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Baptist beliefs: The Trinity

We often begin explaining the Trinity by creating human or physical analogies. Regretably, they inevitably fall short of a faithful biblical explanation. While these analogies have been somewhat helpful, they risk leaving the listener thinking mostly about the ideas communicated by the analogy or the analogy itself in place of the compelling truths of the Bible on the Trinity.  Most importantly, the Scriptures are the place to begin...

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Apologetics: Why the Singleness of Jesus Makes the Best Sense of the Evidence
Sep24

Apologetics: Why the Singleness of Jesus Makes the Best Sense of the Evidence

>> by Timothy Paul Jones Professor of leadership and associate vice president at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author of more than a dozen books in the fields of apologetics, church history, and family ministry. Dr. Jones served from 1999 until 2007 as youth minister and later as senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Rolling Hills in Tulsa. “It is an embarrassing insight into...

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Baptists Beliefs: Baptists and God

Baptists believe what the Historic Christian Church believes, that “There is one and only one living and true God . . .” We acknowledge that there are other religions that believe in the existence of other gods, even millions of them.  What is simply not the case is that each religion with radically opposing beliefs is at the same time true. We continue to believe that the one true and living God has uniquely revealed Himself to us in...

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Baptist Beliefs: Baptists and the Bible

We believe that when the Bible speaks, God speaks. Baptists have always been people of “The Book.” The very foundation of how we conduct our ministry and mission is set forth to us in the Bible. It is a book unlike any other book because it is “God’s revelation of Himself to man.” Baptists have historically held that this book has “God for its author.” II Tim. 3:16 describes the Scriptures as “God breathed…” We understand this to mean...

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Baptist Beliefs: We are a confessional people

Is it more important to determine what “I” believe or what “We” believe? Of course, both are important. Our common beliefs, our Christian faith, unify us and serve to send us forth in the proclamation of the Gospel and service in God’s Kingdom Mission. The Preamble to the Baptist Faith and Message (BF&M) 2000 states that “Baptists are a people of deep beliefs and cherished doctrines. Throughout our history, we have been a...

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Carter discusses views on biblical inspiration, Gospel exclusivity, homosexuality
Apr09

Carter discusses views on biblical inspiration, Gospel exclusivity, homosexuality

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)—A prominent seminary president had the rare opportunity to engage a former president on his beliefs surrounding the importance and interpretation of the Bible. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary in Louisville, Ky., interviewed former President Jimmy Carter on an edition of Mohler’s “Thinking in Public” podcast. Titled, “The Bible Meets the Modern Age: A Conversation with Former President Jimmy...

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