Welcome to Baptist Basics! This website is a personal web ministry of Matthew B. Gage, and is dedicated to providing solid, yet simple, information and resources to believers everywhere. The goal of this website is to keep truth alive, preserving it and passing it on to the next generation. This site is unashamedly Independent, Fundamental Baptist in its doctrine and philosophy.
Baptist Basics is not a site that will offer recycled, retread information and resources. The utmost care will be taken to offer fresh and useful information.
The information provided here is also not up for debate. Baptist Basics does not, and will not, provide a forum for debates and arguments. If you do not agree with what Baptist Basics stands for or promotes, then find a website you agree with and don't waste your time on this one. This does not mean that the resources provided are perfect and do not have room for improvement. If you feel that something is incorrect or inadequate, feel free to contact me with written out reasons and evidence and I will consider making necessary changes.
About Matthew B. Gage
I was saved at about the age of four, and called to preach when I was in the third grade. I graduated from Commonwealth Baptist College in 2005.
I am married with three children. We currently reside in Decatur, Texas. We are members of Friendship Baptist Church in Boyd, TX.
The Baptist Basics concept is something I have played around with since I was in college. It has troubled me that it is so difficult to find solid resources and study helps today. What I have wanted to do is provide such things at little or no cost under one "umbrella" with a reputation you can trust. My hope and prayer is that this website is will be a blessing and help to others, and also be a foundation to offer more and better resources.
The site is built the old fashioned way using a text editor. The program that I currently using for that purpose is TextWrangler. I've used a few others on the Mac, but I like the features and price (free!) of TextWrangler. All audio recording is now done in GarageBand. For graphic design I am working on using Pixelmator. All of these are available on the Mac App Store.
I am slowly working to update the structure of the website. I began with straight HTML, but now incorporate PHP, CSS, and a little XHTML. I am now validating all code through the W3C Validation Service. My web host is HostGator. My domains are registered through Hover.