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Saved by the Blood of the Lamb

July 8, 2017 by

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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 person in the Old Testament was qualified to be a sin sacrifice, as Jesus was, […]

Beyond Traditionalism: Reclaiming Southern Baptist Soteriology

July 6, 2017 by

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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 any real depth of argument, and my initial impression was that it was strongly leaning […]

Realism & Retroactive Identity in Christ

April 17, 2017 by

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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 reality of the spiritual union of Christ in the believer brings a title to all […]

Realism & The Fall: A Response to Steve Farish

April 2, 2017 by

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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.

Edwards, Necessity & Certainty: Part 1

March 7, 2017 by

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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 seeking to expand the argument made in the paper, “Fuller & Inability: A Centrist Response […]

It’s Not Calvinism But Rationalism That Divides Us

May 23, 2016 by

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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 sides as something of a weak and anti-intellectual compromise. But arriving at this Antinomist position […]

Admonitions to a Disappointed Young-Earther

August 23, 2015 by

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This article was also published at SBC Voices by Ken Hamrick Recently, I came across a paper in the Journal for Baptist Theology & Ministry, written by Dr. Kenneth Keathley in 2013, entitled, “Confessions of a Disappointed Young-Earther.”[1] The piece is well done and gives an informative summary of the various arguments and supposed problems of the […]

Awakening To The Theology

February 25, 2015 by

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by Dr. James Willingham The ground work or foundation for awakening prayer as well as for the visitation that we call an awakening is to be found in the theology we find linked to the First and Second Great Awakenings and the Launching of the Great Century of Missions as the late historian, Kenneth Scott […]

Shedding Light on the Length of Pre-Sun Creation Days: A Text-Based Approach

February 6, 2015 by

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by Ken Hamrick In the ongoing debate over the Genesis creation account, one supposed problem that seems particularly troublesome for many is the question of the length of a day prior to the creation of the sun (on Day 4). Since the sun is the means by which a day is usually measured, then it […]

AiG to File Discrimination Suit against Kentucky | Answers in Genesis

February 4, 2015 by

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Lawsuit to defend religious freedom explained in new video by Mark Looy on February 3, 2015 Note: This article is slightly adapted from a news release being sent to the national media today. The release and this web article provide a link to a video of AiG President Ken Ham interviewing attorney Mike Johnson about […]

Religion and Politics by Russell Moore | Reformed Theology Articles at Ligonier.org

February 4, 2015 by

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by Russell Moore Tabletalk: How did you come to pursue a career as a systematic theologian and Christian ethicist? Russell Moore: I felt a call to ministry early on and preached my first sermon at my home church in Biloxi, Miss., when I was twelve. I then drifted from that calling toward a career in […]

Discipleship Beyond the Mommy Blogosphere | The Gospel Centered Woman

February 4, 2015 by

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In one of our most widely read and discussed articles yet, Hannah Anderson laid out ways the “mommy blogosphere” has become a vehicle for driving how Christian women think and talk about practical matters of the faith. She concluded the piece by arguing that in recognizing this reality, there is a necessity for local churches […]

Leadership and Spiritual Maturity

February 4, 2015 by

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by Jeremiah Johnson New believers, and especially young men, are often very passionate for the truth. The joy of new life in Christ goes hand in hand with the desire to proclaim God’s truth to others and see them come to repentance and faith in Him. But that passion usually exceeds the new believer’s preparedness […]

Answers for Teachers 2015 | Around the World with Ken Ham

February 4, 2015 by

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We are offering all teachers and educators an opportunity to earn a CEU while learning to defend God’s Word in the classroom. Get answers for yourself and your students at this year’s Answers for Teachers conference. This exciting, information-packed event is being held at the Creation Museum in northern Kentucky on February 20, 2015, from […]

Old-Earth Compromisers: Preconceived Skepticism Shrouded in ‘Open-Mindedness’

January 30, 2015 by

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by Ken Hamrick Old-Earth Creationists, who accept the evidence-based claims that the earth is billions of years old, ought to honestly acknowledge that their view does not rest on natural evidence, but upon their own prior skeptical denial of creation by divine fiat (or, command). It is dishonest to put forth such a view as […]

A Reply to Bruce Gordon’s Biblical Critique of Young-Earth Creati | Answers in Genesis

January 29, 2015 by

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by Ashby L. Camp on January 28, 2015 […] This paper is a response to the biblical criticisms recently leveled by Bruce Gordon against young-earth creationism. It explains why his arguments against a young-earth creationist understanding of the Creation Week, the origin and age of mankind, the consequences of the Fall, the extent of Noah’s […]

The Supreme Court and Same-Sex Marriage: Why This Matters for the Church | Moore to the Point

January 17, 2015 by

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The Supreme Court announced today that they are taking cases on whether same-sex marriage is a constitutional right. Effectively, this means that the highest court in the land will decide, this year, whether marriage, as defined for thousands of years, will exist in our country any longer. Here’s what we should keep in mind. First […]

How I Almost Lost the Bible | Christianity Today

January 15, 2015 by

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Had it not been for the first editor of CT, I likely would have gone the way of liberal scholar Bart Ehrman. Gregory Alan Thornbury/ January 14, 2015 I was born at the Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania—a fact that once prompted a friend of mine to say, “You’re evangelical born, evangelical bred, and […]

Why Followers of Jesus are NOT Charlie Hebdo | themelios

January 15, 2015 by

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“Know this, my beloved brothers; let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger” -James 1:19, ESV Last weeks massacre in Paris in reaction to a satirical cartoon published by the famed Charlie Hebdo has sparked fresh debate about the virtues and vices of free speech. These brutal attacks were apparently […]

2014 Most Notable News: Creation Is a Hot Topic | The Institute for Creation Research

January 15, 2015 by

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by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Every generation of believers must settle for itself the core questions of ultimate origins. Where did everything come from? Can God’s account of beginnings in Genesis be trusted as actually history? The year 2014 illustrated that this generation is still interested in answers. If nothing else, recent events make it […]