Andrew Fuller and His Controversies: September 27-28, 2013

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If you’ve never attended the Andrew Fuller Conference at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, you’re missing out! The conference is second to none in delivering some of the very best historical theological scholarship available today. This year’s topic, “Andrew Fuller and His Controversies,” is particularly relevant to many of our contemporary theological…



What Does it Mean to Love Christ?

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In his classic book, Holiness: Its Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties, and Roots, Ryle calls believers to warm, Christ-centered, evangelical piety, exhorting Christians to flee religious externalism and to pursue disciplined communion with Christ for the joy of knowing Him more. Ryle is clear about the doctrine of justification by faith alone on the ground of Christ’s righteousness alone,…



Problems with Denying Imputed Guilt

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Cain and Abel – Credit Those who identify themselves as holding a “Traditional” Southern Baptist doctrine of salvation say that no one but Adam is guilty of Adam’s first sin. Article 2 of A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation says, “We deny that Adam’s sin resulted in the incapacitation of…



Is Unity in the Southern Baptist Convention Possible?

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I think Southern Baptists can grow in our unity around the gospel of Christ for the sake of kingdom mission without pretending that our differences don’t matter. The Calvinism Advisory Committee has already beautifully shown that we can talk to each other in a spirit of love and grace, recognizing our serious and substantial disagreements…



What does Calvinism have to do with Marriage?

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Here’s a man who comes to his pastor and says, “My wife says she’s going to leave me for good. She says she doesn’t love me anymore.  I don’t want her to leave, but if she doesn’t want me, then maybe the loving thing to do is just to let her go. If I really love…