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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

WHY THOSE WHO MAKE PROFESSION OF FAITH IN MANY CHURCHES ARE NOT RESPONDING TO GOD'S GOSPEL OF SALVATION.
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ITS THE LACK OF TEACHING THE GOSPEL
BIBLICALLY
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The Puritans were noted not only for viewing the text in its context, and so avoiding a pretext, but also for comparing and contrasting biblical passages in such a way that Scripture was used to interpret Scripture. They knew how to distinguish between history and allegory and looked for Christ in texts that were typological. Above all, they believed that God’s eternal Word was timely and trustworthy. It spoke to the ethical, social, and doctrinal issues faced by God’s people in every generation. When the inspired Scripture is illumined by the Holy Spirit, it has an undoubted perspicuity.
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A preacher would be wise to study the Puritans preaching.
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They preached the incarnate Word from the written Word with prayerful dependence on the Holy Spirit and a clear sense of purpose: that God would be glorified as people repented and believed the gospel, and then obeyed Christ in the fellowship of his church and in their daily work in the world. In all this, they were continuing the ministry of the Reformers and the Lord’s apostles before them.
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A friend said to me yestersday "Why are some many of those whom claim they were saved in our revival and church in the last year do not come to church at all now?" Then I heard the funeral sermon by the pastor of the church, and than I realized why!
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Purtian preaching/teaching lead people to know how God brings his elect to salvation and what happens when He brings them to salvation.
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TO BE CONTINUED