Category: Salvation

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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A Model for Theological Dialogue

By Steve Lemke, Provost of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary What does constructive theological dialogue look like?  Unfortunately, there are fewer models today than might have been the case.  On the one hand, the Balkanization of the SBC has led to many speaking to each other within in-groups but not really addressing the larger SBC […]

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Student Not Better than Teacher

Dr. David Crosby, Pastor, First Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA A friend told me last Sunday, “I want to take the country back.” He meant by this, I think, that he wanted to return to a time when the United States seemed to operate within a Protestant ethos. My own sense of Christianity and the […]

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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

Ron F. Hale, Associate Pastor, West Jackson Baptist Church, Jackson, TN Resistible Grace One Definition: Arminians taught that since God wanted all of mankind to be saved, He sent the Holy Spirit to draw all men to Christ. The human will, however, is free to reject the drawing power of the Holy Spirit. An example […]

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