This may be old news to some, seeing as it happened back in August, but I just discovered it last night and just had to weigh in! Brother Ernie Spence, former Pastor of the Fellowship Baptist Church, Bedford, KY (whom I believe I’ve posted an announcement for here in the not-too-far-back past), got his righteous indignation stirred up and got tremendous flack over it, but I say, preach on brother! Here’s a link to a story and the video for which he has come under such attack.
Not trying to add to the video (because he says it well IMHO), but I will give these personal observations. A few years ago, we had the pleasure for a couple years, of participating (preaching and singing, with my wife playing Piano for the choir as well) in a Camp Meeting in a neighboring state. Not quite sure how it came up, but in talking with one of the host-church’s members, it was mentioned that his high school-aged child wasn’t there the previous Friday night. They told us, he was playing football and that at least he knew where his son was and that he wasn’t doing anything bad. God have mercy on that feller (he’s not a man) and his family! I’m here to done tell ya right now, by the grace of God, my kids are gonna be in church every time the doors are open and so much the more as we see the day approaching (Hebrews 10:25 KJB)! Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Not sure where Brother Spence is now (would love to find out though), but to paraphrase a well-known preacher I heard in a Camp Meeting in NC several years ago, I sure hope he lives right, because I felt something when he was preaching (Titus 2:11-14 KJB)! For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Romans 11:33-36 KJB
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