About Fred Moritz

Dr. Fred Moritz was formerly the Executive Director of the Baptist World Mission and is currently Professor of Systematic Theology, Maranatha Baptist Seminary.

A Case for Cessationism

The issue of whether revelation from God and the supernatural gifts of the Spirit have ceased is an issue of intense debate in the Christian world today. Perhaps the beginnings of the modern discussion can be traced to 1956 when Christian Life published the article “Is Evangelical Theology Changing?”

Book Reviews

Robert L. Thomas. Evangelical Hermeneutics – The New Versus the Old. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2002. 524 pages. Reviewed by Fred Moritz. Post-modernism has affected the thinking of evangelical theologians, and it bleeds down into their writing and thus into the pulpits and churches across America and around the world. Much of the argument over theological […]

The Landmark Controversy: A Study in Baptist History and Polity

The purpose of this article is to trace the origins of the Landmark controversy and to see its ramifications for ecclesiology and local church polity. It will be necessary to briefly examine the preceding Campbellite controversy in order to set the stage for it.

Book Reviews

This article features two book reviews: Paul R. Williamson, Sealed with an Oath—Covenant in God’s Unfolding Purpose and Andrew Himes, The Sword of the Lord: The Roots of Fundamentalism in an American Family.

Maranatha is Fundamentalist

The fundamentalist movement began to develop in the 1870s as a defense of biblical doctrine and theology against the theological liberalism that developed from 1650 and took shape in the nineteenth century.