Love and forgiveness are at the heart of Christianity


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Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times - When He was crucified, Jesus Christ forgave those who had beaten, whipped, tortured and, finally, were killing Him. He forgave because of in spite all that they had done to Him He still loved them and wanted them to be saved from the power of sin. Christians are supposed to be Christ-like and because of that they too must forgive as Christ did, because if they truly strive to be like Christ then they must also love as He did and does and that means loving and forgiving even those who persecute them. The persecution of Christians began during Christ’s earthly ministry and continues to this day. In fact, it could be argued with much justification that the persecution of Christians is intensifying today all around the world. In the face of such persecution, Christians must do today what the first Christians did in the days after Christ’s crucifixion, death, resurrection and ascension when they were a persecuted minority with no temporal power. They must cling ever more strongly to their faith and act as Jesus would have acted by loving their persecutors as Christ forgave those who persecuted Him. Those early Christians endured those early trials by fire and overcame them to spread the good news of Jesus Christ around the world. Today’s Christians must do the same, praying to and trusting in Christ in the knowledge that, like those first Christians, He will neither leave nor forsake them, but help them to overcome this, the latest and perhaps greatest trial by fire Christianity has ever faced, and continue to spread the good news of Christrian love and forgiveness and, in time, again change the world for the better.



Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times When He was crucified, Jesus Christ forgave those who had beaten, whipped, tortured and, finally, were killing Him. He forgave because of in spite all that they had done to Him He still loved them and wanted them to be saved from the power of sin. Christians are supposed to be Christ-like and because of that they too must forgive as Christ did, because if they truly strive to be like Christ then they must also love as He did and does and that means loving and forgiving even those who persecute them. The persecution of Christians began during Christ's earthly ministry and continues to this day. In fact, it could be argued with much justification that the persecution of Christians is intensifying today all around the world. In the face of such persecution, Christians must do today what the first Christians did in the days after Christ's crucifixion, death, resurrection and ascension when they were a persecuted minority with no temporal power. They must cling ever more strongly to their faith and act as Jesus would have acted by loving their persecutors as Christ forgave those who persecuted Him. Those early Christians endured those early trials by fire and overcame them to spread the good news of Jesus Christ around the world. Today's Christians must do the same, praying to and trusting in Christ in the knowledge that, like those first Christians, He will neither leave nor forsake them, but help them to overcome this, the latest and perhaps greatest trial by fire Christianity has ever faced, and continue to spread the good news of Christrian love and forgiveness and, in time, again change the world for the better.


Sunday, Oct. 18

10:30 a.m.: Morningside Baptist holds a Pastor Appreciation lunch. Come join us at 10:30 a.m. as we honor our pastor and staff. Bring a well filled basket and stay for lunch.

2 p.m.: Woodson Chapel Baptist Church will have their Annual Pink Sunday program. The guest speaker will be Minister Brenda Byrd of Mt. Rowell Baptist Church. The public is invited. R.E. Collins, Pastor.

Monday, Oct. 19-Wednesay, Oct. 21

7 p.m.: Buffalo Baptist Church holds Revival. The evangelist will be Bob McCurry. For more information call 864-427-8370.

Saturday, Oct. 24

8 a.m.-2 p.m.: The Corinth Baptist Church Family holds a Fish Fry. Breakfast will be from 8-11 a.m. with fish and grits plates served. Lunch will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with fish plates, sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, etc. served.

Orders will also be taken for home baked good for the holidays.

The Fish Fry will be held at the future home of Corinth Baptist Church Park at the corner of North Pinckney and Academy streets.

Please come out and support our event.

Rev. JA Calhoun, Pastor.

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Morningside Baptist Church holds an infant care giveaway and Fall Festival.

Sunday, Oct. 25

9:30 a.m.: Grace United Methodist Church will celebrate Homecoming with light refreshments and fellowship in the church breezeway at 9:30; worship service at 10:30 a.m. including Spartanburg District Superintendent the Rev. Dr. Paul Harmon. Dinner will follow in the church fellowship hall.

Saturday, Nov. 7

4 p.m.: The Pacolet River Baptist Association holds its Second Annual Fellowship Banquet. The banquet will be at the Pacolet River Baptist Center on Lovers Lane. The fun and fellowship will include a Christian comedian, DJ, the Newly Wed Game and Diner.

Please come out and enjoy an fun filled evening. If anyone needs tickets please contact the Rev. Geoffrey Stephens, Pastor of the Red Hill Baptist Church, or any church member. Donation $10 for adults and children 12 and under free.

Rev Geoffrey Stephens, Banquet Chairperson

Sunday, Nov. 8

2:30 p.m.: McBeth Baptist Church Missionary Ministry invites you to come worship and fellowship with us on our Family/Friends Day Program. Our theme for the occasion is “A Willing Church, A Waiting World.”

Our guest Preacher/Speakers will be Minister Jackie Peake-Thompson (One Purpose of Spartanburg) and Shiloh Baptist Church, Pauline, and Pastor Adrian Kollock, Popular Spring AME Church, Laurens.

We pray that we will have a blessed time in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times
When He was crucified, Jesus Christ forgave those who had beaten, whipped, tortured and, finally, were killing Him. He forgave because of in spite all that they had done to Him He still loved them and wanted them to be saved from the power of sin. Christians are supposed to be Christ-like and because of that they too must forgive as Christ did, because if they truly strive to be like Christ then they must also love as He did and does and that means loving and forgiving even those who persecute them. The persecution of Christians began during Christ’s earthly ministry and continues to this day. In fact, it could be argued with much justification that the persecution of Christians is intensifying today all around the world. In the face of such persecution, Christians must do today what the first Christians did in the days after Christ’s crucifixion, death, resurrection and ascension when they were a persecuted minority with no temporal power. They must cling ever more strongly to their faith and act as Jesus would have acted by loving their persecutors as Christ forgave those who persecuted Him. Those early Christians endured those early trials by fire and overcame them to spread the good news of Jesus Christ around the world. Today’s Christians must do the same, praying to and trusting in Christ in the knowledge that, like those first Christians, He will neither leave nor forsake them, but help them to overcome this, the latest and perhaps greatest trial by fire Christianity has ever faced, and continue to spread the good news of Christrian love and forgiveness and, in time, again change the world for the better.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_IMG_00013.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times
When He was crucified, Jesus Christ forgave those who had beaten, whipped, tortured and, finally, were killing Him. He forgave because of in spite all that they had done to Him He still loved them and wanted them to be saved from the power of sin. Christians are supposed to be Christ-like and because of that they too must forgive as Christ did, because if they truly strive to be like Christ then they must also love as He did and does and that means loving and forgiving even those who persecute them. The persecution of Christians began during Christ’s earthly ministry and continues to this day. In fact, it could be argued with much justification that the persecution of Christians is intensifying today all around the world. In the face of such persecution, Christians must do today what the first Christians did in the days after Christ’s crucifixion, death, resurrection and ascension when they were a persecuted minority with no temporal power. They must cling ever more strongly to their faith and act as Jesus would have acted by loving their persecutors as Christ forgave those who persecuted Him. Those early Christians endured those early trials by fire and overcame them to spread the good news of Jesus Christ around the world. Today’s Christians must do the same, praying to and trusting in Christ in the knowledge that, like those first Christians, He will neither leave nor forsake them, but help them to overcome this, the latest and perhaps greatest trial by fire Christianity has ever faced, and continue to spread the good news of Christrian love and forgiveness and, in time, again change the world for the better.
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Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times

When He was crucified, Jesus Christ forgave those who had beaten, whipped, tortured and, finally, were killing Him. He forgave because of in spite all that they had done to Him He still loved them and wanted them to be saved from the power of sin. Christians are supposed to be Christ-like and because of that they too must forgive as Christ did, because if they truly strive to be like Christ then they must also love as He did and does and that means loving and forgiving even those who persecute them. The persecution of Christians began during Christ’s earthly ministry and continues to this day. In fact, it could be argued with much justification that the persecution of Christians is intensifying today all around the world. In the face of such persecution, Christians must do today what the first Christians did in the days after Christ’s crucifixion, death, resurrection and ascension when they were a persecuted minority with no temporal power. They must cling ever more strongly to their faith and act as Jesus would have acted by loving their persecutors as Christ forgave those who persecuted Him. Those early Christians endured those early trials by fire and overcame them to spread the good news of Jesus Christ around the world. Today’s Christians must do the same, praying to and trusting in Christ in the knowledge that, like those first Christians, He will neither leave nor forsake them, but help them to overcome this, the latest and perhaps greatest trial by fire Christianity has ever faced, and continue to spread the good news of Christrian love and forgiveness and, in time, again change the world for the better.

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