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Why I Am A Baptist

In recent years there has been a hesitancy with regard to having “Baptist” in the name of a church or to even label oneself as such. I deeply resonate with folks who feel this way. By the time I graduated from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS), I was very discouraged by some of what […]

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The Sufficiency Of Scripture

Before the end of the first century, several of the early churches were already falling into serious biblical error. The age of the apostles had not yet ended. In fact, John the apostle was still alive. One of those errors was the teaching of antinomianism, which teaches the freedom to sin. Several churches were dealing […]

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Baptism Early Church Paedobaptism

List of early church primary sources on baptism for research

Ambrose, On the Sacraments. Ambrose, On the Mysteries. John Chrysostom, Baptismal Instructions. John Chrysostom, Homily 25 on John. Cyprian, Letter 58. Cyril of Jerusalem, Catechetical Lectures 19-21. Gregory of Nazianzus, Oration on Baptism 28. Hippolytus, Apostolic Tradition 16-23. Justin Martyr, 1 Apology 61-62. Origen, Homilies on Leviticus 8.3. Origen, Homilies on Luke 14. Origen, Commentary […]

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Christology Exegetical Grace

If God is For Us, Who Can Be Against Us? An Exegesis of Romans 8:31-39

Romans 8:31-39 is a passage that bears the very lifeblood of the gospel. It is about the reality of God’s love for us, which He has been able to show through the giving of His only Son. It is an intimate articulation of election and an emotional exposition of the astounding truth of the believer’s […]

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Biblical review of the office of elder/pastor and its requirements

The following is a bulleted word study of the most prominent passages which address the requirements for the office of elder. This section is not exhaustive by any means but seeks to be comprehensive enough as to get a good sense of the high calling of eldership. Some applications have also been added in effort […]

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Grace – Part 2: The Libor Scandal And Our Desperate Need Of God

Several years ago, widespread corruption among the world’s biggest banks emerged out of conspiracy theory into breaking world news, revealing the long hidden secret that what are known as Libor rates had been illegally manipulated for decades. Libor rates significantly affect everything from mortgages to student loans. As banks falsely reported artificially low borrowing rates, […]

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Who the Christian is in Christ

In Christ by His mercy and grace…. …I am accepted: I am God’s child (John 1:12) I am Christ’s friend (John 15:15) I have been justified (Romans 5:1) I am united with the Lord and one with Him in spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17) I have been bought with a price—I belong to God (1 Corinthians […]

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Historical and Biblical Evidence for Elder Led Congregationalism

Historical evidence Historical evidence carries absolutely no weight unless Scripture confirms it. That said, however, it is wise to consider those who have traveled the path before us to see if we might profit from their experiences and insight, as recommended by Proverbs 24:6, “in abundance of counselors there is victory.” Working from present-day to […]

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New Covenant Theology Introduction

In summary, New Covenant Theology (NCT) teaches that the Mosaic Law Covenant is obsolete, taking the full force of Hebrews 8:13 where it says, “In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete.” NCT states that Christians are now under a better covenant, the New Covenant in Christ’s blood and under the […]

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How Galatians 3:16 Refutes the Doctrine of Paedobaptism

Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, “And to offsprings,” referring to many, but referring to one, “And to your offspring,” who is Christ. (Galatians 3:16 ESV) Here Paul explains that the promises to Abraham were to Abraham and to Christ; not to the many people of […]