Elder George D. Walker (dec)


I have been able to attend some good wholesome church meetings this year, all to the honour and praise of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Some do not seem to understand the great importance of the fellowship of sister churches. How important it is for our members, and especially the pastors of the churches to go and visit other churches, to hear the preaching of good sound doctrine that will give glory to God.

If there has ever been a time in the history of the church when our churches and our preachers need to stand together in fellowship, it is now. Sometime we want to pick apart what some preacher has preached or what some church, as a body, have done, and forget that we are guilty of the same. I trust that we will begin to pray that God will help us to control our tongue—that we might speak something good about our brethren and sisters in our sister churches. James says in James 1:26,27: “If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man`s religion is vain. Pure religion and undefiled before God, and the Father, is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their afflictions, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”

Oh, that we could learn that lesson as we ought, how much happier we would all be, and how much more the Lord would bless our churches. Jesus said the first and greatest commandment was to love God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. The second is like unto it, “Love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”


Sometimes we get like the Pharisees and think we are the only ones God has favored, and forget we are all sinners that make up the church of Jesus Christ. Jesus told this one man, that today I must abide at thy house, and they said that he was going to be a guest with a man that is a sinner. But Jesus said, “This day is salvation come to this house, forasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham. For the son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Are we not glad today that Jesus came to save sinners, and the great apostle Paul said, “Of whom I am chief?” If Paul could say that he was the chief of sinners, could not we say the same?

It is about time that we repent of our sins, and ask God to forgive us in how we have all treated others in Christ. Are we not ashamed of our past? I think we ought to be, and that we need to beg God to help us do better.

I love the doctrines of grace to the extent that I feel sometimes I could lay down my very life for it. I am afraid that due to that, I have looked over and avoided preaching on some of the other subjects that are recorded in God's word. I ask that all of you forgive me of that sin, and that you would pray that God would enable me to preach the whole council of God, and that it would be seasoned with grace. I love the Primitive Baptists all across the United States and abroad, and we should stand together for the same principles, the same truth.

When we are asked the question, “What do you think about Elder so and so?” We start out like this, they are O.K., “but,” and we should leave that word out. If we can’t say something good about them, I think it would be best to just keep silent.

I realize our churches across the land have imperfections {errors}, some more than others. It is time we all get on our knees and beg God to forgive because we are all guilty of the state we are in today. We have been too unforgiving of one another. Jesus said, “Except ye forgive those who trespass against thee, neither will your Heavenly Father forgive your trespasses.” I ask that God would grant us godly sorrow to repent, that we might reconsider, that we might think about these things and be converted. Christ
told Peter, “When thou art converted, strengthen the brethren,” AMEN!