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The Golden Chain of Redemption

By Allen S. Nelson IV Romans 8:28 is one of the most precious verses of Scripture to believers. And it is inseparable from Romans 8:29-30 which reminds us that God’s plan is an eternal one. 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are […]

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Cheap Grace: Bonhoeffer and the Cost of Discipleship

As followers of Christ and members of his church, we must affirm that there is, in fact, a real and present enemy at work souring God’s beautiful song of salvation. This enemy, though restrained, runs rampant in pulpits across America and beyond – singing a song of its own, threatening all who lend an ear to its sweet and […]

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The Baptist Confession on Oaths

by Robert Gonzales Jr. In the 17th century, certain sects of Christendom, such as the Anabaptists and, later, the Quakers, denied the legitimacy of taking oaths or making vows. The teaching of chapter 23 of the 1689 Baptist Confession was designed to clarify the meaning and confirm the lawfulness of oaths and vows when properly used. […]

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The Lay Counselor’s Manual

by Luke Bush When people think of Biblical Counseling, the default person to think of is the pastor. That is one of his primary duties as a shepherd after all. What many people don’t realize is that we are all called to this ministry (1 Thess. 5:11; Heb. 10:24). We as Christians give counsel every […]

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The Baptist Confession on Human Freedom

by Robert Gonzales Jr. The doctrine of the human will is one of the most important and most debated doctrines in church history. Augustine debated Pelagius over this doctrine. Luther debated Erasmus. Calvinists debated Arminians. According to Greg Nichols, “Freewill is the pivot of all anthropology. Error at this point is fatal.”[1] And not only […]

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Boyce and Broadus on Salvation and Regeneration

The following questions on regeneration and salvation come from James Boyce’s A Brief Catechism of Bible Doctrine (1878) and John Broadus’s A Catechism of Bible Teaching (1892). These would be handy tools for teaching your children about the new birth. And in reality, when we teach our children like this, it helps solidify these truths […]

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