Thanks, Delmer. Praying for your salvation.... (joking, of course!) Brian -----Original Message----- From: Delmer G. Lawson [mailto:delgene@...] Sent: Saturday, November 29, 2003 8:34 AM To: pastorsforum@... Subject: Re: [PastorsForum] Joint Efforts Dear Brian: The Hymn says, "Just as I am, without one plea, but that Thy blood was shed for me." Matthew 6:33, "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." "Re 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. Re 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely." All we need to know to be saved is that we are sinners (Romans 3:23), and that we need to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31), and to receive Him as our personal Savior (John 3:16; 5:24, etc.). The progression in the Christian life then, logically, is growth. "2 Pe 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and for ever. Amen." Ignorant or not, Jesus refuses no one who will sincerly, in faith come to Him. "Joh 6:37 All that the Father giveth Me shall come to Me; and him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out." Doctrine is good and needful, but we must never let it negate the simplicity of the Scriptures. God bless you, my brother (even if you are Wesleyan, and I am a Baptist, ha, ha). Because of Calvary, yours, Delmer G. Lawson Jesus loves you, and I do too -- To unsubscribe, send ANY message to <pastorsforum-unsubscribe@...> "In essential things, unity; in non-essential things, liberty; and in all things, charity."