Posts by Wally Morris

“Why Do We Have To Wait?”

Wally Morris I don’t like waiting. For several years, I worked in retail sales, and the most common complaint from customers concerned long waits in checkout lines. We don’t like waiting at stoplights, traffic delays, slow computers, and people who take forever to tell us something. Last summer, I pulled some poison oak weeds and…

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Book Review: Greek For Life

Reviewed by Wally Morris Benjamin L. Merkle and Robert L. Plummer: Greek For Life: Stategies for Learning, Retaining, and Reviving New Testament Greek (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic), 2017 My undergraduate college study was at the University of Georgia where I majored in Political Science, intending to go to law school, become a lawyer in south…

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Acts 2:38 and Baptismal Regeneration

Wally Morris The question of whether baptism is necessary for salvation is a question with which many Christians struggle. The connection between baptism and Christian testimony is ingrained in the culture of many people. For example, if you ask someone if they are a Christian or if they think they will be in heaven one…

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A. T. Robertson and Preaching

Wally Morris I grew up going to Southern Baptist churches. The church I went to for most of my childhood and teenage years was established in 1937. I have distinct, good memories of that church and its people. The red brick church with its white columns and large, brick steps, located in coastal Georgia not…

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The Reformation Is Not Finished

Wally Morris I recently attended a “Faith and Spirituality in Politics” luncheon hosted by our state senator. We met at a Catholic retreat center located in our town. The retreat center is very beautiful and peaceful. The luncheon was interesting and helpful, as far as understanding more about how people who say they are Christians…

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Approving Alcohol, Prohibiting Marijuana: An Inconsistent Position

Wally Morris One of the most significant changes in attitude and behavior among conservative Evangelicals and some Fundamentalists is the acceptance of the consumption of alcoholic beverages. The increase in consumption of beer, wine, and liquor is characteristic of the wider American culture and influencing Christians as well. One reason BJU published a book about…

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Clapping vs. Amen — Which Will Win?

Wally Morris The increase in clapping of the hands in churches as a response to musical ministries and even preaching is one of the obvious changes taking place in many churches. What I find intriguing is why? What is behind this growing preference for hand clapping as a sign of approval rather than “Amen”, “Praise…

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What Is the Point of Exercise?

Wally Morris It’s not a secret that obesity is a growing problem among Americans. I recently read that 69% of Americans are overweight. How ironic in a society that is fascinated by sports and fitness. Even small communities like the one I live in have a gym or YMCA. I have been cycling since the…

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The Ministry of Funerals for Unbelievers

Wally Morris My wife and I have been serving the Lord at Charity Baptist Church for almost 23 years, longer than any other pastor in Huntington. Our town is a small town (less than 18,000 people) and the population is decreasing as businesses are closing. Huntington is a rural, farming area with light industry and…

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The Emptiness of a Full Life

Wally Morris “What shall it profit a man, if he should gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” (Matthew 8:36). I recently watched a brief video highlighting the comments of novelists, poets, and other authors concerning their belief in God, or rather lack of belief in God. The purpose of the video was…

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