Our Theological Studies page is dedicated to those that have more than a passing interest in the doctrines of God’s Word. This is designed for anyone interested in study, but especially to the young men called of God to proclaim His truth in this generation. In the last 20 years or so, the non-denominational and inter-denominational groups have surge in Central Kentucky. Protestant churches are now considered old, however, they are at best 1500 years younger than true Baptist Churches. Bro. King is dedicated to teaching Baptist doctrine of old Baptist and Anabaptist theology.
It was in the late 1970’s Bro. King preached his first message in a small Baptist congregation at Hedgeville, just outside Danville, Kentucky. At the age of 12, his subject was on “Justification by Faith”, in the book of Romans chapter 5. Bro. King officially began his biblical studies at the age of 18 and was called to the ministry at 19.
Before spending 20 years as pastor of two churches in Central Kentucky, he had the opportunity to receive his biblical education at Lexington Baptist College, where he received his B.A. degree. While attending Lexington Baptist College, Bro. King sat under many teachers that had been instructed by Bro. Clarence Walker and Bro. Roscoe Brong. Central Kentucky, at this time, was considered the most Baptistic place on earth. Bro. Walker was called “Mr. Baptist” and Lexington Baptist College was producing able bible students like no other college. Bro. King has also received his Master of Theology degree.
More recently, Bro. King has taught Theology and Philosophy at John Leland Baptist College, as well as served in the position of Academic Dean. Bro. King has a passionate desire to see young men, as well as men and women of the Lord’s churches grow in biblical knowledge and love for the truth. As an addendum to many of his sermons, Bro. King would add, “Once, Baptist were only known by the doctrine they preached, today, that is certainly not the case.”
Dispensationalism and Covenant Theology (Reformed Theology)
Most Baptist of today fall into the “either or” category. Some are a hybrid of both whether or not they are aware of the terms. Dispensationalism holds the vast majority of Baptist pulpits hostage. While Covenant Theology has been on the rise for the last few years, they are both systems of belief or doctrines that have infected “the Lord’s Churches” over the passed several decades. While one may have the appearance of being closer to the biblical position, this is not horseshoes, close doesn’t cut it. It is God’s Word and revelation of His will. A theological dive into these issues is needed.
The Heresies of Covenant Theology (Reformed Theology)
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The Heresy of Dispensationalism
Many Baptist, including Bro. Forrest Keener, recognized the loss of this great teaching from the Baptist pulpit. The reason for the neglect is, primarily, an adoption of a heretical position that has permeated the Lord’s churches. This is discussed throughout the series. A very small and unique group of old Baptist, like Bro. Brong etc. understood the danger of this heresy although he was surrounded by it. A false belief that stifles the great doctrine of the Kingdom should be shunned. But… pastors and churches in Frankfort, Georgetown and Lexington will not forsake it. Either willingly or ignorantly, they are doing damage/violence to the Kingdom of God by not faithfully teaching all of its truth.
The “Sermon on the Mount’ was a message preached by Jesus to His followers. More specifically, it was taught to His church, of which, he had just instituted hours prior. And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles; Lu. 6:12-13.
The question about this sermon has not been it’s greatness or profitability to the follower of Christ. But rather, is this sermon homiletically defensible?
The Scriptures speak of many mysteries. This is a study on several mysteries the Word of God reveals to us. Follow along with Bro. King as he, in-turn, follows the Holy Spirit search “yea, the deep things of God.“
The Holy Scriptures
“… for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.“ The one thing God has elevated above his own name is His Word. Bro. King will investigate the inerrancy of the originals and both the corrupt and uncorrupted versions. God has indeed preserved His Word for us today!
The Church and Kingdom
Far to often these words are used interchangeably. Yet they have there own definitions. Bro. King explains theses two distinct entities and relates the dynamic between the two great institutions from God. “Unto him be glory in the church…“
The Decrees of God
The most fundamental of the doctrines of the scriptures, God’s eternal decrees. Bro King both list and arranges the proper view of this great teaching in God’s Word. “According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:”
The Doctrine of Lapsarianism
Lapsarianism deals with the Decree of God whereby He pronounces the “fall of Adam”. This is considered to be the pivotal decree determining the place of the discriminating decree. This placement is vital to the system of theology where God is to receive glory and it will either enhance or destroy worship to God.
The Doctrine of Soteriology
God’s salvation… the most fundamental of the doctrines. God has both a judicial announcement of His plan, and a practical execution of it. “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.” This is a tremendous study in both the glorious aspects of it as well as the volume of it. While we have detailed the “plan” of salvation in previous lessons, and could discuss many parts to it today, we will keep our agenda to (2) aspects of it. Its phases/parts and regeneration.
The Doctrine of Christ
Christ misrepresented is to teach or believe “another gospel”. This introduces false professions and has no place in any pulpit. This study will consider the person and works of Christ. Our desire is to glorify the Lord and we believe this study is accurately portraying Jesus in all His glory. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Doctrines We Are Missing Series – Click for Outlines and Audio Messages (Adding Soon)
Baptist have neglected the pulpit in Central Kentucky for decades now. This series is dedicated to bring back many subjects that have not been preached, consciously or unconsciously, for many years. Our worship will be fuller and God will receive the glory over His Word being published from His Temple.