The Pastor's Pen
Would there be enough evidence in your life to convict you of being a Christian?
In Ephesians 4:1, Paul tells us, "I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called." Ask yourself this question, "If it became illegal to be a Christian, or if you went on trial for being a Child of the King, would there be enough evidence to convict you?" You would have to make the decision to stand for what you believe or crumble. There are a lot of "so-called" Christians in our society today- "fair weather Christians" or "mountain top Christians". It's easy to say, "I love the Lord" when all is well, but it takes a strong deep faith to stay in the fight while in the valley!! Amen?
Many come to church because it's something to do, or they think coming to church will get them to heaven someday. Once a person has been to Calvary and been washed in the Blood of Jesus Christ, they are a totally different creature. You have been redeemed and now possess the fruits of the spirit; Love, Joy, Peace, Kindness, Faithfulness, Meekness, Patience, and Temperance. If you don't have those in your life, you've missed the whole point.
Let me ask again... Would there be enough evidence to convict you as a Christian if you were on trial?
- Preacher Chuck
Peace Free Will Baptist Church
Rev. Chuck Thornton, Pastor Cell: 864-497-7953 Church: 864-579-4762
1195 Old Converse Road, Spartanburg, S.C. 29307
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 170835, Spartanburg, SC. 29301
Preacher Chuck is a Spartanburg native. He graduated from Spartanburg High School and attended Spartanburg Community College and Beaver Creek Bible Institute. He is married to Libby Bullman Thornton and has two children, Dawn Thornton Guy and Charles Thornton II (Chip). He is the proud grandfather of five granddaughters - Dru, Daphne, Delaney and Daelyn Guy and Selah Thornton and grandson Jake. He is a member of the Palmetto Conference of the Free Will Baptist, where he serves as Clerk. His hobbies are hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.