Fuller’s Fear of the Slippery Slope

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In my most recent post, I mentioned that Fuller envisioned true Christianity as a hearty reception of the deity and the atoning work of Christ with “other corresponding doctrines.” In the framework of that nomenclature, Fuller located the fall of man and its consequences in the determination of God to show his perfect grace in the…

 

Register Now for the 1845 Conference: A Historic Southern Baptist View of Salvation, October 31 – November 2

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See the Official Website Heritage Baptist Church in Shreveport, LA will be hosting the 1845 Conference from Thursday, October 31 to Saturday, November 2.  This year’s conference theme will explore “A Historic Southern Baptist View of Salvation.”  The four speakers will include Dr. Tom Nettles, Dr. Tom Hicks, Dr. Fred Malone, and Pastor Earl Blackburn. The…



God’s Rest as Prescriptive

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Last time I looked at evidences for the Sabbath rest rooted in creation. But does the fact that God rested mean that Adam, and all humanity, should keep the Sabbath? Not all think so.[1] Frame offers four compelling arguments, of increasing persuasiveness, for man to imitate God by resting on the Sabbath: (1) man as…

 

Selecting Music for Worship (Part 1): Know the Word

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Leading God’s people in song is a great joy. It is a rewarding responsibility to sing and play psalms and hymns and spiritual songs in praise to God. But like other aspects of worship—reading and preaching God’s Word, lifting up prayers in behalf of the congregation—with the joy comes labor. It takes time to plan…



Scattered Saints – the Church Spreads

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Credit Building on the two previous posts regarding leadership development for church planting and revitalization in the book of Acts, this post will consider leadership development with the scattered saints. Logically, when the persecution in connection with Stephen’s death erupted (Acts 7:60–8:4), the scattered saints would have traveled to locations where they had some connection….



Andrew Fuller Encounters Non-Calvinism: Again

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Self-identified non-Calvinism in Southern Baptist life presents a somewhat confusing—even baffling—phenomenon. What is essentially, and mystifyingly, broadly inclusive and non-descript has been given a name of “Traditional Baptist Theology.” It has been given that name, not because it really reflects any specific confessional stream within Baptist life, but because, ostensibly, it distills the instinctive doctrinal…



The Sabbath as a Creation Ordinance

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“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.  Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but theseventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or…