A Review of Antinomianism: Reformed Theology’s Unwelcome Guest? by Mark Jones

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Mark Jones’ new book, Antinomianism: Reformed Theology’s Unwelcome Guest?, provides a careful response to antinomianism, which is on the rise in some Reformed circles. Jones is an expert in Puritan theology and did his research doctoral work on the Christology of Thomas Goodwin (1600-1680). Jones is a pastor at Faith Vancouver Presbyterian Church in Canada,…



Some Thoughts on the Duck Dynasty Controversy

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How should Christians respond to the fact that A&E indefinitely suspended Phil Robertson for declaring that homosexuality is a sin? Should we be outraged? We should always be outraged by sin. Should we boycott A&E? We all have to choose which businesses we can and cannot support in good conscience. Should we point out that…



Should we be Creedalists? A Book Review of The Creedal Imperative by Carl Trueman

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With Christianity on the wane in Western culture, some leaders have urged Christians to deemphasize secondary doctrines in order to stand united on gospel essentials.  Our numbers are too small, they say, for Christians to continue nit picking at each other on long disputed matters of theology.  Let me suggest, however, that doctrinal minimalism is…



“Infant Salvation” by Loraine Boettner

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There has been a good deal of discussion lately among Southern Baptists about the future of infants when they die.  Some say that Calvinism implies infants will not be saved in death.  But Loraine Boettner shows that infant salvation only finds a logical place within Calvinism, while non-Calvinistic systems are inconsistent to affirm it: “Most…



Does “All” Ever Mean “All” in Scripture?

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Eric Hankins preached a sermon on September 26, 2013 at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in which he said, “All means all and that’s all all means.” Jump to 17:23 in the linked video to hear this claim. But is Hankins’ statement true? Does the Greek word “pas” (each, every, any, all, the whole, etc.) ever mean “all”…



Deep South Founders Conference, January 16-18

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The theme of the 2014 Deep South Founders Conference will be “Christ the Mediator.” The conference will be held on January 16-18 on campus at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson Mississippi.  Guest speakers this year will include Geoffery Thomas, Erroll Hulse, Johnny Pat Cox, and Rusty Grant.  Visit the website for more information.  Mark your calendars…



Book Giveaway: Living by Revealed Truth by Tom Nettles

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[Oct 10, 2013] Update: We have a winner!  Congratulations to Andrew Kalinauskas for winning a free copy of Living by Revealed Truth. Thanks to everyone who participated! Next week, Founders Ministries will be giving away a free copy of Tom Nettles’ new book, Living by Revealed Truth: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon….



Are You Quarrelsome?

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A “quarrel” is a verbal fight. Not all conflicts are quarrels, but a conflict becomes a quarrel when it’s sinfully combative or contentious.  I’ve been thinking about my own quarrelsomeness, and this is some of the fruit of my study. The Bible has quite a bit to say about quarreling: People can quarrel over property (Gen…

 

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…