We are thankful to the Lord for adding to the membership of the Mayhew Primitive Baptist Church, Brother David Lawrence and his dear wife, Sister Alice Lawrence. The Lawrences have been attending our services for several months and have already been a blessing to our fellowship.
Last week, they made known their desire to become a members of our church, so we were blessed to administer the ordinance of baptism to them on Monday night, October 21. Baptism did not wash away any of their sins, (only the blood of Jesus Christ does that. [Rev.1:5] and they were not regenerated in the baptismal waters (that is a work of the Holy Spirit), but both had make a public confessions of faith in Christ previously (they had Southern Baptist baptism but our church does not accept any baptisms except those from churches of like faith and practice). However we did administer scriptural baptism by the authority of Jesus Christ as given to His New Testament churches.
The manger of the Best Western Motel in Columbus, MS graciously allowed us to use their inside swimming pool for our baptisms, which was a great blessing.
One consequence of our failure to see clearly the true nature of revival is that we wait for years for supernatural manifestation that never comes, overlooking completely our own individual place in the desire awakening. Whatever God may do for a...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
I did not say that Christians should not celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, that would be a very serious heresy, not to celebrate the one event in history that gives assurance to all the elect of God that their sins have all been washed...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
The Aberdeen Primitive Baptist Church has moved. We sold our church building and began a search for a new location. The Lord has blessed us to find a good location U.S. Hiwy.45 Alernate, about one mile south of the 45A and 82 intersection.This...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
I. BECAUSE OF IT'S PAGAN AND CATHOLIC ORIGIN In the 3rd century the Roman Catholic Church instituted a mass on Dec.25 for the celebration of the birth of Christ. The mass was to replace the pagan holiday of the celebration of the birth of Tammus,...[ abbreviated | read entire ]