For the Truth.
For the Church.
For the World.
For the Glory of God.

Gregory A. Wills

A Review of James H. Slatton’s W. H. Whitsitt: The Man and the Controversy

The colonial ‘spirit of Massachusetts’ stirring anew in America

  Baptists in colonial America learned what it meant to “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:44). They experienced various kinds of persecution because they rejected infant baptism and the authority of the state to coerce in matters of religious duty. Many Baptists refused to pay taxes imposed to support…

Creation and American Christianity

  The character of Christianity depends, in profound ways, on one’s beliefs concerning creation. For the first 250 years of the existence of the church in America, Christians assumed the truth of the doctrine of creation. It was revealed in the Bible and it made the most sense of the natural world. When large numbers…

Twenty years 
of denominational 
statesmanship

At the June 2000 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Orlando, Fla., messenger Anthony Sisemore objected to the revision of the Baptist Faith and Message proposed by the committee appointed to the task. Sisemore wanted to retain the statement that the Bible is “the record of God’s revelation of himself to man,” rather…