How Do I Study a Book of the Bible?

This question comes up quite often as a pastor. There are really countless ways a person could approach a Bible study. We can read for various reasons. We can read for quantity or quality. Quantity would be for volume, or amount read everyday. A one year Bible reading plan would service this need well. The…

Romans 8:28 – A Comprehensive Study

By Benjamin Winslett Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose. Introduction In Romans chapter 8, we find the Apostle Paul making an interesting statement in the 28th verse. As with any other scripture, we find various…

Let Us Reason Together

Lonnie Mozingo, Jr One of the hallmarks of the Bible is the harmony of its teachings.  Each individual doctrine harmonizes with the other and is consistent with the whole of scripture. This is reflected in the doctrines of grace.  For example, the doctrine of election (The Father chose a definite number to save in heaven)…

The Literal Interpretation Of Scripture

By Sylvester Hassell The Gospel Messenger–February 1893 It seems to me that there is among Primitive Baptists an urgent need of a recurrence to the true principles of Scripture interpretation. The greatest dangers to the Church of Christ have always been those from within, and not those from without. Our enemies cannot really hurt us…

Prayer Meetings and Bible Discussions

By Walter Cash, 1927 An answer to a sister who asked about our churches having prayer meetings and Bible discussions: The Baptists, in the early days of this country, had prayer meetings, but of late they have been discontinued with few exceptions. It would be better if they were kept up. There are so few…

Sin Unto Death

SIN UNTO DEATHElder Sylvester HassellThe Gospel Messenger–December 1897 1Jo 5:16-18 I have been requested to write on this important subject. The exact literal translation of 1Jo 5:16-17,18 as follows: “If any one see his brother sinning sin not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for those sinning not unto death….

Sin Against The Holy Ghost

By C.H. Cayce November 28, 1905 Brother C. H. Nicholas, of Arkansas, has requested us to give our views on “sinning against the Holy Ghost.” A great deal has been written on this subject. Our father, Elder S. F. Cayce, wrote some editorials on the subject, which appeared in our columns some time ago, and…

Comment on the Very Elect

By David Pyles For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. – Mt 24:24 The expression very elect in the above text is thought by some to refer to a special subset of the elect…

Was Adam Made Spiritual?

By Sylvester Hassell Question. Was Adam made a spiritual man, and did he die a spiritual death when he ate the forbidden fruit? No other man was ever like Adam, or even had his exact experience, and we can only know of him what the Scriptures teach us. It is worse than useless to speculate…