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Living Saints Forgotten

January 20, 2015

Stephen Ammons | Pastor
First Baptist Church, Darrouzett, TX

I would like to introduce someone to you all. Her name is Palma. Ms. Palma is a charter member of our church here in the Texas panhandle. She is a great 94 years young. She, along with several other ladies, decided that when the church built the new sanctuary, they would make the stained glass. These ladies hand made all the stained glass and did a masterful job. Their legacy is forever etched into the building of our church. When I started as Pastor here I went to visit Ms. Palma. She is a wonderful lady who loves to laugh. She lives in an assisted living facility in Perryton, TX, a good 30 minute drive from Darrouzett.

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Thomas Helwys: First Baptist Pastor in England

November 19, 2014

by Ron F. Hale

Thirty years before Particular Baptists were birthed in England, a group under the leadership of John Smyth and Thomas Helwys gathered in Holland for worship and fellowship—many of these brave Baptists would venture back to England. They are now known as General Baptists. Each group (Generals and Particulars) became known for their view of the atonement of Christ. The Particular Baptists held to a “particular redemption” or limited atonement. The General Baptists were more Arminian and held to a “universal” or general atonement by which Christ died for all sinners and those who believe in Jesus will be saved.

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