God Bless America,
We ask God for blessings for our troops.
The Sovereign Grace Missionary
Baptist Church Of Texarkana, Texas USA
1217 Dillon St. Texarkana, Texas
Randy Johnson, Pastor
This Church Was Established in Texarkana, USA
Missionary Baptist Church
"Where The Truths Of
Godís Word Have Been Taught For More Than Fifty-Six Years"
1217 Dillon Texarkana, Texas 75501
January 21, 2018
Newsletter Number 654
Brother Randy Johnson, Pastor
Brother James Thomas, Song Leader
Pastor E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: www.sgmbaptist.com
"A Church Seeking To Please God In Prayer, Song,
Preaching, And Worship."
|Please Join Us As We
All of Our Military, Their Familyís & All the Civilian
Workers in The Middle East, Zee Mink Fuller and Family, Her
sonís Bryan Armstrong and Hunter Hackie, Daughter Shannon,
and Brother Philip & Sondra Thornsberry, Johnnie Stephens,
Alecia Stephens, and children, Frankie Baldridge and
daughter, Buckie Thompson, Frank & Sonya Trusty, Frank &
Dawana Reigel, Andrew Preston, Larry & Martha Mollette and
Her Family, Tyrell Loyd, Bonnie, Ted O'Bonion, Larry
Mollette II & Family, Kerry Adcock, Kim Poole, Danny & Nita
Mollette, The Muncy Family, Lee & Mary Mollette, Wendell
Henderson, Joshua Kidd, Matthew Kidd, Ronnie and Sarah
Henderson, Ronnie Henderson Jr. & Children, Ricky Henderson
and Family, Jacie Henderson, Velma Hammond, Charles, Don
Hammond and Families, Archie Griffin, Donna Johnson, James
and Luann Reynolds, Timothy Fails, Nathan Fails, Jacob
Ramsey, Jerry Hughes, Pastor G. L. Burr, Melody Carr, Janie
Capps, Linda Hughes, Donna Jones, Gina, Brother Kelley and
Sister Hinson, The Harris Family, Teresa Bookout, Little
Titan Thomas (Trent and Tiffane Thomas child), James Ė Diane
and Brooke Thomas, Jace Fails, Sister Ann McSwain, Elaine
Sparks, James daughterís mother-in-law, Danny Hammond,
Brother Curtis Pugh, Brother Dan Sullivan the work in
Thailand, Brother Raul and the work in Romania, Bro. Sergey
Mochalov and the Churches in Russia.
|A Thought From our
The Dead Shall Hear His Voice.
"Verily, verily, I say unto you,
The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the
voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live."
This scripture is absolute proof that no one can be saved
outside of God saving them. Some want to refer this
scripture to the lost hearing His voice and other to the
second coming when the dead in Christ shall rise from the
grave. But here is the absolute truth, it is both! It does
not matter if you are dead in the grave or dead in your
sins, you are dead and only Jesus Christ can make them hear
His voice and live. It is awful to see the amount of
accepted Arminianism in the world that falsely states that
people can simply make a decision whether to live or to stay
dead spiritually. God calls it the blind leading the blind.
Matthew 15:13 - 14 "But he answered and said, Every
plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be
rooted up...Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the
blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into
the ditch." As you can see, if the Father has"not
planted" or (sent out in the world) as witnesses, then
they are not true witnesses but are false witnesses and will
only lead to hellís fires. There is not doubt, or question
that a lost or spiritually dead person can live without the
calling of Jesus Christ or the electing grace of the Father.
People interpret the scriptures "out of context" in order to
make them say what they want them to say. They change the
meaning of them to cause human creatures or people to
falsely worship themselves instead of God. "Who changed
the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the
creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever.
Amen." Romans 1:25 There are two great examples of this,
(1) making decisions for salvation, and (2) works for
salvation. Both of these are false and only taught by blind
leaders leading blind hearers into hell. If God said in
Ephesians 2:8-9 "For by grace are ye saved through faith;
and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
(9) Not of works, lest any man should boast."
then it would be impossible to reach any other conclusion
than (1) God saves sinners, and (2) man cannot do anything
in order to be saved. Man cannot simply take scriptures "out
of context" to make their points of false teachings. The
scriptures do not contradict themselves, otherwise they are
false and unacceptable as deity written. If God wrote these
things, if the scriptures are the "breath of God" then
anything that contradicts these verses are false doctrine.
However, to be fair, there is no contradiction. There is not
one single scripture (without human interpretation) that
contradicts these scriptures. This is truth without human
interpretation, (1) a spiritually dead person cannot live
without hearing the voice of Jesus Christ through the Holy
Spirit, (2) A lost person cannot be saved by choosing
Christ, and (3) works has nothing to do with salvation. If
anyone teaches different than that they are a false teacher.
Let me give you some scriptural proof that God saves
sinners, and that man cannot save themselves by a simple
choice or decision. Jesus said in "John 6:44 "No man
can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw
him: and I will raise him up at the last day." Now,
what did Jesus just say, please read it again. John 5:39-40
"Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have
eternal life: and they are they which testify of me...And
ye will not come to me, that ye might have life."
Jesus wisely advises people to "Search the scriptures"
because you cannot trust human interpretation of them.
What will they tell you, that salvation is only in Jesus
Christ, and you will not come seeking Him. The only way a
lost sinner will ever seek Jesus Christ for true salvation
is that He seeks them. Jesus also said in Luke 19:10 "For
the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was
lost." I have a couple of questions, (1) does Jesus seek
and not find? and (2) does He find and not save? We also
must look at Romans 8:14 "For as many as are led by the
Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." If one must
hear the voice of Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit, then
this brings up a couple of question (1) can one be saved
without hearing the voice of Jesus through the Holy Spirit?
And (2) Does any fail to listen to the voice of Jesus Christ
through the holy Spirit? See, people must understand that if
your belief contradicts these things, then you are not
believing the truth. You cannot worship the creature and not
the creator. There are two calls, one of the gospel
preaching church, and one of the Holy Spirit, and if you do
not hear the call of the Holy Spirit you cannot be saved, no
matter what you do. But here is the invitation of the
scriptures "And the Spirit and the bride say, Come.
And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is
athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of
life freely." Revelation 22:17 So, if you hear the
Saviour Jesus Christ calling you in your soul by the power
of the Holy Spirit, and you hear the true gospel message
from the churches, them come and take the "take the water
of life freely".
|"We Are Bound To Give
By Don Fortner
Can you rejoice in electing love? Paul did. He said,
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who
hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly
places in Christ: according as he hath chosen us in him
before the foundation of the world" (Eph. 1:3-4). "We are
bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved
of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you
to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit and
belief of the truth" (II Thess. 2:13).
Can you rejoice in electing love? Peter did. He said, "Ye
are a chosen generation,a royal priesthood,an holy nation,a
peculiar people;that ye should show forth the praises of him
who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous
light." "Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the
Father" (I Pet. 2:9; 1:2).
Can you rejoice in electing love? David did. He leaped
and danced before the ark of God,because God had chosen him
above Saul.He said,"Although my house be not so with God;
yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in
all things and sure: for this is all my salvation and all my
desire" (II Sam. 23:5).
Can you rejoice in electing love? Our Lord did. On the
night before his crucifixion he taught his disciples the
doctrine of election in very plain and clear terms, in order
to comfort and encourage their hearts. He said, "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 my Father in my
name, he may give it you" (John 15:16). Yes, the Lord Jesus
Christ gave thanks and rejoiced before God the Father for
his gracious election of our souls to eternal salvation. He
said, "I thank the, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
because thou hast hid these things from the wise and
prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father,
for so it seemed good in thy sight" (Matt. 11:25-26).
Surely, every true believer should be filled with praise
and joy towards God when he hears the good news of God's
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