Not a single Christian has ever lived on an earth that wasn’t completely corrupted by sin. However, there have been times of greater experienced depravity, when Christians have found themselves living amidst unusually sinful conditions. The 18th century Baptist theologian Andrew Fuller recognized this truth and recognized the Christian community’s role in strengthening . . .
Readers of this blog will not likely need any convincing that biblical preaching is important. Perhaps fewer of us have ever considered what makes the preaching of the Word uniquely powerful in the Christian’s life, even more than private Bible reading. Perhaps you have experienced this for yourself. You’ve read a particular passage of Scripture . . .
It is amazing how many believers ascribe to the idea of living a perfect life apart from sin. Genderen and Velma, authors of Concise Reformed Dogmatics, list a number of biblical arguments against perfectionism. All the arguments reflect in one way or another, the fact that perfectionism abandons faith in Christ who is our sanctification in favor of the perspective of . . .
John Albert Broadus (1827–1895), was a founding faculty member and the second president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was also perhaps the premier Southern Baptist preacher of the nineteenth century. His more famous contemporary, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, called Broadus “the greatest of living preachers;” many others still laud him as “the prince of . . .