• Washing of the Saints Feet - A New Testament Ordinance

    John Chapter 13
    By Elder Herb Hatfield

    This subject has been one that has suffered much at the hands of Bible commentators. While most commentators will acknowledge that Christ did literally wash the disciples feet and that He did say, “If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.” (John 13:14-15), yet they will say

  • The Importance of Scriptural Baptism

    The Importance of Scriptural Baptism

    By Elder Herb Hatfield

    Baptism is a very important Bible subject. The word “baptize” occurs nine times in the New Testament and “baptism” twenty times. Jesus Christ demonstrated the importance of a proper baptism by traveling (probably walked) sixty miles from Galilee to the Jordan River to be immersed by John the Baptist, the only man on earth at that time with authority from God to baptize. He further showed the importance of baptism by making it part of

  • The Case Against the Universal Invisible Church

    The Case Against the Universal Invisible Church


    Milburn Cockrell
    Mantachie, MS

    But they are together brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities.-Jeremiah 10:8.

    I shall use this verse as a basis for exposing one of the most cherished and prevailing heresies of our day. The belief in a universal invisible church is truly a doctrine of vanities.

    Among Protestants and not a few Baptists there prevails the concept of a universal invisible church. It is almost universally assumed by

  • Man's Utter Inability to Rescue Himself

    Man's Utter Inability to Rescue Himself

    By Thomas Boston

    For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. Romans 5:6
    No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him. John 6.

    We have now had a view of the total corruption of man's nature, and that load of wrath which lies on him, that gulf of misery into which he is plunged in his natural state. But there is one part of his misery that deserves particular consideration; namely, his utter

  • Five Golden Links in God's Chain of Salvation

    Five Golden Links in God's Chain of Salvation



    “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.” Romans 8:29-30

    Introduction: Salvation is a grand and glorious subject. The salvation of a

  • Doctrine of Absolute Predestination


    By Elder Herb Hatfield

    This question has been the source of much controversy and division for years among Christians. Those who believe that God is sovereign and has foreordained in eternity all things that come to pass in time have been accused of believing this error. God’s absolute sovereignty and His foreordination can be easily shown from the scriptures. There are many scripture verses that could be quoted as

  • Circular Letter: The Great Commission

    Circular Letter: The Great Commission

    by Elder R. H. Hale

    Pastor of the Mountain Fork Primitive Baptist Church

    Madison County, AL

    The one hundred and eighty-eighth session of the Original Flint River Association has come and gone, and thanks be to God, the giver of every good and perfect gift, this year’s meeting was held with great success. The preaching was good and the fellowship and the singing was heavenly.

    Once again, I have been asked to write the circular letter for this year’s minute.

  • Churches of God

    Churches of God

    By A. W. PINK

    (from Studies in the Scriptures, Dec. 1927, pp. 277-281)

    For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God, which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews: (1 Thess 2:14)

    The ignorance which prevails in Christendom today concerning the truth about the Churches of God is deeper and more general than error on any other Scriptural subject. Many who are quite sound evangelically