The End Times (Part 2): The Rapture and the "One Worlds"

****UPDATE: 3/18/2020**** The COVID-19 pandemic should be driving people to church, but our churches have been shutting their doors to “live stream” services. The unsaved will likely not respond to this tactic as much as they would to meeting face-to-face with Christians. Fear typically drives unbelievers to God. After 9/11, churches were filled. After the … Continue reading The End Times (Part 2): The Rapture and the "One Worlds"

The “End Times” (Part 1): Are We There Yet?

****UPDATE: 3/18/20**** I am writing this during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The entire American economy is grinding to a halt, and hundreds of millions of people across the planet are scared to go outside. These are extraordinary times, and I cannot believe I am updating this again in just six months. In early 2020, we … Continue reading The “End Times” (Part 1): Are We There Yet?

Salvation is Yours. Just Accept It

Coronavirus. COVID-19. Pandemic. Whatever your desired nomenclature, there is no doubt that this pestilence is a global phenomenon. It is not necessarily frightening for its symptoms – like Ebola liquifying your insides while you bleed from your body’s natural openings. It is not scary for its lethality – the total number of deaths appears relatively … Continue reading Salvation is Yours. Just Accept It

The Art of Argument

Argument is one of the greatest forms of communication we humans have. If you really want to get to know someone, argue with them. You will find out if they are well-studied or a regurgitator of information. You will find out if they are adaptable. You will find out if they are kind, patient, and … Continue reading The Art of Argument

Understanding the Bible (Part 3)

It is my pleasure to introduce this three part series of guest posts written by my father, Allen Simmons. He has a Bachelor degree from Baptist Bible College and a Master of Religious Education degree from Tennessee Temple University. Allen has decades of experience studying, preaching, and teaching the Bible at several institutions including the … Continue reading Understanding the Bible (Part 3)

Understanding the Bible (Part 2)

**It is my pleasure to introduce this three part series of guest posts written by my father, Allen Simmons. He has a Bachelor degree from Baptist Bible College and a Master of Religious Education degree from Tennessee Temple University. Allen has decades of experience studying, preaching, and teaching the Bible at several institutions including the … Continue reading Understanding the Bible (Part 2)

Understanding the Bible (Part 1)

**It is my pleasure to introduce this three part series of guest posts written by my father, Allen Simmons. He has a Bachelor degree from Baptist Bible College and a Master of Religious Education degree from Tennessee Temple University. Allen has decades of experience studying, preaching, and teaching the Bible at several institutions including the … Continue reading Understanding the Bible (Part 1)

The Cycle of Secularization

There is an interesting trend in Christianity that far too many preachers refuse to acknowledge – liberal churches are producing agnostics and future generations will not saved at all. According to sociological research conducted by Roger Finke and Rodney Stark (The Churching of America, 2005), church strength can be gauged using three propositions: 1) The … Continue reading The Cycle of Secularization

Dead at Birth

Our bodies are animated clumps of dead flesh. The second we are conceived we begin the dying process. However, the spirit within us which is also dead can be made alive through salvation in Jesus Christ (Romans 8:10-11). This is the very concept that we find in John 3:5 when Jesus says "Except a man … Continue reading Dead at Birth

A Letter to my Baptist Brothers

There appears to be growing tension between two factions of Baptists that are increasingly at odds with one another. Neither side really accepts a label, and these labels are problematic. For the sake of clarity, they might be called Independent Fundamental (conservative) and New or Neo-Independent Baptists (more liberal). I have personal relationships with good … Continue reading A Letter to my Baptist Brothers