Category Archives for SBC Issues

Young, Southern Baptist…and Irrelevant?

September 19, 2016

By Brad Whitt, Pastor
Abilene Baptist Church Martinez, GA

***Editor’s Note: This article appeared a few years ago and can be found at BradWhitt.com .  Updates have been added by the editor in italics.

I’m not “young, restless, and reformed.”

I guess you’d say that I’m young, Southern Baptist, and it seems, increasingly irrelevant.
You see, I’m just a pastor’s son who grew up with a love for my denomination — a Southern Baptist boy by birth and conviction. Continue reading

Do Black Lives Matter?

August 31, 2016

Dr. Paige Patterson | President
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

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

President Obama and a host of other leaders seem unable to resolve the racial tensions in our country. And neither they nor anyone else will ever succeed unless there is a return to acknowledging the words found in Genesis: “And Adam called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living” (Genesis 3:20). Continue reading

A Prehistoric Final Judgment?

August 30, 2016

by Doug Sayers

***Editor’s Note:  Doug is the author of “Chosen or Not?” which is available for purchase HERE.

Historic Christianity has always insisted on a Final Judgment Day. It is a biblical no-brainer. Many of Jesus’ lessons and parables ended with a final separation of those who are rescued and those who perish. There will be a “settling of accounts” based on God’s eyewitness record of every private (and public) thought, word, and action.   I can bear witness to the biblical claim that this truth was written on my young heart, even as one who was not raised in a Christian home. I knew that God saw everything… and some nights it was hard to fall asleep. (Rom 1, 2) The very thought of being subject to this kind of perfect scrutiny is enough to make you want to put on some fig leaves, run, and hide. It may even lead to a feeble and truth suppressing denial that there is such a God and day of reckoning. But, alas, there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. (Heb 4:13) Continue reading

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