Published by Andy Neckar
P.O. Box J Hico, TX 76457
Vol. 5, Number 4, April 1999
Inside This Newsletter
I. HATE EVERY FALSE WAY. YES I DO.
2. "The Holy Roman Baptist Church" and a "Godly Baptist Church"
THERE IS A DIFFERENCE
3. Me & My Righteousness
4. On-Ward Through the Fog.
5. NEWS WATCH
6. CNV NOTES
I HATE EVERY FALSE WAY. YES I DO.
By Andy Neckar
You know, folks, back in 1991 it pained me to learn that the "Holy Roman Catholic Church" was deceiving me as well as it had deceived ALL my loved ones down through the years into rejecting my ONLY means of salvation. Folks, it pained me to learn this and it made me mad as hell.
The church I put my trust in taught that works of all kinds, and prayers to just about anybody, could earn for me, or at lease help earn for me, a salvation that Jesus Christ says is a GIFT from God. This church taught me to place my trust in "her", (Holy Mother Church) and in the "Vicar" of Christ (His Holiness) the Pope. They never taught me to place my trust in HIS HOLINESS (Christ). They delivered unto me "another gospel" than the one preached in God's Word.
The Lord knows how I grew to hate ever false way since He revealed to me the saving knowledge of His Son Jesus Christ, and brought me to repentance and actually enabled me to "believe in my heart" that which He revealed.
Ps 119:104-105 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Ps 119:128-129 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way. Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them.
God used the Bible I had at the time, the New American Bible, (Roman Catholic Bible) to reveal this His Truth to me in Cresson Texas in the year of 1991. My "new birth" date.
You see, since I hate every false way, I get sick to my stomach when I hear "fanatical" King James Only Bible Believers teach that one cannot really "get saved" unless one is reading or hearing the Word from a KJV. I am a KJOBB, but I am not a fanatic concerning my preference, and I praise God for all the other KJVOBB's who are sensible in their preferences. I DO believe the KJV is THE Word of God in the English language, as He wants us to have it.
My testimony tells how I walked over to a Baptist Church (SBC) a block from my house one Wednesday evening because I saw some cars there and told the folks there I wanted to be baptized a "Christian". This was in the fall of 1991 in Cresson Texas. My testimony tells of how I parted with the SBC's and joined in with the Independent Baptist Churches. Past newsletters tell of how I parted with the IBC's and why.
Here lately I feel I must "preach against" many of the Baptist churches, as MANY are becoming more "Romanist" every day. Christ asks if there will be any faith on the earth when He comes. Do you think ALL the Baptist churches will be holding on to "sound words" and will not be included in the great falling away? GET REAL!
I came out of a false religion and entered into what I thought was a real church that Christ founded, but I was wrong. Not ALL Baptist churches are "real". Most make me as sick as the Roman church does.
The Roman church sent ALL my relatives to hell, and it's STILL doing it. There is no family record of anyone leaving the Catholic religion but me, as far back as Great Grandpa Hlavenka who was born in 1837.
The excitement of "church fellowship" in a true church didn't last long folks. I got stung time and time again. But, Lord willing, it won't happen again. I have recently started a church in my home here in Hico. If the lord be willing it will grow. Perhaps one day it too will fall away "after I am gone." But it WILL NOT until the Lord takes me home.
It is because of "false teaching" in many Baptist churches, either by the pastor or some visiting evangelists such as Ed DeVries of Fort Worth Texas, that I write the following article.
"The Holy Roman Baptist Church" and a "Godly Baptist Church"
THERE IS A DIFFERENCE
-By Andy Neckar
From a sermon by Independent Baptist evangelist Ed DeVries of Fort Worth Texas, titled "Three Sins that will Curse a Church". Sermon paragraphs are in "-" quotation marks
"Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the Minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the Minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's Ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. Render therefore to all their dues. - Romans 13:1-7."
[Editor] See for yourself if these verses are not rendered to intend only what some Baptist preachers have in mind.
"This is an often misunderstood passage of Scripture, because we have been taught to believe that this particular passage of Scripture should be interpreted to mean only civil government."
"When it says, "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers." We have been taught that it means the civil government and to the exclusion of other Powers or Authorities. But it doesn't. Rather references are made to the servants of God, and the references are written to a local Church."
"Many Bible historians tell us the church at Rome was without a Pastor at the time this passage was written. That is interesting. Paul, writing under inspiration, was saying to a pastorless church be subject to the preacher. And he says in verse two, "and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation." Regrettably, there is a curse placed on many of the churches in America. Let us avoid the curse since we would desperately hate for God to put it upon us, if we should disobey."
[Editor] Please note that the Bible historians are now taken for "inspired" writers, as "Paul writing under inspiration, was saying to a pastorless church". It is not said this "could have been" it says "it was". This church at Rome WAS PASTORLESS and Baptists are to believe this "new revelation" because it is INSPIRED.
"Verses one and two say that there is a curse that is placed upon the local church, or anyone else for that matter, who refuses to be subject to the leadership of the man of God. The passage says, "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God." And who is that power?"
[Editor] More new revelation. His Eminence, the Preeminent Baptist preacher with the alphabet after his name is the "powers that be" teaching this false doctrine
"Well, the Bible says they are the Ministers of God. Note that the phrase " All three times we find that Paul is the one whom the Holy Spirit gives the phrase to. The other two times are: "But in all things approving ourselves as the Ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses." (2 Corinthians 6:4) "And sent Timotheus, our brother, and Minister of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith." (1 Thessalonians 3:2)"
[Editor] NOTICE-- Minister or Ministers of God is used three times in scripture, but only the select two are quoted and referenced. Folks, be a Berean, and (Acts 17:11) don't take your preachers word for God's Word. He can easily deceive you. WHAT ABOUT THIS THIRD VERSE?
Rom 13:4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
"In light of these two passages we would certainly be remiss if we do not find in this principle the Pastor of the local church. We are to be subject to that Pastor. It says in verse two, "Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation." We are striving to avoid the Curse of Almighty God. Let us not try to excuse ourselves from our obligation to be subject to any authority. For what is a higher power? Any power that is greater than yours. If you are in the military anyone who outranks you is the higher power. If you are the wife or child the man of the house is the higher power. If you are the employee the employer is the higher power. And Bless God: If you are the church Member then the Pastor is the higher power."
[Editor] DeVries speaks in light of 2 Corinthians 6:4 and 1 Thessalonians 3:2, the TWO verses referenced. BUT in light of Rom 13:4, the THIRD verse mentioned earlier but not referenced; " for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil", I have this to say; Is the pastor to execute church discipline with the sword, or by following God's instructions in Matt 18: 15-17? Is the pastor a revenger appointed by God to execute wrath on the church members? Are the church members striving to avoid the cruse of Almighty God or the curse of the ALMIGHTY PASTOR?
Tell me these things pastors. Am I right or wrong in rebuking this teaching?
"Curse #1, A Church That Will Not Have a Man of God
Sheep follow Shepherds. Paul said in 2 Corinthians six that he was the Minister of God. Paul said in Romans 13 that we ought to obey the Ministers of God because they are the higher powers and they are ordained of God. Your Pastor is the Minister of God. Obey him and submit to him unless you are CERTAIN that he is not following the Bible. CERTAIN ENOUGH TO RISK THE CURSE OF ALMIGHTY GOD."
[Editor] If the pastor is not following God's Word the Baptist STILL risks the wrath of God if he should disagree with him.
"If you as a church-member resist the leadership of the Pastor, the Minister of God, you bring damnation upon yourself, and likewise, if the church as a whole or the greater majority of the church has decided that they want to buck the authority of the Pastor, well guess what? They just brought upon the church the curse of God."
[Editor] If you want some examples, some will be fabricated for you in the next paragraphs.
"If you want some examples of that, all you have to do is look at the time of Noah. There was a man by the name of Noah whom God wanted to raise up as a preacher of righteousness (2 Peter 2:5), and he preached for one hundred twenty years. And no one listened. "Ah, we don't want that preacher to run our lives. We want to do our own thing." And what did God do? He sent a flood and destroyed every last wicked one of them. They decided they didn't want to listen to the man of God, and they were cursed."
[Editor] Did God send the flood because the people didn't listen to Noah or did He have His mind made up beforehand? Was Noah called to "reform the world" or to "build an Ark"?
This Baptist Evangelist then goes into an exhaustive dialog on the Old Testaments prophets, speaking of them as New Testament pastors. It is because the Israelites would not submit to the authority of these "pastors" that Israel suffered the recorded adversities.
In the next two paragraphs the pastor is insinuated to be the 'god' of the 'church member'.
"Remember, in Exodus 4:16, God said, speaking to Moses, "You shall be to Aaron like a god." God told Aaron, "You don't need me. You have Moses. Let Moses be your god." We are not talking about idolatry, but God's program was Moses' program, because Moses was following God. So God said, "Aaron, I'm not going to talk to you directly. I'm going to talk to Moses. And as long as you do what Moses tells you, you will be doing okay, because you will be doing what I said. Moses' program will be my program. I'm going to give him the program." So as long as Aaron followed Moses, he was following God."
"We find the same principle in the New Testament, in First Corinthians 11:1. Paul said, "Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ." He told the Corinthians, "If you want to follow Christ, follow me. I follow Christ. He tells me the program. I'm the Pastor here, and God gives me the program. So you can feel confident to follow me. And if you follow me, you will be following Christ, because that is who I am following"
[Editor] You see-the lowly church members have NEVER been allowed to exercise the spiritual gifts bestowed upon them UNLESS the pastor tells them they have the gift of "kitchen help" or "yard maintenance" or some other menial chore that the "head honcho' can designate. AND what are they getting at NOW? Are these pastors desirous to be a god to church members? Do they secretly want to deny the believer access to the Father?
What are these Baptist pastors saying? I will be like a god to you. You don't need God, you have me, your pastor. "Church Member," God is not going to talk to you directly. He is only going to talk to you through me, your pastor.
Must the New Testament believer have an advocate with the Father other than the Lord Jesus Christ? (I John 2:1) LISTEN-if the believer doesn't even need the Lord Jesus Christ to ask the Father for them, (John 16:26) why then do believers need a pastor to speak to God for them and relay His answers to them?
HEY! LISTEN UP-WAKE UP CALL ..
Heb 4:16 Let us therefore come "boldly" unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Get that? Pay attention now! Do you really believe that believers are to come fearfully and timidly unto the throne of His Highness, the Holy Roman Baptist Pastor, who as the "minister of God", is to rule over them with a "rod of iron" (sword) to execute wrath unto them that do evil? (do not submit to the authority of the local priest/pastor)
Are we to have TWO VICARS OF CHRIST competing for absolute power? Are we to have INFALLIBILITY in TWO churches?
Get ready folks, "home church" time is right around the corner. The end will be like the beginning. A remnant of believers meeting in homes.
The Holy Roman Baptist Church pastors claim Peter as the First Pastor just as the "Roman Catholics" claim him as the First Pope.
DeVries goes on to say.
"Even when the Lord founded His Church, He set aside Peter and said, Upon this rock I will build my Church, speaking of the statement Peter made, Thou art the Christ, the son of the living God. And He told Peter, Feed my sheep. He said, "Peter, I am about to start the first Church and you are going to be its Pastor when I am gone." Jesus wasn't going to start the Church until He had the Pastor."
Make sense to you? Which came first-the chicken or the egg? The "CHURCH" or the pastor?
HEY FOLKS-I am not against ALL Baptist churches. Many GODLY Baptist preachers write me, and THEY TOO stand against this false teaching. THEY TOO like Christ (and me) are sick to the stomach and vomit them out of their mouths. A stomach-ache we can stand, but it is the "soul sickness" that hurts to the core.
I believe most, if not all of you understand the TRUE context of Romans 13:1-7. For those of you that may need a little help, please write me and I will send a study on the verses. This is what I do. I offer discernment when I can. I rebuke them that that know better and teach falsely, and I offer discernment "in love" to those that are striving to learn God's Truth. AMEN.
Me & My Righteousness
(I taped this one-day and then wrote it like I talk. I don't use very good grammar when I preach. Not too much better when I write, even when I "try" and use proper grammar.)
Matt 5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Now the Pharisees were pretty good at keeping the law. In fact they were keeping the law to the letter. (personal mannerism) How can we be more righteousness than the Pharisees? How many Christians do you know that keep the "letter of the law"? But Jesus says if we are not MORE RIGHTEOUSNESS than the Pharisees we are going to hell.
How can we be more righteousness than the Pharisees? Through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. I like it when I answer my own questions. That way I am assured of getting the right answer.
We often hear people say, "look at that "self righteous" man. Old "holier than thou". The preachers of righteousness are ALWAYS accused of "self" righteousness, although it is not "self" righteousness we have. But the people that say this are jealous of the righteousness "in us" because most of them manifest "no righteousness," imputed or otherwise. (example-good works performed by lost sinners, but to God looked upon as filthy rags. (Isaiah 64:6) People say this of each other, even in Christian circles.
The only reason I am righteous is because God imputed His Own righteousness to my behalf because of my faith in His Son Jesus Christ. Now listen to this. If I have the "righteousness of God," my righteousness far surpasses that of the Pharisees. I don't have no righteousness of my own. I don't got nothing to brag about. But in the eyes of God I am a righteousness man.
Yeah, I AM more righteousness than some others. Some others are not righteousness at all and on their way to hell. I'm righteous and on my way to heaven because I have righteousness GIVEN to me. I cain't brag about it. It ain't nothing I did.
You know, we got to come to Christ with the attitude that, "I ain't got notin' and I ain't never gonna have notin'." "I ain't worth a darn now, and I ain't never gonna be worth a darn." "I ain't got no good works or righteousness to my credit and I ain't never gonna have any." "I cain't work for any, and I cain't steal any and I cain't buy any, so therefore I ain't got any and left to my own doings, I ain't never gonna have any."
"You know, there ain't no hope for me now, and there ain't never gonna be any hope for me." And then along comes somebody and gives me a million dollars. Hey-now I'm a millionaire. I'm better off than those people who don't have nothin' and ain't never gonna have nothin'. Hey, I got something now. But I cain't brag about it because I didn't work to get it. It was GIVEN to me. How can I brag about something, when I get something I don't deserve?
These people that say, "oh you self-righteous person," they're just jealous because they don't have the righteousness we as Christians have. And they show me they're jealous of the million dollars I got as a gift. They're jealous of the money even though I didn't work for it. They're just jealous because I got it and they ain't.
But they could get it if they would just ask for it, and receive it once it is handed to them. They really don't even have to ASK. God OFFERS it to them. But because of their stiff neck and their own selves they ain't gonna take it because their pride ain't gonna let 'em. So therefore, they ain't never gonna have nothing and I'm a millionaire, 'cause I accepted the fact that I ain't got nothing and I ain't never gonna have nothing unless I get it from Jesus Christ.
The Bible says that the love of money is the root of all evil, (1 Timothy 6:10) but I believe jealously and pride run a close second.
Obad 1:3 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?
Pride brought Lucifer down to the ground. Lucifer's pride made him jealous of God, and so sin was introduced in heaven, and brought down to the earth.(ground)
Isa 14:12-14 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
It's the "pride of life" (I John 2:16) that keeps others from becoming a millionaire like me. It's because others are "lifted up with pride" that they ain't got no righteousness like me. (I Timothy 3:6)
God took care of my pride before he called me. He humbled me good. I ain't got no pride left to hinder me. My "pride" turned to "gratitude" for God making "somebody" out of this "nobody". BUT-He done it-not me.
I got something now. I got Jesus Christ. I am somebody now. I am a child of God. I got righteousness. LIKE FATHER LIKE SON. I have the righteousness of my Father. I'm even gonna LOOK LIKE HIM. This adopted son is part of His real Son.
1 Cor 12:27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
I'm being conformed into His image.
2 Cor 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Rom 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
On-Ward Through the Fog.
The word today is "unite, "merge." Every week we see banks, car manufacturers, telephone companies, etc., merging. You will see it more and more as the end-time nears.
The apostate churches are in the same business. They are crying out the words of Jesus in His prayer "that they may be one." Of course what He meant (one in spirit) is perverted in the sense that the ecumenists use it.
The best definition I have that pretty well describes the ecumenical crowd is this: "the effort by religious undertakers (ministers) is to get all their spiritual corpses (church members) into one huge, massive morgue (world church) to be run by a super undertaker (false prophet) assigned to rule over the whole rotting mess." Onward through the fog. (The Voice in the Wilderness)NEWS WATCH
Pop culture is focusing on religion, with Jesus at its center, according to a recent report in the Toronto Globe and Mail. Jesus is the icon of choice on T-shirts and tote bags sold in trendy shops, and He pops up in the lyrics of some of rap music's biggest acts. A controversial pocketbook version of the King James Bible, with introductions to each book written by the likes of rock star Nick Cave, tops the British bestseller list. Jesus now has a board game, and a National Film Board documentary features Him in "God: A Biography."
The popular phenomenon has little to do with mainstream religion, however. Church attendance remains flat. "People aren't really going back to church," says Professor Peter Emberley, who teaches at Carleton University in Ottawa. "They're circling on the edges" (Greenville [S.C.] News, 1/9/99).
[Editor] Read the above again and then read what Jesus says:
John 15:18-19 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
What if the "world" says it loves Adolf Hitler and "centers" on him? And if the world says they feel this way about him because of his great love for the Jews, and the great honor he bestowed upon them as "God's chosen people", then those who "study history" would surely know that the "world" speaks of "another Hitler". They would know this the same as I know that "Pop Culture" is centering on "another Jesus" because I study the "scripture".
This "great revival" or so-called "spiritual awakening" the world is undergoing is causing the "world" to say, "we love Jesus". Christendom is beginning to have some "influence" in the affairs of the world. But, hey-the world don't love whom they hate. And the REAL "hated ones" that follow the REAL "Hated One" will NOT have ANY affect.
"Christendom" is beginning to be the "IN" thing, because "Christianity" has been "OUT" for some time now.
THE COUNTERFEIT MIND of CHRIST
Seventy-six American bishops signed a letter to homosexuals apologizing for a recent resolution at the worldwide Anglican conference condemning homosexuality as "incompatible with Scripture." Frank Griswold, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States of America, supports homosexual marriages and ordination. He has said in defending his position against the clear words of Scripture: "All we can say is the mind of Christ operative in the Church today has led the Church to contradict the words of Scripture" (Greenville [S.C.] News, 2/6/99).
[Editor] You see how great a deceiver is the enemy? He (Satan) has taken on "man's churches" and won. He has deluded the "form" of Christianity by counterfeiting "Jesus" and the "mind of Christ".
The END TIMES-they are HERE folks. Hold on to your hats, or rather "stand firm in your faith". Ministers of unrighteousness are leading false Christians into worshipping a false Christ, and led by "another spirit" they are seeking to attain a false salvation.
Let us examine ourselves (2 Cor 13:5) as to whether we be in the faith ONCE delivered to the "saints" (Jude 1:3) by the ministers of God, or whether we be in the faith "NOW" delivered to the "deceived" by the ministers of unrighteousness.
SPIRITUAL RENEWAL or FALLING AWAY?
"Spiritual renewal" is shaking Southern Baptist tradition, according to a lengthy report in Charisma (3/99). "They may not use charismatic terms or practice speaking in tongues," the report says, "but those identified with this burgeoning renewal movement could soon revolutionize the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC)."
Ron Phillips, pastor of Central Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is "at the epicenter of this earthquake." He says members of his congregation are trembling and falling under the power of the Holy Spirit during services. More than 500 SBC pastors were expected to attend Central Baptist's Fresh Oil & New Wine conference, which convened March 7.
Phillips has been blunt about his new emphasis. "I was a mean-spirited, narrow-minded, legalistic fundamentalist--and now I know the joy of the Holy Spirit," the former head of the Tennessee Baptist Convention says. Last November he invited well-known charismatic revivalist Rod Parsley into his pulpit, and the church's Christmas drama incorporated a video clip from the Brownsville revival in Pensacola, Florida. He has also called for women to be empowered for ministry (Charisma, 3/99).
[Editor] A "mean-spirited, narrow-minded, legalistic fundamentalist," or another definition for "BIBLE BELIEVER". Now whether we speak the truth in love is irrelevant. It is "because" we speak the "Truth" that we are called mean-spirited, narrow-minded, and legalistic.
The churches are FALLING AWAY from the TRUTH. The Conventions, Associations, Affiliated and Independents are going fast. The assemblage is ruptured and the breach is rapidly expanding.
Will the Great Physician heal this chasm? Will He "fill the fissure" with His Spirit? Will He restore the structure? I think not. The STRUCTURE "He built" (Matt 16:18) still stands on a FIRM FOUNDATION. (1 Cor 3:11) The "remnant structure" (CHURCH) (Rom 11:5) is still alive and well. The BODY (Rom 12:5) is sufficient (2 Cor 3:5) and well nourished because it feeds on the WORDS (1 Timothy 4:6) of the HEAD. (Col 1:18)
CHURCHES FALLING LIKE FLIES. GOING-Going -going .
A Southern Baptist church has voted to allow its ministers to officiate at ceremonies that bless homosexuals. Wake Forest Baptist Church, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, stopped short of affirming homosexual marriages, but asked God to bless "all loving, committed and exclusive relationships between two people." The president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina recently warned that the convention would end its relationship with the church if it voted to affirm homosexual unions. "Regardless of how they phrase it, they're sanctioning same-sex marriages," he said after the vote (Christian News, 11/30/98).
[Editor] I believe more churches speak out against smoking and drinking that about sodomy. There is not such a great "hue and cry" that comes from smokers and drinkers as comes from the sodomites. If smokers should battle for their "rights" as ferociously as the sodomites (that's homosexuals, if you've never heard them called sodomites as God calls them) do, then cigarettes would not be taboo. Most certainly, cigarettes would be glorified on television, sanctioned in many schools and churches, approved and promoted by our government, and lung cancer research would receive an additional billions of tax dollars to find a cure for a primarily "self inflicted' disease.
As cigarettes must carry an external health hazard warning label, why not sodomites? "WARNING! ANAL SEX MAY BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH"
Matt 18:20 is a promise of Christ's special presence in the smallest conceivable congregation wherever they may meet. And believe me, we are "small" at Community Bible Chapel here in Hico. We are six adults and two children. All named Neckar.
But as we at the Chapel revolve around Christ and God's Word, we invite the community to come and involve themselves with us as we strive to assemble "according to His will". We invite them to join us in our resolve to "Trust and Obey" our risen Lord and Savior. There's no other way to be happy with Jesus.
I pray that this months newsletter will be profitable to you in some manner.
I have an eight-page booklet "The Truth about Tithing-Giving in Grace" printed. The article is from a previous CNV newsletter. Copies are available for the cost of postage. One copy will be .35 cents and 2 copies are .75 cents and 3-5 copies are 1.00.
See you next month if Jesus tarries.
We Must Earnestly Contend For The Faith. -Jude 1:3
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