Founders eNews Update 11 2006

Founders eNews eNews Update

November 15, 2006

Founders Ministries


NEW from Founders Press!


Now Back in Print

Abstract of Systematic Theology

by James P. Boyce

A concise systematic theology by the principle founder of the first Southern Baptist seminary. Includes a new Introduction and Scripture Index. Also includes retypeset: Intro to the 1977 Introduction, “A Brief Catechism of Bible Doctrine” and Abstract of Principles.

The doctrinal stream in which Boyce’s views are found can rightly be called Calvinistic or Reformed. He, like most early Southern Baptist leaders, was clearly convinced of the doctrines of sovereign grace. John Broadus, Boyce’s friend and colleague, made this observation about what he called “that exalted system of Pauline truth” expounded in Boyce’s Abstract:

The people who sneer at what is called Calvinism, might as well sneer at Mont Blanc. We are not bound in the least to defend all of Calvin’s opinions or actions, but I do not see how any one who really understands the Greek of the Apostle Paul or the Latin of Calvin or Turretin can fail to see that these latter did but interpret and formulate substantially what the former teaches.
May the Lord use this book from the pen of one of the greatest Southern Baptists ever to live to promote reformation and revival throughout churches everywhere.

–from the Publisher’s Introduction

Special pre-pub introductory price available until November 30, 2006!

$12.50 each (plus $3.50 shipping and handling)

Order by mail (check or money order) or online from Founders Press (no phone orders)

See the Founders Ministries Blog more information and comments about the release of Boyce’s Abstract.


Also available from Founders Press

Life in the Body of Christ: Privileges and Responsibilities in the Local Church
by Curtis C. Thomas

“Curtis Thomas has given us a gift, a stimulus to edifying reflection and action on every pertinent aspect of corporate and individual responsibility and privilege to be pursued in the life of a local church.”

Thomas J. Nettles

“Curtis Thomas has condensed decades of church ministry into a few dozen, easy-to-understand pages. Life in the Body of Christ is versatile enough to work as a text in a New Christian’s Class to ground spiritual babes in the Christian life, in a New Member’s Class, or in a small group study to help believers at all levels of maturity grow as part of Christ’s church.”

Donald S. Whitney

Curtis C. Thomas is a retired pastor, having served in Reformed Baptist churches for 30 years, the final 14 years at the Bible Church of Little Rock, AR. He is co-author of Romans: An Interpretive Outline and The Five Points of Calvinism: Defined, Defended, Documented.


Plan to attend:

The 25th Annual Southern Baptist Founders Conference

June 26 – 29, 2007
At Bethel Baptist Church in Owasso, OK

This will be the 25th Anniversary of the Conference. The Theme will be “God’s Truth Abideth Still: Confronting Post-Modernism” with keynote speaker Dr. David Wells.


Student Discipleship Conference:

Anchored in Truth Ministries, the expository preaching ministry of Jeff Noblit, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, is hosting A Student Discipleship Conference December 27-29, 2006.

The theme and title of the conference is Reality Check. The conference is designed for grades 6-12, however families are invited to attend together. Voddie Baucham, Jeff Noblit, and Zach Terry will be preaching at the conference.


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