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Raúl Enyedi and Nathaniel Hille

THEY ARRIVED IN PERU


Baptist Pastors

by Pastor Steve Flinchum

#1 Principles of
Self-care of the
shepherd
CONTENT

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© All rights reserved Raúl Enyedi and Nathaniel
YEAR 1- EDITION 1 Hille
April-May-June 2019 THEY ARRIVED IN PERU
THE MISSIONARY MAGAZINE Raúl is a pastor in Romania and
Jr. Leoncio Prado 314. Carabayllo. Lima. Nathaniel in the USA
Perú. Phone. 992847636.
SECCTIONS
TEXTUAL DESIGNER
Caleb Víctor Olórtegui Ramos Editorial 3
TEXTUAL REVISION Events calendar Christians
Jessica Madison 4
Steve and Regina Flinchum
COORD. EDITORIAL For children 5
Caleb Olórtegui Ramos
redaccion.elmisionero@gmail.com Ecclesiology 8
EDITORS- #1 Only for women 11
David Olórtegui Rios
Nathaniel Hille Pastoral Ministry 14
Jessica Madison
Steve Flinchum Hymn 18
Bert Craft
Sheila Stewart Doom Pastoral Reflection 21
Caleb Olórteguir Ramos Ed-eri Project 22
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EDITORIAL
THE MISSIONARY MAGAZINE
And the Lord answered me, and
theMissionary said, Write the vision, and make it
plain upon tables, that he may run
that readeth it.
( Habakkuk 2:2)

The Missionary, a ma- the courage of its authors who will


have to demonstrate with their testi-
gazine written in the mony what they declare in it.
blessing of God in res- The missionary should be a maga-
ponse to a desire before zine for the brave who wish to print
Him. in ink, what will be a blessing to a
people willing to turn away from so
The writings of men who love His much reading not according to the
Word are the result of a faithful God principles of our Holy Scriptures. It
working even in the infidelity of could also be an indicator of what we
men. It is their fidelity that allows the should read. Even more so if it would
wishes to be fulfilled. be a driver of motivation to read and
study the Word of God.
If God presented His Word in
written form, indicating in turn that it God bless this magazine in its first
was safe (2Pet 2:19), Then we must edition and very grateful to be part of
emulate his example. Presenting our it. Very happy to praise in the grace
thoughts in written form generates of God those who in one way or
several principles. another made this magazine come
true. A respective greeting to each
It can be judged by others to aut- reader that highlights the importance
henticate the truthfulness of the one of this humble magazine.
who writes compared to the Word of
God. It can not be denied or forgot-
ten, while it can still be visualized. It Pastor : David Olórtegui Rios
will be a blessing to more than one if
the analysis is favorable. It declares (Translated from Spanish)
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FOR CHILDREN
WHAT IS DOCTRINE?
THEOLOGY

Is the study of
everything we
believe about God.
It has four main
parts.

1 Cosmology 2 Soteriology
Is what we believe Is what we believe
about how the about how God saves
world began. people.

3 Ecclesiology 4 Eschatology
Is what we belie- Is what we believe
ve about Jesus’ about the end of
churches. the world.
Each of those about very important matters
parts has many like salvation and baptism.
different Surely they can’t all be right,
teachings ca- can they? How can we know
lled doctrines. what is true? We have to begin
If our theology with the Bible. If you believe
is true, all the doctrines we be- that the Bible is the perfect
lieve will fit together like a inspired word of God, you will
puzzle. base everything you believe on
Different kinds of churches what it says.
believe different things, even
Sister: Jessica Madison
ECCLESIOLOGY
A GREAT MYSTERY
A Defense of Pastor: Steve Flinchum
Chain-Link Church
Succession from a
Sovereign Grace
Landmark Baptist
Perspective
Throughout the Old Testa-
ment, there are many instances whe-
rein a wife or bride is seen to be a
type of a New Testament church. In
the New Testament, passages such
as Ephesians 5:22-33 present hus-
band and wife as a type of Christ and
church. Verse 32 of that passage sa-
ys, "This is a great mystery: but I
speak concerning Christ and the
church." Other New Testament pas- "individuals systematically united
sages refer to Jesus’ kind of church for some work; a society," and an
as a "body" and liken it and its mem- organism as "an organized body or
bers to a human body and its mem- system; a living body." The Scriptu-
bers, as in 1 Corinthians 12. We may ral facts stated above force a multitu-
refer to many kinds of organizations, de of implications in regard to
such as a legislative body or a body church truths, some of which will be
of congress, as bodies; but there is considered in the pages that follow.
something unique about Being aware of much recent con-
Jesus’ churches. They, consisting of troversy regarding our subject, and
Christ as head united with members having very dear friends with oppo-
having spiritual life, are bodies that sing views, it seems especially diffi-
possess spiritual life. They are not cult to address the issues to the ex-
merely organizations, but are orga- tent I feel is necessary. Recognizing
nisms. that most who have been exposed to
Webster’s Dictionary the church authority and succession
defines an organization as controversy may be weary from it, it
is understood that this work will pro- dition is worse than ever.
bably find little appreciation. It is not When those who hold the truth
a matter that we can just ignore and compromise, they lose. It is with a
hope to go away. We will either de- desire that all Jesus’ churches be uni-
fend the truth or surrender it. It is of ted in defense of all truth that these
grave importance that we defend pages are written. Every effort has
truth now and that such defense be been made to avoid offense or injury
recorded for the next generation. As to anyone, without compromise of
we face the perilous times of these the truth or of what is felt must be
last days, when true Christianity and said. If there is a failure in that re-
the Lord’s churches are under attack gard, I humbly ask the reader to ex-
from all about, it is desirable that the-
cuse it as the inability to adequately
re be as much unity among true Bap- express myself.
tists as possible. We must, however,
find our unity in truth or else the con-

THE FOUNDATION
When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he
asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the
Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art
John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one
of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I
am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the
Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and
said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh
and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father
which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art
Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the
gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
(Matthew 16:13-18)

The Roman Catholic in- that Peter was the first pope at Rome
and that his authority is passed on to
terpretation of these ver-
the popes who follow by succession.
ses is that Jesus was sa- They teach that tradition and the de-
ying, "Peter, your name means ‘a crees of the pope are of equal weight
stone’ (John 1:42) and upon you I with the Bible and that whatever is
will build my church." They allege bound or loosed by "the Church" will
dictate that which is bound or loosed Psalm 118:22-23 says:
in heaven. The stone which the builders refused
The typical Protestant in- is become the head stone of the cor-
terpretation is that Jesus ner. This is the LORD’s doing; it is
was saying, "Peter, the truth that marvellous in our eyes.
you have spoken is the rock upon 1 Peter 2:5-8 describes a church as
which I will build my church." Thus, "lively stones" that "are built up a
it is allowed that all who believe and spiritual house," with Jesus being the
confess that Jesus is "the Christ, the "chief corner stone." Ephesians 2:20-
Son of the living God" are in a uni- 22 speaks of a church as being "built
versal invisible church. upon the foundation of the apostles
and prophets, Jesus Christ himself
The Baptist interpreta- being the chief corner stone":
tion is that Jesus was declaring that
He, Himself, was the rock upon And are built upon the founda-
which He would build His church. tion of the apostles and prop-
There are many verses throughout hets, Jesus Christ himself
Exodus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, 1st being the chief cornerstone; In
and 2nd Samuel, the Psalms, and whom all the building fitly fra-
Isaiah that refer to Christ and to God med together groweth unto an
as "the Rock" and as "my rock." In holy temple in the Lord: In
Exodus 17 and Numbers 20, the rock whom ye also are builded to-
in the wilderness is seen as a type of gether for an habitation of
Christ. That rock in the wilderness is God through the Spirit.
referred to in 1 Corinthians 10:4 It is essential that "the house of God,
which says that "that Rock was
Christ." The prophecy of Isaiah 8:13-
which is the church of the living God,
15 and 28:16 refer to Christ as "a sto- the pillar and ground of the truth," (1
ne of stumbling," a "rock of offence," Timothy 3:15) be built upon a firm foun-
a "precious corner stone," and "a sure dation. Jesus said, ". . . upon this rock I
foundation," as is verified by Romans
will build my church." That Rock was
9:33. Matthew 21:42 says:
Christ.
Jesus saith unto them, Did ye
never read in the scriptures, BY Steve Flinchum
The stone which the builders
rejected, the same is become
the head of the corner: this is
the Lord’s doing, and it is
marvellous in our eyes? (It will continue in the next edition)
ONLY FOR WOMEN
modest dress

"DO YOU for me to keep my


know what thoughts pure. The thing
it is like to is that ladies do not help
go to the at all. They are exposing
supermar- so much skin that it is
ket and really difficult for a
you feel
young man to know
like an
alien as if where to look and keep
you came his mind pure. How I
from would like someone to
Mars? I'm tell them.
the only
one dres- The young man who had ap-
sed in a proached me for advice was per-
skirt and a really long and modest plexed, the young lady intimidated
one! "The exasperated young lady, by the pressures of fitting in with the
decently dressed in her pretty jacket crowd.
and denim skirt, was in stark contrast
to the other young girls who passed
by with their navels exposed, their "Someone needs to talk to
noses, ears and lips pierced with them." I heard it that time and many
arrangements of bright rings and fan- other times. "Talk to them." I re-
tasy jewelry, and her hair painted in membered my oldest granddaughter
purple, pink and turquoise. who just turned sixteen and the con-
And the young lady dressed in the versation we had with the two of us.
skirt thought that she was an extrate- I tried to impart to her in that short
rrestrial! time of privacy everything that was
I wish you to pray for in my heart: the dreams, the war-
me; It has been difficult nings and what I expect from her.
And for the short time, many things Why am I here on this
remained pending. And with these
planet?
yearnings for her, I remembered all
the "my adopted daughters" that I Who do I belong to?
have had through the years in the Who will I please?
church, in the youth ministry and in
the twenty-five years of the summer
camp. They occupy a special place Your answers will have
in my heart. Yes, it's time to talk everything to do with what we
about sanctity, modesty and dress, will be talking about
and well, even about the young peo- throughout this book.
ple!
Actually, I'm going to let some of
my young friends speak for themsel- (It will continue in the
ves. next edition)
Translated from Spanish
First, we will talk about what it is
to be a Christian. Modesty in dress is
part of the distinctive outer seal of a
true Christian.

Sheila Stewart Doom

True Christians have the Taken from :


answers to the most important Ministry Abundant Grace
questions in life. These ques-
Postal Section # 50
tions and their answers make a
Chetumal, Quintana Roo
clear difference between Chris-
77000
tians and those who pretend to
be. Before you hurry to the next MEXICO
chapter, I want you to ask your-
self these questions and think
how you would answer them.

Who I am?
COVER PAGE
THEY ARRIVED IN PERU
Bringing the message of God
to the whole world is the
mandate of our Lord Jesus
Christ to his church. Natha-
niel and Raúl, Baptist pastors
arrived in Peru with the pur-
pose of sharing biblical
teachings in the first biblical
conference of the Mount Cal-
vary Baptist Mission in Lima
Carabayllo and in the Confe-
rence for Pastors and Missio-
naries of Mount Hebron Bap-
tist Church in Pucallpa.

Raúl Enyedi
Pastor of So-
vereign Gra-
ce Baptist
Church in
Bocsa
Romania
Nathaniel Hille Pastor of the
Baptist Bible Church in Plant
City, Florida. USA

“ And he said unto them, Go ye into all the


world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Mark 16:15
PASTORAL MINISTRY
Preacher, take heed to thyself
men and women (1 Timothy 2:8-12),
to aspiring ministerial candidates (1
1Timothy 4:12-16 Timothy 3:1-7), to deacons (1 Ti-
mothy 3:810), to the spouses of aspi-
ring deacons and preachers
(1Timothy 3:11), to the brethren in
There are three books called general (1 Timothy 4:6), to the el-
pastoral epistles in the New Testa- derly (1 Timothy 5:1), to the youth (1
ment: 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Timothy 5:1), to the widows (1 Ti-
Titus. These epistles are saturated mothy 5:2-5), to young women (1
with divine wisdom for the ser- Timothy 5:2), to young widows (1
vants of God so that their lives, Timothy 5:11-14), to laboring ser-
preaching, and ministries may be vants (1 Timothy 6:1-2), and to the
fruitful. These pastor al epistles wealthy (1 Timothy 6:17-19).
are instructions for the man of God to However the first priority of the mi-
be useful and prosperous in the hands nister of God is that he take heed to
of almighty God. They are wise war- himself so that he may effectively
nings to avoid problems, deception serve others (1 Timothy 4:16).
and tragedy in the ministry. They are
guides on how to confront the many
challenges of ministerial life with the
THE PRIORITY OF THE
wisdom of God. By taking to heart
and heeding the teaching of the pas- PREACHER IS TO TAKE
toral epistles, the God-called servant HEED TO HIMSELF FOR THE
can properly order his private life, his GLORY OF GOD
marriage and home, his time, his
priorities, and his relationships, en-
couraging other members of the The Preacher Is An Example To
church congregation to conform their The Flock Of God and Has The
lives to the authority of the Word of Spiritual Obligation to Exemplify
God. The Life Of Christ To Others (1
Timothy 4:12; Titus 2:7-8; 1Peter
The minister of the Lord must 5:3).
give special watchcare and vigilan- The Preacher Is An Instrument
ce to the flock of God (1 Peter In The Hands Of God That Should
5:23; Proverbs 27:23). According to Be Regularly Sharpened and Ho-
the inspired instructions of the Apos- ned For More Effectual Use. “We
tle Paul given to the young preacher, are, in a certain sense, our own tools,
Timothy, the minister must give spi- and therefore must keepourselves in
ritual watchcare and instruction to order. If I want to preach the gospel,
I can only use my own voice; there- rinthians 13:5). Among true Baptist
fore I must train my vocal powers. I churches there exists unregenerate
can only think with my own brains, pastors and preachers who threaten
and feel with my own heart, and the- the spiritual well-being of the Lord’s
refore I must educate my intellectual churches and the testimony of Jesus
and emotional faculties. I can only Christ: Judas Iscariot (Acts 1:15-
weep and agonize for souls in my 20,25), ravening wolves who rise up
own renewed nature, therefore must I from within the church (Acts 20:28-
watchfully maintain the tenderness 31), false teachers who privily bring
which was in Christ Jesus. It will be in damnable heresies (2 Peter 2:1-3),
in vain for me to stock my library, or and those men who creep in unawa-
organize societies, or project sche- res and turn the grace of God into
mes, if I neglect the culture of my- lasciviousness and deny the soverei-
self; for books, and agencies, and gnty of the Almighty (Jude 1:4).
systems, are only remotely the instru-
ments of my holy calling; my own Every minister of God should take
spirit, soul, and body, are my nearest to heart the words of the Lord Jesus:
machinery for sacred service; my spi- “Can the blind lead the blind? Shall
ritual faculties, and my inner life, are they not both fall into the ditch?”
my battle ax and weapons of The minister should be a recipient of
war.” (Charles Spurgeon, Lectures the Gospel before he preaches it to
To My Students). others. He should be born of the
Holy Spirit. He should have expe-
The Preacher Is Likened Unto rienced a radical conversion in his
An Ox Whose Well Being Must Be life through the new birth. He should
Dilligently Cared know the profound sorrow of repen-
For (1 Timothy 5:18; 1 Cor int- tance toward God concerning his
hians 9:9-10). own sins. He should have justified
God by acknowledging and confes-
The Preacher Is Likened To A sing that God is wholly just for ha-
Well Of Spiritually Refreshing ving placed him under His judgment,
Waters That Need To Be Cons- wrath and condemnation. He should
tantly Replenished (2 Peter 2:17). have sensed the divine conquering of
his ego and pride in his mind, emo-
tions and will. He should have
THE PREACHER MUST TAKE renounced the right of ownership to
HEED TO HIMSELF his own life and ever be manifesting:
SPIRITUALLY “Lord, what wilt Thou have me do?”
He should have received a blessed
peace that only comes through faith.
He should have found rest for his
By Making Sure That He is Sa- soul by settling by faith upon the
ved and A Recipient Of The Saving truth and promises of God. He
Grace Of God (2 Peter 1:10; 2 Co- should have rested from all confiden-
ce in his own merits and works while
looking to the Lamb of God, the Lord The Verbalized Confession Of Sin
Jesus Christ, to His merits, His per- To God On The Basis Of Christ’s
fect righteousness, and His consuma- Propitiatory Work On The Cross (1
ted, redemptive work on the cross of John 1:9; Micah 7:18; Hebrews
Calvary. This is the first duty of the 10:23).
minister of God in taking heed to
himself. By Mortifying Remaining Sin In
His Members (Romans 8:13; Co-
By Confessing His Sins Daily lossians 3:5; 2 Peter 2:19). The mi-
and Constantly As Need Arises nister of God should live continuous-
(Proverbs 28:13; Psalms 66:18). The ly in chapters 6, 7, and 8 of the Book
constant confession of sin, both of of Romans so that he may conquer
the seen and unseen, the open and sin and live in victory over it. He
secret, the known and the unknown, should consider himself to be dead
is vital to truly walk with God (1 unto sin but alive unto God. He
John 1:3-9). The confession of sin should recognize that the old man has
should be modeled after the godly been crucified with Christ and that he
example of the saints of old: Nehe- is no longer the servant of sin. His
miah (Nehemiah 1:4-11), David baptism declares his own death with
(Psalm 51), and Daniel (Daniel 9:3- Christ and that he no longer lives af-
20), and those baptized by John the ter the flesh. He is not to yield his
Baptist (Matthew 3:6; Mark 1:5). members to the flesh. He has been
The confession of sin has at least made free from sin in order to pursue
three important aspects: righteousness, as he is no longer the
servant of sin. He is now to watch
dilligently and pray that he enter not
The Acknowledging Of Sin. Sin must into temptation (Matthew 26:41); he
be identified and there must be heart walks in the Spirit so that he does not
agreement with God concerning that fulfill the lusts of the flesh (Galatians
sin without making light of it or mini- 5:16); he memorizes, treasures, and
mizing it in any way obeys God’s Word from the heart
(Amos 3:3; Proverbs 14:9). that he might not sin against God
(Psalm 119:9,11); he perseveres in
prayer that sin may not have domi-
nion over him (Psalm 119:133,
The Determination To Abandon Sin. 19:13).
With divine enablement and the po-
wer of Christ, sin must be forsaken in By Maintaining A Robust Devo-
practice and in the affections of the tional Life (Acts 6:4). A r obust de-
heart. There must be a sincere divorce votional life refers to his daily, perso-
from the pleasure and practice of sin nal relationship with God through the
(Proverbs 28:13). Scriptures and prayer (and fasting),
without which he cannot be sustained
in the Christian life and ministry. 3:4; 1 Corinthians 14:8)
Prayer is to the Christian what Take Care Of His Sugar Intake
oxygen is to a human being. The (Proverbs 25:16,27)
Word of God is to the believer what
food is to every living creature.
Without oxygen, death is sure; THE PREACHER MUST TAKE
without food, weakness comes qui- HEED TO HIMSELF
ckly, and ultimately, death. Like- MORALLY
wise, the believer’s life without pra-
yer and the Word of God is sure to
bring weakness and other spiritual
infirmities. Above all other responsi- Keep His Heart Pure (Matthew
bilities in the life of the minister, he 5:8; Psalm 51:10; 1 Timothy 2:22; 1
must persist and continue in the John 3:3)
Word and prayer.
Keep His Mind Pure
By Striving To Have A Proper, (Philippians 4:8; Psalm 19:14)
Biblical, and Humble Concept Of Keep His Conscience Pure (2
Himself (1 Cor inthians 3:4-8; 1 Co- Timothy 1:3; Acts 24:16; 2 Corint-
rinthians 15:10; Romans 12:3; 2 Co- hians 1:12)
rinthians 13:7-9; Galatians 6:3).
Keep His Eyes Pure (Psalm
By Seeking The Glory Of God 101:3; Job 31:1; Matthew 5:28)
In All Things (1 Cor inthians 10:31;
Psalm 115:1; 1 Peter 4:11). Keep His Hands Pure (Psalm
24:3-5; 1 Timothy 2:8; James 4:8)
THE PREACHER MUST TAKE D. Keep His Body Pure (1 Corint-
HEED TO HIMSELF hians 6:19-20; 1 Timothy 4:12; 1 Co-
PHYSICALLY rinthians 6:13)

Keep His Testimony Pure (1 Ti-


Take Care Of His Heart (1 Ti- mothy 5:22; Acts 20:26)
mothy 4:8; Proverbs 4:23)

Take Care Of His Appetites (1


Corinthians 9:24-27; 1 Corinthians Pastor: Bert Craft
10:31; Ecclesiates 10:16-17)

Take Care Of His Lungs and (It will continue in the next edition)
Respiratory System (Isaiah 40:9;
Isaiah 52:8, Isaiah 58:1)

Take Care Of His Voice (Luke


HYMNS
History and scriptures 1
“Let the word of Christ dwell in member of the Presbyterian church,
you richly in all wisdom; and an avid supporter of D.L. Moody
and other evangelical leaders of that
teaching and admonishing era. Bro. Spafford also had four dau-
one another in psalms and ghters and one son.
hymns and spiritual songs, sin- In 1871, a fire swept through
ging with grace in your hearts Chicago leaving some 300 people
to the Lord.” Colossians 3:16 dead and over 100,000 homeless.
Spafford, who had invested much in
HYMNS have pla- the downtown Chica-
yed a significant part go real estate had lost
in the lives of God’s much if not all of his
people. The largest investment. It was
book in the Bible is around this time that
the Holy Spirit’s hym- his son had died also.
nal. Hymns have been For two years Spaf-
a significant part of ford and his family
worshipping God labored in the Chica-
down through the go area helping those
ages. So often we who had suffered
sing the ‘hymns of greater loss than his
Zion’ and I wonder if family had. In 1873,
we know what we Horatio sought to ta-
ke his family on a
are really singing. European vacation
Let us take a look at and assist friends
our hymns and take Dwight Moody and
notice of the words we Ira Sankey on an
actually are singing evangelistic crusade
and as well the history in Europe. Spafford
of that hymn. The was detained in
very first hymn I want to deal with is Chicago with some business con-
“It Is Well With My Soul” by Hora- cerns, but sent his wife and daughters
tio Gates Spafford. I have no doubt ahead on schedule to England. Off
that this is a familiar title, words, and New Foundland, the ship carrying
melody to us all, but are you aware of Spafford’s wife and daughters colli-
the history behind this hymn? ded with another ship and within a
Horatio G. Spafford was a lawyer, half-hour sank. Spafford’s wife, An-
invested in real estate, a faithful na, sent her husband a telegram of
only two words: “saved alone”. She “It is well with my soul.”
was one of only forty-seven survivors
on a ship carrying hundreds of pas- Many folks have endured less, far
sengers. All four of Spafford’s dau- less, and have forsaken the Lord,
ghters perished and he was now left cursing His name. The Lord saw fit
without children. I am told that the for these happenstances to take place
loss of a child is one of the hardest in the life of His servant, and Bro.
things to suffer, yet Mr. and Mrs. Spafford abided faithfully. What if
Spafford suffered the loss of all of
their children (as far as my research Spafford had been on that first boat
went) in a period of around two and drowned among the others, if he
years. had not been providentially delayed
with business affairs…we would not
Spafford sailed to England to be with have this hymn today. Spafford
his afflicted wife. It is said that Hora-
cio asked the Captain of his ship to
stands before us as a testament to
stop at the approximate place where God’s enduring grace and mercy;
his daughters drowned and there he that by the power of God we are able
wrote the hymn: "It is good with my to remain faithful to Him during
soul". Others say that it was not until trials and temptations. Spafford li-
he arrived in England and they met ved and experienced“And we know
his wife that he spoke with Eld. that all things work together for
Moody saying: good to them that love God, to them
“It is well. The will of God be who are the called according to his
done.” Either way, it was under purpose.” (Rom.8:28). H.G. Spaf-
these trying circumstances that Bro. ford was one who experienced the
Spafford penned one of the greatest trial of his faith and rejoiced, kno-
hymns there ever was. Does this wing that God’s will was done
story not give more creditable weight (1Pet.1:7; 1Pet.4:12,13). May this
to the first verse: hymn be one that causes us to trust
in the Lord at all times, knowing His
ways are not our ways, but higher
“When peace, like a river, attendeth and better (Isa.55:8,9). Let this
my way, When sorrows like sea bi- hymn dwell in our hearts, teaching
llows roll; and admonishing one another that
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught we may glorify our God in trials and
me to say, It is well, it is well with
my soul.” ?
tribulations, proving Him to be our
All in All.
Many of us will never have to
deal with the providential circum-
stances that Bro. Spafford endured Pastor: Nathaniel Hille
and was still able to say,
IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL

BY HORATIO GATES SPAFFORD


(1828 – 1888)

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,


When sorrows like sea billows roll:
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to know,
It is well, it is well with my soul.
(Refrain)
It is well, it is well,
With my soul, with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,


Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

(Refrain)

My sin, oh the bliss of this glorious thought!


My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to His cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul.

(Refrain)

And Lord haste the day, when my faith shall be sight,


The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul.
PASTORAL REFLECTION
You have to learn something

WITH A CANE IN HAND AND TAPPING THE


GROUND THIS PERSON WAS WALKING
SLOWLY WITH THE AMBITION OF HIS LIFE
THAT TOOK STRENGTH OF HIS BODY .

THIS FRIEND of mine was started telling me how he had learned to


walking towards his house, but I saw knit. Now, he would knit belts, shoes,
him take a different direction on the purses, and he was showing me some of
dusty road as I was riding my motor- his work as he was telling about it.
cycle to get home, so I turned around. Oscar Tello is a blind person I met
“Let me give you a ride, Oscar!” I a long time ago when I was preaching
said to him. For a moment he seemed the word of God. His first years of
uneasy to answer. blindness were critical, but thank God,
“Hello Brother David! Sure, give me we were there for him along with the
a ride,” he replied to me with a smile on church helping this man out. What chee-
his face. red me up the most was when he told
It had been a long time since I had me, “Do you remember you told me I
talked to him. He recognized my voice had to learn something?”
and jumped on the back of the motor- Of course, I clearly remembered
cycle. that and the examples I had given him.
“How is it going, Oscar?” I asked He couldn’t stay like that. He had to
him loudly because of the noisy road as move forward!
we were going on our way. Dear Readers, THE GOOD ADVICE is
“Same old, same old,” he replied. necessary in our lives. Sometimes we do
“Do you remember you told me I had to not want to deliver it or receive it. Proverbs
learn something?” he asked. Then, he 4:13 says, “Take hold of instruction; let her
said, “Well, at the beginning I thought not go: keep her; for she is thy life.” The
about something I could do when I beca- good advice brings wisdom in our lives.
me completely blind. That thought was “Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that
really hard for me to swallow, but I lear- thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.” says
ned something.”
Proverbs 19:20. I recommend that you read
“What did you learn?” I asked.
the book of Proverbs, daily.
He quickly replied, “Knitting. Now
I am knitting belts.” Pastor David Olórtegui
I had to end our conversation becau- (Translated from Spanish by
se we had arrived home. Once home, he Brother Elias Prudencio.)
Ed-eri Project
THIS PROJECT addres- At present, the degrada-
ses the creation of a tion of the sound doctri-
He that hath printing factory with nes of the Bible is remar-
received his textual graphic design kable in the ecumenical
testimony hath set
services in the city of Ca- and universalist lines.
to his seal that
God is true. rabayllo, Lima, Peru, in These lines are being in-
( John 3:33 ) response to the demand troduced into churches
for the need to make lite- and around the world
rary publications to con- with falsehoods and
tribute to the task of the doctrinal errors, therefo-
G r ea t C o mm is s i on re, we urgently need to
(Matthew 28: 18-20). provide brothers and
Therefore, we have un- pastors with biblical
dertaken the task of for- books that were written
ming a nonprofit prin- by servers that are often
ting factory. anonymous.

THE PASTOR RAUL ENYEDI In his text


of "development of a literary project", makes a good contribution with
respect to the need to spread the literature of sound doctrines, says:

"When we talk about literature, we understand the importance of in-


formation, the gospel is necessary for salvation, the members of the
church need the teachings for their growth and the welfare of the church,
the welfare of a church and its efficiency in the fulfillment. of their duties
depend directly on how informed and mature their membership is ".

It is very important that our churches consider the literature ministry


and that they join this work in cooperation in several areas, such as con-
tributions in economics, design, writing, distribution and more. I am su-
re that literary work is of great help and of great importance to our
churches in the task of the great commission.
PURPOSE OF EDITIONS Ed-eri
THE CREATION OF CASA 1 EVANGELISTIC: with the
EDITORIAL was born in res- delivery of a booklet or literary
ponse to the task of the Great text to each person, he receives
Commission and the need for greater individual attention and
literary materials that the chur- evangelism is easier. Young chil-
ches need for the various dren and adults are directly and
teaching areas inside and outsi- personally reached with the
de. Also the need that many ser- Gospel of salvation.
vers have to publish and give a
textual design to the literary
works that God took them to 2 EDUCATIONAL: with the
write. In the Lima area and literary text we teach the Word
throughout Peru, there is no of God to spiritually edify the
printing company that can meet members of the churches, help
these non-profit needs. them to apply them to their
daily needs and urge them to
Taking into account what has testify forming mature believers
been said, we have the PURPO- in the faith.
SE to provide literary material to
the churches for the biblical 3 TRAINING: Literary texts
teaching of each believer and for allow members to exercise res-
evangelization, as well as to edit ponsibility by being prepared for
and publish the writings of seve- effective Christian service.
ral servants of God of the same
beliefs: ONE LORD, ONE
FAITH AND ONE BAPTISM.

We believe that each Word of


God delivered through a booklet
or literary text will fulfill its
work and will not return empty,
but will do its work in due time.
LIST OF TEXTS FOR THE
PRINT

 THE LITTLE BOOK OF BIG BIBLE


DOCTRINES
 BOOK: ADULTERY IN THE CHURCH
 BOOK: A GREAT MYSTERY
 EVANGELISTIC LESSONS FOR USE
BY CORRESPONDENCE
 BOOKS FOR DISCIPLESHIP
 LESSONS FOR THE SUNDAY PRO-
GRAM IN THE CHURCH
 PAMPHLETS
 MISSIONARY HIMNARY
 THE MISSIONARY MAGAZINE
 BULLETIN ED-ERI

WORDS FROM Ed-eri need the help prayers. Also make


DIRECTOR OF of those who believe these prayers come
in the grace of God. true in an economy
Ed-eri It is for this reason that supports mate-
Undertaking so- that we make this rial needs.
mething in God's invitation. Your contributions
grace also means Without your help, will make it possible
surviving in the gra- this project is likely for impressions to
ce of God. All those to become a heavy come true, for machi-
who live under that burden. Having even nes to be bought, for
grace know this way a promise, will put in brothers to work, etc.
of living. those who are al- There is so much to
We started this ready involved a do, we need your
project thinking greater hope. participation, dear
about the grace of To continue we brothers.
God. The editorial need many of your
Pastor David Olortegui Rios
SAVED THROUGH GRACE
PRISONER BUT FREE
There was the pri-
soner we were going to
visit; sitting on his bed
and on his desk a Bible
he was reading. There
was no sadness or des-
pair in his face and the
pages of the Book see-
med to agree with him.
The pages of the book
were raised by him, as
when one turns the food
for a better tasting.
He was captured by
the intelligence service ked to him about the God had prepared him.
and sentenced for quali- gospel every time. So- He had finished the sca-
fied homicide. He be- metimes, while he was re, sleeping in the water,
longed to a terrorist sleeping, in the suffering hunger, com-
group that sowed panic outskirts, the police mitting murders and
and terror in the Peru- would practice shooting always fleeing. Christ
vian population. He sad- and then wake up des- forgave his past. I was
ly tells us that among perately looking for a free! Christ had libera-
those he killed in his life gun under the bed. He ted him!
there were also evange- was imprisoned and mo- This real life story is
lical preachers and pas- re than a prisoner, a pri- repeated every time in
tors. His indoctrination soner of himself. Nee- many people, even if
in the communist party ded help. After a time of they are not in a physi-
was fierce and cruel. so much struggle, he cal prison; They are
His convictions gave could not resist the irre- guilty of their own reali-
him the security of sistible call of God. His ty. There is no peace or
reaching the blood if crying was endless, an joy in their lives.
necessary. So much so indescribable peace The Bible defines a
that, even while he was seized his being. At last different kind of
in prison, he wanted to his "flight" ended freedom. An absolute
continue his seditious without end. freedom, available to
work. I often argued Now he could un- ALL through Jesus
with those who had derstand that the place Christ. John 8:36 says:
evangelistic services where he was was beco- "If the Son sets you
there. His cellmate tal- ming a safe haven, that free, you will be truly
free." However, if God is not BELIEVE IN JESUS
Free of what? The our Lord, all this will be (John 3:18 and 36,
Bible tells us that we are in vain (Isaiah 64: 6). Acts 4:12).
all slaves. We are under When I acknowledge
the dominion of Satan that I am a slave to sin CONFESS YOUR
and sin or under the do- and ask God to set me FAITH IN JESUS
minion of God (Romans free, God leads me to a CHRIST
6:16). direct relationship with (Romans 10: 9)
We are born with a Christ and makes me his If God has spoken to
sinful nature that is re- son (John 1:12). your heart, welcome
vealed against God. him as your Lord and
This translates into sla- IF YOU HAVE Savior and then visit a
very to sin, but Christ, NEVER church where they prac-
who became man, and RECEIVED CHRIST tice the teachings of the
demonstrated his power Bible.
over Satan by living a
perfect life and rising REPENT YOU MUST
from the dead, frees us OF YOUR SIN CONGREGATE
from the power of sin. (Acts 2:38, 3:19) (HEBREWS 10:25).
We can try to be
good on our own. Pastor David Olortegui

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