Why Baptist?

Dear Friends,

If you have the availability to come to the scenic land of the Hocking Hills (Logan, Ohio) November 7th through the 10th then please do so because your in for a treat.  Guest speaker James Alter is an expert in Baptist history and will be sharing with us why the convictions, not the methods or outward appearance, makes us who we are.

Here is the information on the flyer:

“Our world is quickly become the one described by the Spirit of God in 2 Timothy 4:3-4, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” This is not the time to shy away from passionate, biblical, doctrinal preaching.  As Bible-believing Baptist, the foundation for everything we do is found in the pages of Scripture.  Come join us in a conference hosted by Cornerstone Baptist Church as we dive deep into God’s Word and discover who we have been as a people, what we are to do today and what we will be in the future.  You won’t get the truth behind Baptists in your high-school textbooks!”

Have you noticed or even been sucked into the belief that all churches just need to drop their differences, get together and sing kum-by-yah? In order to do that one would have to relinquish the fundamental teachings of Jesus Christ.  Churches everywhere today are turning away from the Doctrines of Christ for the sake of “unity”. Amos 3:3 says, “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”  The answer is NO. “Be ye not unequally yolked together with unbelievers.” 2 Cor 6:14.  My dear friends, God’s Word is the ultimate standard for all beliefs, doctrines governing the Christian life. We must go by the book, not change it, or reinterpret what it should say so as not to offend anybody.  If God can’t get it right, can’t preserve it, can’t bring it to pass, what makes you think we can?  God speak in black and white, not shades of gray.  Does your religion teach there are gray areas in the Word of God, in matters of the world and the things in the world? Do you believe the Bible has “many” interpretations (gray areas)?

“Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

2 Peter 1:20.

Does your religion really teach the black and white of God’s Word and reverence of God’s Word above tradition, culture, methods, singing, and teaching?  Does the Word of God (John 1:1) have preeminence in your church or does it become mold-able in the hands of the one who speaks in your services?  Do you ever hear in your religion terms like “this passage of Scripture can be better interpreted this way”?

This conference is not homage to the denomination of Baptist, but the convictions that Fundamental Baptists hold to; that our only hope is to obey what is written on the pages of the Word of God.  That, my friend, is why the ecumenical (all denominations together) spirit is so dangerous, because in order to become buddy buddy with every church on the block, you CANNOT do so without ignoring God’s black and white of God’s Word.  Don’t be duped in believing that “intolerance” towards the teachings of Christ is a bad thing. I’m sure glad God didn’t tolerate our sin or we’d still be doomed in it!  The only hope people have today is Jesus, but does your religion teach the TRUE Jesus? ”

“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.” 2 Cor 11:3-4

So we invite you to come.  You will feel welcome in our services and you won’t be walking into a spirit of contention or divisiveness. (Unless you bring it with you!)

Come and see the “just balance” between truth, grace, and love where Jesus Christ and the Word of God is taught to have preeminence in all things!

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