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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




When you are faced with "What is the truth," God's Word will be accurate. You might ask what about creation, what is the truth? How old really is the earth? Is there really a climate change? What about marriage between two people of the same sex? Should have the state of Texas taken custody of about 450 children from their parents right? The Third Court of Appeals in Austin said the state offered "legally and factually insufficient" grounds for removing the children.

  • High Schoolers in Texas will be required to learn about parenting and family values in the fall. Really, do the state schools have a accurate point of view of family and values? Dallas Morning News. Where is the most dependable place to learn the truth about vaules and parenting?

  • McCAin rejects televangelist's John Hagee and Ron Parsley endorsements after they both made comments that was out of the main stream. USA Today. Hagee preached a sermon in 1990's about his views. Doesn't pay to record your sermons. John MacArthur, Jr and John Piper have for over 20 years. I have sermons I preached in 1971 at Madison Baptist Church, and the sermons I preached in First Baptist Church in Altoona, Kansas from 1980 thru 1996. I will not be endorseing any of the current folks running for the President of the United States.

Controversial views? By whoses standards are views controversial? The media or the Bible?

Can I say this again, the Bible is God's Word on truth. The truth is, God has the final word on what is right or wrong. God's word is only controversial to those who do not see God as sovereign over all His creation.

Global Warming. Are the current natural disasters we are seeing today brought about by "global warning"? Is there an reliable viewpoint on this issue?

You are getting the point here: Is Fox News correct verses NBC News in their worldviews? Can we say their are dependable in bring us the truth?

Jerry Falwell was controversial by whose standard?

Always view the worldview by the Bibleview

Princeton theologian and scholar Dr. Charles Hodge rightly warned:

  • "No amount of learning, no superiority of talent, nor even the pretension to inspiration, can justify a departure from the . . . truths taught by men to whose inspiration God has borne witness. All teachers must be brought to this standard; and even if an angel from heaven should teach anything contrary to the Scriptures, he should be regarded as anathema, Gal. 1:8. It is a matter of constant gratitude that we have such a standard whereby to try the spirits whether they be of God" (Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans [Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1972], p. 395).

YOU CAN BE SURE..... THE WORD OF GOD THE BIBLE "to be accurate: able to be trusted to be accurate or to provide a correct result."

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