Articles of Interest
Young Men in the Balance
If you are a ministry-minded young man, you are “in the balance.” Living in the information age affords access to more competing ministry philosophies than ever — so many blogs, tweets, posts and persuasive personalities to sort through. Sooner or later, you will face a fork in the road – in the words of former president George W. Bush – a “decision point.”
The Man Who Sold Hot Dogs
There was a man who lived by the side of the road and sold hot dogs.
He was hard of hearing so he had no radio.
He had trouble with his eyes so he read no newspapers. But he sold good hot dogs.
EARLY BAPTISTS EXPECTED DAILY FAMILY RELIGION
“Virginia Baptists in 1800 exemplified the Evangelical belief that family religion prepared children to become Christians.” So states historian Donald G. Mathews in his book Religion in the Old South (1977). To bolster this assertion, Mathews cites the minutes of the Virginia Portsmouth Baptist Association from May 24, 1800. These “minutes” urge five daily activities in each home, as it was understood that church services were no substitute for a spiritual home. These Baptists understood the need for families governed by fathers and mothers concerned for their children’s spiritual life. The five activities included:
PARALLELS BETWEEN THE CANON AND THE TEXT OF THE NEW TESTAMENT SCRIPTURE
The parallels and connections between the Canon and the Text of New Testament scripture is a critical issue for today’s Bible believer. Could it be that a proper view of Canonicity could lead to a more Biblical perspective on the Text? This paper will seek to uncover some important truths regarding this important topic. It is first necessary to understand the meaning of the word Canon. Following are some thoughts this on this word:
INSPIRATION DEMANDS PRESERVATION
There may be no more heated debated encircling local assemblies today than that of Biblical preservation. Past theological battles regarding other issues are notable, such as: the inspiration of scripture, the origin of the earth, Old Testament authorship, even the identification of the “historical Jesus”. Many of these issues were debated during the early 20th century throughout the famous “Fundamentalist-Modernist” Controversy. A man who settled down on the side of the Modernists with regard