Charles E Whisnant
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
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I happen to believe in the Sovereign grace of God in salvation. In other words when God by His grace opens the mind of a lost sinner, that sinner who was as dead as he could be in his spiritual understanding, sees in his mind the need to believe by faith in Christ for his salvation from Hell.
As a result of God's calling him to Himself, the lost sinner desires to receive Christ into his life the Lord Jesus Christ.
It is by the teaching of the gospel of Christ that a person knows there is a need to be saved, born again, but only when the Holy Spirit opens his mind to understand that he does.
Salvation is by invitation only. We receive the invitation by believing and by faith.