Welcome to Bible Baptist Church
We welcome you to the Bible Baptist Church.
Our mission is to magnify Jesus Christ our Lord in our worship, work, witness and walk, beginning in Columbia County and extending to the world. To accomplish this mission, we desire to do what Christ would do if He were here physically. That is, to show compassion on the social and physical needs of the people but primarily to be used as vessels in seeking the lost with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
From The Pastor's Study
Joshua 9:14KJV 1900
And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counselat the mouth of the Lord.
Joshua and the Israelites had conquered Jericho and Ai. They were now prepared to move further into the Promise Land. This was the land that God had promised them since the days of Abraham. However, to inherit the land of promise they would have to conquer and destroy their enemies within the land. The Gibeonites’ was a small mountain kingdom within the Promise Land. Fearing Israel’s success, fame and their God, they decided to come up with scheme to ensure their preservation
Joshua 9:3–5KJV 1900
And when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done unto Jericho and to Ai, They did work wilily, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks upon their asses, and wine bottles, old, and rent, and bound up; And old shoes and clouted upon their feet, and old garments upon them; and all the bread of their provision was dry andmouldy.
In effect, they would trick Israel into thinking they were a distant kingdom that lived nowhere near the Promise Land. Before moving forward, there is a sad testimony from the Gibeonites. They knew there was something special about Israel, their plans and God. There seemed to be an understanding among the Gibeonites that Israel’s God was more powerful than any other god. Instead of repenting from their false gods and religious systems to Israel’s God, they decided to trick Israel into believing they came from a far country. Jesus was absolutely right when He told His disciples that the world hates Him.