About Me

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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

Rivers of Joy Bapitst Church In November 2012

Who is God?

What are the essential truths to know about an infinite God?  What are is irreducible minimum about God?  To know and worship God truly, we must acknowledge at least three truths about Him.
First, He is a triune God.  He is one in essence and three in person and the three persons (they are not manifestations or modes) are distinct in relationships and equal in authority (1 Pt. 1:2).  “There is only one and true God, but in the unity of the Godhead there are three co-eternal and coequal Persons, the same in substance but distinct in subsistence” (B. B. Warfield).

So, as the Father is not the Son and the Son is not the Holy Spirit, and yet the Father is in the Son and the Spirit is in the Father — all the members of the Trinity are in each other without being equal to the other members — and combined, the three distinct persons of the Trinity make up one God.  Further, the three members of this Tri-unity have distinct functions and roles, yet all serve to glorify the others and none is any less God than the others.