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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

FIVE FOUNDATIONAL TRUTHS - FIVE NON-NEGOTIABLES
IN CHURCH MINISTRY
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In the Pulpit Magazine today, John MacArthur gives us five foundational truths that a church should be committed to. In 1983 my first Shepherd's Conference, I learned of these five negotiables for the first time. I came back to the church I was pastoring at the time and talked to our men about these foundational truths. From that year on we begin to work from these principles in doing ministry.
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As a matter of fact, the ministry of our church was formed by the principles that we learned from the Shepherd's Conference. I can testify that these principles work. In applying these principles they will bring about an authentic church. I can say after twenty five years later, the believers in that church are authentic Christians.
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THE FIVE NON - NEGOTIABLES: FOUNDATIONAL PRINCIPLES
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1. A HIGH VIEW OF GOD

2 THE ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE

3 SOUND DOCTRINE

4 PERSONAL HOLINESS

5 SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY