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Are You Willing to Doubt Your Doubts? | J.D. GREEAR

Doubt can be a tricking thing. Our society, for instance, has elevated doubt to an unquestioned virtue. Those who follow tradition or submit to any kind of standard—especially an ancient one—are viewed with smug condescension. “Well,” we think, “they may … Continue reading

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The Promise of Christmas | Ronnie Floyd

Christmas is an amazing time of year. It’s one of the few remaining holidays when almost everyone’s attention is drawn to Jesus. People who rarely think about God or the things of God hear about wise men, shepherd, angels, and … Continue reading

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“Thank God You Can’t Sink This Ship” | Answers in Genesis

There are modern-day Ark legends being spread far and wide by secularists who are seeking to hinder the Ark Encounter project of Answers in Genesis, a full-size Noah’s Ark to open in Northern Kentucky in 2016. This Noah’s Ark theme … Continue reading

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Resurrection—No Doubt About It | Answers in Genesis

by Tim Chaffey […] Christ’s Resurrection is the most mocked and vilified miracle in the annals of human history. “Impossible, a fake,” modern scholars say. Yet a closer examination confirms the Bible’s historical integrity. “”Do not be afraid, for I … Continue reading

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Let Scripture Speak for Itself

by Ken Hamrick When it comes to understanding the Bible, the intended meaning of the author ought to be held in such importance that the text is allowed to speak for itself—with every effort made to not read into the … Continue reading

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Does Faith Precede Or Result From the New Birth? | SBC Today

Ronnie Rogers | Pastor Trinity Baptist Church, Norman, OK To be a consistent Calvinist, a person must believe that the Bible teaches God limits His redemptive love toward His creation and that limited love is more reflective of God being … Continue reading

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Beware the Yeast of the Pharisees | DownshoreDrift

Matthew 16 reveals another of Jesus’s encounters with the Pharisees and Sadducees. This has become a running battle with those who are looking for some way to frame Jesus and to remove him from the scene in Israel. This time, … Continue reading

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Calvinism’s New Birth Analogy is Unconvincing! | SBC Today

Ronnie Rogers | Pastor Trinity Baptist Church, Norman, OK This article seeks to address the question: does physical birth demonstrate the Calvinist idea that faith precedes spiritual birth? Calvinists argue that the new birth (regeneration) precedes and provisions faith,[1] whereas … Continue reading

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The Beauty of the Moment | DownshoreDrift

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” (‭Psalm‬ ‭16‬:‭11‬ ESV) Every moment has the potential to be bathed in the presence of God … Continue reading

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PART 2: AGAINST FULLER AND MORAL INABILITY, Why Many Can Not Believe

THIS IS PART 2 OF 3. WHY MANY TODAY CAN NOT BELIEVE. Part 1 [https://sbcopenforum.com/2014/08/23/against-fuller-and-the-idea-of-moral-inability-why-israel-missed-the-messiah-and-why-many-cant-believe/] was about how the Jewish people missed the Messiah. Now of course they all did not miss the Messiah, and not all people today will … Continue reading

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Does Your Anchor Hold Within the Veil?

by Ken Hamrick Heb. 6:19, “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil…” (NKJV) Col. 1:27, “To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory … Continue reading

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A Compatibilistic View of Regeneration (Intro)

Regeneration is perhaps the most difficult topic to be debated between the opposing views, due to the intertwining of such topics as spiritual death and life, depravity, rebirth, faith, the role of the Holy Spirit, etc. Call me an optimist, … Continue reading

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The Missing Balance in Calvinism

by Ken Hamrick Any time that some truth which is held in balance in God’s word is given an emphasis on only one side, then misunderstanding and error result. It is true, as the Calvinists emphasize, that election in eternity past … Continue reading

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The Certitude of Christian Faith

We know with certainty that the facts about God and Christ, as testified in Scripture, are true by revelation, and we accept (or embrace) that truth by faith. We can choose to accept by faith what God has revealed, or we can … Continue reading

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Toward Southern Baptist Unity, Part 7: Unifying Propositions on Atonement

See all the posts in the series, Toward Southern Baptist Unity» There is much room for agreement on atonement… and misunderstandings to avoid on all sides. Libertarians (both Traditionalists and Arminians) can find unexpected common ground even with a Reformed theologian, … Continue reading

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Toward Southern Baptist Unity, Part 6: Unifying Propositions on Regeneration

See all the posts in the series, Toward Southern Baptist Unity» There are two profound changes that happen to a man as he is converted: first, the man is changed from a man who hates God to a man who is … Continue reading

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How do we know that the Bible is true? How do we know that God exists? How do we know that we are saved, and have a real relationship with Him? No questions are…

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