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Book details
  • Genre:RELIGION
  • SubGenre:Biblical Studies / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:168
  • eBook ISBN:9780892113897

What We Believe … and Why

A Study of the Doctrinal Statement of the American Baptist Association

by David O. Johnson

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Overview
“What We Believe … and Why” is a study of basic Baptist beliefs. The book includes twenty-six lessons, which cover the twenty-one doctrinal statements of the American Baptist Association (ABA). These Bible truths include such topics as: God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, Satan, creation, salvation, baptism and the church. Each lesson includes Scripture references and discussion questions. This study is ideal for small groups or for personal study -- and even for an introductory seminary class. New church members and new believers will find the book beneficial.
Description
“What We Believe … and Why” is a study of basic Baptist beliefs. The book includes twenty-six lessons, which cover the twenty-one doctrinal statements of the American Baptist Association (ABA). These Bible truths include such topics as: God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, Satan, creation, salvation, baptism and the church (which is a local, visible entity). Lessons on Jesus Christ include His deity, crucifixion, resurrection and return. One lesson is given to the Baptist distinctive of the eternal security of the believer. There are lessons regarding the Office of Pastor and the Office of Deacon. Church associations and civil government are addressed. The series begins with the lesson “What We Believe About Love” -- the great commandment of Jesus Christ. Each lesson includes Scripture references and discussion questions. This study is ideal for small groups or for personal study -- and even for an introductory seminary class. New church members and new believers will find the book beneficial. These truths are presented from a conservative viewpoint. The Missionary Baptist churches that make up the fellowship of the ABA are traditional in beliefs and practices, and orthodox in their interpretations of the Bible. Bogard Press, the publishing house of the ABA, has provided Bible curriculum for over a century, using the King James Version of the Bible and remaining “Always True to the Word.”
About the author
David O. Johnson was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in 1953, and was saved at age 7 and baptized by Ethel MBC in Antlers, Oklahoma. Brother David surrendered to the gospel ministry in 1976 and was ordained by Trinity MBC, Camden, Arkansas. He received training at Louisiana Missionary Baptist Seminary of Minden, Louisiana, Missionary Baptist Seminary of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Baylor University of Waco, Texas. Brother David has served as pastor in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma. He has served as moderator of local associations in Texas and Oklahoma and as moderator of the Baptist General Assembly of Oklahoma. He served for 11 years on the Standing Missionary Committee of the ABA, currently writes the Adult BTC quarterly and serves on the Baptist Sunday School Committee. He is married to the former Dianne Bryant. They have three children and seven grandchildren.
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