I love being a Baptist. I love the value we place on the Word of God. I love that we are committed to believing it and teaching it to others. But there are several things within Baptist circles that I do not like. One of these things is a tendency to ignore the Holy Spirit. This past semester, I had the privilege of teaching a great group of students the book of Acts and the Pauline Epistles. As we came to passages that dealt with the Holy Spirit, one student came up to me after class and was confused. Continue reading >>
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES, CONCENTRATIONS IN PASTORAL MINISTRY AND MUSIC MINISTRY | CLASS OF 2019
Christian knows that God led him to study at Northeastern Baptist College for two main reasons. Continue reading >>
In the second century AD, the church father Marcion argued that the Old Testament scriptures were no longer authoritative, having been superseded by the New Testament. He therefore removed the entire Old Testament from his canon as well as any New Testament writings that supported an abiding relevance of the Old Testament for New Testament believers. He even went so far as to claim that the God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament were two different beings.
Needless to say, Marcion’s teachings and his canon were declared heretical. Fortunately, we as modern believers are in no danger of slipping into the error of Marcion… or are we? Continue reading >>
This month, a team of faculty and students spent a week on mission in Glasgow, Scotland, walking the streets and sharing the Good News in order to help IMB missionaries there begin the process of planting a church. The following updates were sent from Dr. Harmon, VP/Dean of Students each day. Continue reading >>
Something I didn’t realize during high school is that people are my passion. I always knew I loved helping people, but I just thought that was the nice thing to do. To be honest, I didn’t like people (I’m still wary of crowds); I would purposefully walk a longer way if it meant I could avoid people. As you can see, that made witnessing difficult because I avoided ever having an opportunity. When I and my Christian friends from school and youth group would hear a sermon on sharing the Gospel, we would all be excited to go tell people about the One person who can save them from an eternity of suffering, but excitement was as far as it would ever go, because none of us knew any unbelievers. At the time, I didn’t realize what was wrong with that, until I came to NEBC. Continue reading >>
Reluctance, protest, and excuses—we constantly face the temptation to have these reactions to God’s call on our lives.
Too many times we fear the consequences of being obedient to what God has called us to. Humanly speaking, this is a logical reaction. After all, we inhabit a world filled with “many dangers, toils, and snares.” But living a life of faith demands that we push ourselves beyond our human reluctance and respond with faith. Continue reading >>
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES WITH CHRISTIAN EDUCATION | CLASS OF 2018
This past summer, Melissa worked at a Christian camp in Vermont, “After really getting into the Word and growing over the summer, I wanted to get deeper into the Word.” Melissa began to research Bible colleges in the Northeast. Continue reading >>
As Christians, we are called to be God’s hands and voice in the world. The needs around us are many, and God often shows us where He would have us join Him in His work by placing a specific burden on our heart. But given the fact that we must rely on God’s sufficiency and not our own in order to accomplish His work, and the fact that we will likely face obstacles and opposition when we take a stand for Him in a broken world, exactly how are we to respond when we sense His call? Continue reading >>
“They will call him ‘Immanuel’-which means, ‘God with us.’” Matthew 1:23
Every year, I look forward to placing one special ornament on our Christmas tree. It is not a spectacular ornament and it is not one of which my children take much notice. It is an ornament that reminds me of the significance and awe of the season. It is a small miniature book made into an ornament by Max Lucado years ago. The cover reads, “The First Great Moment.” Continue reading >>
What is real worship? What does this look like? If you were to ask 10 different people, you would likely get 10 different answers of varying degrees. Does worship only happen in church, with musical accompaniment? Is it a specific list of rituals you do exactly right? Let’s examine a specific incident from the life of Abraham that will shed light on what it means to live a life of worship. Continue reading >>