Growth Points 020: The Trail of Blood

July 23, 2012 by Paul Chappell

I wonder sometimes, with all the church growth philosophies that bring more and more of the world into the church, and with the prevalence of watered-down preaching in our pulpits today, how many Christians even know what we stand for? And I wonder how many of us would stand for the truth in the face of persecution if it came to that here in America?

For the past twenty-five years, we have included the booklet The Trail of Blood by J.M. Carroll in our new member’s packet. I want our church to know that we come from a real heritage of people who have paid a price with their blood that we might have the Bible and preach its truth today.

In the midst of this “let the good times roll” mentality, we need to treasure the truth and preach doctrine. In this Growth Points video, I share a few thoughts on the heritage we have and the need to identify ourselves with true doctrine in this age of pluralism.


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1 Comment »

  1. Appreciate that Pastor, I am preparing to teach a 4 part lesson on Baptist Heritage for a Wednesday class. Thanks for the encouragement.

    Comment by Christopher — September 23, 2013 @ 2:59 pm

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