Information explaining the beliefs and differences of various Protestant sects.
Primitive Baptists – True Hyper-Calvinists
This article is the result of several months of dialog with Primitive Baptists (also known as Hardshell Baptists) and a good deal of time spent reading their literature. The dialog primarily consisted of email correspondence with a particularly outspoken apologist for that sect along with some interaction with several people on a Facebook Primitive Baptist discussion forum. I read articles by Primitive Baptists and former Primitive Baptists and I listened to a number of… Continue reading
Who Or What Are Primitive Baptists?
Primitive Baptists are a Christian sect (as in denomination) that believe they can trace their “roots” back to the first century New Testament Church. They believe in election and predestination but they refuse to call themselves Calvinists because they feel that it identifies them with John Calvin and his doctrine, including things Calvin preached that they do not agree with. They have beliefs in agreement with many protestants of our… Continue reading
Of The Past & Present
In this article we have catalogued the names of many famous Calvinists – Christians who believed and taught the five points of Calvinism, abbreviated as T.U.L.I.P. and also known as “The Doctrines Of Grace”. One important point we wish to make in this article is that all these godly and scholarly Bible teachers believed that what is known today as Calvinism, was and is in fact the true Gospel,… Continue reading
Introduction To Protestantism
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” [Ephesians 2:8-9]
Famous Leaders Of The Protestant Reformation
It may appear to Catholics that Protestants don’t agree on anything and can’t be part of the true “Church” of Jesus Christ since they have formed so many denominations. However, this Catholic view of Protestantism is… Continue reading
Why Are There So Many Protestant Denominations?
There are many reasons why there are so many Christian churches. We will look at several of those reasons here.
I. Things that differentiate true Christian churches:
- Different methods of interpreting the Bible (sola scriptural, historical, etc.) (1Cor 2:13)
- Different interpretations of doctrine (2Pet 1:20)
- Different views on the importance of biblical doctrine versus extra-biblical tradition (2Thes 2:15, 2Thes 3:6)
- Different styles of worship service (1Cor 11:1-2)
Christ Died For The Ungodly
by Horatius Bonar
The divine testimony concerning man is, that he is a sinner. God bears witness against him, not for him; and testifies that "there is none righteous, no, not one"; that there is "none that doeth good"; none "that understandeth"; none that even seeks after God, and, still more, none that loves Him (Psa. 14:1-3; Rom. 3:10-12). God speaks of man kindly, but severely; as one yearning over a lost child, yet as one who will make no terms with sin, and will "by no means clear the guilty." <continued>