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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

There Is Evil In The World For A Purpose



God is more glorious for having conceived and created and governed a world like this with all its evil.

God is more glorious for having conceived and created and governed a world like this with all its evil.

If God obliterated Satan, demons, and sin from the universe right now, His absolute power would be seen as glorious, but His superior beauty and worth would not shine so brightly as when God’s people relinquish the empty promises of Satan and sin, and instead trust in Christ’s promises. God is more glorified when His people take pleasure in the greater glory of Jesus over Satan and sin.




This means that our treasuring Christ above all the promises of sin and Satan is part of the achievement that God designs for this age. This doesn’t mean it won’t be costly. To truly find enjoyment in Christ and share His love with this fallen world will require suffering on our part. But when we willingly bear suffering for the glory of Christ, He is seen as even more glorious. One of the greatest blows against the power of darkness comes from the blood of the martyrs:

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death (Rev 12:11).