Tag Archives: Church History

The NTAIBC and the FBF

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… Continue Reading

The Beginnings of the New Testament Association

The Beginnings of the New Testament Association

Kevin T. Bauder By the early 1960s three issues divided the Conservative Baptist Movement. First was the question of separation, especially in view of neoevangelicalism and Billy Graham’s tactic of “cooperative evangelism.” Second was eschatology—many Conservative Baptists had moved away from pretribulationism, and some had abandoned premillennialism. Third was the relationship between the agencies (such… Continue Reading

The Conservative Baptist Conflict

The Conservative Baptist Conflict

Kevin T. Bauder The Conservative Baptist Movement formally began when the Fundamentalist Fellowship organized the Conservative Baptist Foreign Mission Society in 1943. The CBFMS was originally meant to function within the convention, but it was rapidly rejected by convention officials who effectively disenfranchised its supporters. In response, the Fundamentalist Fellowship renamed itself the Conservative Baptist… Continue Reading

Corrigendum

Corrigendum

Kevin T. Bauder In a recent edition of “In the Nick of Time,” I wrote about the founding of the New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and the renaming of the Conservative Baptist Fellowship to the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship. The CBF was the parent organization of both the NTAIBC and the FBF(I). Unfortunately, I… Continue Reading

Augustine on that which deserves the name “love”

Augustine on that which deserves the name “love”

Too often, contemporary Christianity sees all emotions or affections as essentially equal. For this reason, many conclude as long as some kind of religious emotion is evoked, some good has been done. Augustine did not believe that all loves were equal. In fact, he distinguished between different kinds of genuine spiritual love. This comes out… Continue Reading

Edwards on the proportion of reverence to boldness

Edwards on the proportion of reverence to boldness

For those who have not (yet) read it, Edwards’s Religious Affections argues what are the proper marks of a genuine work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the regenerate. Edwards believes that the affections a saint has for God and divine things are of a particular kind, and that such affections are a necessary part of… Continue Reading

John Wesley on how the Bible regulates affections

John Wesley on how the Bible regulates affections

The authority of Scripture is of utmost importance to those of us who write here on the Religious Affections blog. The Bible regulates our doctrine, our practice, and even our love. We do not believe our love is arbitrary, to be expressed by our natural whim and fancy. We refuse to believe every theological concept… Continue Reading

On the Incarnation by Athanasius

On the Incarnation by Athanasius

This entry is part 6 of 18 in the series Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 6 of 18 in the series”Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.Getting the gospel right is near and dear to the heart of every conservative Christian. The integrity of the gospel is a… Continue Reading

Confessions by Augustine

Confessions by Augustine

This entry is part 5 of 18 in the series Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 5 of 18 in the series”Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.Having recommended books by A. W. Tozer and John Owen, let me backtrack in time to a man that both of them would… Continue Reading

Fostering a Love for Tradition

Fostering a Love for Tradition

This entry is part 31 of 32 in the series Toward Conservative Christian Churches You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 31 of 32 in the series”Toward Conservative Christian Churches”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.Fostering a right view towards the Christian tradition is part of true Christianity. Conservative pastors will do their best to see the Christian tradition rightly viewed… Continue Reading

The Creeds of Christendom by Philip Schaff

The Creeds of Christendom by Philip Schaff

This entry is part 1 of 18 in the series Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 1 of 18 in the series”Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.Custom, convention, continuity. Prescription over invention. Nothing seems less likely to make a difference for Christ. We need to acquire the fire, or… Continue Reading

A Humble Request and Prolegomena

A Humble Request and Prolegomena

This entry is part 3 of 16 in the series Missions and Music You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 3 of 16 in the series”Missions and Music”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.In my handful of posts this month, I want to give some anecdotes from church history to inform us as to how missionaries, attempting to plant indigenous… Continue Reading