Hell is one of the most horrifying concepts in the Bible. For most of the 20th century there was little question among the people in the pews as to what the Bible taught on this tough subject. You don’t want to go to hell, because you don’t want to experience everlasting fire. Oh, by the way, there’s brimstone too.
I don’t really know how to describe the ways God moves in my life. Many times it happens through the Scriptures, sometimes through other people and at other times through circumstances and situations. There are also times I get impressions—at least, that’s the best way I can describe it. I really wish I could find a better word than “impressions,” but it’s as close as I can get.
Happy belated birthday Billy! We at SBC Today and Connect 316 are thankful for all of the souls that have been saved by God through your ministry! Thank you for all of the altar calls, the sinner’s prayers, and the sharing of the gospel with all of the whosoevers. Happy 96th Birthday!
To be a consistent Calvinist, a person must believe that the Bible teaches God limits His redemptive love toward His creation and that limited love is more reflective of God being the sum of perfect love than God extending His salvational love to all of His creation. Of course, the perennial problem with the Calvinist’s perspective is the explicit claims of Scripture to the contrary.
The First Baptist Church of Charleston and the General Baptist Movement led by Shubbal Sterns and Daniel Marshall was used of God to populate the South with Baptist churches everywhere in the succeeding centuries. Screven’s move and the Sandy Creek awakening under Sterns cannot be minimized for the success of Baptist work in the South.