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The 3rd Rail: The Call to Believe is Not Without a Promise

August 19, 2017 by


By Ken Hamrick Imagine how sinners would react if the gospel offered no promise of eternal life to those who believe. If there were no amazing grace, no opportunity for forgiveness, no loving heavenly Father to welcome us into His family, no Savior who gave His life to save us, but only a proclamation that […]

The 3rd Rail: Why the Middle View is Here to Stay

August 2, 2017 by


By Ken Hamrick Calvinists and Traditionalists have been arguing, with varying degrees of amity and enmity, since the SBC was formed. But between these two (with slight overlap of both) is a less argumentative and more cooperative middle view. Because this middle view has commonalities with both Calvinism and Traditionalism, this group has little problem […]

Teach the Uncompromised Truth of Genesis in Church | Answers in Genesis

January 10, 2015 by


This month, the pastor of one of the largest churches in Northern Kentucky (and close to our Creation Museum) is conducting a teaching series going through Genesis 1–11 for the congregation. This is the same church that will be hosting our annual Mega Conference, June 24–27. I was present at the service when Pastor Corey […]

Unwavering Biblical Conviction | GRACE to You

January 5, 2015 by


Churches are everywhere. So why is it so difficult to find a good one? There are many towns and cities void of even one Bible-teaching, gospel-proclaiming, disciple-making church. There are several reasons good churches are so rare today. 1. Leaders are entrepreneurs, not shepherds. Recent decades have given rise to an abundance of maverick churches […]

Training the Next Generation to Be Men and Women | Patheos | Owen Strachan

January 3, 2015 by


We live in strange days. Many of my parental peers are not training their boys and girls to be men and women. They’re helping their little tykes select their gender, as ABC News recently reported. It’s increasingly considered oppressive and unkind to dare to give boys a sense of manhood and girls a sense of […]

Newsweek on the Bible — So Misrepresented It’s a Sin |

December 29, 2014 by


Newsweek magazine decided to greet the start of 2015 with a massive cover story on the Bible. For decades now, major news magazines have tended to feature cover articles timed for Christmas and Easter, taking an opportunity to consider some major question about Christianity and the modern world. Leading the journalistic pack for years, both […]

Michael Kruger’s Christmas Eve take-down of Newsweek’s preposterous cover story attacking the Bible | Denny Burk

December 29, 2014 by


Three cheers for Michael Kruger for exposing the outlandish Newsweek cover story attacking the integrity of the Bible. Released just two days before Christmas, the Newsweek article is riddled with basic historical errors and the author’s own prejudice against Christianity. I don’t know how this tendentious rubbish got into Newsweek, but there it is. Thanks […]

“To Give Knowledge of Salvation to His People: A Christmas Mandate for Christian Ministry” |

December 13, 2014 by


So many moments of our lives pass with almost no sense of significance. The twenty four hours in a day fade into the memory of the seven days of the week, then the thirty-odd days of a month, and then months into years. The years pass into the mist of memory. But certain moments, certain […]

Resurrection—No Doubt About It | Answers in Genesis

December 9, 2014 by


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 know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is […]

The Debate Has Changed | Answers in Genesis

December 1, 2014 by


by Mike Matthews […] Within the first three minutes of the Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye debate, it was obvious how radically the creation-evolution debate has changed since the 1970s and 1980s. When Bill Nye “the Science Guy” quipped that creationism is not appropriate for children, the video went viral on YouTube. Ken Ham, president […]

Can We Prove the Bible Is True? | Answers in Genesis

November 12, 2014 by


The Ultimate Proof by Mike Matthews […] Jesus Christ and His followers were fearless when it came to proclaiming God’s Word. What gave them such boldness and self-assuredness? They knew without a shadow of doubt the eternal power and absolute trustworthiness of each word in scripture. They also knew that the Holy Spirit went before […]

Recognizing the Glory of God’s Word | GRACE to You

October 27, 2014 by


by John MacArthur The proliferation of good Bible translations is an enormous blessing. The unprecedented level of access to God’s Word that we enjoy was only made possible through the heroic Reformers 500 years ago. They bravely warred against the Roman Catholic determination to keep Scripture bound in the obscurity of Latin. Unfortunately, the tremendous […]

Does 1 John 2:27 Mean I Don’t Need My Sunday School Teacher? | Borrowed Light

October 23, 2014 by


In 1 John 2:27 the apostle tells his readers, “you have no need that anyone should teach you.” He says this because they have been “anointed by the Holy One”. As a result of this anointing they don’t need anyone to teach them. What about us? Is this an affirmation that if I have the […]

Sexuality and Silence | 9Marks

October 19, 2014 by


By Andrew Wilson | 10.17.2014 I’ve heard rumours of a silent trend beginning to take hold in some city churches in the UK and the US. I don’t just mean a trend that takes hold silently; presumably most trends do that. I mean a trend toward silence: a decision not to speak out on issues […]

Are Christians Commanded to Change the Culture? | Answers in Genesis

October 7, 2014 by


The United States Supreme Court and gay marriage are in the news again. News media reported on the latest “non-ruling” by the Supreme Court: The Supreme Court on Monday turned away appeals from five states looking to prohibit gay marriage, effectively legalizing same-sex marriage in those states and likely others—but also leaving the issue unresolved […]


May 17, 2014 by


Jesus is both the Lord of all, and the Savior of all who believe. He is not just Lord of those who believe, but he is Lord of all those who do not believe. Understanding His role as Lord as we proclaim the Gospel can help us better understand the Gospel and help make us […]

How We Lost the High Ground: The Delegitimizing of Christian Truth Claims

September 20, 2013 by


by Ken Hamrick As we approach 2014, Christianity is under attack as never before in this country. These are troubling times. The evangelical Church has always been in the minority, and the world has always been opposed to the Church; but, here in America, at least, the world seemed to tolerate the Church

Toward Southern Baptist Unity, Part 8 (Final): Unifying Propositions on Determinism

May 28, 2013 by


See all the posts in the series, Toward Southern Baptist Unity» The area in which Calvinists and Libertarians are farthest apart is that of determinism. Yet, as we have seen in other such areas, the root of this disagreement can be found in a single faulty premise upon which both sides agree. In this case, it […]

Toward Southern Baptist Unity, Part 4: Discarding the Faulty Premise that Divides

May 8, 2013 by


See all the posts in the series, Toward Southern Baptist Unity» The Southern Baptist Convention is unique in its composition of a wide range of approaches to the doctrines of salvation. As was shown in Part 3, the basic presuppositions of Calvinists and Libertarians (Traditionalists as well as Arminians) are seemingly irreconcilable; and yet, these groups have found […]

Toward Southern Baptist Unity, Part 3: Understanding the Valid Concerns of the Opposition

April 30, 2013 by


See all the posts in the series, Toward Southern Baptist Unity» The most obvious characteristic of the debate between Calvinism and Libertarians (whether Arminians or Traditionalists) is its unending futility. Very little is ever accomplished. The same old straw-man misrepresentations are continually presented, and the same old misunderstandings continually occur.