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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


Will a "loving God" condemn people who have never heard the Gospel?

We often want to feel comfortable about what we believe, you know. We want a theology that will appease our human sensitivities. Therefore we try to make God to be what He is not. And we try to fit our thinking into what we would want God to do.

We want to believe that that God will not exclude anyone because he happened to be born at the wrong place and at the wrong time. And we want to believe that scripture does not automatically assign the unevangelized to endless hell. We want to believe that if a person as never heard the gospel that person still could be saved.