The Two Phases of Sancitification

“…to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints…” 1 Cor. 1:2 Like every Bible subject, the doctrine of sanctification must be “rightly divided” (2 Tim. 2:15). References to this theme, in other words, must be interpreted … Read More

Justification: Precisely Defined

Adapted from two messages preached by Michael L. Gowens, September 14, 2003 at Lexington Primitive Baptist Church, Lexington, Kentucky. Please bear in mind that the following sermonic material has been edited only minimally. “Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect? It … Read More

Does Man Have a Free Will?

“The carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.” Romans 8:7  Man, created in God’s image, possesses a mind, a heart, and a will. The mind, or intellect, allows … Read More

Christ The Only Mediator

Most discussions of the 1832 separation within Baptist ranks focus on the practical issues dividing the two camps, i.e. mission societies, Sunday Schools, and various parachurch organizations. It is true that the Black Rock Address said very little about doctrine. … Read More