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The guys at Reformed Forum have available a helpful podcast looking at the history of credo-baptist or baptism of believers alone.  The podcast looks at the Anabaptist, General Baptist, and the Particular Baptist showing the differences between the three and how you can’t lump all baptist today into the Anabaptist category. They interview James Dolezal who makes a strong argument for baptism of disciples alone from a covenantal reading of the scriptures.  He also makes a helpful distinction on what God is saying in baptism and what man is saying in baptism.  I commend the listening of this podcast to all who believe Christians should be baptized.

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    These are a set of videos that are known as sermon jams, they are great! Enjoy!

    Paul Washer became a believer while attending the University of Texas studying to become an oil and gas lawyer. He completed his undergraduate studies and enrolled at Southwestern Theological Seminary where he received his Master of Divinity degree. Paul left the states shortly after graduation as a North American missionary to Peru.

    Paul ministered as a missionary in Peru for 10 years, during which time he founded the HeartCry Missionary Society to support Peruvian Church planters. HeartCry’s work now supports over 80 indigenous missionaries in 15 different countries throughout Eastern Europe, South America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

    An itinerant preacher, Paul also frequently teaches at his home church, First Baptist Church of Muscle Shoals, and is the author of The One True God: A Biblical Study of the Doctrine of God.

    At the present, Paul serves as the Director of Heart-Cry Missionary Society and resides in Muscle Shoals, Alabama with his wife Charo and two sons Ian and Evan, and one daughter Rowan.

    Learn More at HeartCry Missionary Society

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    The other day Kenneth introduced to me some lyrics of this Reformed Hip-Hop Artist named Shai Linne, and right then and there i knew i had to buy this guy’s new album called “The Atonement.”  His lyrics are so powerful and definitely shows what his focus was in making this new album of his, The Cross of Christ.  There are two interviews of him talking about “The Atonement” so check those out below. 

     

     

    “It’s an album that is centered on the person and work of Jesus Christ.” – Shai Linne

    Not only should you listen to those interviews but you should buy the album.  The album is Definitely good and worth the $11.50 you spend.  So get that at http://www.lampmode.com/.  My personal favorite song is “Atonement Q+A”, where Shai defines all those theological terms that everyone throws around, while putting it all together with a beat in a rap.

    “Adoption means God is now my father, i got the hottest Papa and by the Spirit holla Abba” – Shai Linne

     

     

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    There is going to be a conference this November held to discuss the Southern Baptist and Calvinism at Ridgecrest NC, be sure to check out the details.  Building Bridges: Southern Baptist and Calvinism hosted by Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Founders Ministries

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    The article revolves around the role Mohlers calvinistic theology played into his recent near death experience.  Check it out here

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    Doctrines of Grace

    “And in common with a large body of evangelical Christians, nearly all Baptists believe in what are usually termed the “doctrines of grace,” the absolute sovereignty and foreknowledge of God; his eternal and unchangeable purposes or decrees; that salvation in its beginning, continuance and completion, is God’s free gift; that, in Christ, we are elected or chosen, personally or individually, from eternity, saved and called out from the world, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, through the sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth; that we are kept by His power from falling away, and will be presented faultless before the presence of His glory.”

    Read: Romans 8, 9, 10, 11; Acts 13:48; Ephesians 1:4-5; Ephesians 2:1-10; 1 Peter 1:2-5; Jude 24; 2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 3:5

     -F.H. Kerfoot- (1847-1901)

    F.H. Kerfoot – served as a pastor and professor and a denominational servant. He was sought out by Dr. Boyce and elected to serve as co-pastor of systematic theology for Southern Seminary and later in 1889, Kerfoot became a full-time professor at the seminary which is now located in Louisville, Kentucky.  These are just a few great things that this faithful man did for the glory of God.

    I got this from a book I am currently reading: Why I Am A Baptist.  It just hit me hard that The Doctrines of Grace are so vital to being a Baptist.  I just wish that this was true of the majority of the Baptist denomination today.  Seems as of late, that these important and truthful doctrines out of God’s breathed scriptures (2 Timothy 3:16) have just been totally forgotten or ignored.  Oh how I wish that we could go back to this time of where Calvinism was believed and held by nearly all Baptists.  My only wish is that you would read and meditate on these scriptures that F.H. Kerfoot has listed above.  I pray that God would show us His Sovereignty in a greater and greater way each and every day.  To God Alone be the Glory.

    -AK-

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    Baptist and Calvinism

    James White has posted a free mp3 of a presentation that him and Tom Ascol did at his Pulpit Crimes Conference.  The begining is what James White and Tom Ascol wanted to say at the beginning of the cancelled debate between them and the Caner’s on Baptist and Calvinism.  I have not listened to the entire presentation yet, but the beginning was good and very interesting to hear the history that Ascol gives.  Worth checking out. 

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