A Letter of Encouragement
Last night I went to sleep very discouraged. I awoke early this morning because I could sleep no more, and my mind was restless. I came into my office to read, and found this e-letter from a brother in Russia. The timing could not have been better. What an encouragement to me! Often times we fail to encourage each other even though we are in daily contact don’t we? In my case, discouragement came, and boom, God moves a man from across the globe to fill the need! God is truly good, and His lovingkindness does not fail! Bro. Sergey wrote me using a computer translator, and I’ve left the result as is. – Joel
Dear Pastor Joel Taylor,
We bless the Almighty for you and for your fidelity to the Redeemer, among this corrupted sort and global deviation from Jesus Christ’s doctrine.
I was on your site, and was pleased your love to True of the God and your jealousy in service to the sovereign Lord! We pray for you and we shall join together with you in a pray for your country.
Alas… I do not know the English language, but I write you through the computer the translator.
I the pastor of independent church of baptists of Sovereign Grace from the city of Irkutsk, Siberia, Russia. Mercy of the Master of the Christ, we continue to praise the God and to distribute a fragrance of glory of the Blessed Creator and our Savior among people living in Siberia. We have dogma of baptists of 1689 in our church. Our ancestors baptists in Russia, had the same dogma, Praise to the God.
The Lord continues us to bless to extend savour of Glory of Great God and our Savior. We try to use as much as possible these days for service of God. We visit many cities and villages with the sermon of the Gospel of Grace. Thus, we have the big counter steering from an orthodox church and liberal protestants of different names. As all over the world, and in Russia, carnal Christianity, superficial religion, to the person pleasing belief, this basic doctrine of the majority of churches of Russia. Alas… We with the sermon on Glory of the Christ and on sovereign Grace, for Russians, as people who have arrived from other planet. Us consider as “ancient puritans” as on “wild dinosaurs” look at us. But we are not confused their aversion us. On great mercy of our God, we persistently preach the Word about the Christ and we glorify Sovereign the Master, among all these atheists! Praise to the Christ!
We continue to preach Absolute importance: Regeneration, without which who will not enter into a kingdom God’s.
The appeal of Paul to Timotheus, for us sounds today Actually:
“I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry” 2 Timothy 4:1-5
For our fidelity to the Gospel of Grace, all us do not love, who puts the person in the center of the divinity. We put in the center of our divinity of the Lord. We trust in the Bible and the authority of the Bible for us is, authority of the God, as it His the Word. We the God-center in our belief!
We love the Christ and His people, His church! We shall be happy to pray for you and for your needs if you will wish to have with us dialogue for the sake of the Christ!
We from an event all over the world, see, that the second coming of the Christ, comes nearer! We are pleased to prospect of a fast meeting with our favourite Lord. And while we on the ground, we zealously try to distribute glory and greatness of the Almighty. Such service needs many forces. And we in humility recognize, that we weak, and absolutely we depend on Grace of the God.
Therefore, we ask you to pray for us and for our service evangelism. We very much require filling by force of Holy Spirit for glory of the Christ. We shall ask the God to fill you Holy Ghost and to send you an abundance of Grace of the Almighty!
Yes to become famous the Lord both in us, and in you and in your service to Omnipotent!
In His Amazing Love and Grace,
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