Category: Baptism

The Call of Baptist Identity (Part 2)

Ecumenicals and the Narrowing of Parameters I am not a blue blood in the SBC. I was raised in the Church of Christ and the Disciples of Christ [Christian Church]. As a child I was immersed in order to receive salvation. A series of events led me to visit a local Baptist church, which I […]

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Getting the Facts Straight: Hershael York

In a post on his blog, Dr. Hershael York, who is a trustee of the International Mission Board, gets the facts straight and corrects some of the misinformation concerning the attrition rate of missionary personnel: Interestingly, the attrition rate has actually declined since the IMB passed the policies on baptism and private prayer language that […]

Interview with Dr. Jerry Vines

We are privileged to bring you today an interview with Dr. Jerry Vines, Pastor Emeritus of First Baptist Church, Jacksonville Florida, and founder of Jerry Vines Ministries. He currently resides in Georgia where, he assures us, he has not taken to riding Harleys (the picture above was used for a special event during his ministry […]

The Distinctive of Believer's Baptism by Immersion

Douglas Fairbanks once said; “I feel like a mosquito in a nudist colony. I look around and I know it’s wonderful to be here, but I don’t know where to begin.” As I embark on this post, I must confess I feel much the same way. What else can be said about the ordinance of […]

How Can We Seek A Regenerate Church Membership?

In Dr. Stanton Norman’s book, The Baptist Way, he makes the claim that Baptist churches must do a better job in having dialogues with those who desire membership. He mentions the dilemma that is faced when someone walks the isle and after a 30-45 second interview they are presented to the church. He reiterates a […]