Jarome Arrington (Dean of Students - Texas Independent Baptist Seminary)
1 Corinthians 9:24-27 “Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
Character is something fewer, and fewer people strive to possess. It’s so much easier to be hinged to a bed as Proverbs 26:14 teaches. As one who does not seek to have Jesus wake him up in order to walk with Him, he will rely on an alarm and then “hit the snooze” again and again until his “Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep;” as Proverbs 19:15 teaches. He will sleep through the rest of those alarms and will not obtain because he does not strive.
Dr. Allen Domelle
One of the most dangerous enemies of the local church is religious denominations. Many young Christians don’t understand the dangers of a denomination and think that it would be a good idea for churches to come together for the sake of unity. Though on the surface this sounds good, you must realize that Satan is at the helm of every denominational movement so that he can destroy the local New Testament Baptist church.
Dr. Gray Sr.
I refuse to play Satan's game! I refuse to legitimize a sin as an alternative lifestyle and then respond by acknowledging their labels. We are losing our language and the definition of words to liberals. For me to declare that I am heterosexual would mean that I believe there is an alternative, which I don't. You see society builds relationships off of our sexuality, but God does not. Society says pick your sexuality and then your mate. Sorry, but that is putting the cart way before the horse. Our job is not to pick our sexuality and then find our purpose. Our job is to find our purpose and let God worry about the rest.
“Give me 100 preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God; such alone will shake the gates of hell.” -John Wesley