This article originally appeared on my blog (Here). “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45) Service is not a uniquely Christian concept. The language of service is something engrained throughout society....
The Puritan Board
Given the fact that tomorrow is celebrated as Easter by many non-eastern Christians, it seems like a good opportunity to bring up a reality for many of us. How do we navigate the pitfalls of a husband and wife not being like-minded on religious holidays? I did not embrace Calvinism until the late 1990s and I did not come to a full conviction on my current position on religious holidays until...
I've been a Christian since elementary school, and I thank my Baptist father for his prayerful concern for my salvation. I spent several years in non-denominational charismatic churches until my mid-twenties, when I ended up getting prayed into the Reformed tradition by my sister. She's since moved on to becoming Catholic, but I have no intentions of following her there.
I've been in the...
Some of the early puritans refused to wear wedding rings as Romanism in their day had caused wedding rings to bear a commonly superstitious meaning. To wear them was to affirm that meaning, and was hence scandalous. Some persons today teach that it is wrong to wear wedding rings.
However, as wedding rings in many cultures do not bear that superstitious meaning today, nor is it even known...
The issue of the mode of baptism (immersion or sprinkling or pouring) hinges on what the greek means. Words have meanings and the mode of baptism can be found in the greek I used to think.
However, maybe the greek points to the significance of baptism rather than merely its mode. Ie., it is seen as a washing even if done by pouring or sprinkling.
I would say the greek words for baptism...
God is perfect and would not command us to do that which is immoral.
God commanded the OT Jews to marry multiple women (The Levirite marriage). Therefore, this Levirite arrangement was not sin.
This means that polygamy is not per se (innately) sinful in all circumstances, or else God could not have commanded it to be done. Just as not all killing is murder, not all polygamy is sinful...
This is a good website highlighting the failures of the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board (NAMB).
Not only are the Southern Baptists failing to preserve doctrine (they are falling prey to Wokeness), but a decade or so ago they stated that it is better strategy to plant new churches in North America than to buttresss and maintain older...
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