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The purpose of the Maranatha Baptist Theological Journal is to provide for our constituency, and for others who may be interested, articles from a Baptist, dispensational, and conservative theological position.

Fundamentalism and Social Involvement

Fundamen­talism does have an interest in helping the less fortunate become the more fortunate, but it does so on its own terms. Since its approach is markedly different from the culture at large, its interest easily may be misconstrued as either a lack of interest or as simply supporting the status quo.

The Priorities of “The Fundamentals”

In 1909, as Fundamentalism and theological Liberalism battled in the denominations, two Christian brothers purposed to publish a series of books which would set forth the fundamentals of the Christian faith. The priorities of The Fundamentals were, first the Bible, then key doctrines that were under attack by the liberals of the day.

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Welcome to the first edition of the Maranatha Baptist Theological Journal. This peer-reviewed journal is the product of Maranatha Baptist Bible College and Seminary.

President’s Page

Maranatha has a rich and uncompromising heritage in Baptist fundamentalism. The duty to earnestly contend for the faith once delivered to the saints is part of Maranatha’s institutional fabric.

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.

Maranatha is Dispensational

Maranatha Baptist Bible College and Seminary is committed to dispensational hermeneutics because dispensationalism provides a hermeneutic that allows the text to speak for itself.

Maranatha Commitment Statements

The purpose of this statement was to make clear to the Board of Trustees the commitment of the Bible faculty to biblical truth and the positions Maranatha has historically held.