As you know, we are presently considering the standard statement of faith, what we call the Articles of Faith, of historic Baptist churches in America but also Primitive Baptist churches of today. In this series, we’re using our own statement of faith, a variation which dates to and before 1808. And we’re also comparing it a slightly more modern statement, the one held by my old home church Ebenezer, dating to 1868.
Our doctrine up for consideration today is that of the preservation of the saints. Sometimes, this is called the perseverance of the saints. This comes from Statement 8 in our Articles of Faith here at Flint River. That article reads:
– We believe that the saints shall be preserved in grace and never fall finally away.
Radio broadcast for May 28, 2023. Continue reading “We Believe in Preservation”
In today’s episode of Words of Grace, we continue our series on the Articles of Faith with an examination of our beliefs regarding the subject of the new birth; also called regeneration, quickening, translation, a spiritual resurrection, and an act of creation as well. If you’re a long time listener, you know how much we enjoy speaking on this topic. Why? You and I are walking miracles! We were dead in sin, but now are raised to life in Christ. We are born again. We are acts of Divine Creation as new creatures in Christ. It’s an awesome and amazing subject that personally applies to each and every person who is born again.
Radio broadcast for May 21, 2023 Continue reading “We Believe in Regeneration”
As you know, over the past few weeks we have been conducting a survey or study of the Articles of Faith held by Primitive Baptists churches of today and most every Baptist church in American in its early days up until around the early 1900s.
Today we come to the answer of the single most important question that can be asked. How can a man, being fallen and sinful, be right with a Holy and unchanging God, who is angry and offended at sin, who will judge all sin in His wrath? How can man be right with God?
Radio broadcast for May 14, 2023 Continue reading “We Believe Christ is our Righteousness”
Today on Words of Grace, we come to message four in our recent series on the standard Statement of Faith held by Primitive Baptist Churches.
Our focus today has to do with the concepts of original sin and total depravity. We’ll be considering articles 4 and 5 from Flint River’s statement of faith which reads:
4 – We believe in the doctrine of original sin.
5 – We believe in man’s impotency to recover himself from the fallen state he is in by nature by his own free will and ability.
Join us for this Biblical study of such an important theological concept!
Radio broadcast for May 7, 2023. Continue reading “We Believe in Original Sin and Total Depravity”
If you’ve been with us in recent weeks on Words of Grace, you’ll recall that we are undertaking a survey of the Articles of Faith as we call it, the standard statement of faith of modern Primitive Baptist churches but also Baptist churches of history in the United States. If you’re ever curious what that P in PB means, the adjective “primitive” was added to designate Baptists who held to the older ways of Baptists, the older doctrines and practices of Baptists, prior to modern times. Because of that sometimes we’re referred to as “old school” Baptists, and even the pejorative “hardshell” is used, to denote unwillingness to change.
Today’s focus has to do with the great doctrine of Election. Admittedly, this concept is one that is considered controversial by a great many Christians at present. People get so angry at this teaching that they sometimes resort to hurling insults at proponents of it. That’s sad, it really is. What’s even more sad is that something so commonly referred to in scripture would be so controversial among those who name the name of Christ! Join us for this study on such a fundamental subject to the gospel: Election.
Radio broadcast for April 30, 2023 Continue reading “We Believe in Election”