One of the biggest pushes in the Independent Baptist movement has been to get rid of the Pre-Trib Rapture. Men like Kent Hovind and Steven L. Anderson make mincemeat of the idea that the Church avoids the Tribulation. They are successful because most Independent Baptist pastors and teachers put all the verses in the … Continue reading Two (main) Raptures: a Pre-Trib and a Post-Trib Rapture.
Pastoral Authority vs. the Authority of the Bible
The job of the pastor is to preach and pray. There are other minor jobs that God gives the pastor, but nowhere in the Bible does God tell the pastor to dictate every little thing in a man’s life. Christians should grow up enough to find out what the will of God is for … Continue reading Pastoral Authority vs. the Authority of the Bible
I am Against Trying to Save ‘Merica
The average Independent Baptist in ‘Merica spends a lot of time on politics, preacher or not. It is commendable that they are 99% of the time right wing and conservative. But this is not an issue that the NT commands us to spend a lot of time on. Paul is our example (as he … Continue reading I am Against Trying to Save ‘Merica
I Believe the Gap Fact
This statement makes me seem like a great compromiser to the modern Independent Baptist who gets his information from Ken Ham and Kent Hovind. We should not be so shallow. We shall use our brains and check the Scriptures. Let me unequivocally state the fact that I do not believe the theory of Evolution. I … Continue reading I Believe the Gap Fact
I Believe That God Does NOT Love Everyone Apart From Calvary
John 3:16 is a great verse. Only an idiot would say that it is a bad verse. But only a man equally idiotic would say that the Devil has never tried to pervert it. The main way that the Independent Baptists pervert this verse is to change the tense and put it, at this … Continue reading I Believe That God Does NOT Love Everyone Apart From Calvary
I Believe That the Bible Teaches More Than One Plan of Salvation (But Only One Today)
From 33 AD to today (assuming you are reading this before the Rapture of the church) a man is saved from hell by receiving Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour after he admits he is a sinner and that Christ died on the cross in his place and rose again three days later. I … Continue reading I Believe That the Bible Teaches More Than One Plan of Salvation (But Only One Today)
I believe the King James Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
This matter has been discussed so thoroughly by men like Dr. Peter S. Ruckman, Sam Gipp, William Grady, Gail Riplinger, and Kyle Stephens that it seems the argument would be finished. Nevertheless, some items should be highlighted. The average Independent Baptist church will give a cheap profession to believe the King James, but when … Continue reading I believe the King James Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice.