Things change. Horses and buggies have given way to cars. Vinyl records have progressed to cd's and now to mp3 players. Rotary phones and T.V.'s, where you changed the channel with a pair of pliers, have given way to tiny cell phones and flat screens with High-definition. Things change. As Fundamental Baptists we historically do not embrace change very well. With the advent of social networking, the internet, blogs, etc. there is (rightly so in some cases) some suspicion. Recently I read an article which pointed out that technology such as the ones mentioned before can and should be used to help promote the Gospel. As I considered what our church does with its web site and facebook page, I realized that we might be missing an opportunity to reach even more people.
With the beginning of this blog I hope to accomplish several things. First, and foremost, I want to present the Gospel. If you are reading this and you don't know for sure that you are going to Heaven, then let me share with you the plan of Salvation. The Bible says that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. (Rom. 3:23) The wages of that sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Rom. 6:23) Jesus paid the price for your sins on the cross. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but should have everlasting life. (John 3:16) You only have to put your faith in Jesus to save you and your sins will be forgiven and you will have eternal life. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Not of works lest any man should boast. (Eph. 2:8-9)
Secondly, I want to encourage our members of Keystone Baptist Church. I trust that the thoughts and prayer requests I share on this blog will be a blessing to you and will enrich your life.
Finally, I want to ensure everyone that, while this is something new, the message will NOT be changing. Methods might change, and should change, (within the confines of that which is Scriptural) but the Gospel is the same yesterday, today, and forever.