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The Lord gave us an excellent Spring Rally Monday, April 19 at the Davidson Baptist Church in Hazard, KY. The rally began with a message from Rev. Matt Reider, pastor of First Evangelical Methodist Church of Gaston, NC. Matt scripturally answered the question, “Do you know what you are doing?” in regard to different issues and situations churches currently face. We must know that the Lord always wants us preaching the Word. Immediately following that encouraging message I gave a presentation on “A Biblical Assessment of Global Warming.” Global warming is the faulty belief, based on evolutionary theory, that the current rise in global temperature is artificially caused by humanity and must be reversed to avoid catastrophic results. The host church then provided a wonderful dinner for all, and the fellowship was sweet. During the evening service Rev. Stephen Spence, pastor of the Grace Bible Church in Avella, PA preached from 2 Timothy 4, challenging and encouraging us to faithfully serve Christ at all times.
The Executive Committee met on Tuesday morning for its spring meeting on Tuesday, April 20. We are glad to announce that the 2021 annual convention will be held October 19–21 at Hardingville Bible Church in Hardingville, NJ with the theme, “Jesus Christ: The Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever.” General sessions applying this theme to the 80th convention of the ACCC are planned, as well as many breakout sessions addressing important contemporary issues. Details will be forthcoming.
After a long illness ACCC executive committee member Dr. Mark Allison went to be with the Lord Monday, April 26, at his home. He was President of Geneva Reformed Seminary, a member of the Free Presbyterian Presbytery, and attended Faith Free Presbyterian Church. Pray for the Lord’s sure mercies for his family, wife Charlene and daughter Hannah.
It has been over five years since my predecessor, Dr. Ralph Colas, went to be with the Lord. His wife, Alice, now resides in Colorado with her son Kevin and his wife Esther. She struggles with dementia yet is happy and content with Kevin and his family. Continue to pray for her and for Kevin and Esther as they care for Alice. If you would like to send Alice a card, contact me and I can give you her address.
After almost a year of no real traveling on behalf of the Council I am thankful for upcoming opportunities! Here is my itinerary at this point for the next few months:
- Attending Conference on the Church for God’s Glory, Rockford, IL, May 24
- Speaking at Grace Bible Church (Pastor Stephen Spence), Avella, PA, June 6
- Speaking at annual meeting of the Independent Baptist Fellowship of North America, Attleboro, MA, June 22-24
- Attending annual meeting of the Evangelical Methodist Church, Kingsport, TN, July 27-29
- Speaking at Hope Evangelical Methodist Church (Pastor Bill Lueke), Youngstown, PA, Sept 26-29
Thank you for praying these past months for the church I pastor, Orwell Bible Church, as we have sought to purchase a building of our own. I am thankful to report that the Lord greatly provided, and we were able to purchase it and be debt free! We received the keys to the building about a month ago. Much work needs to be done to renovate this building for use as a church meeting house. We appreciate your praying for the Lord’s continued supply of needs (Phil 4:19) and our witness to our new neighbors.
One of the key reasons the ACCC exists is to provide information from a biblical perspective regarding various issues Christ’s church faces today. What are some such issues? Here is a sampling:
- The continually growing trend of Christians imbibing alcohol
- Critical theory
- The “equality act” currently before the US Senate
- Christians working with Roman Catholics and heretics in various common causes
- Recent issues in the SBC and PCA
- Global warming
- Multiculturalism and racism
- Violence in society
- And of course, the continuing departure from biblical morality and marriage and the push of transgenderism, homosexuality, same-sex attraction
I have provided links to official position statements the ACCC adopted addressing each of these issues. At the bottom of each post you will find links for both full-page and bulletin insert copies. You can also order the same in pamphlet formats, here. These are helpful tools for your church to use, teaching the saints for their maturity and protection (Eph 4:12–16), and rescuing those being led away from the faith (Jude 22–23). There are many more issues the ACCC has addressed; go to our resolutions page for more.
The ACCC is able to help Christ’s church “earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 3) in these ways because of your prayer and financial support. Thank you for doing so!
Your fellow servant in the Cause of Christ,