The separation of church and state means that we will render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s, and we will. But the preaching of the church of God does not belong to Caesar, and we will not hand it over to him. Not now. Not ever.
Although we don’t know much about Dungan we do know he was a man of vision to move his large family to this area which was remote at this period of history. The expansion of the work under Keach continued the growth of Baptists in Pennsylvania resulting in the formation of the first Baptist association in America. We should never despise “the day of small things” for we never know what God can do through it.
Kerfoot’s major contribution to his discipline was to reissue in revised form Boyce’s Abstract Although he lauded Boyce as “the greatest leader that Southern Baptists have ever had,” Kerfoot did in fact include, always in small print or footnotes, several points on which he differed from his mentor.
To hasten His return, I have personally taken on the task of reaching the nations. Jesus didn’t give His command to “…go and make disciples of all nations” (Matt. 28:19a) to a denomination or an institution but to individual believers. I am a believer; therefore, I have been given the direct task for the salvation of the world. To me it is just that simple. God has blessed me with people who have come alongside me in this journey by praying, giving, encouraging and going with me to proclaim the Gospel among those who have never heard.
Childish pride or childlike humility. Do you know the difference? Which one marks you? Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit Paul the apostle writes in 1 Corinthians 13:4-5a, and 11, “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own. . . . When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”