March 28, 2017

Why Is Compromise Always One Direction?

Wally Morris Whether the subject is politics or some Biblical issue, the direction of compromise always seems to be in the direction of what you could call the “liberalizing end” of the issue. For example, let’s look at politics and associated moral issues. Democrats generally wish to spend more money, and Republicans generally wish to […]

The Fundamental Baptist Fellowship International Is Alive and Well

My friend Jeff Straub’s headline, “The Fundamental Baptist Fellowship is No More” is inaccurate and misleading. The FBFI will continue to function under its corporate name, Fundamental Baptist Fellowship International, Inc. FBFI members and readers of both FrontLine magazine and our blog, Proclaim and Defend will notice little or no change in references to FBFI […]

What’s an Evangelical to Do? (2)

Mark Minnick Yesterday we ran part 1 of this article. It closed with these words: There are some counterfeits that you can’t detect over lunch, but you can when you hear them preach or if you spend a little time circulating inside their ministries. But from the passage it appears that there’s also a kind […]

What’s an Evangelical to Do? (1)

Mark Minnick In 1989 the National Association of Evangelicals, together with Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, sponsored a four-day conference for over 650 Evangelical scholars, pastors, and leaders. The purpose was to discuss which truths of the historic Christian faith that a person must affirm in order to be termed an “Evangelical.” Plenary speakers and respondents […]

Book Review: Iain H. Murray, Evangelicalism Divided

James Singleton FrontLine Jan/Feb 2004. Editorial Note: In light of our recently published issue on Convergence, this review from 2004 concludes with some probing questions that sound particularly applicable to our current situation. Iain H. Murray, Evangelicalism Divided, Banner of Truth Trust, 2000. This is an incisive and amazing book. Although its author would not […]

The Church of the Fundamentalists – A Review

Review by Don Johnson Larry R. Oats. The Church of the Fundamentalists: An Examination of Ecclesiastical Separation in the Twentieth Century. Watertown, WI: Maranatha Baptist Press, 2016. 176 pgs. Larry Oats prefaces his new book, The Church of the Fundamentalists, by noting “While much has been written on the histories of the fundamentalist and evangelical […]

Comments on An Unexpected Message

Don Johnson Editorial note: We are in the midst of a series of posts from the messages delivered at the Pre-Convention Conference of the Northern Baptist Convention, 1920. From the Conference the Fundamental Fellowship was formed which is today known as the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship International. The messages from the conference were published in a […]

Northern Baptists and the Deity of Christ

John Marvin Dean, D. D. Director of the Dean Campaigns of Evangelism and Bible Study Editorial note: We are in the midst of a series of posts from the messages delivered at the Pre-Convention Conference of the Northern Baptist Convention, 1920. From the Conference the Fundamental Fellowship was formed which is today known as the […]

Comments on Baptist Fundamentals – The Significance of the Ordinances

Don Johnson The installment from Baptist Fundamentals this week is one of the shortest pieces in the book, an exhortation on the ordinances: “The Significance of the Ordinances.” As such it is much more ‘blog-length’ and perhaps easier reading than some of the earlier pieces. The author is a man who I know little about, […]

Comments on – The Divine Unity of Holy Scripture

Don Johnson In “The Divine Unity of Holy Scripture,” Frank M. Goodchild begins with a line that is a touchstone for fundamentalism: “I accept the Bible unmutilated.” On the whole, the message is a rallying cry for the Bible, the source of all we know for certain about God and the world he created. In […]