Jerry Vines Blog
My church going started at Beulah Baptist Church, as a five-week-old. But, my church became Tabernacle Baptist Church, Carrollton, Georgia, where I was saved and baptized at the age of nine.
The full name of the church was Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church. That was to distinguish it from two other kinds of Baptist churches. Primitive Baptists didn't believe in Sunday School, an educated ministry and its foundational position was that of Calvinism. They didn't believe in...
During my ministry of over 50 years I have seen a shift among preachers relative to the matter of alcohol.
In the early years of my ministry preachers of virtually all denominations would stand together in opposing the sale and use of alcohol in any form.
Then, I saw many fall silent.
Now, I find some who are speaking out in favor of what they term moderation. A few are even drinking themselves. This development caught me off guard and greatly concerns me.