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Cast Down, but Not Destroyed

Though sore beset with guilt and fear,
I cannot, dare not, quite despair;
If I must perish, would the Lord
Have taught my heart to love his word?
Would he have giv’n me eyes to see
My danger, and my remedy,
Revealed his name, and bid me pray,
Had he resolved to say me nay?

No—though cast down I am not slain;
I fall, but I shall rise again;
The present Satan is thy hour,
But Jesus shall control thy pow’r:
His love will plead for my relief,
He hears my groans, he sees my grief;
Nor will he suffer thee to boast,
A soul, that sought his help, was lost.

’Tis true, I have unfaithful been,
And grieved his Spirit by my sin;
Yet still his mercy he’ll reveal,
And all my wounds and follies heal:
Abounding sin, I must confess,

But more abounding is his grace;
He once vouchsafed for me to bleed,
And now he lives my cause to plead.

I’ll cast myself before his feet,
I see him on his mercy–seat,
(’Tis sprinkled with atoning blood)

There sinners find access to God:
Ye burdened souls approach with me,
And make the Savior’s name your plea;
JESUS will pardon all who come,
And strike our fierce accuser dumb.


But his wife said unto him, If the LORD were pleased to kill us, he would not have received a burnt offering and a meat offering at our hands, neither would he have shewed us all these things, nor would as at this time have told us such things as these. (Judg 13:23)

Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me. (Mic 7:8)

Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: (Rom 5:20)

What a Merciful God we Have!

Singing of Mercy. Ps. 89. 1; Rom. 15. 9

Thy mercy, my God, is the theme of my song,

The joy of my heart, and the boast of my tongue;

Thy free grace alone, from the first to the last,

Has won my affections, and bound my soul fast.

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Thy mercy, in Jesus, exempts me from hell;

Its glories I’ll sing, and its wonders I’ll tell;

’Twas Jesus, my Friend, when he hung on the tree,

Who opened the channel of mercy for me.

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[Without thy sweet mercy I could not live here;

Sin soon would reduce me to utter despair;

But, through thy free goodness, my spirits revive,

And he that first made me still keeps me alive.]

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[Thy mercy is more than a match for my heart,

Which wonders to feel its own hardness depart;

Dissolved by thy goodness, I fall to the ground,

And weep to the praise of the mercy I found.]

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The door of thy mercy stands open all day,

To the poor and the needy, who knock by the way.

No sinner shall ever be empty sent back,

Who comes seeking mercy for Jesus’s sake.

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Great Father of mercies, thy goodness I own,

And the covenant love of thy crucified Son;

All praise to the Spirit, whose whisper divine

Seals mercy, and pardon, and righteousness mine.

John Stocker. Gadsby Hymn #11.

An Exhortation to Prayer – William Cowper

What various hindrances we meet
In coming to a mercy–seat?
Yet who that knows the worth of prayer,
But wishes to be often there.


Prayer makes the darkened cloud withdraw,
Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw;
Gives exercise to faith and love,
Brings every blessing from above.

Restraining prayer, we cease to fight;
Prayer makes the christian’s armor bright;
And Satan trembles, when he sees
The weakest saint upon his knees.

While Moses stood with arms spread wide,
Success was found on Israel’s side;
But when through weariness they failed,
That moment Amalek prevailed.


Have you no words? ah, think again,
Words flow apace when you complain;
And fill your fellow–creature’s ear
With the sad tale of all your care.

Were half the breath thus vainly spent,
To heav’n in supplication sent;
Your cheerful song would oft’ner be,
Hear what the LORD has done for me!

The Evils That Beset Our Path

The evils that beset our path
Who can prevent or cure?
We stand upon the brink of death
When most we seem secure.


If we today sweet peace possess,
It soon may be withdrawn;
Some change may plunge us in distress,
Before tomorrow’s dawn.


Disease and pain invade our health
And find an easy prey;
And oft, when least expected, wealth
Takes wings and flies away.


A fever or a blow can shake
Our wisdom’s boasted rule;
And of the brightest genius make
A madman or a fool.


The gourds, from which we look for fruit,
Produce us only pain;
A worm unseen attacks the root,
And all our hopes are vain.


I pity those who seek no more
Than such a world can give;
Wretched they are, and blind, and poor,
And dying while they live.

Since sin has filled the earth with woe,
And creatures fade and die;
Lord wean our hearts from things below,
And fix our hopes on high.


John Newton. The Vanity of Life. Ecclesiastes 2

A Baby for Two Thousand Years

A Baby for Two Thousand Years

It’s Christmas time, and religious men and women (and even those who do not profess or practice any religion at all) around the world are setting up their nativity scenes, decorating their trees, giving and receiving their gifts, and attending their Christmas plays (or Christmas parties). In all of these celebrations, traditions, rituals, and earthly pleasures, there is one constant – the Lord and Saviour of men, the Creator of all that is, the God of Heaven and Earth, the Bringer and Sustainer of Life, and the Judge of all the Universe – is presented to the world, both religious and heathen, as the lowly Babe in a manger. Our God and Saviour is widely proclaimed and lauded as the helpless babe, dressed in humble rags, and residing in a stable. Do you wonder why this “Babe in a manger” never grows up, and why the account of Christ’s life and ministry that is presented to the world at Christmas time, never extends beyond His Birth? Because men don’t want Jesus to grow up! They don’t want to hear about His Power and His Might; and they don’t want to hear about the Gospel of Salvation – the Bloody Sacrifice for the sins of the people of God. After all, who wants to hear the truth that men are sinners, and a great price must be paid for the sins of those who are to be saved? Who wants to frighten or offend the world with the Truth of God’s Word and God’s salvation, when it is easier to appease them, and to appeal to their human senses by presenting only a part of the Gospel – and present even that partial Gospel in a carnal and perverted fashion? Today, it is politically incorrect, and humanly offensive, for men and women to be told that they are sinners, to tell them that there is a holy God that will hold all men accountable, and to inform them that there is a gracious and willing Saviour Who died on the cross for the sins of His people. Instead, the world (even the religious world) would rather imagine peace and good will for men – with a manger and babe, instead of a Saviour and a Cross – and bask in the human pleasures of idolatry, while presenting a watered down version of Christianity that has been commercialized and diluted (perverted) to accommodate the world’s desire for an inoffensive religion that can be accepted by all men, without requiring a change in the lifestyle or beliefs of those who desire to participate. For nearly 2000 years, the Lord Jesus Christ has remained a Babe in a Manger for much of the religious world.

In the Scriptures we read these Words about our Lord and Saviour: Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” (Heb 13:8) Jesus Christ never changes, and always has been and forever will be, God. He didn’t come to the earth in order to become the Saviour of men; He came to the earth because He already was (and forever will be) the Saviour of men! Do you really think that this Eternal Christ and Saviour is still a Babe in a Manger? If you do retain this vision of Him, you do yourself and your God a terrible disservice. As far as I am concerned – and I think the Scriptures bear this out – the perception (and understanding) that I have of the eternal and unchanging Christ is of an All-powerful and Sovereign Saviour endowed with the glories and powers of God and Heaven; Who in His Earthly Ministry, came to earth to surely and certainly accomplish and fulfill the covenant of salvation. However, the world of men, and the religions and traditions of men which have taken over Christianity, would rather that the Name of Jesus would conjure visions of babies and humble mangers, to the detriment and loss of men’s souls. In their visions, in their Nativity scenes, and most certainly in the desires of their minds, they portray Jesus as the Babe, with adults hovering over Him, clutching Him to their breasts, and in all ways depicting the Son of God as less than Who He is, and even dependent upon the compassionate and caring adults for His very survival. They love to consider Him as such, because it replaces the thoughts and the knowledge of God as the Creator and Judge, with the false misconception that He is only a helpless infant, waiting on the will and the assistance of his parents and others. As long as the Lord Jesus remains in the manger; or as long as our Saviour is presented as, and only thought of, as a child; then men can pretend to be in control of their own fates, or at least pretend to have a far greater role to play in the eternal fate of their souls. Additionally, religious men, organizations, and even Christian denominations can appeal to the worldly sentiments of men, by portraying the Captain of their Salvation as nothing more than a helpless (and loveable?) Babe in a manger. This sort of harmless and human icon of Christianity elicits softer emotions, and malleable souls, that men can manipulate – all the while allowing the converts to live as they want, remain in their sins, but gaining a sense of affinity for a religion of man that cannot at all save the souls of even one individual. The type of Saviour that they present to the world isn’t a very capable Saviour – He depends on the will and work of men to accomplish his goals. How could such a Saviour save souls without the help of man? He’s only a Babe in a manger! Surely, He needs man’s help to accomplish anything good! This line of thinking, and this sort of belief system, perverts the Gospel of Christ, and spells terminal doom for Christianity as a religion – it is no longer a religion of God, but a religion of man. In the celebration of Christmas, the religion of Humanism replaces the religion of Christianity. This is the result of centuries of work on the part of Satan, to defile and stain Christianity. His greatest tool in this regard has been Catholicism. Through Catholicism the devil has historically promoted works, indulgences, prayers, and idolatry as the mainstays of religion – indeed, the Pope has been substituted for God. In many ways, Mary has been substituted for Christ. And who do you think it was that brought the Christ-mass into the world of religion? It was the Catholic church.

I believe it is a tragedy that so many Baptists today participate in the Catholic Christ-Mass. The Mass itself began only as a means to appeal to the pagans and the ignorant idolatrous peoples. In its desire to spread its influence and to increase its numbers, the Catholic Church took a pagan holiday, and converted it to (supposedly) Christian means. And yet, just the name of the holiday (holyday) – Christmas, indicates its Catholic influence, and its wholly idolatrous intentions. In the past, Baptists (and our forefathers) have mostly rejected the notion of setting aside a day to celebrate the birth of the Lord – especially since that day which the Catholics have chosen, coincides with the winter solstice and a host of pagan traditions. (In the past, Baptists and our forefathers of other names, would not even have recognized Catholicism as a part of true Christianity!) In fact, it would have been a terrible affront to many of the historic Churches of Jesus Christ, to participate in a mass, or an idolatrous feast, which was propagated and supported by the very Catholic institution that would hunt down the true Churches, and seek to destroy them.

Today, I hope that you will consider the all-to apparent truth that the Christmas holiday poses a great danger to True Christianity. The Christ-mass itself is a terrible offense to God and serves as a man-made (and Satan inspired) insult to the Scriptural account of the Person and the Powers of Jesus Christ. Christmas is a tool of Satan, which he makes use of in drowning religious men and women in the ways of the world – the pursuit of worldly pleasures, the natural tendency to idolatry, and humanistic man’s reliance on mankind for hope and salvation. The way that Jesus Christ is presented in the Christmas season, and the emotions and reactions of religious men and women – and their children – in response to the Christmas presentation of Jesus Christ, goes a long way in humanizing our religion, and tarnishing our faith in Jesus Christ – reducing our Lord and Saviour to a helpless Babe, while elevating the position and the abilities of mankind. These are perilous times; and these are dangerous, yet somehow, religious teachings that are imperiling the souls of men. Our children are being deceived, while our adults are getting carried away with the pageantry, the idolatry, and the (supposedly) good will of men.

My Saviour – and your Saviour, if you are saved by God’s grace – is not still that Babe in a Manger. He did submit to take upon Him flesh; and He did deign to be born into this world as a babe; and He did condescend to live the years it takes for a babe to become a man in the flesh; but He was never just a Babe in a manger; He was, and is, and always will be, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and the Saviour of the world. He was with God before the world ever was. He was there when the world was made – and without Him was not anything made that was made. He will be there when the world of men is judged – He will be the Judge Who will pour Hell into the Lake of Fire! He will be there when the people of God and Heaven itself will be ushered into the Eternal Ages. In the Book of Revelation, Jesus Christ is presented as the Lamb of God – He is not ever presented as a helpless Babe in a manger. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.” (Rev 5:6-14)

Jesus Christ is today in Heaven, and He is at the Right Hand of God! He is full of glory, and He is all-glory. Angels worship Him, and He is exalted above Heaven itself. I don’t think He is pleased when Christians go about presenting Him as a Babe in a manger. He is far more than the Babe that the world prefers to envision and imagine! I know for me, it is far better – and more comforting and inspiring – to think of my God and Saviour as One Who is high and lifted up, the Almighty Son of God. We know that the world needs a Saviour and a Mighty Intercessor – we don’t need a Babe in a manger dependent upon the good will of men for his very survival. 

God’ Choices are Forever.

GOD’S’S CHOICES ARE FOREVER. Election isn’t an insult to man and his abilities; it is a source of confidence and a certainty of success to those who are saved. It’s good to know that we are chosen by God unto salvation. “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.” (John 15:16) You and I are changeable; God is immutable. You and I are feeble and incapable of following through on all of our intentions. God is Almighty and Certain in His Purposes and in the fulfillment of His Will. When the Lord Jesus Christ told the disciples that they didn’t choose Him, but rather, He chose them – He was not deriding them, showing disappointment in them, or denying their present intentions to serve and follow Him. Instead, with the prospect of persecution and the enmity of the world before them, He was giving them hope, and filling them with confidence: The choice to come to Him and to serve Him, rests not in feeble man, but in the Almighty God! Therefore, the disciples (and we who are saved today) cannot fail in their pursuit of God – He wants them to be with Him and intends for them to serve Him. The choice and the power rests in God – He cannot fail. Most of the world of so-called Christianity today sees election as an insult or an affront to the rights or the powers of men. I believe that election, when scripturally understood, grants confidence and peace to men who are saved – knowing that God chose us, gives eternal meaning and everlasting power to our current salvation.

The Shining Light

My former hopes are dead,
My terror now begins;
I feel, alas! that I am dead
In trespasses and sins.


Ah, whither shall I fly?
I hear the thunder roar
The law proclaims destruction nigh,
And vengeance at the door.

When I review my ways,
I dread impending doom;
But sure, a friendly whisper says,
“Flee from the wrath to come.”

I see, or think I see,
A glimm’ring from afar;
A beam of day that shines for me,
To save me from despair.

Fore–runner of the sun,
It marks the Pilgrim’s way;
I’ll gaze upon it while I run,
And watch the rising day.

William Cowper. Olney Hynmal. Book 3. Hymn #8.

“I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.” (Ps 130:5-6)

Submission and Resistance

“Submission and Resistance”

James 4:7

There are two actions that are prescribed for the Christian in out text verse. Those actions are to 1) Submit to God; and 2) Resist the devil. It is interesting to think, in the abstract sense, of these two actions – or conditions in a person’s life – as being nearly diametrically opposed. On the one hand, we are supposed to be submissive to God, submit our will unto His, allow Him to have His Way in our lives, and seek to be in utter agreement with His intentions and purposes. On the other hand, we are to actively resist the devil, deny his power over us, oppose his intentions, and seek to prevent his success. In the practical reality of the working out of our salvation, these two actions make up the bulk of the life of the servant of God. We must be subject unto God and submit to Him and His rule over us. Just as certainly, we must always be ready to oppose the work of the devil; and we should be faithfully engaged in resisting the powers of Hell, and the minions of Satan. I suppose that this is something – or, these are two things – that ought to be present, daily, in the lives of Christians who are in pursuit of God.                     

Submit to God

First, I want us to observe that we are to Submit Ourselves to God by Obeying God’s Laws. To properly obey a Law, one must be first willing to Submit himself to it and admit that the law has authority over him. I believe it is clear that any person that Obeys any Law, or system of Laws, is demonstrating his or her Submission to that Law or Laws and acknowledging the rule of that law in his life. The same is true in our Service to our Lord Jesus Christ. Second, I want us to notice that we should Submit Ourselves to God by Obeying God’s Will. Our God has a Will and a Purpose for us; and He has given us the Leadership of the Holy Spirit to Lead us and to Guide us. It is very important that we should Submit to the Will and the Leadership of God    Jn. 14:15; 1Jn. 2:3-6; Jn. 16:13; Eph. 4:30; Job 22:2-4; 35:5-8; Ps. 37:11; Mt. 4:18-22; 19:27-30; 1Pet. 4:19; Ps. 118:5-9

Resist the Devil

These instructions that James gives to us from God, are arranged in a sort of process, or in a matter of degrees. First, as we submit ourselves unto God, we are humbled, we are committed, and we are assisted by God. Then, as a result of obedience in this matter, we find that we are then emboldened and enabled to “Resist the Devil.” Without God, of course, we would have no hope of resisting such a powerful creature of spirit, will, and might as the devil. And yet, in the power of God, and endued with right and might from on high, we dare to not only deny or defy the devil, but to actually embark upon a campaign of resistance!    Jas. 1:12-15; 1Cor. 9:27; Eph. 5:14-21; 4:27; 1Pet. 5:5-10; Jude 9

Conclusion

 As we Submit to God, and as we Resist the Devil, we find two things that happen. First, when we Submit to God, we will “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you…” (Jas 4:8) Second, as we Resist the Devil we find that “…he will flee from you. (Jas 4:7) In practical terms, this is really a simple, yet important (even necessary) truth: The nearer we are to God, the further we will be from Satan – at least, the further we will be from falling prey to Satan. The devil may still oppose us, and his opposition may even grow more fierce as we approach unto God. And yet, the love, grace, and power of our God will draw us on, and will overpower Satan’s best efforts to destroy our testimony of God and His Son, Jesus Christ.  Jas. 4:8; Rom. 13:1-2

2019 Bible Conference

The Indore Baptist Church 2019 Bible Conference is scheduled for June 14-16. We have (2) preachers scheduled for Friday, June 14 beginning at 7 PM. We have a total of (6) preachers on the agenda for Saturday, June 15 beginning at 9:30 AM. There will be preaching services in the morning, with lunch served at Noon. There will be preaching in the afternoon, and we should conclude by 3 PM. We have (3) more preachers on the schedule for Sunday, June 16 beginning at 9:30 AM. The Bible Conference will conclude with the lunch served approximately Noon on Sunday. Pray for us! Visit with us if you are able! Please contact us with any questions, or if you would like to attend and need a place to stay.

What We Believe
The following is not meant to be an exhaustive explanation or declaration of the beliefs and practices of the Indore Baptist Church. However, if you are interested in getting a cursory understanding of what we believe, teach, and practice – and what we believe Baptists have historically believed and practiced – then, please read on. NOTE: Here is a link to a .pdf of the document. What We Believe1 GOD We believe that our God is Solitary and Holy. (Ex. 15:11; 1Kings 8:23; 1Sam. 2:2; Is. 45:5-6; 1Pet. 1:15-16.) We believe that our God is Sovereign and Omnipotent. (Ps. 135:6; Dan. 4:35; Matt. 19:26; Rev. 19:6.) We believe that our God is Omnipresent and Omniscient. (Ps. 139:7-10; Acts 17:27; Ps. 147:5; Prov. 15:3; Acts 15:18; 1Jn. 3:20.) We believe that our God is Eternal in Being and is the Source of all Life. (Gen. 21:33; Ps. 90:2; Ps. 102:24-27; Is. 57:15; Rom. 11:35-36.) We believe that our God will manifest His Justice, Love, and Wrath upon this earth and that all of Creation must be held to the objective standards that our God has set forth. (Ps. 89:14; Ps. 145:17; Ezek. 18:29; Rom. 2:2-3; Dan. 9:4; Rom. 3:3-6; 1Jn. 4:16; Deut. 32:22; 2Sam. 22:8; Ps. 7:11; Is. 30:30; Nah. 1:6.) We believe that our God is manifest in Three Persons, and that these Three are distinct personalities and yet one Being. (2Cor. 13:14; Gen. 1:26; 1Jn. 5:7.) God the Father We believe that God the Father is a Spirit. (Jn. 4:24; 1Tim. 1:17.) We believe that God the Father rules from Heaven. (Jer. 10:10; Dan. 4:34; 1Tim. 6:15-16.) God the Son We believe that the Son of God is Eternal, Immutable, and Holy. (Jn. 1:1-2; Jn. 1:15; Heb. 13:8; 1Pet. 2:22; Heb. 7:26-28; 1Jn. 3:5.) We believe that the Son of God is the express image of the Godhead. (2Cor. 4:4; Col. 1:15; Heb. 1:3.) We believe that the Son of God subjected Himself to the Will of God the Father in the Plan of Redemption. (Jn. 9:4; Jn. 5:19: Jn. 5:30; 1Cor. 11:3.) God the Holy Spirit We believe that the Holy Spirit is God. (Acts 5:3-4; 1Cor. 6:19-20.) We believe that the Holy Spirit proceeds forth from the Throne of God to do the Will of God. (Jn. 14:16-17; Jn. 15:26; Rom. 8:27.) We believe that the Holy Spirit provided inspiration for the Holy Scriptures. (2Sam. 23:1-2; 2Pet. 1:19-21; 2Tim. 3:16.) We believe that the Holy Spirit is even now actively working out the Will and Purpose of God in this wicked and sinful earth. (Zech. 4:6; Gen. 6:3; Ps. 76:10; 2Thess. 2:7.)
SCRIPTURE We believe in the inerrancy, infallibility, and eternality of the Word of God. (Ps. 19:7; Ps. 119:128, 152, 160; Lk. 21:33; 1Pet. 1:25.) We believe that the Bible as we have it today contains the Revealed Will of God as He would have us know it. (Deut. 29:29; 1Cor. 13:10.) We believe that the Bible is complete and does not need any additions or alterations of any kind from men or angels. (Deut. 4:2; Rev. 22:18-19.) We believe in the constant and pressing need of Studying the Holy Word. (Deut. 31:10-13; Job 23:12; Col. 4:16; 2Tim. 3:15.) We believe that the Holy Scriptures are the sole authority for Faith and Practice in the lives of individual Christians and also in the work of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Is. 8:20; Mk. 7:7-9; Gal. 1:6-9; 1Tim. 3:14-15; 2Tim. 3:16-17; 2Pet. 1:19.)
CREATION We believe that our God is the Creator of all that is, and that He created the world in six literal days. (Gen. 1:1; Gen. 2:1-2; Jer. 10:10-12; Acts 4:24; Heb. 11:3.) We believe that all of Creation is subject to the Lord God Almighty, and one day will praise Him in a perfect fashion. (Ps. 148:3-5; 1Cor. 10:26; Phil. 2:10-11.)
SATAN We believe that Satan is a created being, having once been the chief of the angels. (Ezek. 28:12-19.) We believe that Satan fell when iniquity was found in him. (Is. 14:12-15; Ezek. 15:15.) We believe that Satan took with him many angels (demons). (Mt. 25:41; 2Pet. 2:4; Jude 6.) We believe that Satan has opposed himself to God and all those that would follow God. (Gen. 3:1-5; Zech. 3:1; Eph. 6:11; 1Pet. 5:8-9; 1Jn. 3:8.) We believe that Satan is the ruler of the things of this earth, as far as the Lord will allow him. (Job 1:7; Eph. 2:2-3; Eph. 6:12.) We believe that all men serve either God or Satan. (Mt. 6:24; Jn. 8:44; Acts 13:10; 2Cor. 11:14-15; 1Tim. 1:20.) We believe that those that serve Satan will ever serve him, unless the Lord should intervene. (Jn. 6:65; Jn. 8:44.) We believe that those that serve God only do so because the Lord has saved them. (Eph. 2:3; Eph. 2:12-13; Gal. 1:22-23; 1Pet. 2:10.) We believe that still yet the saved must throughout this life struggle against the wiles of the devil because the flesh will ever serve him if it is allowed to. (Eph. 4:27; 2Tim. 2:26; Jas. 4:7.)
MAN Fallen Man. We believe that man was created in the image of God and that he was created Holy and Good and that he fell from that first estate. (Gen. 1:26-27; Gen. 1:31; Gen. 3:6; Eccl. 7:29; Rom. 5:12.) We believe that when Adam fell he subjected all of those that are born of men to be born in Sin. (Gen. 6:5; Job 14:4; Ps. 51:5; Ps. 14:1-3.) We believe that man in his natural state is totally depraved and without hope of ever recovering himself from the spiritually dead condition in which he is born into this world. (1Kings 8:46; Job 25:4-6; Rom. 3:23; Eph. 2:1.) We believe that man in his natural estate pursues evil and will forever eagerly commit sin. (Job 20:11-14; Prov. 4:16-17; Jn. 3:19-20; Jn. 5:40.) Redeemed Man. We believe that man can only be saved through the Grace and Mercy of our God, and that Salvation is of the Lord. (Ezek. 36:25-27; Jonah 2:9; Jn. 1:13; Eph. 2:8-10; Col. 2:13.) We believe that God has ordained the Plan of Redemption. (1Pet. 1:12.) We believe that The Father has set apart (elected) a certain people unto Salvation. (1Kings 19:18; Jer. 1:5; Jer. 31:3; Mt. 24:22; Jn. 17:2; Acts 13:48; Rom. 8:28-30; Rom. 9:10-16; Eph. 1:4-6; 1Thess. 1:4-5.) We believe that the Son was born into this world of a virgin (Is. 7:14); that He lived a perfect life (Jn. 18:38; Jn. 19:4; Jn. 19:6); that He died (Jn. 19:30); that He was buried (Jn. 19:40-42); that He arose from the grave on the third day (Lk. 24:26; Mk. 16:1-9); that He ascended into Heaven (Ps. 68:18; Acts 1:9-11); that all of this was accomplished to save sinners (1Tim. 1:15; Jn. 11:50). We believe that the Life, Death, Burial, Resurrection, and Ascension of the Son of God has provided a Salvation for only the people that were chosen by God in eternity past. (Mt. 11:25-26; Lk. 8:9-10; Jn. 6:44; Jn. 10:26; Jn. 17:9; 1Cor. 1:26-29.) We believe that the Holy Spirit comes to each of the elect; that He creates a new life within each of the elect; that He brings each of the elect to the Lord Jesus; and that each of the elect will believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour. (Jn. 3:3-8; Jn. 6:37; Tit. 3:4-6.) We believe that each of those that are the Lord’s, and are truly saved will possess faith and express repentance. (Ezek. 18:21-28; Mt. 3:7-8; Mk. 1:15; Jn. 6:28-29; Acts 16:27-31; Rom. 10:9-10; Eph. 2:8.) We believe that each of those that are saved will be kept by God unto the day of the Lord. (Ps. 12:7; Ps. 41:12; Ps. 97:10; Jn. 10:27-29; Rom. 8:35-39; 1Cor. 1:8; Phil. 1:6; 2Tim. 4:18.) We believe that each of those that are saved will receive new bodies and will be received into Heaven as the Adopted Sons of God. (Is. 63:16; Rom. 8:15-17; 1Cor. 15:47-58; Gal. 4:5-7; 1Jn. 3:1-2.)
THE FAMILY We believe that the Family was instituted by the Lord God in the Garden of Eden. (Gen. 1:27-28; Gen. 2:18; Gen. 2:22-24.) We believe that Marriage is a union between a man and a woman and that marriage is commended of God. (Gen. 5:2; Prov. 18:22; Heb. 13:4.) We believe that Marriage is a life-long vow between Man and Wife and God in Heaven. (Mt. 19:6.) We believe that Divorce was only allowed for man because of the hardness of his heart, and that it is the breaking of the marital covenant. (Mk. 10:2-12; Mt. 19:8.) We believe that the Family consists of a man and his wife and the children that the Lord would bless them with. (Gen. 1:28; Gen. 4:1; Gen. 4:25; Gen. 9:1;Ps. 127:3-5; Prov. 17:6.) We believe that the Man is the undisputed head of the wife and the family. (Gen. 2:23; Gen. 3:16; Gen. 18:19; 1Cor. 11:3; 1Cor. 11:7-9; Eph. 5:22-24; 1Tim. 5:8; 1Pet. 3:6.) We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the undisputed head of the man. (1Cor. 11:3.) We believe that the woman is to love and obey her husband. (Eph. 5:22-24; Col. 3:18; Titus 2:1-5.) We believe that the man is to cherish his wife, even more than he would care for his own body. (Eph. 5:28-33; Col. 3:19; 1Pet. 3:7.) We believe that the children should be raised in a Godly manner, by God-fearing parents. (Deut. 11:19; Ps. 78:3-8; Prov. 19:18; Prov. 22:6; Prov. 22:15; Prov. 23:13-14; Eph. 6:4; Col. 3:21.) We believe that the children are to be obedient to, and give honor unto their parents. (Ex. 20:12; Deut. 5:16; Deut. 21:18-21; Prov. 6:20-22; Mt. 15:4; Eph. 6:1-3; Col. 3:20.)
THE CHURCH We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ instituted His Church while He was here on this earth and that the Church was in existence before Pentecost. (Mt. 4:18-20; Mt. 16:18; Lk. 6:12-16; Lk. 10:1; Jn. 20:19; Jn. 20:26; Acts 1:15-26.) We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ gave His Church authority to continue His work when He ascended unto the Father. (Mk. 16:15-18; Acts 1:8.) We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ promised perpetuity unto His Church. (Mt. 16:18; Mt.28:18-20.) We believe that the Church has continued since the time of Christ and there has never been a time when His Church has not been present on this earth since the time of the Lord’s ministry. (Eph. 3:21.) We believe that His Church will continue, without fail, until the Return of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Mt. 16:18.) We believe that the Churches of the Lord Jesus Christ today are known as Baptist Churches. (Mt. 7:15-20.) We believe that the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a Local, Visible, Assembly. We do not believe in a Universal, Invisible, Church. (Acts 8:1; Acts 9:31; Acts 11:26; Acts 14:23; Acts 14:27; 1Cor. 1:2; 1Cor. 11:18; Col. 4:15; Rev. 2:1.) We believe in Link Chain Succession. We believe that the Churches of today have come forth from Churches of like precious faith. Only a Church can beget another Church. (Acts 11:19-26; Acts 13:1-3; Acts 14:22-28.) We believe that the ordained officers of the Church are only two: Pastor and Deacon. These are to be filled by only male members who meet the qualifications as they are set forth in Scripture. (1Tim. 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-9.) We believe that men and women are to observe the headship as it is ordained by God. Men are to lead in the Public Worship Service and women are to worship in the manner prescribed for them. (1Cor. 11:1-6; 1Cor. 14:34; 1Tim. 2:11-13.) Baptism. We believe that Baptism is not effective unto Salvation, but is rather the answer of a good conscience towards God. (1Pet. 3:21.) We believe that Baptism consists of: A proper Mode – Immersion. (Mt. 3:16; Jn. 3:23; Acts 8:36-39.) A proper Administrator – The Church. (Mt. 28:19.) A proper Subject – A Saved Individual Upon His Profession of Salvation. (Acts 8:37.) A proper Reason – To obey God and to be added unto the Local Church. (Acts 2:41.) The Lord’s Supper. We believe that the Lord’s Supper is the second of only two Church ordinances. (1Cor. 11:2.) We believe that the Lord’s Supper is observed in commemoration of the Death of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Lk. 22:19; 1Cor. 11:26.) We believe that the proper elements of the Lord’s Supper are Wine and Unleavened Bread. (Mt. 11:18-19; Lk. 22:1; Lk. 22:18.) We believe that the Lord’s Supper is intended to be partaken of by only the Local Assembly, and then only by those who are members in good standing. (1Cor. 5:6-8; 1Cor. 11:27-30.)
ESCHATOLOGY We believe in the Pre-Millennial, Pre-Tribulational return of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1Thess. 4:13-18.) We believe that His return is imminent. (Mt. 25:13; Mk. 13:34-37.) We believe that upon His return He will raise the dead in Christ and rapture the living in Christ. (Job 19:25-27; 1Thess. 4:13-18; 2Thess. 2:1.) We believe that after the Rapture there will be a Seven Year Tribulation. (Jer. 30:7; Dan. 9:27; Rev. 11:3; Rev. 12:14; Rev. 13:11-18; Rev. 14:9-12.) We believe that after the Tribulation there will be a great battle in which Satan and evil men will be defeated and Satan will be bound for a thousand years. (Rev. 19:17-20:3.) We believe that there will be a Thousand Year (Millennial) Reign of Christ on earth, and after the thousand years Satan will be released and will once again wage war against the Lord God Almighty. (Rev. 20:4-6; Rev. 20:7-8.) We believe that after Satan is defeated in battle that he and his will be cast into the Lake of Fire. (Rev. 20:9-10.) We believe that after the Great White Throne Judgment, that the Lake of Fire is the final destination of all wicked men (living and dead), fallen angels, and even of Satan himself. (Rev. 20:11-15.) We believe that Heaven will descend and God will reign upon a New Earth with New Jerusalem as its capital city. (Rev. 21:1-2.) We believe that all redeemed men will find their abode in the New Earth and that the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ (the Bride of Christ) will take up its abode in the New Jerusalem. (Rev. 21:3-7; Rev. 21:9-10.)
Indore Baptist Church – Repent and Believe. June 10, 2018
Indore Baptist Church has an insert in the Charleston (WV) Newspapers for June 10, 2018, and in the Clay Free Press for June 13 or June 20, 2018. Please click below for the .pdf of the insert. Indore – Periodical Insert 5-2018 We hope to have occasional inserts in our local papers. The material will be geared towards the need for our Nation and our People to Repent and Believe on Jesus Christ. The articles will be designed to also remind our people of the need to submit to God and the demands of His Holy Word. The Nation has devolved into a mean-spirited and bitter society – at least as far as politics and personal convictions are concerned. We need an objective standard of Right and Wrong – the Bible; and we need a compassion for souls and love for one another – the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Please see below for some excerpts from the June 2018 insert.   • SERVICE TIMES SUNDAY: 10:AM & 11:30AM WEDNESDAY: 7PM • LOCATION 10832 CLAY HIGHWAY INDORE, WV 25111 • DIRECTIONS STATE ROUTE 16. (15) MILES NORTH OF GAULEY BRIDGE, WV AND (11) MILES SOUTH OF CLAY, WV. • CONTACT US PASTOR: (304)807-5069 WWW.INDOREBAPTISTCHURCH.COM. “For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right. Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time. Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken. Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.” (Amos 5:12-15) 1 Pause, my soul! and ask the question, Art thou ready to meet God? Am I made a real Christian, Washed in the Redeemer’s blood? Have I union To the church’s living Head? 2 Am I quickened by his Spirit; Live a life of faith and prayer? Trusting wholly to his merit; Casting on him all my care? Daily panting, In his likeness to appear? 3 If my hope on Christ is stayèd, Let him come when he thinks best; O my soul! be not dismayèd, Lean upon his loving breast; He will cheer thee With the smilings of his face. 4 But, if still a total stranger To his precious name and blood, Thou art on the brink of danger; Canst thou face a holy God? Think and tremble, Death is now upon the road. William Gadsby “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.” (1Pet 1:23-25) “That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory. For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.” (1Thess 2:12-13) “A Pattern for Survival in America” Amos 5:15 In our text verse, we find some words of warning that the prophet Amos had for the Nation of Israel – a nation that was just about to be destroyed because of their wickedness. And yet, even at that late stage of their wickedness, and even though destruction at the hands of the Assyrians was imminent, there was a hope given unto Israel, if they would only follow through. Today, I want to consider the challenge that was delivered to Israel – the only hope for the return of the grace and mercy of the Lord before they were destroyed – and I want to ap-ply the challenge and the hope for mercy to our Nation, and to the people amongst whom we live. Maybe, as much as anything else, I only want to remind us, as Americans, that our best hope for survival and for continued success and prosperity, is to ally ourselves with God and His Ways. I think it is far better for our morality and for the safety of our homes and families, if we are found to be contending for the principles which God has set forth in His Word, then it is for us to publicly and openly promote and contend for the principles of sin and lewdness which have led to the fall of many nations and societies who have not had the protection of God. A Godly Hatred for Evil Our text verse tells us that we, as a people, need to hate the evil. In order for us to do this, we must be led by the Word of God, which re-veals to us the unchanging and objective pattern of right and wrong, good and evil, righteous and unrighteous. As a Nation and as a people who desires the favor of God and the return of some sense of sanity and some level of brotherliness and even compassion as a people, we need to determine what is wrong and evil, according to the will and decrees of God, and show an utter distaste, a total revulsion, and a ho-ly hatred for sin. The God Who made us, the God Who worked to establish our Nation, the God Who has preserved our Nation even until now – He is a God Who hates evil and loves righteousness. Ps. 9:8; Deut. 6:6-13; Isa. 1:21 A Love for the Good Further, our text verse tells us that we must love the good. In order for us to determine what is evil or good, we must consult the Scriptures. Man’s idea of good and evil is flexible, and changes with the generations or with the place in which he or she lives. However, God’s deter-mination of good and evil is unchanging, and cannot be diverted or changed when faced with the passing of time or the change in location. In order for us, then, to show a love for the good, let us discover what is truly good and holy through a study and public display of the knowledge of the Word of God. When the good is revealed, let us show a love for it, instead of the deep disdain for good that is prominent in our society. It is better for all of us, as individuals, as families, and as a Nation, if we will love the good and hate the evil. We need to openly love the good, promote righteousness, and teach these precepts to our children. That is when and where we shall find peace. Only then will we find joy and happiness in our lives, and in our interactions with each other. Jer. 22:3; Mic. 6:8; Matt. 19:16-22 Establish Righteous Judgment Finally, our text verse reminds us that we need to have a clear, unchangeable, and objective standard of right and wrong. These are the principles which must guide our justice and our judgments. Judgment and justice should be blind to the changing opinions and diminishing moralities of men. Instead, let’s choose to base our justice and judgments upon the unchanging and always perfect, Word of God. Let His Law and His Word govern our actions. Let His indiscriminate and yet Holy and Righteous Justice rule in our land and in our justice system. Justice ought not be blinded or perverted by the wealth or station of an individual. Justice ought not be blinded or perverted based upon the depraved desires of those who wish to be consumed by sinful pleasures and lewd desires. Judge righteous judgment. This will please God. Punish the wicked, and reward the righteous. Amos 5:24; Deut. 4:8; Jn. 7:24; Deut. 16:19
“Liberal Behavior” Isaiah 32:5-8 Our text passage serves to make some important points concerning the behavior of men. I suppose that much of this could be taken in a spiritual way, but there are physical and mortal implications, as well. We ought to be liberal or generous in our behavior towards others. Conversely, we ought not be stingy or mean in our behavior towards others. We have some opposing attitudes, or characters of men, presented for us in our text passage: The fool versus the noble; the selfish and avaricious (covetous) versus the generous. As our God is good to us, so should we be to others. Today, the word “liberal” (at least politically) generally describes one who has progressive political views, and who, at least in part, believes in the redistribution of the wealth of America, so that the poor are given what the rich have, and the less fortunate are given what the hard-working Americans have earned. In the Holy Scriptures, this idea of forced liberality is never featured as a part of society or religion. Instead, men and women are taught to be liberal with what they have – what they have is never taken from them. Prov. 11:23-26 God is Liberal God is liberal, but you and I cannot take from Him what He has, He must first offer it to us. His liberality comes out of His compassion and favor that He shows unto men. His liberal behavior is a product of His Person and His Character. When God is liberal unto men – showering them with gifts, granting unto them blessings of nature and life, building them up in the flesh, delivering success to their endeavors – it is never because the poor, weak, and helpless man is deserving of God’s favor or liberality; rather, the liberal gifts of God unto men are only delivered through and by the purpose and the will of God. Ja. 1:5; Ps. 13:6; Mt. 7:7-11; Jn. 14:12-15 The Christians and the Churches are Liberal In the Word of God, and in early Christianity, liberality was the way of behavior which was taught in the Churches. Indeed, many of the poor and persecuted amongst the Churches survived, only because other men and women and even other Churches were liberal in sharing their bounty with the afflicted and deprived. However, one Church never took from another; rather, one Church gave to another. And then, if we go beyond the financial or the mortal or the material blessings that we bestow upon others, shouldn’t those who have been made to know Jesus Christ as their Saviour – particularly, those who have been set in the Churches of Jesus Christ – be always ready, and always noble, and always generous in sharing the life-changing and life-giving Gospel of Jesus Christ? Prov. 22:9; Deut. 15:12-15; Isa. 32:8; 2Cor. 9:1-15; Jn. 12:1-8; Ja. 1:25-27; Mt. 10:7-8 A Forced Liberality The concept of true and honest liberality – the sort of liberal behavior which is attributed to God, and which is inspired through a love of God in the hearts and minds of the people of God – is lost when what one has is forcibly taken away to give to another. In fact, when a government intervenes, you can be sure that even the forced liberality will have many pitfalls. Today, it seems that the wicked and ungodly have stolen the word “liberal” from us. In fact, it seems the word is tarnished now, and, at least as a political term, will now always be associated with those who desire to corrupt our society with sin; who desire to devolve the morality of our people so that their own wickedness and sins can be condoned; who have a zeal to incorporate some sort of governmental dependence upon the entirety or our population. Mt. 12:32-35; 2Tim. 4:2-5 Indore Baptist Church – Bulletin 6-3-18
“The Lord is a Stronghold” Nahum 1:7 Our good and strong God takes care of us. He is ours, and we are His. He is strong to hold onto His people. And, He is a strength for His people to hold onto. He is not just “a” stronghold, He is “The Stronghold.” Of course, we can proclaim these truths in a natural way, to the world at large, as well. It is true that God is the Creator. It is true that His goodness, His strength, and His care for the world of men and for the Universe at large, are the only reason for our continued existence. The world, has, for the most part, forsaken our God, and no longer consider Him as the stronghold – the world is mostly ignorant of the necessary strength and attention of God that upholds the existence of all that is, both spiritual and physical. And yet, the Holy God Creator still sustains all that is. Col. 1:16-17 The Lord is a Good God The Lord is good unto His people. There is no doubt about this. Now, some will say, that since we teach that God is a Sovereign God, and that our God is a choosing God, and that our God has ordained that some would be saved, and that our God is a God of justice and wrath, that we must not believe in nor promote the fact that God is “Good.” However, I submit to you today that none of these other attributes (or characteristics) of God can ever – even in the slightest manner – diminish the evidences and the power of God’s goodness. In fact, I think that it is safe to say, that the other attributes of God – such as judgment and wrath – only provide a backdrop upon which the “Goodness” of God becomes even more evident and more and more beautiful. Surely, the characteristic of “Longsuffering” is evidence of God’s “Goodness.” He has endured our sinfulness, saved our souls, and then is good to us beyond what we deserve, even after we are saved. Ps. 73:1; Ex. 34:6-7; Rom. 2:4; Mk. 10:18; Rom. 11:22 The Lord is a Strong God I think it behooves all of us to consider the strength of God, when we consider the goodness of God. Too often we associate goodness with weakness, or compassion with frailty. Instead, consider the strength of God – that He is unlike any other, that He is sovereign, that He is Creator and Sustainer of all that is – and then allow that such a God, and such a Creator is also good in a way that defies description. Some would have us believe that God is good to men in the hopes that men will pay attention to Him, and succumb to His desires to save them. To me, this line of thinking will (and does) demean God, and makes Him to become a weak and powerless and pleading and piteous God. I, for one, as we have already read, believe that my God is good! With-out doubt, He is the best and the purest and the “most good” of any being that we can imagine! Yet, this is not a weak God that we serve. His “Goodness” does not imply weakness or any helplessness at all. Ps. 89:8 Job 36:5; Ps. 68:34 The Lord is a Caring God Now, when we combine the “Goodness” of God and the “Strength” of God with my final point – the fact that God is a “Caring” God – we are presented with a joy and a confidence that is beyond compare. Re-member, the end of our text verse tells us, “…and he knoweth them that trust in him.” Our text verse begins by telling us that God is good. Then, our text verse goes on to illustrate that our God is strong. Now, at the end of the text verse we are reminded of God’s relationship with His people. You might say, that just as the “Goodness” of God and the “Strength” of God is beyond compare, even so the “Caring” of God is beyond compare. Of a truth, our God is a “Stronghold” to His people! Ps. 73:23-28; Is. 12:2 Indore Baptist Church – Bulletin 5-27-18
“Made Meet To Be Partakers” Colossians 1:12 The text verse, today, is one that refers to a happening, an occasion, or an accomplishment that is life-changing and even has a spiritual and eternal effect upon men. What I am talking about is a salvation, accomplished by God on the behalf of those who are ordained unto eternal life, that alters the perceived fate of men, from that of an eternity in hell, to that of an eternity in Heaven. Further, what we have revealed to us by our text verse, and the context surrounding it, is the revelation of the altered and completely changed condition of those that are saved by grace – a condition of condemnation, unto a condition of worthy servants of God; a transformation from unrighteous to righteous; a conversion from hellish to heavenly; a revolution from darkness to light. A Holy God and a Wicked People God is holy. This is a good place to start, in the case of a sincere and genuine study, of nearly any Biblical topic. Men are not holy. This is a terrible but necessary truth that is appropriate to include, in the case of an honest and candid investigation, of nearly any Scriptural subject – at least any subject that pertains to man’s relationship with God or man’s relationship with other men. The concept of a holy God – at least such holiness as God possesses – is a wonderfully expansive and awe-inspiring consideration. Such thoughts serve to elevate God in our consciousness. Such contemplations are effective in heightening the understandings of men, and our perceptions of the Universe. However, the thought of a holy God, Who also is bent on holding others to His standard of holiness and righteousness, is an altogether terrifying notion. And yet, this is the truth of the matter. The Holy God Who has created all of the Universe, will hold His Creation to an ac-count. His accounting will be based upon the inherent and all-encompassing holiness and righteous standards of God Eternal. Lev. 11:44-45; Micah 7:1-6; 1Chron. 16:29; Isa. 6:1-5; Rom. 1:18 A Holy God and a Righteous People Men need to know that there is a sharp divide—a great chasm which cannot be bridged—that separates fallen man from Holy God. In order for a holy God to entertain men and women in His presence, in a loving and accepting way, those men and women must be made meet (worthy) to stand in God’s presence. This is not just to be “made better” than we were. This is not just a mild or temporal transformation. This is not just an improved person or an elevated sense of one’s self. Rather, we are talking about a complete and extreme con-version from what was damned and condemned to what is now saved and justified. Rom. 8:29-30; Col. 1:13-14; Ps. 51:7-14; Col. 1:28; Eph. 2:11-18 An Immense Accomplishment by Jesus Christ Consider these heady thoughts today: A holy God has saved and re-deemed a wicked and depraved people. And, in doing so, He has not violated His justice or offended His holiness in even the slightest manner. What an immense accomplishment this is, on our behalf, through and by the blessed Person and Work of Jesus Christ! It’s not just that He saved us, but He saved us while retaining His and God’s own inherent holiness, without ever once violating His indisputable and undeniable sense of perfection and justice! His Sacrifice was a triumph over the inescapable taint of sin that was upon every one of us! His Sacrifice and the offering of His Body and Blood, was and is a victory over the claims of Hell and damnation that were made upon us, by a complete and total satisfaction of the Law of God and the non-negotiable demands of His justice. Col. 1:20-22; 2:13-15 Indore Baptist Church – Bulletin 5-20-18