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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


SEPARATION: WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?



    Today, it seems, every one is going to heaven, and it doesn't matter what you really believe or what church you belong to, or what God you believe in. When some one dies in the news, they are aways going to Heaven. You can be a Baptist, Catholic, Morman, Jevohah Witness, Reformer, Community, and a number of other religious belief and all are going to be saved in the end and all our going to heaven. Christian or Catholic, or Morman or Baptist, all are going to Heaven. OR, ARE THEY! SO who can we worship with, take communion with, fellowship with, allow our church to fellowship with?

  • WHEN I PASTORED FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

I remember I had a hard time with fellowship. And other churches had a hard time in having fellowship with us. I have a hard time with fellowship anyway. I don't have a lot of fellowship with unbeliever, but the problem is most people believe they are going to Heaven, therefore we should be able to have some fun with those people who say they are going to Heaven, right?


I think there might be a difference between fellowship and fun and going to

"Father, again as we have looked into Your Word we have been lifted above the mundane and the trivial, we have been transported into the supernatural, the divine. We have grasped profound realities that escape completely the thinking of the wisest of the world. Lord, we are so grateful of the richness of truth which Your Word contains. And, Lord, we would follow the instruction, the injunction, the mandate, the command for indeed it's an imperative not to be bound together with unbelievers in any enterprise that names Your name, any spiritual enterprise. We don't want Satan having the door throne wide open for him.gty




  • And, Lord, help us to be faithful and to do what verse 1 of chapter 7 says, "Cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh, perfecting holiness in the fear of God." Lord, make us holy, separate. Keep Your church separated so that our testimony and our proclamation is pure and clear. And may You be glorified in Your Son's name. Amen."