all who may hate you: “Your hate for me guaranties,
that I shall be far happier than you.”
When Jesus quoted the
second great commandment: “Thou shalt love thy
neighbour as thy self.” He did not place a condition
on your neighbour, to merit your goodness.
One day is not more
precious than another: Determine to live every one
you have, in honour of Him that gave it.
January the fourth, 2009 under clear skies, wind from the
north, with the temperature at thirty-one degrees.
George Walker (dec)
"Ye do err, not
knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God." (Matthew
These are the words of Christ,
these words are the inspired word and these words ought to
encourage us, just as if Christ were here speaking directly
to us. There are a lot of things that we err in, that we do
not understand simply because we do not know the scriptures.
Yet at the same time we understand that unless the Spirit of
God directs our study, opens our mind, as we study and read
the scriptures, there would still be no knowledge. It could
be that we know not the power of God due to not knowing the
scriptures. It is also reasonable to think that we do not
know the scriptures due to not understanding the power of
God. It seems by the context that these both walk hand in
hand as we study the word of God. Just a few thoughts out of
Submitted by: Elder Truman Keel
Upon Elder John Leland’s return to New England from
Virginia, he accepted a seat in the Legislature at
the solicitation of the people of Cheshire,
Massachusetts, at which time he made a public
pledge, on page 56 of RELIGION IN AMERICA. As long
as he could speak with his tongue, wield a pen, or
heave a cry to heaven, whenever the rights of men,
the liberty of conscience, or the good of his
country were invaded by fraud or force his feeble
efforts should not lie dormant. This happened some
time before 1811 in opposition to a public ministry
paid for by government by tax.
What liberties do we enjoy
today that we may not have had should men such as
Elder John Leland, and other leaders in the Baptist
movement, shown themselves fearless to speak out
against these violations of religious liberty. Let
each of us show the same courage and forget not to
Saturday, January the third,
2009 under clear skies, wind from the south, with the
temperature at seventy degrees.
George Walker (dec)
John 3:30, "He must
increase, but I must decrease."
John was speaking about Christ, about the one that was
greater than John. He was speaking about the one that was to
take away the sin of the world. We are speaking about his
grace, his mercy, his power, his greatness, his growing in
stature, his fame, and his work on earth. We may be well
known as we live in this life, we might be considered a good
grace preacher, one that travels a lot, one that has the
people at heart, but as time goes by we are soon forgotten.
Yet, this one named Jesus is known as the Son of God, as God
manifested in the flesh, as the deliverer, as the Saviour,
as the one that has no end, one that speaks and it is done,
one that speaks and life comes forth, one that broke the
bars of death and was raised from the dead that third and
appointed day. This one ascended back on high and is seated
at the right hand of God. This one in the mind of his
children is still increasing, because he is coming again to
redeem us from the earth. There will be shouting in heavens
land because of the Lamb of God that took away our sins.
Old Baptist Favorite
“Favorite PB Recipes we have
borrowed, to share with you.”
5 – Minute Chocolate Fudge
Creamy chocolate fudge that you can make in just
a few minutes!
36 – 1 inch square pieces
From Grannies Recipe Collection:
• 2 cups dark chocolate chips
• 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
• ¼ cup
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 cup chopped pecans plus a little extra for
• Combine the chocolate, the milk, and the butter in
a medium size glass bowl and heat in the microwave
for 90 seconds. Stir to combine and heat another 15
seconds if needed.
• Add the vanilla extract and stir until smooth.
Stir in 1 cup of pecans. Scoop into a parchment
lined loaf pan. Spread with a spatula to
approximately 1inch thickness. Top with extra
chopped pecans. Then chill until ready to be served.
Slice it into squares and store in a appropriate
container in refrigerator, for no more than one