE OF THE EPISTLE TO THE COLOSSIANS Colossians is the most Christ-centered epistle in the New Testament. Colossians enables us to see clearly what it means to be in Christ. No other book is so concerned with the exaltation Read More …

An analysis of the teachings about Christ in Colossians

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Colossians

  I. The Nature of Christ. 1. God is the father of Christ; Col. 1:3. 2. Christ is God’s beloved Son. 1:13. 3. Christ is the image of the invisible God; Col. 1:15. 4. Christ is the firstborn of all Read More …