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Here you will find the meandering mind of the Pastor and the various thoughts that rummage through his brain. Some may be whimsical and other quite serious. Take the time to read and learn something about our Pastor at the same time.

The Cause of Predestination

by: David Hethorn

01/11/2023

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The Doctrine of Arminian is: “The cause of predestination to grace and glory was the foresight of good works, and of perseverance therein, resulting from a right use of our free-will: and that there is no such thing as predestination unto death; but only a fore-knowledge of what sins men would commit.” That these are the doctrines of the Arminians now, as they were of Pelagius then, needs no proof.

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The moving or efficient cause of predestination unto l

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WOE UNTO THEM...

by: David Hethorn

01/06/2023

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Isa 5:20  Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 

Isa 5:21  Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! 

Isa 5:22  Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: 

Isa 5:23  Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! 

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The Sin Of Tolerance

by: David Hethorn

10/18/2022

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The Sin of Tolerance  10/18/22

 

No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” Matthew 6:24 

 

Our little town is known across the state for our great athletic teams who often go to the state tournaments – and often return the victors. The town follows the teams packing out the bleachers as they passionately root for the home team.  No one is cheering for both s

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Don't Feel Close To God?

by: David Hethorn

08/11/2022

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"Oh that I were as in months past." — Job_29:2

(Morning & Evening, C.H. Spurgeon)

Numbers of Christians can view the past with pleasure, but regard the present with dissatisfaction; they look back upon the days which they have passed in communing with the Lord as being the sweetest and the best they have ever known, but as to the present, it is clad in a sable garb of gloom and dreariness. Once they lived near to Jesus, but now they feel that they have wandered from him, and

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How a N. T. Church is Constituted

by: Copied

07/04/2022

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Thought for the Day, July 4, 2022,  What Kind of Church Are We?A church is a covenanted group of at least two or three baptized disciples of Jesus Christ constituted by His authority alone.  The numbers, two or three, are given by our Lord Himself. (cf. Mt. 18.16)  Because He began His own church during His earthly ministry there was a day when he began to call disciples to Himself making that first church.  This we should expect to find in the Scriptures, and we do. The f...
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Is there such a thing as a Christian Sabbath?

by: David Hethorn

06/29/2022

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Thought for the Day, June 29, 2022, The Christian SabbathIs there such a thing as a Christian Sabbath?  The Biblical accounting of days is an evening and a morning.  (Ge.1.5)  As we know, there are seven cycles of these days which make up one week: day one through day seven.  Being these days begin a little differently than we are familiar with today it is necessary to point out that the seventh day of the week begins on our Friday evening and ends at the beginning of our ...
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Why is it that Primitive Baptists do not send out missionaries?

by: David Hethorn

06/21/2022

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(Living Springs Baptist is not part of the Primitive Baptist denomination, but we are primitive Baptists in our Faith and Practice. I agree with our Brother's sentiments concerning formal missionary work. We believe men ought to go everywhere and preach the gospel and establish N.T. churches. Please read the full article before you judge us as "non-missionary."  Pastor David Hethorn)

Please read 2 Tim. 1:9-10 for two important facts: (1) Speaking of what God has done, "Who ...
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FEATURED ARTICLE : CHURCHES UNDER CHRIST, MAY ISSUE NEWS LETTER

by: David Hethorn

05/02/2022

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LIVING SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH, IDAHOAPRIL 12, 2022 JERALD FINNEY LEAVE A COMMENT

It has been a joy to work with Pastor David R. Hethorn as he has diligently studied and applied New Testament church doctrine before and after declaring the Living Springs Baptist Church Trust. He, as trustee of the trust, has meticulously held and managed the Lord’s property held in the Trust Estate. He has made sure not to do anything that would compromise the New Testament status of the chur

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A Short Thought On The “Prosperity Gospel”

by: David Hethorn

04/14/2022

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A Short Thought On The “Prosperity Gospel”Have you ever noticed that the Payday Loans and Cash Advance establishments are always in the less fortunate part of town? See how they prey upon those that are desperate?Have you ever noticed how the prosperity preachers always thrive among the less fortunate? See how they prey upon those that are desperate? The manner of thieves doesn’t change. They take advantage of the weak, sickly, and disadvantaged. They promise you health wh...
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A Love Letter

by: David Hethorn

02/12/2022

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To the Saints of the Living Springs Baptist Church,

I wanted to write and post this to the blog because I everyone to know how I feel about our little church.

What I want to express in this writing is how much I love you and appreciate your faithfulness to each other, the ministry, and the love you have expressed toward me as your Pastor.

I pray for you nearly every day and know that you have many struggles, temptations, and trials. I know that you battle with the flesh, the

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Being Like Jesus - C. H. Spurgeon

by: David Hethorn

02/11/2022

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"And they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus." — Act_4:13A Christian should be a striking likeness of Jesus Christ. You have read lives of Christ, beautifully and eloquently written, but the best life of Christ is his living biography, written out in the words and actions of his people. If we were what we profess to be, and what we should be, we should be pictures of Christ; yea, such striking likenesses of him, that the world would not have to hold us u

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House Churches

by: David Hethorn

12/09/2021

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HOUSE CHURCHES IN THE NEW TESTAMENTCan't find a scriptural church?  How about a house church?Doubtless, the time is soon approaching in this country when we will turn to house churches as some did in New Testament times.  If we cannot find a church that believes and practices the commandments and ordinances of the New Testament, then I believe we would be obliged to establish a church in our own house with as little as two or three.  What better way to contend for the fait...
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Are little children more savable than adults?

by: David Hethorn

12/02/2021

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Are little children more savable than adults?

There is this idea that because children are generally in a state of innocence that they are more likely to respond to the gospel and be saved. Such a false idea has given rise to the church children’s ministries and para-church children’s ministry organizations. There is a push to get children to church. It seems every church has to have a VBS program or AWAN’S program; we set up Five Day Clubs and work with Child Evangelism Fe

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About Living Springs Baptist Church

by: David Hethorn

11/26/2021

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We are an independent Church free from any oversight by Synods, Denominations, Ruling Elders, Associations, even Government intrusion. We support homeschooling, the Constitution, and the right of self-preservation and free thought.Living Springs Baptist Church is a spiritual body of believers having received gospel baptism , meeting regularly for edifying, encouraging, strengthening, and disciplining the body of Christ in this wicked and perverse world. We believe our memb...
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FEAR FACTOR

by: David Hethorn

10/21/2021

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FEAR FACTOR

Several years ago there was a T.V. program called Fear Factor which was a game show with stunts inspired by urban legends, popular scary movies and viral videos from today's cultural in which contestants will have to confront their fears to win money.

While this is dubbed reality T.V. it has little to do with reality. There is real or perceived fear that we face every day. There is the constant threat of domestic terrorism, violent criminals, joblessness, a colla

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