At Faith Baptist Church we understand that everyone has room to grow in the Lord. Therefore we meet people where they are in life and for who they are and strive help them be who God wants them to be. We sing godly hymns and spiritual songs and love to make a joyful noise to our Lord. In every service we attempt to honor God's Word and be a light and encouragement for all who come in.
It has been said, As goes the family, so goes the church; and as goes the church, so goes the nation.
That is a powerful statement. But could that be reconfigured another way and be just as powerful? Such as, As goes the church, so goes the family; and as goes the family, so goes the nation.
In these last days, the emphasis on Church attendance and the preaching of God's Absolute Truth has been greatly attacked and diminished.
The family is God's institution. It's structure and order is God ordained an explained multiple times in his eternal Word. Among other things, that tells us that we have no right to change anything about it. God's Word teaches us that it is vital for Dad and mom to Train up a child in the way that he should go... ...in the nurture and admonition of the Lord...
Churches do not raise children any more than the government raises children! According to Deuteronomy 6, the responsibility of Spiritual Direction is given to the parents! The parent/child teaching dynamic is irreplaceable and crucial for the rearing of God fearing children.
But what encourages the family to stay on that narrow way and be established in the faith and alerted to false doctrine and attacks of the culture?
Surely, we don't think the evening News will do that! Even worse, the public school system!
Maybe you would say, "A personal walk with Jesus, That is what keeps me straight!" If that is your opinion, you are absolutely right! Nothing can take the place of a daily walk with the Lord - your personal relationship to Christ is literally a matter of life and death! It is vital to meet with Him in prayer and meditation of His Word every day.
But we also admit the importance of the Church. The Church works in tandem with the home. Furthermore, The Bible says that Christ loved the church and gave himself for it.
...Church sounds pretty important!
Nothing can take the place of a personal walk with Christ, but the same can be said about faithful assembly with the body of Christ.
Even God fearing parents with the best intentions can drift, or as David said in Psalm 119.10, wander from thy commandments. Life happens! Time can be mismanaged and our personal walk in the Word neglected. False doctrine can even creep into our homes unawares through media outlets like YouTube and FACEBOOK. Asaph reminds us in Psalm 73 what faithful attendance to God's House can do for a wandering heart.
I once heard an illustration about church attendance and a bon fire.... ...In order for each log to keep burning, they had to remain together. When a log rolled out of the fire, it soon got cold and burned out.
The Church is not a social club that only a certain class of people are allowed to attend if they "pay their dues". The Church is made up of believers called the body of Christ who assemble in one place at one time to worship the Lord and hear the Word of God. You don't have to be a certain class or color to be a member of a Church - you just need to be born again and scripturally baptized!
We, at Faith Baptist Church, believe that the Preaching of God's eternal Word in his Church is of the utmost importance. The apostle Paul put a major emphasis on the preaching of God's Word to pastors, Timothy and Titus. I have heard it said this way, "Preaching is the engine that drives the train". I have also heard this, "the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing". And in order to keep the main thing the main thing - the TRUTH has to be taught.
It is the Absolute Word of God that has the power to free a sinner from bondage and save their soul. ...how shall they hear without a preacher?... ...So then, faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. (Rom 10:13-17) It is the Word of God that has the power to renew the mind of a saint and conform him into the image of Christ. ...be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your minds...(Rom 12:1,2)
Parents need Preaching because parents are human. And humans lose fervency and direction and purpose from time to time (even from Monday to next Sunday). And when the parents drift, the children will drift with them!
And if those Parents attend a church that has compromised the Preaching of the Truth for the sake of cultural tolerance, those parents will continue to drift, or, wander!
As goes the church, so goes the family!
When you come to Faith Baptist Church in Attica you can expect to be loved for who you are, right where you are. And you can also expect someone to be behind a pulpit holding the Absolute Word of God and preaching the Old Paths. Only therein, ...ye shall find rest for your souls... (Jer 6:16)
We believe that an emphasis on the Spirit filled, righty divided, expository Preaching of God's Word will so affect the Family that it will also affect the quality of this Nation.
If the Church fails in her command to lead people to God's agenda by preaching and teaching the Absolute Truth of God then the church has failed! When the church fails, the family will suffer, and the nation will suffer.
We are an Old Paths, New Testament, Independent Baptist Church. We are not perfect, nor do we know everything. But we do love Jesus and His Word, and we want to be a blessing to others. Come and join us for Church at Faith Baptist in Attica.
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