Friday, February 16, 2018

A History of Grassy Creek, and other links

The posting of links does not constitute an endorsement of the sites linked, and not necessarily even agreement with the specific posts linked.
  • A History of Grassy Creek Baptist Church, from its Foundation to 1880 -- "The Baptists maintain that the Bible, as given by the inspiration of God, is the only rule of faith and practice."
  • Convention System Versus The Scriptures -- "Were Baptist churches anti-missionary before the organization of the Southern Baptist Convention?"
  • Democrats are now so radicalized on abortion they can’t accept any limits on its brutality -- "By the time the five-month mark passes, the unborn child’s fingers, toes, eyelids, eyebrows, nails, and even eyelashes have all formed. The child can suck its thumb and yawn. It has a heartbeat. And it can very much feel pain."
  • Granville Sharp: A Model of Evangelical Scholarship and Social Activism -- "Granville Sharp is widely known in evangelical circles for his famous Greek rule which has been used to defend the deity of Christ in various NT passages. Outside of evangelical circles, Sharp is better known..."
  • Holy Spirit Placed Pastors –A Vanishing Breed? -- "The Holy Spirit placed pastor can be saved from extinction by the churches staying within the Bible given qualifications and praying effectually and fervently for the Lord to make choices according to his will."
  • House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Memo -- "The Committee has discovered serious violations of the public trust, and the American people have a right to know when officials in crucial institutions are abusing their authority for political purposes. Our intelligence and law enforcement agencies exist to defend the American people, not to be exploited to target one group on behalf of another. It is my hope that the Committee’s actions will shine a light on this alarming series of events so we can make reforms that allow the American people to have full faith and confidence in their governing institutions."
  • Jeremiah Vardeman 1775-1842 -- "Jeremiah Vardeman was, beyond question, the most popular preacher in Kentucky. Although without much education, he had by his energy and zeal, and his fine hortatory powers, aided by his noble personal appearance and social qualities, acquired immense influence."
  • Jeremiah Vardeman, The Kentucky Evangelist -- "In 1801, he was ordained and became the pastor of four churches. Although he was a beloved and successful pastor, his most effective ministry was that of an evangelist."
  • Some Thoughts on Altar Calls -- "Some Separate Baptist churches in the South like the Grassy Creek Church were calling folks down front at the turn of the 19th century, if not before."
  • The Autobiography of Elder Wilson Thompson Embracing a Sketch of His Life, Travels, & Ministerial Labors -- "No anxious benches had we to call mourners to, to be prayed for, but many with anxious hearts and weeping eyes were there, who could not conceal their emotions."
  • The Invitation System -- "...although for more than a hundred years evangelism in Britain has sometimes been accompanied by the use of 'after­meetings', or of cards which individuals are to sign as an affirmation of faith, the practice of summoning people to the front as the natural climax of a gospel message and as an integral part of an evangelistic service has been comparatively rare."
  • Why Should Christians Today Read Jonathan Edwards? -- "Every semester as I teach college students theology, I have them read one or two excerpts from Jonathan Edwards—and every time, I get one of two responses."

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