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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

BELIEF IS BASED UPON TRUTH NOT FEELING OR LIKING IT.


TRUE BELIEF IN THE BIBLE REQUIRES YOU TO BELIEVE BEYOND YOUR BELIEF.
  • Too often we can't believe the truth of Scripture because we don't like it. When the subject comes to salvation, we know what the scripture says, but we still believe that its not what we really believe. We might believe God saves, and Jesus is the only way unto salvation, but at the same time we might believe some might still get into heaven with out belief in Jesus Christ.
  • "I just don't like it, pastor." "So it can't be true." That is often the case with many Christians and their theology. When did truth depend upon our liking it?
  • If the Scriptures says it, let us believe it. Yet when the plain sense of the scripture makes it clear, then we must accept the truth of the Scriptures. Rather than reading into the text what we believe to be true, let us read out of the text what is truth.

  • Of course there needs to be correct study of the text for the correct interpretation of the verse, thus we need to understand and believe.