Concluding Thoughts on the NTAIBC and the FBFI
Kevin T. Bauder Over the past several weeks I’ve been writing about the founding of the New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and the renaming of the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship from the old Conservative Baptist Fellowship. This is not ancient history, but it is history that has been largely forgotten. Many younger leaders who have come up in these circles do not know where the organizations have come from, how they are [more]
Ten Mangled Words – “Authentic”
Few words roll off the modern tongue as readily or as frequently as the family of words associated with authentic. Authenticity, real, sincere and intentional are like newly-minted gold for the Millennial tongue. Most previous generations of humans would have looked at you with furrowed eyebrows and pained expressions of confusion, had you greeted them with the line, "Keep it real, bro!" Only a narcissistic generation would imagine that it had stumbled upon the meaning [more]
Lessons from the Life of Nathan the Prophet
There is great benefit in studying the lives of key figures in the Bible. While the greater lessons of the passages below involve the greater themes of promise of the Davidic covenant and continuing the Davidic line, and while Christ is our greatest example, we find many practical lessons from men of old as well (cf. Heb 11; 1 Cor 10:6, 11; Phil 3:17), including Nathan the prophet. There is certainly more to be learned from the life of Nathan than what is found below, but these practical lessons were beneficial to me and hopefully are to you as well. [more]
The NTAIBC and the FBF
Kevin T. Bauder The New Testament Association of Baptist Churches voted itself into existence and adopted a constitution in 1965 at Beth Eden Baptist Church in Denver. The occasion was a gathering of the Conservative Baptist Fellowship, which set aside time during its meeting to initiate the new association. That summer, B. Myron Cedarholm resigned as general director of the old Conservative Baptist Association to take the presidency of Pillsbury Baptist Bible College in Owatonna, Minnesota. The break between the hard core and the Conservative Baptist movement was virtually complete. The new association held its first annual meeting at Eagledale [more]
Christians and Critical Judgments
Most Christians are happy to accept the authority of expert opinion. What is instructive to [more]
2 Timothy 3:16–17 – Part 4 of 4: The Sufficiency of Scripture
Click to read part 1, part 2, and part 3 of this series. The emphasis [more]
The Beginnings of the New Testament Association
Kevin T. Bauder By the early 1960s three issues divided the Conservative Baptist Movement. First [more]