All articles by Don Fortner
Don Fortner lives in Danville, Kentucky, USA, where he is the pastor of Grace Baptist Church.
He is a regular conference speaker in the US and throughout the world.
Five reasons not to abandon church In recent days, some have begun to call for believers to abandon the worship of God in local churches, declaring that 'the era of the church age has come to an end'. Throughout the history of the church, people seeking to promote their own cause and name rather than…Read more
A tribute to Jim Gough (1942–2009) Shelby and I met Jim and Eileen Gough two years ago in England. Our hearts were immediately welded together in the sweet fellowship of the gospel. The Lord took our friend home to glory this early May. Jim Gough was a cherished friend and faithful servant of God.…Read more
Understanding Hebrews Part 2Last month, in Part 1 of this overview of the epistle to the Hebrews, we saw that the key word in Hebrews is 'better'. Christ is 'better' than all who came before him - better than the prophets, better than the angels, better than Moses, better than Joshua, and better than…Read more
Understanding Hebrews The central doctrine of the epistle to the Hebrews is Christ's eternal priesthood and his finished sacrifice for the redemption and salvation of his people. The book of Hebrews stresses the infinite importance and efficacious power of Christ's sin-atoning blood in obtaining eternal redemption for us, in purging the conscience, and in opening…Read more
Just Bible termsby Don Fortner'Let's just use Bible terms'. That sounds good, doesn't it? But whenever men back themselves into a corner by defending an erroneous doctrinal position (and are unwilling to acknowledge their error) you almost always hear them say, 'Let's just use Bible terms'. Some 150 years ago a disillusioned Scottish Presbyterian…Read more
'There is no doubt', wrote A. A. Hodge, 'but that if there be but one God there is but one church; if there be but one Christ there is but one church; if there be but one cross there is but one church; if there be but one Holy Ghost there is but one…Read more
When Paul and Barnabas preached the gospel at Antioch, Pisidia, the Jews 'were filled with envy' and spoke against the gospel, contradicting and blaspheming God. They wilfully and deliberately refused to believe the revelation of God concerning his Son. Despising Christ, despising the gospel of the grace of God, and despising the messengers of…Read more