Baptists/Bible and the Truth

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Hello, I first want to say I respect all of your education and I thank you for all the years you have been a preacher. I am a Christian and I believe you are my brother in Christ, so my question is ment in all respect.
Most preachers preach today that no one has to be baptized, they preach once saved always saved and most preachers teach calvinism. But whats funny is The eary church fathers all believe in baptismal regeneration, and obeying God. They did not believe in once saved always saved and they did not believe in predestination.   This scares me cause all churches do teach theses things today. What you think about all the apostolic church fathers believing something different than what people do today?

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Hi Josh,
  Thank you for your question.   As we read the New Testament you will find that every church was dealing with false doctrine.  Each of Paul's Epistles dealt with false teachings.  So this is not new.  Satan's tactic has always been to try to confuse and pervert God's truth and keep people from being saved, and even once saved keep them doubting and immature.  The key is simple.  Believe the Bible.  Correctly teach what God's word literally says and not what some denomination, church, or religious leader believes it says.   This involves biblical interpretation or hermeneutics which is the science or discipline of interpretation.  I have an article at http://bible-truth.org/Principles.htm titled "Biblical Principles for
Interpreting God's Word."   God's word, when correctly read and interpret corrects and exposes all false doctrine.
   I also have written articles on Calvinism, eternal security, baptismal regeneration that explains what the Bible actually says.    Go to http://bible-truth.org and in the center column at the top do a goggle search for your topic.   With an open Bible look up each passage and see for your self what God teaches us.
   The Apostle gave us God's word...if modern teachers disagree they the modern teachers are wrong.
    If you have further questions or comments please write.

Cooper P Abrams III
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Cooper P. Abrams III

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Independent Fundamental Baptist missionary and pastor, ThB, MBS, and PhD as of May 28, 2013. I began pastoring in 1981, and have taught in churches, a Bible college, and a Bible Institute. I have written numerous articles on various subjects from a biblical perspective and many are posted on my web site Bible Truth ( http://www.bible-truth.org ). Bible Truth receives over one hundred and forty thousand visiters per month. Since 1998 I have answered Bible related questions via e-mail. My answers are straight forward and biblical. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE -----DO NOT ASK A QUESTION AND THEN NOT READ THE ANSWER! ABOUT FOUR IN TEN QUESTIONS ASKED ARE NEVER READ. I FREELY GIVE MY TIME TO GIVE HELPFUL ANSWERS. OFTEN THE ANSWER WILL REQUIRE AS MUCH AS A HOUR OR MORE TO RESEARCH AND THEN TO FORMULATE THE REPLY. IF YOU SEND A QUESTION PLEASE BE THOUGHTFUL ENOUGH TAKE THE TIME TO READ IT. MOST PEOPLE DO...BUT ALL SHOULD. THANKS

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I have been a pastor since 1981 and a Independent Baptist missionary church planter since 1986. I have seen the Lord establish four Bible believing churches in Utah. My web site Bible Truth ( http:\\bible-truth.org ) continues to grow presently over 7,000 visiters per day. The materials on the web site are mostly written by myself and contain sermons, Bible commentaries, articles on various biblical subjects.

Organizations
I am pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Tremonoton, Utah (http://calvarybaptchurch.org)

Publications
- Appeared on Grizzly Adams DVD documentary "End Times: How Close Are We?" (http://www.grizzlyadams.com/Public/ChristianDVDs/index.cfm?productID=49). - Article "Are Mormons Christians" "O Timothy Magazine" Way of Life Literature (http://www.wayoflife.org/files/9959c77e05b303248173195e72476459-60.html)

Education/Credentials
ThB (Bachelor Degree in Theology) Piedmont Bible College, Winston-Salem, NC. MBS (Mastor of Biblical Studies) Piedmont Baptist College, Winston-Salem, NC. PhD (Bible) Bethany Divinity College and Seminary, Dothan, AL

Awards and Honors
Graduated Suma Com Laude with PhD Religion - Bible Major, Bethany Divinity College and Seminary - 2013

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