January 17, 2018

The FBFI statement on the Nashville Statement

Kevin Schaal On Tuesday, August 29, the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood released the Nashville Statement publicly identifying and proclaiming the basic tenets of biblical sexuality. While the FBFI has no particular connection with this organization, we would agree with the 14 articles of the Nashville Statement both in substance and tone. They reflect […]

The Foundation of “Foundations”

Kevin Schaal In February of 2017 at the winter board meeting of the FBFI, the board voted unanimously to change the name of the FBFI from Fundamental Baptist Fellowship International to Foundations Baptist Fellowship International. The movement for the name change was led by John Vaughn and at the urging of the most senior members […]

Leading Servants

John C. Vaughn FrontLine • September/October 2007 For part 1, see here. Every minister is to be a servant (Matt. 20:26, 27), and every Christian is to be in the work of the ministry (Eph. 4:12). Servant-leaders are to be “leaders of servants” as well as servants themselves. On the Front Line introduced the lesson […]

Servant Leaders

John C. Vaughn FrontLine • September/October 2007 A Christlike, servant’s heart is the antidote to selfish ambition. Matthew 20:17–28 makes this clear. Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem for the last time. The roads were filled with travelers on their way to the Passover. Jesus took the twelve aside and told them plainly that […]

John Vaughn–Winter Update 2017

The most important news we have to share concerns a ministry transition for me in my role with the FBFI. … Read on for more. Winter in South Carolina Officially, there are two more weeks of winter, but it seems to have come and gone one weekend in January! The grass has been green, the […]

Winter Is Past

John Vaughn FrontLine • March/April 1999. It seems like everyone loves spring. We can say with the Shulamite in the Song of Solomon, “For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come.” What a blessing is this […]

Dr. Rod Bell memorial project

Dear Friends, As you know, Dr. Rod Bell is now with the Lord. He led the FBFI for over twenty-five years. Anyone within the FBFI or influenced by the FBFI is well aware of his tireless labor, exhausting travel, and enthusiasm for the Lord and for Fundamentalism. The Bells made many sacrifices during those years, […]

What Do We Mean by “The Evangelical Disaster”?

John Vaughn The audacity of this title begs for an explanation. An Evangelical is simply one who believes and preaches the gospel according to the New Testament. The Evangelical Disaster is, therefore, a tragic development within Evangelicalism that has brought ruin to its noble undertaking of “proclaiming the good news” to lost mankind. The need […]

The Birth of Christ Brings a Decision

John C. Vaughn Each Gospel writer presents a slightly different perspective. Matthew addresses the Jews to prove that Jesus Christ was the promised Messiah. The first three verses of chapter two illustrate the implications of that fact. Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judæa in the days of Herod the king, behold, there […]

The Qur’an: Another Gospel

John C. Vaughn The Christian doctrines of inspiration and preservation explain the reverence that Bible believers have for the Word of God, but there are also Islamic doctrines of inspiration and preservation that explain the Muslims’ loyalty to the Qur’an. Some unbelievers are quick to argue that the “holy books” of various religions have only […]