"As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen."
1Peter 4:10-11 KJV
"What man, what angel is sufficient to preach the gospel as they ought to preach it! You work for the highest end, the glory of God and the good of immortal souls. You are for beating down of the kingdom of the Devil and enlarging and exalting Christ's kingdom."
Hercules Collins (1646/7 - 1702) Pastor of a Baptist Church in Wapping, London
February 1, 2020
Contrary to popular perception, biblical separation is not by necessity divisive and negative…but rather when in humility it is implemented, it is:
A positive instrument for the self-preservation of the church in a state of holiness (hä'-gē-os) which benefits her own public profession, which would otherwise be endangered or yet destroyed by continued religious fellowship with those who remain defiant to biblical truth...
October 11, 2015
Part 1: Finding Local Resources
Part 2: How to Utilize Geneologies
Part 3: Helpful Aids to American Baptist History
It is often alleged that the seventeenth-century Puritans and Baptists were not missions minded. Some, who do not understand either the chronology or the meaning of the term, accuse the seventeenth-century Baptists of hyper-Calvinism. Hyper-Calvinism, which is a real error but not advocated by the 1689 Baptist Confession, did not develop among the Baptists until the early eighteenth century through the writings of John Skepp (d. 1721) and John Brine (1703-65). Some, more informed, argue that the emphasis on evangelism and missions is a post-Enlightenment development..
August 8, 2017
Our day is full of innovation. We have lost the fear of novelty; in fact it seems like a virtue. Our culture, which exalts the cutting edge, has invaded the church, so that historical realities have been overturned. While our fathers were extremely cautious in their adoption of change, we criticize those who call for conservation...
The Gospel's Glory Preserved
November, 10 2018
The One God is triune. No Christian would deny this statement. The One God is three persons, each fully God, yet they are not each other. Again, Christians universally affirm this statement as well. The One God is a divine and infinite Being consisting of three subsistences: The Father unbegotten, the Son is eternally begotten of the Father, and the Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son. Though this last statement has been one that the Catholic, Orthodox (denying only the Spirit’s procession from the Son), and Protestant churches have universally confessed, it is nevertheless a statement that is under serious scrutiny in our day. The doctrine of the eternal generation of the Son, specifically, is rarely spoken of...