Category Archives: Indigenous Posts

THE BIG PICTURE

God made the world. He did so with a purpose. A purpose besides just getting glory. He wanted a people for Himself. A family. Hence He calls Himself Father. And all those adopted into His family are His children. And … Continue reading

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Faith and Choice [part 3]

Let me start with faith since I didn’t finish with the whole story last time. I said that we grasp spiritual truths by faith.  Even as worldly wisdom is acquitted by natural means, that being through the senses and through … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING PRESDESTINATION AND FREE WILL [part 2]

Spiritual truths are grasped by faith. We read from 1st Corinthians 2: “Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away; … Continue reading

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PHILOSOPHY, THE TRINITY, AND NECESSITY [part 1]

God is beyond our finite minds to grasp and comprehend for He lives in unapproachable light. The wonder of Him who created the universe with a word is beyond us. That He is one God yet three persons who each … Continue reading

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Saved by the Blood of the Lamb

Also published at SBC Voices By Ken Hamrick Throughout the Old Testament, a spotless animal was permitted to die in place of the sinner. Sin required death—either the death of the sinner or the death of an allowed substitute. No … Continue reading

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Beyond Traditionalism: Reclaiming Southern Baptist Soteriology

Reposted from the archives… By Ken Hamrick [15,400 words…] In May of 2012, Eric Hankins published A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation[1]. It has created quite an uproar. The statement does not provide … Continue reading

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Should Christians Watch TV?

By Mark Corbett I am hoping to start a discussion here on a topic which I believe is having a huge impact on us as individual Christians, as churches, and as a group of cooperating churches.  I want to talk … Continue reading

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A Story about Racism

By Mark Corbett I thank God that the SBC continues to take a clear, public stand against racism in all forms.  We have come a long ways, but tragically there are still pockets of racism in our churches and roots … Continue reading

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Realism & Retroactive Identity in Christ

By Ken Hamrick John Murray’s treatment of sanctification, particularly his essay, “The Agency in Definitive Sanctification,” makes some surprising inroads toward grasping the believer’s retroactive, realistic identification with Christ.[1] He does not go as far as to acknowledge that the … Continue reading

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Realism & The Fall: A Response to Steve Farish

The hallmark of the realistic view is that the immaterial, moral nature of all men was propagated out of the substance of Adam in such a way as to deservedly implicate us in his sin; and this due to that nature having a real, participative presence in Adam. Continue reading

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Edwards, Necessity & Certainty: Part 1

by Ken Hamrick This will be a series of informal posts chronicling my quest to understand and engage Jonathan Edwards on the ideas of necessity and certainty, and to establish where Andrew Fuller departed from Edwards’ view. In this, I’m … Continue reading

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It’s Not Calvinism But Rationalism That Divides Us

by Ken Hamrick Having debated Calvinism for many years, I’m beginning to see the wisdom of leaving to mystery that which can never really be figured out—a view espoused by many others before me. Such a position is disdained by both … Continue reading

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Awakening to the End of the SBC

By Dr. James Willingham All that has taken place on the nation level, the approval of homosexual unions as marriage, political correctness (which means no more free speech, etc.), the fines and law suits against Christians for their views on … Continue reading

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Awakening to Corporate Enmity

By Dr. James Willingham It is obvious that the  corporations are behind or a significant factor in the PC movement.  Just consider their opposition to any law, local, state, or otherwise that seeks to restore the moral standards concerning marriage … Continue reading

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Awakening to Second Class Citizenship

By Dr. James Willingham Awakening to Second Class Citizenship will come as a shock to Christians and members of other faiths which do not buy the current requirements of political correctness.  Having studied Black History for many years, I can … Continue reading

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Awakening to Helps

By Dr. James Willingham One of the items that the Puritans found to be of value was that of “helps.” By this they meant the writings of other ministers which could provide them with a wealth of insight in a … Continue reading

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Awakening to An Even More Complicated Future

by Dr. James Willingham In my recent email edition of gizmag I found a startling fact reported, namely, New York University and some other schools has come up with a new algorithm which enables machines to learn as quickly as humans.  … Continue reading

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Awakening to An Overwhelming Future

by Dr. James Willingham I have a number of books in my library about what is coming in the future.  Now I do not read them like I read my Bible.  They are simply educated guesses, some good, some bad.  … Continue reading

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Awakening to the Senior Years

by Dr. James Willingham The senior years can come as quite a shock, when one had ill health and all that implies.  One reason why I have not written much lately has been that very fact.  In the last two … Continue reading

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Awakening to the Possible Implosion of the Southern Baptist Convention

by Dr. James Willingham We have just had notice of one of our largest reductions in our missionary force in history.  Could it be the harbinger of things to come?  While we are in economic decline, I would call attention … Continue reading

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