We should remember that we have naught to gain, but everything to lose by comprising the principles which we hold. Should fidelity to God’s Word lead us to separation from those we love as well as our own lives, we should still be firm; remembering that true love to Jesus, as well as to our friends, should lead us to stand firmly by the truth. Baptists have accomplished a noble work for the world. We do not believe that their mission is ended. Our fathers suffered imprisonment, stripes, banishment, death, that they might bequeath to us the rich legacy which we enjoy. Shall we barter that legacy for poplar applause? The early Christians were the “sect everywhere spoken against.” Our Master bore suffering and shame for us. If our principles bring reproach upon us, let us bear that reproach. Let us be careful to avoid bitterness and unholy strife. Let our lives abound in patience, forbearance, gentleness, goodness, and truth, while we commit ourselves, not to men, but to God, who judgeth righteously.
From the book entitled, BAPTIST DOCTRINES, 1892 Source: The Baptist Pillar, Vol. 10, No. 1, Jan./Feb. 2002 Web Site: The Baptist Pillar
My name is John Henry and I am from Panther City, Texas. I joined the US Army in 1966, received Christ in 1977, and became missionary in 1988.
I am a King James Bible believer, pre-tribulation rapture, zero point Calvinist, non-Arminian, local church, independent fundamental, sin hating, landmark Baptist, and a sinner saved by grace.
EDUCATION I earned my Th.G. Degree from North Side Baptist Church Bible Institute in Abilene, Texas in July of 1987. I have done extension studies through Bethany Bible College in Dothan Alabama, American Christian College in Oklahoma City, and Liberty University including Harold Willmington's Liberty Home Bible Institute. I received my Th.B from Texas Baptist Collage in 2000. I finally earned my Th.M. and Th.D from Salt Lake Baptist College in April of 2003 and January of 2005 respectively.
DOCTRINAL STAND I believe in the Blood, the Book and the Blessed Hope. I am a King James Bible believer, that is, I hold it as the inspired, inerrant, infallible Word of God. I believe salvation is by grace through faith in the blood sacrifice of my Lord Jesus Christ. I hold historic independent, fundamental, landmark, local church, Baptist doctrines. I am neither a Calvinist, nor an Arminian. I oppose Charismatic doctrine, ecumenicalism, Romanism, and everything else that is against sound Biblical doctrine. I believe in the pre-tribulation Rapture of all believers of this Age, and believe the Lord's Second coming is near. I am a Dispensationalist, but not a Hyper- Dispensationalist, that is, I believe there is only one way of salvation and that is through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. My complete doctrinal statement may be viewed online.
MISSIONARY SERVICE I have been working with the people of Southeast Asia winning souls and training leaders since 1988. I arrived in on the field in September of that year after just 6 months of raising support. I have had a major role in training 6 Asians, 4 of whom are presently leading churches. Presently I lead a Radio Ministry, and a Bible Institute training a few men.
PASSION & PASSTIME I love to study and teach the Word of God. I greatly enjoy passing out John / Romans Scripture portions and telling people about Jesus. I have an extensive internet ministry and have had people visit from all 50 states DC, Guam, Puerto Rico, and over 100 nations including:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bahamas, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ecuador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Hong Kong, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malawi, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigera, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States., Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Countries I've been to:
USA, ISRAEL, EGYPT, SAUDI ARABIA, JORDAN,
ITALY, GREECE, SPAIN,
JAPAN, TAIWAN, PHILIPPINES, MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE, THAILAND, LAOS,