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...

Worshiping the Dragons of the Past

There is a bizarre story in the Old Testament—which is saying something, because there are a lot of bizarre stories in the Old Testament. Bizarre to us anyway. They probably made perfect sense to the people of the day. In Numbers 21 the people of Israel are in the wilderness on the way to the Promised Land,...

How to Pass the Wilderness Test

Between Egypt and the Promised Land there was wilderness, and the direct route between them was also the shortest route. This northern route near the Mediterranean Sea was also the route to take if you needed to eat off the land and have fresh water to drink. But that’s not the route God led the Israelites...

The Hang-Around God

Long before anyone ever came up with a word like “omnipresence”, humans believed that the gods lived “up there,” in the heavens. That’s right, before “Heaven” came to mean “the spiritual realm where the forgiven go to live in bliss forever” it simply meant “the sky and everything else up there.” It’s where...

What The Bible Really Says About Slavery

Though Christians today almost universally accept that slavery is an intolerable evil, it is also almost universally accepted that the Bible stops short of outright condemnation of slavery and can even be considered to be somewhat accepting of it. Christian slaveholders in the U.S. pointed out that Paul...

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