That belief predicates behavior is an axiom of truth I learned early on in my ministry. It was a favorite phrase of my mentor. The concept behind the thought is thoroughly biblical. Proverbs 23:7 says, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” Clearly, from a scriptural point of view, what we believe […]
By Thomas E. Rush I have long realized that an organization the size of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) could certainly experience some degree of downgrade in its theological commitments. There are differences of opinion on certain theological matters that can be expected, and which are not of a nature to render the difference a […]
The Timeline Of Holy Week There is no more significant time on the calendar for Christians than the week traditionally referred to as “Holy Week.” It is a week of reflection and celebration, but should be a time of conviction and repentance as well. It begins with the remembrance of Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem […]
Getting our words right in worship is critical if we truly want to honor God with our lips.
These are trying days for the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). We find ourselves living in a society that has rejected biblical truth and morality. Political correctness is the order of the day and if you don’t play along with the left’s skewed view of morality, you will be made an outcast. The goal of the […]
You have probably heard the statement before, “I thought you were a Christian.” This insult was hurled at you after you had blundered big time. Perhaps it was because you didn’t set a guard over your mouth, or you were somewhere you shouldn’t have been, or you did something you shouldn’t have done. And there […]
2 Corinthians 5:9-21 It is true that some of God’s sainted millions are scarred and broken. They have lives filled with sin and shame from their past. The good news for them is that they have been forgiven! And that is exactly the good news they are called to share with others. Regardless of how […]