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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

Dealing with False Security of Salvation

PAUL IN ROMANS 2 IS DEALING WITH PEOPLE WHO HAD A FALSE CONCEPTION OF THEIR BELIEF THEY WERE IN FAVOR WITH GOD.

If anyone believed they were going to heaven the Jews believed they were. So how can you know if you are really going to Heaven? Well, the Jews certainly had the favor of God as a nation. They certainly had the Law of God. What the Jews didn't have is the belief in God.

Too many people believe they don't have to really believe in what God is saying to be saved. They have a head knowledge of Christ but do not have a heart felt belief that Christ is Lord of their life. So they go on doing what ever they desire to do, and believe that God want punish them.

Sunday June 06, 2010 I spoke on this subject. One verse at a time.

I might add, I spoke from Romans at the First Baptist Church in Altoona, Kansas back in 1989. The truth is still the same in 2010 at the Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio.

As a footnote: In 1988 I was in the process of understanding the method of preaching and teaching the Bible. I have often stated that I learned from John MacArthur, Jr. I am a little embarrassed even to say that, because John is such a wonderful teacher of the word.

I too often say, "I believe John is using my notes." When the fact is I used John's notes while teaching Romans. But to be sure I have been able to continue to learn to understand the Scripture. Understanding the text has not come easy for me, but the search and study has been the joy of my week.