"Proving all things"
I’ve written and accumulated hundreds of articles, outlines and research materials that have aided me in the study of God’s Word. Feel free to use this material for Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, tracts or simply for your own understanding of truth.
63 Annual Session Report Adopted by the Bethel Missionary Baptist Association 2021
Just, Faithful, Exemplary A thoughtful consideration of our prescribed deportment. Seeking a sharpened understanding of our covenantal instruction to be
63 Annual Session Report Adopted by the Bethel Missionary Baptist Association 2021
• What strides can the church and ministers take to demonstrate the relevance of a Gospel message that has spanned all of existence since the time of creation, to the current world of today?
By Jerry Reynolds – The catch phrases most popularized by the movement of D. L. Moody and other protestant mass evangelists are “accept Christ” or “accept Christ as my personal Savior.”
“A Christian Perspective on a Deadly Killer” By Elder Rick Oliver Christians should promote abstinence and accept the fact that drinking alcoholic beverages is Biblically and morally wrong.
Am I Saved
by James Keen “Have you been saved?” Many times, Christians ask others this question, but what does it really mean? How do I know if I have been saved?
The Study of Bible Translation by Pastor Tim – There are three main theories of translation used in bridging the original and receptor languages: Literal, Dynamic Equivalent, and Free or Paraphrase.
Biographical Sketch Fanny Crosby
by Brian Johnson – On February 13, 1915, the New York Times ran a special in the paper entitled, “Fanny Crosby, Blind Hymn Writer, Dies—Author of More than 8,000 Acted Gospel Songs Passes Away in Her 95th Year.
Book of Daniel by the late W. T. Russell
Study of the Book of Daniel by the late W. T. Russell – transcribed from tapes recorded in 1988.
by L. S. Walker – The Doctrine of Church Discipline is founded on the emphatic Word of God. Undisciplined churches are robbed of their power to witness effectively for the Lord, because of sin, in their membership. In this they are severing their fellowship with their Lord. God cannot, He will not, bless a church in sin.
by Pastor Tim – Insinuating that a letter of recommendation is a letter of transfer is radically wrong. The Church of Jesus Christ is not made up of church letters, but baptized believers.
Cold Water To A Thirsty Soul
Catechism Of Christian Doctrine Commonly Taught By Missionary Baptist Churches
Colonel Harlan Sanders’ Christian Experience
By H. C. Vanderpool – While living in Louisville, Kentucky I was privileged to meet Col. Harlan Sanders and discuss with him his spiritual condition. He told me he was a Christian and how wonderfully God had blessed him. In addition to his conversation with me, he gave some of the experiences of his life and his Christian experience
Convention System Verses The Scriptures
A treaty of Missionary Baptist written in 1962 explaining our position to and opposition of the organized work of the Southern Baptist Convention
Debate With A Campbellite
by F. L. Ray – This debate was held at Long View Missionary Baptist Church in Gallatin, Tennessee, February 13, 1967, with Thomas O’Neal, a Campbellite.
Dichotomy and Trichotomy Question?
by Pastor Tim – Is man twofold or a threefold being? Are soul and spirit one and the same or should we distinguish between them? This article will examine both theories and try to answer some of these questions. The twofold theory is called Dichotomy and the threefold theory is called Trichotomy.
by Pastor Tim – The Biblical Truth About Dinosaurs! God created the dinosaurs on the sixth day along with everything else that creepeth upon the earth, as recorded in Genesis 1:24-26.
Doctrine Of Divine Election
by Pastor Tim – a lot of people get confused and they get predestination confused with election or they get foreknowledge and predestination comingled with the doctrine of election.
Doctrine Of Salvation
by Pastor Tim – The doctrine of salvation is central to the message of Scripture. From Genesis 3 through Revelation 22 we witness the unfolding drama of redemption. No sooner had man fallen than God is seen promising deliverance (Genesis 3:15).
Don’t Ask Jesus Into Your Heart
by Aaron Binion – How do people ask Jesus into their hearts? Do they repeat a certain prayer or perform a certain good work? The saying confuses sinners and does not clearly articulate the gospel.
Dueling With Depression
by Pastor Tim – Depression is not always resulting from sin, the lack of faith in God or caused by self pity. Christians, like everyone else, get depressed. Many of God’s choicest servants have suffered greatly from depression.
Eighteenth And Nineteenth Century Baptists
by Pastor Tim – Baptist growth accelerated in the 18th century largely as a result of the movement known as the Great Awakening. In the 19th century the Baptists, like most other Protestant denominations, split over the issue of slavery. This led to the formation of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1845.
by Pastor Tim – Restoring the Biblical practice of self-examination and self-awareness should take center stage following the religious drift of the twentieth century. Many take for granted that their possession is equal to their profession. It’s time we push for a real heart probing search on the part of every professing Christian.
Heaven is For Real but the Movie Isn’t
by Aaron Binion – Heaven is for Real best seller examined; The movie viewer has two options: Accept the kid’s trip as legitimate because the little boy says so, or practice discernment and compare what the kid says to the Bible to see if he’s right.
Holy Spirit Placed Pastors – A Vanishing Breed?
by the late Calvin Perrigo – If we agree, due to the evidence just presented, that the Holy Spirit placed pastor may be an endangered species; how do we prevent his extinction?
How To Call a Pastor
by Jerry Miller – So how does a church find this man? What method can be used to enable a church to single out that individual minister that God wants to place there?
Husband Of One Wife
by Pastor Tim – 1 Timothy 3:2 clearly reveals intolerance, stating that a “bishop must be”. . . or he is disqualified to oversee the flock of God, some only consider them as recommendations.
I Miss Mayberry – Christian Sabbath
by Aaron Binion – What does Sabbath breaking say about our commitment, love, and dedication to God? God’s commandment was to remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy
Keeping The Pulpit Pure
by Pastor Tim – Paul warned the Churches not to mix man-made religion with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Judizers that tainted the gospel had no place in the Church and were not to be received as gospel ministers.
Kingdom Of God
by Pastor Tim – The phrases “kingdom of God” and “kingdom of heaven” are troublesome and controversial subjects in the twentieth century. Controversy and confusion stems from a wrong kingdom theology that has produced a perverted concept of the second coming of Christ and has undermined Church authority.
by Pastor Tim – Scholars from the twentieth century disagree and view the whole Landmarkism movement very differently than nineteenth century scholars. There are four different areas of study that the scholars have developed through the years, and there are seven main works concerning Landmarkism
Leaving Left Behind Behind
by Aaron Binion – Left Behind supporters say certain events are necessary for his second coming: the rebirth of national Israel, the rebuilding of the temple, one world currency, and the rise of the Anti-Christ. Left Behind teaches that Christians will vanish leaving behind their clothes, dentures, and airplane seats, while unsaved people will have no idea where they went.
Mary Rejoicing, Rachel Weeping
by Pastor Tim – Christmas is not always a joyful time for everybody. It can be mixed with much trouble, sorrow and even pain. However, the solution is quite simple; leave Bethlehem and go to the cross .
by Jerry Miller – What Missionary Baptist Believe about Predestination
by Pastor Tim – Resentment can be defined as an emotional feeling of bitter hurt or indignation from a sense of being injured or offended. Proverbs 27:3 states “A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool’s wrath is heavier than them both.”
Roman Road Evangelism Exposed
by Pastor Tim – by using the tenth chapter for what is called a Roman Road conversion, souls are being deceived and left unchanged by the Spirit of God.
by Aaron Binion – Should Baptist celebrate Christmas and is it Biblical? What about Christmas trees, wise men, candy canes and Santa?
Seventeenth Century Baptists
by Pastor Tim – Circumstances have colored each century with unique forces that have shaped the life and work of the church down to the present. Cause and effect continues to shape us culturally and traditionally. Understanding this influence may serve us as a Spiritual compass preserving progress and preventing extremism.
by Timothy Binion – Shubal Stearns was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 28, 1706. He was married to Sarah Johnstone but had no children. He came out of the New Light movement and became a Baptist in 1751.
Speaking In Tongues
by D. N. Jackson – the subject, “Speaking in Tongues.” By a tongue is meant a language, and those who were endued with power to speak in tongues spoke in other Languages – foreign languages,
by Pastor Tim – Our Lord’s willingness to wash the disciples feet established the principle of humility\servitude that one must preserve in ways that are suitable to our present day culture.
Stony Ground Christian
by Pastor Tim – Matthew 13:3-9 The stony ground hearer distinctly represents the class of people with no real attachment to Christ.
by Jerry Reynolds – They make people their game pieces, and the suffering they cause the insignificant pawns on their mighty chessboards matters little to their vain ambitions. We have people in our ranks who are sowers of discord among brethren for selfish gain.
Study of The Book of Revelation
Chapter 1-2 Chapter 16-17 Chapter 3 Chapter 18-19 Chapter 4-6 Chapter 20 Chapter 6-9 Chapter 21 Chapter 10-11 Chapter 22
The Biggest Little Words
by pastor Tim – The size of a word does not reflect its importance nor its depth. There are many small words that carry a lot of weight.
THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION IN ITS DOCTRINAL EXPRESSION
The Christian religion as a power in the soul, redeeming and transforming it, is its own best evidence.
The Cruelty Of Privilege Without Responsibility
by the late Elder Calvin Perrigo – Many basic, natural laws of justice have been discarded in favor of some promise of a dream or an illusion that will provide us something for nothing.
The Eternal Security Of All Blood Bought Believers
by J. M. Carroll – The Eternal Security Of All Blood Bought Believers; (I John 5:13). I press the point that believers now have “eternal life.” Not that they may have it, but they now have it.
The Evils Of Religious Liberalism
by Judson Taylor (1856) – Liberalism has taken the place of Persecution. Persecution killed men, but prospered the cause; whilst Liberalism kills the cause by flattering men into compromises. Persecuted Truth has survived in all ages, but Compromised Truth never survives
The Hem Of His Garment
by Pastor Tim – Jesus was a personal savior then as He is now. Christ can still heal body and soul when we reach up and touch the hem of His garment.
The New Covenant
by Pastor Tim – A Change in the Covenant is clearly expressed by calling it a ‘new,’ covenant (Heb 9:15), the ‘second’ covenant ( Heb 8:7), and a ‘better’ covenant (Heb 7:22 & Heb 9:16-17). However, only the nature of the covenant changed at the coming of the Lord and not the original promise.
The One Thing
by Pastor Tim – Luke 10:42 “But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” What Is The ONE Thing?
The Power Team
by Pastor Tim – Letter I wrote to the First Baptist Church Of Hendersonville after the Power Team from TX visited our town.
The Saved and Their Sin, Sanctification and Judgment
by John Keen, Jr. – The purpose of this article is to expose the danger in teaching that God has already forgiven all sins (present and future) of the saved and the error in concluding there is no judgment of the saved’s “deeds of the flesh” at the Judgment Day.
The Sermon On The Mount
by Pastor Tim – I believe the principles found in the Sermon on the Mount apply to the Church and introduced the kind of kingdom that he was about to set up.
The Trail Of Blood
by J. M. Carroll – Following the Christians Down Through the Centuries . . .or The History of Baptist Churches From the Time of Christ, Their Founder, to the Present Day
The Twentieth Century Baptist
by Pastor Tim – History of Missionary Baptist in the Twentieth Century and their relationship to the Southern Baptist Convention.
The Twenty-First Century Pastor
by Pastor Tim – The ministry is not chosen as a man chooses a profession. It is in obedience to a special divine call from God. When God calls a man to preach, he preaches under obligation. If he does not preach, to him it is sin:
The Vision That Impels
by W. H. Bayles – Address delivered at the West Virginia Baptist Ministers Fraternal Union, Parkersburg, W. Va., Tuesday Evening, Oct. 12, 1915
Theodosia Ernest Heroine of the Faith By A.C. Dayton Preface ‐ By Medford Caudill Introduction ‐ Doubts Suggested & Doubts
Thou Shall Not Gamble
by Pastor Tim – Gambling is a form of robbery by mutual consent. Gambling transfers wealth not earned and receives wealth without giving anything in exchange. Gambling is the spirit of thievery and covetousness. The Bible charges us to stop stealing and get our money by working for it:
Through The Bible Lesson 1
by Pastor Tim – Old Testament Outlines I’ve used many times to teach through the Bible; Lesson 1 The Holy Bible