These are the last two of five volumes which are the printed messages at the Fundamental Baptist Congresses. My original purpose for reading these five volumes was to compare them to “The Fundamentals” preached and written a generation before (in the early 1900s). I was curious to see the similarities and the progression of thinking between two successive generations of fundamental Baptists. I have found many similarities, especially in their zeal for scriptural authority and willingness to be identified as fundamentalists. My original suspicion was confirmed again, that neither of these generations was searching for an irreducible minimum of doctrinal belief, rather they sought and found biblical authority for their entire theological perspective.
Local Churches and Their PastorsOctober 29, 2016
The month of October afforded me a number of opportunities to fellowship with local church pastors from various states and even countries. Though I have written on the local church a lot this year, I want to relate the blessing that I received from my fellowship with these men and also to enhance our appreciation […]
Borders, Language, and CultureAugust 1, 2016
41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. 42And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done […]
Why Do We Have Baptists in the First Place?December 2, 2015
In a day and age when Southern Baptists are the largest Protestant denomination in America and Baptist churches are seemingly everywhere, it is easy to ask what Baptists are all about and even why are they so prevalent. There is no short answer but I think that a brief general account of their beginnings can […]