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Perspective: Doctrine of Baptism
May26

Perspective: Doctrine of Baptism

As Baptists, one of our most important doctrines is believer’s baptism. Baptists have held tenaciously to the biblical admonition to make disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Baptists believe that the New Testament clearly speaks of baptism for those who have repented of sin and placed their faith unreservedly in Jesus Christ as the Only Savior. A person is not ready for baptism until they have...

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Perspective: True Christianity
May19

Perspective: True Christianity

The headlines and “talking heads” were captivated by a new Pew Research Poll that reveals Christianity in America is declining. It is true that liberal mainline Christianity that stands for nothing and, thus, offers nothing, is in steep decline. Just as true is the decline of cultural Christianity, which has infected even the most conservative and biblical churches. What the news commentators missed is the reality that biblical...

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Perspective: Be like the psalmist
May12

Perspective: Be like the psalmist

Sometimes, we must just step back and watch while God does remarkable things before our eyes. Like the Psalmists, who regularly called on the people of God to recount the mighty acts of God, our generation of Baptists has seen God move in remarkable ways. As the children of Israel were given the Promised Land, so our God has provided for the work of Oklahoma Baptists. When we think of mission fields, we often think of faraway places...

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Perspective: Bless our mothers!
May05

Perspective: Bless our mothers!

As I sat at my computer to compose this article, I found myself overwhelmed with topics. The headlines blare of very critical subjects such as the Supreme Court and same-sex marriage, riots in Baltimore fueled by race issues, the devastating earthquake in Nepal, and the ever present danger of ISIS and their cohort of minions. All of these issues are important to the future of our world. My choice of topic this week ignores all of them...

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Perspective: Falls Creek update
Apr28

Perspective: Falls Creek update

Some time has passed since I have given you an update on Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center. The busy spring and summer seasons are upon us. In the last few weeks, the conference center has hosted Texas Easter Retreat, Hispanic Falls Creek, Baptist Collegiate Ministries retreat, Ladies Retreat, and Men’s Retreat. Nearly 7,500 people attended these events. For many years, Falls Creek has been a year-round destination. The camp is...

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