I will eventually host a variety of posts here, from bible discussions to opinions and commentaries, even short stories or music. Some articles may get argumentative, but will still be presented in good taste, clean and wholesome. As the name of the site implies, this is a conservative Christian site.
I will be inviting contributions from a few other authors, but at the moment, it’s still a mystery as to what those contributions might be.
The King James Version of the bible is my trusted source of God’s Word, and is the Standard by which I verify or compare any other version of the bible. Any scripture that I post on this site will most likely be from the King James Version (KJV). If I use another version it will always be noted by standard accepted abbreviations, such as, NKJV or ESV, etc.
As the name of the site would suggest, I am a Baptist and I’m a conservative, – conservative in practically every sense of the word. I don’t think of myself as a writer, but I do love to discuss the bible and my faith.
I was brought up as a Landmark Missionary Baptist, the strictest kind of Baptist I’ve ever known. My dad accepted the call to preach when I was a young boy, and as the son of a preacher, I was expected to be a shining example of our faith. In fact, my sister and I were expected to be so straight that we could show the other preacher’s kids of our faith how they should present themselves. I didn’t always make it!
I got saved in my mid-twenties and was blessed to be baptized by my dad a week or so later. I was baptized in a creek in a community close to my home called Dixie. Dixie, Mississippi is a real place, actually on Google Maps. A lot of people think Dixie is just an idea, a place in America where Confederate States are located. Well, in this case, it’s actually a really large rural “community” which contains many smaller communities, schools, churches, businesses, and people. Go ahead and google it. Also, you can look for Paul B. Johnson State Park. It’s in Dixie, too.
In my early thirties, I moved over to Southern Baptist, but as I near my mid-sixties, I find myself becoming irritated with the increasingly “progressive” Southern Baptist Convention. In a church service, there is nothing to indicate which convention or association the church is affiliated with, but in my heart, I know the politics that are driving them.
Churches in the city where I live are rebuilding, bigger and bigger, trying to become mega churches. One is so big it looks like a small town. Another, that we attended one Sunday, looked a lot like a shopping mall. As we were walking down the concourse, we were passing booth after booth where folks were selling soft drinks and coffee, popcorn, doughnuts, and lots of other stuff, probably souvenirs. We had to ask where the church service was to be, because there was nothing to indicate to a stranger that such a thing was taking place. We finally found it, but we never did find the Holy Spirit.
Sometimes, the best way to find out about a person is not to find out what they like, but rather what they don’t like – better yet, watch and see what they can’t stand. Perhaps you’ll find I’m that way.
I believe in:
- The security of the believer.
- The coming pre-tribulation rapture.
- Baptism is not a part of soul salvation, but rather a commandment by Christ to be carried out after. We are born again by salvation into Christ’s Church. We are born again by baptism into the local church.
- Marriage between a man and a woman only.
I am not:
- A reformer, nor am I a Calvinist.
I will update this doctrine list as I think of something noteworthy to add.
Anything I write on these pages will be my opinion, and not the advice of an expert. I love to discuss the bible and it’s teachings, so if you would like to comment on any article, please do so.