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In order to be a true Baptist, a member of the Church that Jesus built and is still building, members of that Assembly that He began in Matthew 16:18, we need to have a solid foundation in the Biblical Doctrines of God.


I have not tried to write on all of them but I have tried to show that the foundational doctrine, that of the Absolute Sovereignty of God is Biblical. It is there. It is plain and one does not have to search for it. Spiritual things are visible to the spiritual eye. Spiritual understanding is there for the spiritual man or woman, but we do need to, "Study to show ourselves approved unto God...."


The true Baptist, who is the only true member of God's Church, can not be a lazy person but must be the "people of the book", they must be as the Bereans, searching the Scriptures to see if these things be true.


I have tried to make this work short and understandable for those who need the milk of the Word as well as those who can dine on the meat of the Word.


I can only serve this up as I have come to understand it myself and so I pray that God has given me the ability to transmit it to you in a form that is readable and that will bring glory to God and a blessing to you as the study did to me.


Edwin B. Fountain





This book is dedicated to the following:


The Memory of Bro. Rosco Brong, Bro. Berlin Hisel


and Mrs. Marie Carmichael.


Some of my Teachers at Lexington Baptist College


Bro. Edward Overbey


Bro. Joe Lloyd


Bro. Larry Robbins


Bro. James Jeffries


Bro. Johnny Thompson



"For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to contradict nor withstand. " Luke 21:15