Death Isn’t Always A...

In a previous post, “The Serpent Didn’t Lie About Death,” I asserted that the true consequence of The Fall in Genesis 3 was not dying, which is actually a very natural part of life, but something much worse—the loss of our humanity. If this is so—and I really believe it is—then it has major ramifications for our understanding of the Gospel. It alters our entire understanding of sin and its consequences,...

Death By Baptism

Message by Larry L. Eubanks, First Baptist Church of Frederick, Maryland. August 21, 2016 Last week we saw the power of water down in Baton Rouge. I watched a video of a woman and her dog being rescued from her car. Did you see it? She’s trapped in a convertible with the top up and rescuers in a boat are trying to break the windows before the car sinks, but they can’t. One of them is able to get an...

The Serpent Didn’t L...

Humans have a natural fear of death, but that fear has caused us to miss the true lie of the serpent in Genesis 3. In the story Adam and Eve are told that they can eat of any tree in the garden except the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, “for in the day that you eat of it you shall die.” (Gen. 2:17) The serpent comes to Eve and tells her, “You will not die.” That’s not the lie. I’ve...

What Is Communion All Abou...

Message given by Larry Eubanks, August 14,2016, First Baptist Church of Frederick, Maryland While they were eating, he took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, and all of them drank from it. He said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured...

How to Not Follow Jesus an...

Yes, you can do the opposite of what Jesus says and claim to be perfectly biblical, quoting chapter and verse, and do so without violating the integrity of the passage you are quoting. That’s because in the Old Testament, there is an argument going on. In ancient Israelite religion, there are two paths that people could go by. One path seeks to re-establish the good old days. This path says that better...

Reading Apocalyptic Withou...

I am strongly considering teaching the book of Revelation in the Fall in my Wednesday night Bible study. There’s a big part of me that wants to do it because I know that people have difficulty reading and understanding that admittedly strange book. Once you get past the seven letters to the seven churches, things get…weird. So people tend to stop reading it. Then they either never think about...

When Muslims Defend Christ...

While some Christians are advocating the persecution of Muslims, something notable occurred in May in Indonesia: Muslims coming to the defense of persecuted Christians. As reported in Christianity Today and CNN, 300 hundred Islamic leaders from 30 countries came together to denounce religious extremism within Islam which has led not only to violence between Sunni and Shia Muslims but also to the...
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