- Are you a closet annihilationist? -- "National Geographic has an interesting article on the doctrine of Hell...The gist of it is that evangelical belief in the traditional doctrine of hell is in decline."
- A Subjective Definition of ‘Death’ Would Unleash Great Evil -- "Legally, human death is declared when medical testing discerns the irreversible cessation of one of two biological functions that must work for a human being to be considered an integrated functioning organism."
- British Baptist Historians: E. A. Payne -- "1951-1967 General Secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain"
- College boots ex-Delta Force hero after complaint from LGBT activists -- "I was not given an opportunity to explain myself."
- Deaf Cashier Photographed as Patrons Patiently Write Down Food Orders -- "... after seeing so many people bully others on a daily basis, I can't tell you how refreshing it was to see these small acts of kindness demonstrated from so many different people."
- Elder Plurality in Baptist Congregationalism: A Response to Dr. Bart Barber -- "Although he and I take different approaches as to what this better polity looks like, we both desire to see congregations exercising healthy congregationalism and pastoral leaders giving solid leadership..."
- Fuller on Passages that Seem Contradictory -- "The statement in these two passages contains a variety, but no contrariety..."
- God And Evil: Problem Solved (Excerpts) -- "If God is all-good, and if God is all-powerful, why are sin and suffering in the world?"
- Hellers or No-Hellers? -- "Because Primite Baptist Universalists do believe in hell in the temporal world, they strongly reject the No-Heller label that others have given them."
- James Patterson’s New Book -- "James Robinson Graves: Staking the Boundaries of Baptist Identity"
- John R. Sampey: Professor, Pastor and President -- "A native Alabaman born in the midst of the American Civil War, and of Huguenot and Methodist-turned-Baptist stock, John was well-versed in Scripture as a youth."
- Observations Regarding Baptism -- "There is no hint of any sort that those disciples who had been immersed by John were re-immersed when they began following Jesus."
- On “Landmark” Doctrines and Historical Ignorance -- "...it is ridiculous how many contemporary Baptists have no clue what Landmarkism is but fashion themselves as experts on the subject."
- Only a Church that Loves Truth Will Validate and Help an Abuse Victim -- "Even if that truth involves the revealing of evil hiding like a snake in the grass, the real Christian who yearns for Christ’s truth and justice, who thirsts to see victims delivered will receive that news and crave to shine further light upon it."
- Science points to a Divine Creator -- "Theoretical physicist Paul Davies has said that “the appearance of design is overwhelming.”"
- The Danger of Tolerance -- "The churches have ceased to demand that their members act like dedicated Christians whose lives have been changed by the Spirit of the Lord."
- The old, old story: Lottie Moon and Crawford Toy -- "Much of the story is not in dispute: Lottie Moon and Crawford Toy were engaged to be married. They did not marry."
- The Other Side of William Whitsitt -- "Before reading this book, I had seen Whitsitt as a good man and conservative scholar who became involved in an unfortunate controversy over Baptist history."
- Water Works: Why Baptism Is Essential -- "Some churches say Baptism is optional, but the New Testament teaches it is integral to the life of faith."
- What is the Internet’s Favorite Book? -- "...the first installment of The Hunger Games...sits atop a Goodreads crowdsourced list of “Best Books Ever”."
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Closet annihilationist, and other links
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