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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

MILKY WAY CHRISTIANS

THE MILKY WAY "PROFESSIONAL" CHRISTIANS IN OUR CHURCHES


"You have milky churches that demand milky preachers, preach milky sermons to milky Christians who desire to have their bottles refilled with formula each week that they might nurse themselves back to sleep and satisfy their lactose dependency.... It all comes from this idol of glorying in shallowness which I'm calling the Milky Way."- Jeff Noblit
True discipleship requires one to be faithful to the congregational assembles to be equipped thrugh the biblical preaching-teaching of the pastor. Jeff Noblit

The Altar Call - Martyn Lloyd Jones

David Wilkerson Died at 79.11.20


To believe when all means fail is exceedingly pleasing to God and is most acceptable. Jesus said to Thomas, “You have believed because you have seen, but blessed are those that do believe and have not seen” (John 20:29).
Blessed are those who believe when there is no evidence of an answer to prayer—who trust beyond hope when all means have failed.
Someone has come to the place of hopelessness—the end of hope—the end of all means. A loved one is facing death and doctors give no hope. Death seems inevitable. Hope is gone. The miracle prayed for is not happening.
To those going through the valley and shadow of death, hear this word: Weeping will last through some dark, awful nights—and in that darkness you will soon hear the Father whisper, “I am with you. I cannot tell you why right now, but one day it will all make sense. You will see it was all part of my plan. It was no accident. It was no failure on your part. Hold fast. Let me embrace you in your hour of pain.”
Beloved, God has never failed to act but in goodness and love. When all means fail—his love prevails. Hold fast to your faith. There is no other hope in this world.

Scripture is God's Gift To Believers

HOLY SCRIPTURE GOD’S GIFT TO THE CHURCH
Charles e. Whisnant
April 24, 2011
ATTRIBUTES OF SCRIPTURE
1.  AUTHORITATIVE
“The Bible comes to us with God’s authority. This is how the Word of God addresses us.”
“What the Bible says, God says”. We owe to the Scriptures the same reverence as we own God.”
o   Hebrews 6:13. John 10:35; Matthew 5:17-18;
o   Romans 9:17; Galatians 3:8; 1 Peter 2:2-3
o   Matthew  19:4-5; Acts 4:24-25; 13:34-35; Hebrews 1:5-13; 3:7; 10:15

2.  CANONICAL
“Canon” of Scripture (the bible) is understood to be the list of books which are recognized to be, in a exclusive sense, the rule of belief and practice. The religious writings regarded as authentic and definitive and forming the very words of God.

3.  COVENANTAL
Scriptures center around two pivotal points in redemptive history:
The Mosaic Law and New Covenant:
The Books either (1) narrate the unfolding of that historical event: Genesis to Deuteronomy . Matthew to John. (2) reflect on that event: Joshua to Mal. And Acts to Revelation.

4.  INERRANT
Without error in the text of the original documents. So then since we don’t have the original is inerrant irrelevant? NO.
It enables us to confess the truthfulness of God. If there had been errors in original autographs of Scripture, then God would not be truthful
Inerrancy is limited to the autographic text, not to the autograph itself


5.  INFALLIBLE  Foolproof
To say that a text is inerrant is to say that there are no errors in it. To say that a text is infallible is to say that there can be no errors in it., that it is impossible for that text to contain errors.
Number 23:19; John 17:17; Titus 1:2; Hebrews 6:18       

6.  INSPIRED
A divine act that creates an identity between a divine word and a human word.
Exodus 19:9-11; Matthew 1:22; Acts 3:21; 4:25; 2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 1:12; 4:7; 1 Peter 1:10-12; 2 Peter 1:20-21

7.  NECESSARY
John 5:39; 20:30-31; 1 John 5:13

8.  PERSPICIOUS
Of acute mental vision or discernment

9.  PURE
Lenigrad Codex (1008 AD): Oldest and only extant codex (paperback today) containing the entire Old Testament.

10.            SPIRIT-INTERPRETED
Isaiah 59:21; John 16:13-14; Romans 8:16; 1 Corinthians 2:10-16; I John 2:20, 27
The Holy Spirit is not given to us in order to introduce new revelations, but to impress the written word on our hearts, so that here the word must never be separated from the Spirit.

11.            SUFFICIENT
John 20:30-31; 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Romans 6 8-10

ROMANS 6:8-10

Now if (1487)we be dead (599) with Christ, we believe (4100) that we shall also live (4800) with Him.; knowing (1492) that Christ being raised(1453) from the dead dieth no more; death (2288) hath no more dominion (2961) over him; for in that he deid, he died unto sin once; but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

Unchained From The Power of Sin




Romans 6:6-7      45.72
Charles e. Whisnant April 17 2011

“KNOWING(1097) THIS, THAT OUR OLD(3820) MAN(444) IS CRUCIFIED(4957) WITH HIM, THAT THE BODY(4983), MIGHT BE DESTROYED(2673), THAT HENCEFORTH(3371) WE SHOULD NOT SERVE(1398) SIN(266).”  Romans 6:6
“FOR HE THAT IS DEAD IS FREED(144) FROM SIN.” Romans 6:7
KNOWING THIS(1097) GINOSKO
·       Means to acquire information by whatever means, but often implies  personal involvement or experience.  Ezekiel 11:19
OLD(3820) palaois
·       Means in this sense or conveys the sense of being obsolete, antiquated or outworn. Matthew 9:16; Mark 2:21; Luke 5:36 (same idea in all three verses)
MAN(444) ANTHROPOS   SELF
·       Paul is describing here the unsaved person who was dominated by the totally depraved nature that he received from Adam, and who is “under sin,” and is not “righteous”, and therefore “helpless” to save himself. He is therefore a sinner and thus an “enemy” of God.
·       We are to “lay aside” that crucified, dead, and corrupt old self (Ephesians 4:22-24), and “put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth”. Colossians 3:9-10

·       Christians sin because of the remnants of sinful flesh, not because they have the same old active sinful nature. Certainly we sin, but when we sin it is contrary to our nature, not because we have two dispositions—one sinful and one not.
CRUCIFIED WITH(4957)
·       The believer has entered into an intimate, spiritual union with Christ,  identification with Christ. Galatians 5:25
IN ORDER THAT (2443)
·       So what is the purpose and effect of this co-crucifixion of our “old self” with Christ?
THE BODY(4983) OF SIN(266)
·       Our body, with all its arms, legs, feet, eyes, etc. We are all born as a sinner, and as a result we are ruled by SIN. 
SIN  (hamartia) Romans 5:12
·       A principle or force personified as a moral evil character.\
THE BODY OF SIN
·       Our body, physical body, is the vehicle in which SIN expresses itself and causes our body to “miss the mark” of God’s standard: James 2:10
·       John Murray said:  “the body as conditioned and controlled by sin.”
THE SIN: speaking as an organized power, acting on our mind, thoughts, ideas, etc.
·       We are to understand “might” does not mean “maybe”. As if there would be a possibility of doubt as if the body of sin might not be destroyed. Hebrews 2:14
·       The idea is not “to annihilate” to destroy utterly and completely and therefore cause to cease to exist. But the idea is that of depriving SIN power to be used for which it was intended to be used.
·       The point Paul is making is not that Christians don’t sin, but instead, the domination, and rule of sin have been defeated for them.
THAT HENCEFORTH WE SHOULD NOT SERVE(1398) SIN
·       NO LONGER SLAVES! 2 Peter 2:19
NOT SERVE(1398) (DOULEUO) SIN
·       A slave does what the master (SIN) tells him to do.  Believers in Christ are no longer slaves of SIN
Sin is suicidal action of the human will.
FOR 
·       Paul is going to give an explanation of how believers have been freed from their former dictator SIN>
HE THAT IS DEAD(599)
·       Has died. Paul is saying the believer who is justified by faith in Jesus Christ has actually “died off” to the power of Sin and is no longer in bondage to this cruel taskmaster.
·       We could translate it “We died once for all.”
IS FREED(1344) FROM SIN
  1.  to declare, pronounce one to be just, righteous, or such as he ought to be.

Charles e Whisant Ministry from 1963 to 1971

CHARLES E WHISNANT CHURCH MINISTRY FROM 1962 TO 1996

ROANOKE BAPTIST TEMPLE, ROANOKE VIRGINIA  MY HOME CHURCH
  1.  Youth Director
  2. Camp Leader
  3. Church Program
  4. Preaching Weekly
  5. Bus Ministry with Melvin Gray
  6. Weekly Youth Rally
  7. Sports
  8. Radio Ministry
FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH, ROANOKE, VIRGINIA
  1.  Preached on Radio, worked with the youth. After Dad died in 1966 we went to Gene Arnold church until we moved to Danville Va.

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH, FORT WORTH TEXAS
  1. Was a member my first year in Seminary, taught youth several times. 9/66 to 6/67

SOUTHALL BAPTIST CHURCH, DANVILLE, VIRGINIA
  1.  Youth Director from May 1967 to August 1967 Summer

BAPTIST TABERNACLE, DANVILLE, VIRGINIA
  1. Brief in the summer of 1967
WORTH BAPTIST, FORT WORTH, TEXAS

  1. Member in 1968. Worked in the Youth ministry 8/67 - 5/68
WEST HANDLY BAPTIST, FORT WORTH, TEXAS
  1. Youth Director in  1969

GIDEON BAPTIST CHURCH, FORT WORTH TEXAS
  1. Member of the church.  Started the first bus ministry for the church. Charity and I started the first Children's Church ministry, and I taught the 4 year olds. Charity was the directory.   42 weeks. 1969 - 1/70

WOOSTER BAPTIST TEMPLE IN WOOSTER, OHIO

  1.  January 1970 to March 1991  Youth Pastor

MADISON BAPTIST CHURCH, MINFORD OHIO
  1. Pastor from June 1971 to June 1974.  

VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH, WESST PORTSMOUTH OHIO
  1. Assco. Pastor. Minister of Christian Education, Bus Ministry and Youth Pastor.  May 1974 to October 1975

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF HALTOM CITY, FORT WORTH TEXAS
  1. Christian Educational Director August 1976 to September 1976

PLEASANT VALLEY RANCH, PERRYVILLE, OHIO
  1. Youth Camp Director: September 1976 - 1977

MANSFIELD BAPTIST TEMPLE, MANSFIELD, OHIO
  1. Taught the College and Career Class 1977 to June 1978

CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH, CONNERSVILLE, INDIANA 
  1. Youth Pastor over Junior High, Senior High and College
  2. Bus Director
  3. Children's Ministry, started the first ministry
  4. Coach of the Softball team
  5. June 1978 to June 1979

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, HAMMOND INDIANA
  1. Hyles-Anderson Bible College
  2. Member of the FBC of Hammond

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, ALTOONA, KANSAS
  1. Pastor/Teacher from March 1980 to June 14, 1996

Charles e Whisnant Preaching in Seminary 1966 - 1969

Charles e Whisnant, Preaching while in the Bible Baptist Seminary, Arlington Texas 1966-1969
Places I can remember that is.


Some of the places I remember that is.

I preached in several places in 1966. I remember I was only in Arlington a few days until I was ask to preach at a youth rally in August 1966.
I preached at Southall Baptist in Danville, Va. several times. in 1968

Preached at Fellowship Baptist Church in Roanoke Virginia where Gene Arnold was pastor several times. in 1966 and 1967 and 1969
Riverside Trinity Baptist in Fort Worth, Texas  in 1968.

Bible Baptist Church in Waco, Texas. Several times in 1968
Preached at Trinity Baptist Church in Strawn, Texas in 1968

 

Charles and Charity Whisnant Honeymoon and Work Places 19623-1996

CHARLES E. WHISNANT WORK PLACES FROM 1963 TO JUNE 1996

 I found these yesterday:  Charity and I were on our honeymoon back to Fort Worth Texas.

I first paying job was when I went to seminary in 1966. 
Here is a list of places I have worked

From 1963 to Feburay 1966 was Youth Pastor of
Roanoke Baptist Temple in Roanoke Virginia
  1. Western Aspen, Fort Worth Texas 1966
  2. Lennox, Fort Worth, Texas my first year in 1966
  3. Mrs. Bairds Bakery, I worked here for several years and really loved it.  Worked all night and had my first class a 8 a.m.
  4. Dan Foods
  5. Dan Rivers
  6. Southall Baptist in Danville, Virginia: I had this job when I went back to Danville, Va I was hired by the preacher and worked as a Youth Pastor (under cover I might add).  
  7. West Handley Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas when I went back to Seminary in 1967. Youth Pastor and loved the job
  8. Hancock Gas Co.  I worked for $1.00 an hour and gas was $.17
  9. Tri-City Janitor Service. I liked this job while in Seminary.
  10. Fielder Road Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, I was a janitor for a few months.
  11. Dynamical Learning. Cleaned offices
  12. Mrs Cash She would hire me to do odd jobs.
  13. West Side Grocery for a while.
  14. Packaging Corp. was where I was working when I met Charity in 1968. 
  15. American Manufacturing Co.  We made bomb shells for the war.
  16. Jim Daney Box .Co. I worked here for a while and loved it.  in Fort Worth
  17. Gideon Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas, 1968-69. Worked on the Bus Ministry and Children's Church Ministry with Charity. Under Dr. George Norris.
  18. Wooster Baptist Temple, my first job after I finished Seminary. Wooster, Ohio in March 1969.  Love this church, and one of the best churches I worked, love the teens and people. The pastor was leaving the church when I arrived.
  19. Hawkins Market in Wooster, Ohio. Great place to work, while I was only getting $50 per week at the church.
  20. Don Baugham Construction, a part time job, Don let me work outside trying to knock down a Amish Barn. Almost frozen to death.
  21. La Pizzeria Shop. Would you believe, after we left Wooster, we came back to West Portsmouth, Ohio and Charity's dad gave us a job. Eric was just a little baby in 1971
  22. Madison Baptist Church in 1971 to 1973 was my first pastorate church. I was paid $5 for the first years and left in 1973 at $35.00. Really loved the church and people.
  23. Deputy Juvenile Probation Officer of Scioto County in Porstmouth Ohio under Judge Paul Fower. I love this job.  We lost the election and I was out of a job.
  24. Victory Baptist Church, in West Portsmouth, Bob Temple, Sr. hired me to be the Asso. Pastor and Youth Pastor.  Really loved worked there for about 14 months. 
  25. Mesco Metal Building, after moving from Ohio I went to Grapevine Texas and got a job here.  Had a lot of fun working here.
  26. Apcoa Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, Dallas Texas. This was my second full time job while we were in Texas. I worked in the airport car line.
  27. First Baptist Church of Haltom City, Fort Worth. I was hired to be the Christian Education Director. I organized the Sunday School. I love the work.
  28. Pleasant Valley Ranch, Perrysville, Ohio. I left Texas to take this job becausae of Tommy Leatherwood. I was hired at $50 a week to organized the newly formed Youth Camp.
  29. Mansfield Baptist Temple, Mansfield, Ohio I taught the College and Career Class. What a great class.
  30. Adam Giess Aluminum siding Co. Adam gave me a job while in Mansfield. He was great.
  31. Calvary Baptist Church, Connerville, Indiana, I was hired to be the Youth Pastor of the Youth and College group. I loved this group too.
  32. Pulman Standard Co.  Amtrack Trains.  A great job in Chicago, Ill. made about $11 per hour back in 1979
  33. Crown Point HIght School as a Night Watchman in Crown Point Ind. While I was going to Hyles-Andersons Christian College.
  34. First Baptist Church in Altoona, Kansas, Pastor/Teacher of this great church from 1980-1996.
  35. Jack Noah Construction. Jack game me a job for a few months while I was in Altoona, Kansas
  36. Hillcrest Nursing Center, I worked here from 1981 thru 1991, in Fredonia, Kansas. Worked with three Administrators, love the people, loved the job. Supervisor over housekeeping.
  37. Chanute  Nursing Home from 1993 to 1996. Supervisor.