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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

So How Should We Present The Gospel Part three


Stephen J. LaWSon says in his book “Made in His Image.”  What Shall We do With a User-Friendly God?

  • “Step into the average church theses days and you will likely see that the services are designed more to remove the fear of God than to promote it.”

R.C. Sprol says.
  • ·       The heart of the 16th century Luther warned his contemporys . He said “Any time the Gospel is preached clearly and boldly it will produce conflict. And people don’t like conflict. And as a result of that they will change the gospel ,water down the gospel, or try to take away its offense., When the evangelist meeting is all design to get people down the aisles to produce the effect of large people coming down the aisles you tend to do things very differently then when you are pressing Gospel upon the hearts of men and urging   them to respond in prayer to God.
Arthur W. Pink
  • “The nature of Christ’s salvation is woefully misrepresented by the present-day evangelist.  He announces a Savior from hell rather than a Savior from sin.”
·       “And that is why so many are fatally deceived, for there are multitudes who wish to escape the Lake of Fire who have no desire to be delivered from their carnality and worldiness.”
Saving Faith Part 1  Signs of the Time 1930

Instead of preaching law of God to convict men of sin and expose their guilt before a holy and just God. Many churches opt for a non confirmative preaching and evangelism.

Ray Comfort
  • ·       “The modern gospel says: Put on the Lord Jesus Christ. He gives you love, joy, peace, fulfillment, and lasting happiness.”
·       “The sinners responds, and in an experimental fashion puts on the Savior to see if the claims are true. And what does he get? The promised temptation, tribulation, and persecution.”

Peace and Joy are fruit of the gospel, they are not the tree or the roots. If we really love people we really need to tell them the truth. And what is the truth? If they are outside of Christ if they have not submitted themselves to the Lord and Savior they are sinners in the hand of an angry God.

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