Maranatha Baptist Theological Journal, Second Issue

The E-Journal of Maranatha Baptist Bible College and Seminary, addressing theological and practical issues from a biblical viewpoint.

The official version of the Maranatha Baptist Theological Journal is presented in a downloadable document format, which contains original languages, page numbers, footnotes, and all else required for formal research. Click the seal below to view the document version now or download the full PDF.

The individual articles linked below have been modified to present a more readable online format. In most cases Greek words have been transliterated, page numbers have been eliminated, and footnotes have been converted to end notes.

  • Official Maranatha Baptist Theological Journal, Version 1.2

    Full Version – Volume 1.2

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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.


    A Warning for True Believers who Lack Faith

    Hebrews 6:4-8 is one of the most difficult New Testament passages to interpret. Almost every article written on this passage begins with a statement of its difficulty.

    Filled or full?

    Filled with or Full of the Spirit: Acts and Ephesians

    This article will examine the concept and language of being “filled with the Spirit” in Luke and Acts and compare that with Ephesians 5:18, in order to demonstrate that these two fillings are not the same.


    Tracing the Thread of Trinitarian Thought from Ignatius to Origen

    The purpose of this article is to explore how Origen’s predecessors viewed the relationship among the Godhead, and to examine if there was a developing theology prior to Origen.

    Adoniram Judson

    Adoniram Judson: Father of American Missions

    Adoniram Judson is commonly called the “Father of American Missions.” Judson was the first minister of the gospel to depart from American shores in order to dedicate himself to the proclamation of Jesus Christ abroad.

    The Sword of the Lord

    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.