Great Sermon! Isaiah 1:6 speaks of oil, if not specifically olive oil, as that which mollifies wounds , bruises and putrifying sores - so the analogy to oil and wine as that which brings comfort to God's people does accord with the scripture's concepts related to God's people - Isaiah 1 preceding Isaiah 2 the present age speaks of the judgment upon Christ/His Body in the crucifixion when all the sheep were scattered and the oil of comfort ceased following this the spiritual oils of comfort shall never cease operation even through the persecutions of this present evil age
Brother Herb, greetings in the name of Christ, our Surety!Have listened with sheer delight to your sermon Four Horsenmen Pt3! Am reformed by persuasion,but rarely do I find such gospel-centered, Bible soaked exposition, especially as regards preaching through Revelation! People get stuck with carnal literalism of dispensationalists and even New Genevan Study Bible notes on Rev. 6:5,6 mumbles the usual "economic" view. Praise the Father of lights for your evangelical, Christological interpretation, which I believe is THE true one. Now, you must be in Ukraine now. Do you know, by any "chance" of the likeminded Brethren in Moscow or its vicinity? I mean, are there any Primitive / hard-shell / Strict Baptists in Moscow? I am a Covenant Reformed myself, i.e., a Reformed paedobaptist, but I find MUCH spiritual affinity with the sovereign grace baptist brethren, indeed frequently even more so, than with many lukewarm "Reformed" of my own creedal position. May God bless your ministry and please do let me know if thou dost know of any true sovereign grace baptist brethren in Moscow region. In Christ, the faithful Witness, Renat
Thanks for the great message Mr. Hatfield,
Thank you for this message. Without messages of this sort, many can be confused. I particularly appreciated the section on the Bible being the sole authority in matters of doctrine and practice. Sadly, this message even needs to be re-taught and brought to mind of many in Primitive Baptist churches.
I look forward to listening to some more of your sermons.
Great Sermon! Bro. Herb,
¬†I thank the Lord for your article, your commitment to those truths and your courage to state them openly. ¬†I pray that, under the blessing of the Lord, your message will benefit everyone who hears it. As you know, many will be a shocked who have been brain-washed to be against sound Baptist-church thinking. Tragically, a lot of them believe that our position is strictly based upon a warped view of church perpetuity. While we do strongly believe in church perpetuity, a person could write a list of Bible passages and Bible doctrines that Baptists believe which show Baptists are not Protestants. Many old Baptists from the past have plainly stated their views of the difference between Protestants and Baptists and their views of the Protestant Reformation. ¬†Again, I thank the Lord for your message and pray it will have a wide circulation. As the Lord might bring us to mind, remember to pray for us here.¬† I remain,
Only By Christ‚Äôs Longsuffering Mercies,
Bill W. Lee - director
The Baptist Standard Bearer, Inc.
# 1 Iron Oaks Drive
1874 South State Hwy 309
Paris, AR¬† 72855
Dear Bro. John, Thank you for your prayers for out trip to Ukraine. The Lord was pleased to graciously bless and we had a great time of fellowship the saints there. I am now safely back home trying to get ready for Sunday services. As to your comments about the saints being scatter from Jerusalem, you are correct. I do believe that all of God's saints are to be witnesses for Him wherever they are. However, this is not to endorse women preachers or teachers in the Lord's churches.
You might find that the Apostles were all left in Jerusalem (Acts 8:1) at the persecution, so the preachers who went out (whom I call the Acts 8:4 preachers, and have written a lengthy article about) were unordained, ordinary men and women, members probably of the church in Jerusalem.
I shall remember this trip and others in prayer, certainly.
Yes, times are changing. God has been pleased to recover some Primitive Baptists from their error concerning Biblcal missions so that today we have Biblcal mission work going on in India, Ukraine, Phillipines, Africa and Cambodia.
Hello Stacy and Family: I have just learned of Beth's illness. Actually, I live in your neighborhood. I have put Beth on the prayer list at my church, Immanuel Baptist Church/Immanuel School of which Beth is a graduate. I saw Beth at Market Street, she looke wonderful and had a glorious attitude. I admire your marvelous courage in what you are experiencing. Your dogs got away from the girls tonite and they knocked on the door to apologize. We had a tree to fall on our house a week ago and i thought it was somebody out back going through the lumber to begin the repairs. You have raised them well and they are such sweet girls. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this trying time. God is still in the miracle business and I still believe in miracles. I am praying for God to heal Beth. In Christian Love and Friendship, Jane Lee
Beth, Here is a blast from the past! Remember all the great times we had together at Mt. State, camping and those random times that the Hatfields would blow through Lexington and set up the RV in our driveway? Ahhh what wonderful memories of the Good Ol' days.
I am so sorry to hear about your condition. Be sure to know that I am praying for you and have put you on our church's prayer list as well. You have about a hundred people praying for you here in Kentucky. Know that God is Good...All the time. Blessings to you and your family.
Your childhood friend, Patti Blake Butler
P.S. I love the photos of you and your beautiful family. You look just like your mother at your age. So much so it's scary.
Stacy, Today's devotion in Mary Tileston's book, Daily Strength, is from Is.32.2: The shadow of a great rock in a weary land. and Is. 30.15, In returning and rest shall be your strength. What great hope for us in these few words! Christ is our Rock and as we REST in Him we receive His strength, which is ever so much better than the "pretend strength" the world offers-even our own spirits want to profess strength but we have none of our own. You know this so well. The first line in this daily devotion reads,"Strive to see God in all things without exception, and acquiesce in His will with absolute submission." I am praying this for you today. Only in Him, Kathy Strevel
Dear Beth, I received the email concerning your health from Paul and Judy Hatfield. I am sorry for your many issues and know that God will hold you in his hand and care for you as one of His loved ones. I will continue to hold you up in prayer. I am your Dad's cousin (our Mothers are sisters). Rest well today knowing that with God on your side, you have nothing to fear. Love, Ima Bess