Category: Salvation

Distinctive Baptist Beliefs:
Nine Marks that Separate Baptists from Presbyterians
Distinctive Baptist Belief #9:
Decisional Conversion/Gospel Invitations (not Confirmation)

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Distinctive Baptist Beliefs:
Nine Marks that Separate Baptists from Presbyterians
Distinctive Baptist Belief #9:
Decisional Conversion/Gospel Invitations (not Confirmation)

By Dr. Lemke, Provost, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics, occupying the McFarland Chair of Theology, Director of the Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry, and Editor of the Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Introduction/Summary This series has attempted to delineate historical doctrinal differences between Baptists and Presbyterians. Most […]

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Theological Vocabulary Thursday
The Free Offer of the Gospel

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Theological Vocabulary Thursday
The Free Offer of the Gospel

  By Ron F. Hale, Minister of Missions, West Jackson Baptist Church. Jackson, TN Does God have a universal saving will that desires the salvation of all people who will believe, or was our Lord’s atonement only sufficient for some? Should the Gospel be preached to all indiscriminately with the purpose of calling everyone to […]

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Is a Backsliding ‘Christian’ Still Saved?

_______________________________________________________________ By Bob Williford, Cooperative Program Missionary for the Arkansas Baptist Convention. _______________________________________________________________ The word “backslider” or “backsliding” does not appear in the New Testament. But in the Old Testament we often see the witness of God against Israel as having backslidden. The Jews continually turned their backs on Him. That is why they were […]

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Theological Vocabulary Thursday
Libertarian Free Will: Jesus’ Reaction to Jerusalem’s Rejection Reflects the Father’s Reaction

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Theological Vocabulary Thursday
Libertarian Free Will: Jesus’ Reaction to Jerusalem’s Rejection Reflects the Father’s Reaction

By L. Manning Garrett III, Ph.D., Pastor, East Laurel Baptist Church, Jackson, TN Regarding last week’s article, “Two Versions of Free Will in Southern Baptist Life,” there were several comments pertaining to my reference to Jesus’ reaction to Jerusalem’s rejection of Him in Matthew 23: 37-39 and Luke 13:34-35. One respondent observed that it is […]

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Theological Vocabulary Thursday
Free Will: Two Versions in Southern Baptist Life

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Theological Vocabulary Thursday
Free Will: Two Versions in Southern Baptist Life

By L. Manning Garrett III, Ph.D., Pastor, East Laurel Baptist Church, Jackson, TN This article is intended to be of interest to pastors and lay persons.  I do not begin with the assumption that all of the readers of SBC Today are familiar with the philosophical discussion surrounding the issue of free will. Nonetheless, the […]

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