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I Believe That The Bible Will Transform Your Life
INTRO: I want you to take God's precious, holy, inspired and inerrant Word this morning and be finding your place at Psalm 19 if you will. This fall we are going to be in a series of studies on some eternal truths that will change your life that I want to entitle "I Believe." And really all that we're going to be doing here on Sunday mornings is taking some time to go through and find out what we believe as Southern Baptists. Now, just in case you didn't know it, this morning you are sitting in a Southern Baptist Church listening to a Southern Baptist preacher. We didn't trick you by changing the name. We didn't try to pull the wool over your eyes, but just in case you missed it some how, this is a Southern Baptist Church and I am a Southern Baptist preacher, and I say that without apology or reservation.
ILLUS: I'm kind of like the story of the old Baptist preacher who had preached the Bible and loved the Bible for years and years and years, and one day a young man asked him what he'd be if he weren't a Baptist and he said, "Ashamed."
Well, that's kind of the way I am. I'm a Baptist. As a matter of fact, I'm a Southern Baptist, and I'm not ashamed or embarrassed to say so. And the reason why I'm so proud of being a Southern Baptist is because I don't know of any other denomination, I don't know of another group of people, I don't know of any other faith group that follows what the Bible says that a Christian ought to be and a church ought to be and our commission ought to be than we do as Southern Baptists.
Now, you'll hear me say this over and over during this series of studies, but we as Southern Baptists are not what you would call a "creedal people." In other words, we don't have to conform to some creed that somebody came up with. We don't have a binding creed like some other groups do. For one reason, nobody ever saw the day that you could te ...
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