The Scriptures exhort…that whosoever believeth in him (Jesus Christ) should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16. Think about how we view the word ‘believe’. Many think that all they are required to do is believe that Jesus existed and died on Calvary and they are in good standings with God. Now, if this […]
Looking at this New Year, one of the first significant events on the national calendar is the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States, I have often wondered, how can one person shoulder the heavy burden of the presidency? Especially when, instead of being supported and encouraged, he is attacked and vilified even […]
We preach the doctrine of salvation by grace through faith in Christ, not of works. “By grace are ye saved, through faith and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God and not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9. That simply means that a sinner is saved by the grace of God, not by any work he performed yesterday, today, and tomorrow. That is what it means. So when I look for the New Testament Church, that is a local, visible assembly of God’s people who are saved and scripturally baptized, associating together in some definite locality for the purpose of carrying out the Lord’s Commission.
What I look for in a New Testament True Church? Well, first of all – Its beginning. Where did it originate and who was its founder? Does its teachings line up with God’s holy Word (KJV Bible)?
I understand there are various ideas regarding the origin of the church, but the Baptist position is that which we believe to be the Scriptural position, that it occurred on the mountain top. (Luke 6:12-16; Is. 2:2; Matt. 16:18) And it was founded by Jesus Christ Himself and that the twelve apostles were the first members.
Someone once said, “I was saved by the law” (The 10 Commandments). I don’t think so. The law never saved anyone. There is no grace or mercy in the law. The law was our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ. Gal. 3:10-14, 24. There is no grace in the law. Eph. 1:7. Grace is robbed […]
The What, When and How of Scriptural Baptism What is Scriptural Baptism? Baptism does not save us from our sins. It is a step of obedience to God, because we have been saved. Scriptural Baptism is a picture that God has designed to show the following things: (1) It pictures the Work of God the […]
If we really want God’s blessings on our life we are going to have to examine our salvation.
I thank God I’m saved! I thank God I’m going to Heaven when I die! And, I thank God I’m an Independent, Fundamental, Bible-thumping, Baptist preacher! I thank God for a fundamental Baptist church. The Bible is the Word of God. That’s what we preach. We use the KJV by conviction and without apology. Now, what is a fundamentalist? A fundamentalist is somebody who not only embraces the fundamental doctrines of God and is saved, but he opposes that which is evil and wrong and separates from those who are liberals and modernists, who do not hold the fundamentals of the faith. Now a modernist is one who believes in man’s wisdom instead of God’s wisdom. He rejects revealed truth. A liberal is a person who is in step with the world’s views, it’s philosophies of man, who holds man’s views and not God’s views. A liberal is opposite of being a conservative. A liberal Christian is one who won’t stand on much and condemns those who do. And our churches are filled with them…
Unfortunately the principal guilty party in prohibiting the free exercise of religion, a guaranteed constitutional right, has been the Supreme Court. However, Congress is not without blame in regard to the Supreme Court overruling the expressed will of the people. Under Article III Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, Congress has the power to regulate the appellate jurisdiction of the Federal Courts, yet Congress has rarely been so bold to speak out against the judiciary. It is no secret that our forefathers fled England to escape abuse of governmental power! … America, are you ready for judgment day?
The world use to look at the church for how to live, but now days, churches are looking to the world for how to live. – Pastor Theroux