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Interested in bringing the issues facing The Southern Baptist Convention to light.

Free Will in a Response Driven World

I am not a proponent of any discussion concerning the subject, “free-will.” The term itself is vague and ambiguous in and of itself. The whole idea that men are “free” to will what they choose, is in and of itself … Continue reading

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My problem with Calvinism and Reformed Theology:

Calvinism as I see it is an indictment against the character of God; it portrays God as the One who decides who does and does not receive the “get out of hell” card that all deserve (hell) but only a … Continue reading

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New Life In Christ

There continues to be this question about regeneration and the issue of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. If one is dead, that means there is no life. Death is like darkness; it does not really exist but is the … Continue reading

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Troublemakers in the SBC: Do We Want Unity or Division?

Only July 12, the New Orleans Baptist Association published a statement titled, Which Way Forward, Toward Unity or Division?” It can be read in its entirety by CLICKING HERE. I understand the need for unity and the desire for unity. As Christians, … Continue reading

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The Crux of Calvinism

At the heart of Calvinism is an answer to a very simple question. Is a person saved BECAUSE he repents and by faith believes in the finished work of Christ on the cross or is a person saved so that … Continue reading

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A Response to Dr. Russ Moore’s Article, “2 Chronicles 7:14 Isn’t About American Politics”

Dr. Russell Moore has written an article titled “2 Chronicles 7:14 Isn’t About American Politics”. Moore’s article can be accessed by CLICKING HERE. In the article, he laments the use of this great text on patriotic holidays. He writes, “In … Continue reading

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Louisiana College Elects 11th President, Dr. Rick Brewer

by Norm Miller PINEVILLE, La. (LCNews)–Louisiana College trustees unanimously elected Dr Rick Brewer as its 11th president, March 5. Brewer takes office at LC in Pineville on April 7, leaving his role as vice president of student affairs and athletics … Continue reading

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The IMB of the SBC Has a New President: Welcome Dr. David Platt

Well, the SBC has a new president of the International Mission Board. Hip Hip Hurray. The trustees were aware that this appointment would draw a ton of attention, support and criticism. Well, of all the candidates they could have chosen, … Continue reading

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A Word of Warning for the Trustees of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention

I have been a Southern Baptist most of my life. I was saved at the age of 10 at a revival meeting in a Southern Baptist church in West Tennessee. I graduated from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee and attended … Continue reading

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Jesus and Total Depravity in Matthew 13

Calvinism claims men are totally depraved in that they have no ability to respond to God unless and until God regenerates them or gives them spiritual life to THEN be able to repent and believe and be converted or saved. … Continue reading

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