Category Archives for SBC Issues

The Crux of Calvinism

July 25, 2016

Dr. Bob Hadley | Pastor
Westside Baptist Church, Daytona Beach, FL

*This article is taken from Dr. Hadley’s website, sbcissues.com, and is used by permission.

At the heart of Calvinism is an answer to a very simple question. Is a person saved BECAUSE he repents and by faith believes in the finished work of Christ on the cross or is a person saved so that he can THEN by faith repent and believe in the finished work of Christ on the cross? Continue reading

Concerning Alcoholic Beverages

July 21, 2016

Dr. Paige Patterson | President
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

**This article was originally posted HERE and is used by permission.

References to wine are frequent in both the Old and New Testaments. The Masoretic text of the Old Testament employs the Hebrew word “yayin” in the vast majority of cases—141 times to be exact. A handful of other words are translated “wine” but not with enough frequency to matter. The Greek term “oinos” is used predominantly in the New Testament, and coming through Latin is transliterated into English as “wine.” The Greek term “gleukos” (literally, “sweet wine”) is sometimes used. Continue reading

8. Freedom of the Press

July 19, 2016

Dr. Rick Patrick | Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church, Sylacauga, AL

In 1787, Edmund Burke, the British author, orator and philosopher, made the following statement during a parliamentary debate: “There are three estates in Parliament but in the Reporters’ Gallery yonder there sits a Fourth Estate more important far than they all.” Continue reading

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