October South Carolina Baptist Fellowship Meeting

On Monday October 8th , 2001 the South Carolina Baptist Fellowship meeting will be held at the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Laurens, South Carolina. The services begin at 2:30 PM. Dr. Alvin Wilson and the fine folks at the Light House Baptist Church invite everyone to this great day of preaching, singing, food and fellowship. Preachers in the afternoon service will be called from the floor. So come ready!

To get to the Lighthouse Baptist Church from Greenville take 1-385 South to exit 9. At the bottom of the exit go North (turn right), church will be 3 miles down on the right. From Columbia take 1-26 West to 1-385 to exit 9, at the bottom of the exit go North, (turn right), church is 3 miles down on the right. After the afternoon service there will be a supper provided. There will be no evening service. Call 864-984-2219 for more information.

South Carolina Baptist Fellowship Meetings for 2001

We want to thank the Pioneer Baptist Church and Pastor Bill McDonald in Newberry SC for hosting the September South Carolina Baptist Fellowship. The building was full, the service was lively and the food was great. Thanks.

November - Open Bible Baptist Church in Sumter; December - Temple Baptist Church in Anderson. Pastors, if you would like to take the month of September or sign up for a month in 2002 please call Steve Mays at 864-984-4277. Thanks!

Great Quotes

An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

.357 Magnum: The original point and click interface.

Gun control is not about guns; it's about control.

If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?

If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.

Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.

If you don't know your rights you don't have any.

Those who trade liberty for security have neither.

Thomas Jefferson: "A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives a moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the companion of your walks."
Letter to his nephew, I Kates, "Handgun Prohibition and the Original Meaning of the Second Amendment," 82 Michigan Law Revue 221-2.228-9 (1983)1.

Cameraman Kidnapped!

Israel Television correspondent Oded Granot reported today that Yasser Arafat's Tanzim had kidnapped the Palestinian cameraman who shot a report for a major news agency showing Palestinians in Ramallah celebrating the attacks against the United States. The report included footage of Palestinian Police firing their assault rifles in the air in celebration. Why was the cameraman kidnapped? It is simple, that pack of devils wants to continue its masquerade. The video exposed this crowd and they simply hate the light. I truly believe if we have any leaders in Washington with any real backbone, WAR would be declared on every known terrorist group in the world. They are all waging war on us. It's time we dig out of the sand and start fighting back.

"Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countryman, and then say, 'What should be the reward of such sacrifices?' Bid us and our posterity bow the knee, supplicate the friendship, and plough, and sow, and reap, to glut the avarice of the men who have let loose on us the dogs of war to riot in our blood and hunt us from the face of the earth? If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!" -- Samuel Adams

Known only to God

In Arlington Virginia on top of a hill
Lie the unknown soldiers, cold and still
In battle the ultimate sacrifice was made
Forever there remembered as sons of the brave

Millions pass by to view their tomb,
Forever enshrined in this hallowed room
Beside the Potomac, "neath this sacred sod"
Lie the unknown soldiers, known only to God

I thought, there are other humans not known on this Earth
The innocent babies who died before birth
Known only to God, known only to God
Millions of babies known only to God

No one ever cries or visits their grave
As silently they die wave after wave
No changing of the guard to honor their tomb,
No pinks and blues of their nursery room

Hushed in their tiny cooing voice
All in the name of a woman's choice
Everyday they pass under the shepherd's rod
All those precious babies known only to God

Written by Brother Willard Thomas
Pastor of the Harmony Street Baptist Church in
Gainesville, GA. / March 25th, 1997 / Washington, DC.
Suggested by my precious wife Willene Thomas

Editors note: Evangelist Jimmie Clark has had this poem published professionally in a beautiful poster layout with a picture of the Arlington Cemetery in the background. This would make a wonderful gift on a special occasion at your church. You can get those by contacting Bro. Clark at 336-255-0285 / 336-746-6377.