Category: Blog

25
Nov

Basic Beliefs – Question 6

Basic Reformed Baptist Beliefs Question 6 – May all men make use of the Scriptures? Q/A Q. May all men make use of the Scriptures? A. All men are not only permitted, but commanded and exhorted, to read, hear, and understand the Scriptures. Scripture References Luke 16:29 But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the […]

23
Nov

Basic Beliefs – Question 5a

Basic Reformed Baptist Beliefs Question 5a – Why is it vital for every believer to study the Scriptures? Q/A Q: Why is it vital for every believer to study the Scriptures? A: The Scriptures are the only and all–sufficient rule of both faith and practice. The Holy Spirit never leads the believer apart from or […]

20
Nov

Basic Beliefs – Question 5

Basic Reformed Baptist Beliefs Question 5 – How do we know that the Bible is the Word of God? Q/A Q. How do we know that the Bible is the Word of God? A. The Bible evidences itself to be God’s Word by the heavenliness of its doctrine, the unity of its parts, its power […]

18
Nov

Basic Beliefs – Question 4

Basic Reformed Baptist Beliefs Question 4 – What is the Word of God? Q/A Q. What is the Word of God? A. The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, being given by divine inspiration, are the Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice. Scripture References Psalm 19:7-8 The law of […]

16
Nov

Hymn – Jesus, To Win Thyself So Fair

Sheet Music SATB – Jesus, To Win Thyself So Fair Hymn – Jesus, To Win Thyself So Fair Genesis 29:26 – “And Laban said, It must not be done so in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.” ©2020 – J. Patrick McDonald Meter: 8.8.8.8 (Tune: O WALY WALY) Jesus, to win Thyself […]

16
Nov

Basic Beliefs – Question 3

Basic Reformed Baptist Beliefs Question 3 – How do we know there is a God? Q/A Q. How do we know there is a God? A. The light of nature in man, and the works of God, plainly declare that there is a God; but His Word and Spirit only, do effectually reveal Him unto […]

13
Nov

Basic Beliefs – Question 2

Basic Reformed Baptist Beliefs Question 2 – What is the chief purpose of man? Q/A Q. What is the chief purpose of man? A. Man’s chief purpose is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. Scripture References Psalm 16:11 You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness […]

12
Nov

Basic Beliefs – Introduction and Question 1

Basic Reformed Baptist Beliefs In this series, we will take a look at the questions and answers contained in a Reformed Baptist Catechism. Most of these entries will be based on the 1677 catechism known popularly as “Keach’s Catechism”, but some freedom may be taken with regard to updating language or adding additional Scripture references […]

03
Oct

Elder Qualifications – Titus 1:9

Opinion Paper – Not a Position Paper Question: In the Titus 1:6 qualifications for elders, what is meant by “his children are believers”? Response: Looking at the Greek in this passage, the two words that are of the utmost importance here are the word for “children” and the word for “believers”. TEKNON – Children: The […]

20
Sep

Modesty

Modesty A Position Paper for Covenant Reformed Baptist Church, Sylacauga, Alabama J. Patrick McDonald – Teaching Elder Preface This study is based on a question of the Biblical teaching on modesty, specifically the teaching of the Scriptures with regard to the subject of appropriate dress for Christians. There is, and has been, much teaching and […]