This letter was written by Joshua Eldridge, an undergraduate Biblical Studies student at Louisiana College, and originally appeared on his blog, Beckon and Muse. He emailed this letter to Dr. David Hankins and has yet to receive a reply. This was reposted here with permission. Dr. Hankins, To begin, my name is Joshua Eldridge. I am [...]
In the midst of the removal of three professors at Louisiana College and the controversy that soon followed, it is easy to forget another issue looming in the distance. In the coming semester, Louisiana College will face the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACS) to discuss the school’s standing with the association. The Town [...]
In 1962 the Southern Baptist Convention was in the midst of a struggle which Herschel Hobbs took head on in his President’s Address, “Crisis and Conquest.” In this address he calls for unity in the convention and he first references Scripture as he quotes the apostle Paul: The apostle Paul gives us the answer. “For if [...]
This request was posted by a reader on the facebook page of SBC Heritage. I thought it needed to be shared. Please join us in praying for this church, a landmark in Baptist History.
Below is a list of books for sale by the Mt. Lebanon Book Association in 1856. Mt. Lebanon was the original home of Louisiana College. At the time, it was known as Mt. Lebanon University. It is interesting to see multiple books on church membership and a defense of restricted communion; two things Southern Baptists [...]
We recommend the adoption of this suggestion to create a new Board, to be called the Sunday-school Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, to have a Corresponding Secretary, and to be nominated; from year to year as the other two Boards are. These were the words of J.M. Frost giving the report of the Sunday School Committee before [...]
In parts one and two we saw an account of the Oklahoma County Pastor’s Conference and Dr. Duke McCall’s response. Dr. Moody replied on August 4, 1961 with his response published in the Baptist Press. It is simply too lengthy to post in its entirety but to be fair to Dr. Moody his full reply [...]
In Part 1, we saw Dr. Smith’s account of the 1961 Oklahoma Bible Conference in which Dr. Dale Moody’s message created a firestorm of controversy over the historic Baptist position of Perseverance. This caused a resolution to be signed and sent to Southern Baptist Theological Seminary calling for a review of Moody’s “doctrinal soundness.” Duke [...]
Dale Moody was professor of theology from 1948-1984 at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. According to the Seminary’s website, Moody entered “early retirement” due to “his urging of Southern to change its Abstract of Principles and conflicts with Southern Baptists on the issue of apostasy…”
Written in 1654, “The True-Gospel Faith Declared According to the Scriptures” is one of the earliest Baptist Confessions. It affirms the sinfulness of man, the resurrection of Christ, etc. However, what I found most interesting was the letter which accompanied the confession. The following is an excerpt from that letter.
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