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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

CAN I KNOW IF I AM SAVED, MY WIFE, MY CHILDREN, MY FRIENDS, THE ELDER OR EVEN THE PASTORS
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Those whom Christ brings to salvation are those whom He will reveal Himself as their Lord Jesus Chrsit. You could not be saved and not know it. But some think they are a "Christian" when they are not.
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Salvation is of the Lord, and He only gives the definition of who is a Christian, and how He brings sinners to Himself.
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When Christ saves us He gives us Divine Light or understanding of Himself. This understanding will enable us to see the beauty of His grace and we will have a SAVING BELIEF IN CHRIST. And will convince us of His sufficiency as our Savior.
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A TRUE SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE: Transforms the heart and has different results.
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A GENUINE EXPERIENCE OF GOD'S GRACE IN THE HEART
JAMES 2:19-20 and I JOHN 2:34
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When you see Christ, you see the ugliness of your oun soul, and God gets bigger and bigger and you get smaller and smaller.
2 PETER 1:4, HEBREWS 12:10 and FIRST JOHN 4:16
  • "That by these you might be partakers of the Divine Nature."
The power of Christ works in those whom He has saved. There is a mutual indwelling of God and His people. HEBREWS 12:10 and FIRST JOHN 4:16. We share in His holiness.
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SO HOW CAN YOU KNOW IF SOMEONE ELSE IS A BELIEVER
  • Asking the right questions. It is not just looking at someone is not a good evaluation. You do not set your own standards as to whom is a Christian. Outward sign could be signs but not where you affirm your opinion.

  • The spirit is the most compelling evidenced, not knowledge of God or even the Bible. But the evidence will reveal his love for the Lord Jesus Christ presences in his life.
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