Category: Baptism

Landmarkists? Really?

J. R. Graves, who was such a major  influence for Landmarkism in W. TN and Western Kentucky,  was also a major player in the development of Union University in Jackson, TN.  Dr. James Pendleton was also a major influence for Landmarkism in Southern Baptist life, and he was a former President of Union University. These two men […]

A Clear Statement from Committee on Resolutions

In perusing the churches represented by the various ones being appointed to committees I am beginning to see signs of encouragement.  For example the following statements are found on the websites of some being appointed to the Committee of Resolutions. In this first statement I have not placed emphasis on any statement.  The bold emphasis […]

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Do Baptisms Matter Anymore?

In our day and age of ecumenical awareness and knocking down the walls of denominations,  are baptisms important to people anymore?  to Churches?  With all of the people saying that they would accept any ole kind of baptism, whether it be sprinkling, pouring, or whatever, is it important about the kind of baptism you have?  […]

A Heritage of Faithfulness

This post was originally published on my own blog over three years ago. It was published in the midst of a controversy within my state regarding baptism and church membership, but the truth it contains is as applicable today as then. My grandfather, Glen Wesley Smith, was an alcoholic. Thankfully, God saves alcoholics, and on […]

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Podcast Episode 3

Well, it’s that time again, and here for your amusement is episode 3 of the SBC Today podcast. We were down a voice or two this week, but what we lacked in quantity, we made up in no appreciable way whatsoever. But we did have fun. In this episode, we begin with a bit of […]