Dear Brother Davis,
I happened across your Parson’s Corner website while doing a yahoo search concerning old Landmarks. We are in an unaffiliated Landmark Baptist Church here in east Texas. There are not many any more that really hold to the old Landmarks. Here, most of the Southern Baptists and some of the associational missionary Baptists now accept alien baptism, practice pulpit affiliation, and have open communion (or at least one of the three). There are only a few that seem to want to hold onto all the truth across the board. Do you all have many churches up there? Are you affiliated with any association? I would be interested in hearing more about you and your churches. We often need to know of where sound churches are when we travel.
I appreciate your website – both the work you put into it and the stands you take on it. I want to encourage you to keep up the good work. May the Lord bless you greatly. I will look forward to hearing from you.
Brotherly, Robert Vaughn
Bless your heart sir! There are a few churches here (assoc. & non) who hold to the old Pathways. Very few though… You can best identify them by weather they say they are Missionary Baptist or not. Seems though that we share the same dilemma here too. Too many have forgotten the Landmark which our fathers have set! Proverbs 22:28 Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.
My affiliation is with both some non associated and very few associated. That’s a rarity around these parts, but unless we put aside our differences the same as Brother Pendleton and Brother Graves did in the 1800’s and strive towards the greater goal, (seeing the lost saved and the edification of the saints), we will fail as Gods people.
The sad thing is though that the old ways of worship are disappearing. More and more as the new versions creep into the congregations, the ways of the protestants also creep in. There are so many signs of the ecumenical movement being seen that sooner or later the ancient Baptist ways will all but disappear. If it weren’t for the promise the Savior made in Matthew 16 about the church, one could loose all hope as we see the day of the Lord approaching.
You’re always welcome to visit the River of Life Mission if you’re ever in the area brother.
Your servant in Christ Jesus,
Matthew 16:18 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. 16:19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Proverbs 23:10: Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless: