Category: Baptism

Thursday is for Theological Terminology:
The Study of Specialized Words relating to Theology

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Thursday is for Theological Terminology:
The Study of Specialized Words relating to Theology

By Ron F. Hale, Minister of Missions, West Jackson Baptist Church, Jackson, TN “Ordinance” With the voice of experience and the education of a scholar, Dr. W. A. Criswell shares the following definition: The word ordinance, as we use the term in the church, refers to a religious rite ordained by the Lord Jesus Christ.  […]

Lessons Learned from Iraq that Apply to Ministry Anywhere:
A Southern Baptist Chaplain in Action

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Lessons Learned from Iraq that Apply to Ministry Anywhere:
A Southern Baptist Chaplain in Action

By Dr. Page Brooks, Chaplain for the Louisiana National Guard, Assistant Professor of Theology and Islamic Studies at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and Founding Co-Pastor of the Mosaic Church in New Orleans Throughout the Bible we see where God sometimes leads individuals into the desert to teach them some powerful spiritual lessons. Whether it […]

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Accepting New Church Members: A Biblical/Baptist Perspective

Robin Foster, Pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church, Perkins, OK In discussing the restoration of integrity in church membership, there has been a great resurgence in the biblical practice of church discipline.  Not that many Southern Baptist churches are initiating this biblical practice in their churches (personally I don’t know of any in our association), but there […]

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Baptism-Lite—SBC and Spontaneous Baptisms

Tim Rogers, Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Indian Trail, NC There is a movement that seems to be sweeping our denomination and it is called Spontaneous Baptisms.  I for one believe, if done properly, we should not be concerned with this movement.  However, with every movement there comes some who refuse to adhere to the clear […]

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Twelve False Assumptions People Make About Baptists (Part Two)

Dr. Dan Nelson, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Camarillo, CA 7.     . . . that we are controlled by a Hierarchy First, the Bible does not teach that we should have a hierarchy of religious officials over the church. Pastors lead the congregation as a spiritual leader while the deacons assist him. We have already asserted […]

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