Thou Wilt Not Leave My Soul In Hell

Q. What does the Bible mean when it says that God would not leave Christ’s soul in Hell? That is a great and interesting question. The passage under consideration is Psalm 16:10, a passage which the apostle Peter quotes in Acts 2. Peter’s commentary on the verse is, “He seeing this before spake of the…

Memorials

(This was originally published as an audio podcast in the Handfuls of Purpose Podcast at the Dallas Primitive Baptist Church website) Did you know that the Old Testament is full of memorials?  In Exodus 3, when God called Moses to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt, Moses wanted to know who he should…

Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God

(This was originally published as an audio podcast in the Handfuls of Purpose Podcast at the Dallas Primitive Baptist Church website) Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. There sure are a lot of things competing for our attention today. …

Does Jesus Care In The Storm?

“And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?” (Mark 4:38) In the midst of a fierce storm of tribulation in our lives, we are prone to the same response as the apostles during their…

Strength to Do What?

(This article was first published on the Dallas Primitive Baptist Church website.) Philippians 4:13 (KJV) I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13 is, on the one hand, a very powerful and comforting verse, on the other, it is one of the most miss-used texts in the canon of scripture. The…

Shake & Shine

“13) Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. 14) Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot…

A Note on Interaction Between African and Caucasian Churches Prior to the Civil War

I found an interesting statement while reading some historical references online today. Initially, I was looking for information on our constituting pastor, John Nicholson. Then I took my typical rabbit trail, perusing local historic markers, a google search of our church’s name, etc., eventually coming across a note on Saint Bartley. Originally known as the…

“It Is Finished” – A Past Tense Salvation

When we consider eternal salvation, as Primitive Baptists we simply take Jesus at his word on the cross when he declared “It Is Finished”! We must then ask, what did Jesus actually finish on the cross? Did Christ just do his part of salvation and now he is waiting and dependent upon the sinner to…

Eschatology Affects Our Perspective

Believe it or not, but a person’s eschatology affects their political views. If you are amillennial, you recognize that the “Kingdom of Heaven is at hand,” so the affairs of your particular nation take a rightful backseat, since you belong to a greater kingdom, have a certain reigning King, and you are concerned with the…