Am I therefore become your enemy?

By Joshua Winslett Galatians 4:16 “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?“ In Galatians, Paul had rightfully rebuked and exhorted the church at Galatia to return to the state of grace in which they had previously enjoyed. Was Paul mean? Was Paul their enemy? Paul greatly loved this church. Paul certianly…

The Superior English of the King James Version

By Benjamin Winslett The KJV’s English is superior to modern Bible versions in that it contains singular and plural pronouns (thee and thou, ye and you) and also first, second, and third person verb tenses (believe, believest, believeth). Modern versions lose the ability to communicate contextual information through the watering down of the language. EXAMPLE: And…

Baptists Should Be More Charitable and Kind

by Lee Hanks Advocate and Messenger, April, 1934 When I was a boy in the ministry about fifty-four years ago, I traveled with a precious old father in Israel who was loving, tender and kind to me. If I made a misquotation, a mispronunciation or an ungrammatical expression he would privately tell me about it….

The Ministry, The Church and Fellowship

by Lee Hanks Advocate and Messenger, April, 1934 There are many gifts in the church that should be encouraged. We visit churches where a number of the brethren give good talks, exhort and offer public prayer. This is an evidence of life and each member is trying to bear his part. These gifts should all…

To God’s Servants

By Elder Lee Hanks The Advocate & Messenger I have felt sad many times this year, hearing of the passing of so many of God’s precious servants. so few are coming on to supply the vacancy. Are we praying the Lord of the harvest to send more laborers into the vineyard? The harvest truly is…

Where Are We Drifting?

by Lee Hanks Advocate and Messenger — 1924 Where are we drifting? The church and the world seem to have a tendency to degeneracy. Where is that beautiful church clothed with humility, love, peace, fellowship, honesty, truthfulness, sobriety and with garments clad in white? The church that is the light of the world? that city…

Lordship Among The Ministry

By CH Cayce The following article was read in the meeting at Jackson, Tenn., which began on Friday before the fifth Sunday in October, 1926: Brethren, you have assigned to me a hard subject, “The baneful effect of the spirit of lordship among the ministry,” and I have had very little time to study the…

Support of the Ministry

By Walter Cash   “Even so hath the Lord ordained, that they that preach the gospel should live of the gospel.”—1Co 9:14. (The following is from an editorial which appeared in the “Messenger of Peace” August 15, 1917.) A minister who would have it in mind to serve with a selfish purpose, just for what would be…

Some Words of Advice to Primitive Baptist Ministers

By WS Craig, Kearney Nebraska From the preface to this republication: It is hard to imagine a more valuable, concise, and honest writing on the subject of the ministry than this brief work, Some Words Of Advice To Baptist Ministers, by Elder W. S. Craig. This work is truly unique. Elder Craig speaks from his heart…