Jack Honeycutt in baptism debate

10 baptized after baptism debate, new argument introduced

LAFAYETTE, Tenn. (BNC) — Preacher Jack Honeycutt said today he knew of 10 people who had obeyed the gospel as a result of a public discussion with a Baptist minister May 27-28.

He shared background on the Carolina Christian website to the public discussion he held with Baptist minister Michael Brawner. His article was published today.

The debate centered on whether or not baptism in water was essential to salvation. Continue reading “10 baptized after baptism debate, new argument introduced”

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Man tries to kill Christian wife, converts through church’s love

After his baptism, Gopala asks his wife's forgiveness.
After baptism, Gopala asks wife’s forgiveness.

SECUNDERABAD, India (BNC) by Jim Waldron — About 10 months ago brother Mani (pronounced Muny) Anand, who lives in south India asked if we could help with the medical care of a sister in Christ who was near death because of an attack by family members. Shortly after responding to the request for help I visited Mani. He took me to a home where other Christians were hiding her from her family. Continue reading “Man tries to kill Christian wife, converts through church’s love”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

TV speaker meets Hungarian-refugee convert

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (BNc)Search TV speaker Phil Sanders met a recent convert last Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the annual Polishing the Pulpit event.

“I was blessed last Tuesday to meet Paul Sipiczsky, a 77-year-old refugee who moved here from Hungary in the 1950s. He had gone through many trials and was searching for the truth and the true church,” Phil said. Continue reading “TV speaker meets Hungarian-refugee convert”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

Fire department assists baptism of woman with terminal cancer

ROGERSVILLE, Ala. (BNc) — Oliver church minister David O’Connell called the local volunteer fire department to help with the baptism of a wheel-chair bound woman with terminal cancer.

With a diagnosis of stage four pancreatic cancer, 74-year-old Doris Chandler decided to obey the Lord. But she needed help.

WHNT television station reported on it.

Thanks to Sandra Moore for the tip.

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us
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Before baptism, Raimunda removes image from necklace

FEIRA DE SANTANA, Brazil (BNc) — During a visit to her daughter, Dona Raimunda found herself in the right place and time to witness a person being immersed into Christ. Since she had been attending the congregation in her hometown of Serra Talhada and had studied the Bible with them, she decided this was her moment as well.

Before she was immersed, however, she removed a religious image from her necklace. Continue reading “Before baptism, Raimunda removes image from necklace”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

‘Tremendous response’: Preacher baptizes stepfather in seminar

Andy Chavarrilla baptizes stepfather
Andy Chavarrilla baptizes stepfather

HIGHLANDS, Tex. (BNc) by Andy Chavarrilla — This past weekend, I held a seminar on Rebuilding Faith with my good friend and colleague Brad Harrub. As we informed the congregation and visitors about what was going on in our society and how the church, if convicted, could be the solution, we had a tremendous response.

When we offered the invitation, 14 people responded.

However, something happened that I would have never expected. My parents walked down the aisle, too! Continue reading “‘Tremendous response’: Preacher baptizes stepfather in seminar”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

‘He didn’t need to study theology’: Brother baptizes brother

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Lorivan baptizes his brother Samuel

CAMPO GRANDE, Brazil (BNc) by Jose Carlos Balabuch — Lorivan understood that in order to preach the gospel and make followers of Christ (Mk 16.15-16; Mt 28.19-20), he didn’t need to study a theology course, an evangelism course or wait for a special call. Continue reading “‘He didn’t need to study theology’: Brother baptizes brother”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

‘Rejected by all, we embraced him, and love touched his heart’

RECIFE, Brazil (BNc) by Randy Short — He was unusual, in our circle and in yours as well, I’m sure. He came to us, the son of a denominational pastor, but had chosen not to follow his father or his father’s religion. He wanted to study the Bible.

He had gone to several local seminaries but because of his looks had been rejected by all. He was tattooed all over, and had long dreadlocks, a huge gaping hole with a “gauge” in one ear, and a huge piece of wood hanging from the other. He had studied philosophy and read about religion. Continue reading “‘Rejected by all, we embraced him, and love touched his heart’”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

Couple put on Christ in baptism at marriage retreat

JUNDIAI, Brazil (BNc) — A couple who attended a retreat on how to relate better in marriage decided they had better relate to Christ.

Marco Aurelio e Adriana requested baptism after a class by evangelist Marcelo Gonçalves at the retreat held at the Grinbergs Village Hotel in the nearby city of Socorro. Continue reading “Couple put on Christ in baptism at marriage retreat”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

Former denominational preacher explains conversion, warns church away from compromise

This home-made video is circulating among Christians. The North Carolina brother mentions preacher Johnny Robertson of Virginia.

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

‘I don’t want to be a bench-warming Christian’

Conversion stories
Missionary David McKinney baptizes Flávia

JOÃO PESSOA, Brazil (BNc) — by Joseph McKinney, Jr.

Flávia sought out Adriana McKinney for therapy, for help in dealing with years of an unhealthy marital situation. In addition to therapy, she started coming to our Wednesday prayer meeting and immediately felt welcomed and at home in the midst of God’s family.

Missionary David McKinney invited her to study the Bible. Even though she had gone through a denomination’s conversion process, when she asked about baptism, she accepted unconditionally everything the Bible teaches about it: the forgiveness, the burial with Christ, the rebirth to new life, the receiving of the Holy Spirit, and she wanted it all, right then. Continue reading “‘I don’t want to be a bench-warming Christian’”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

Hindu convert: ‘I know we have our eternal spirit’

DIPHU, India (BNc) — Missionary Jim Waldron included a report from Joy Sing Enghi, a graduate of the Northeast Bible Institute (NBI), in his newsletter published today.

We came to our hometown, Diphu, where we have been doing the work of ministry. On Aug. 24-25 we were in the town of Hidipi where Adamson, another school graduate, Probin and I preached in the home of a Hindu family. The lady of the house, Promila Tero, confessed Christ and said, “I want to become Christ’s disciple because I know now that we have our eternal spirit and for that reason I want to follow Him for He is the one who can give me life after death;” so she was baptized. She is 30 years old. Continue reading “Hindu convert: ‘I know we have our eternal spirit’”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

BrotherhoodNews.com partners with Baptism365

by J. Randal Matheny, BNc publisher/editor

Baptism365WINONA, Miss. (BNc) — BrotherhoodNews.com is glad to announce a partnership with Rick Kelley’s Baptism365 website.

As two sites that provide complementing news about Christians and congregations, the partnership was a natural move. Conversations between the two, initiated shortly after the launch of Baptism365, moved amicably and speedily toward an agreement.

For now, the two websites will host feeds from each other. Later, we plan an even closer integration of the two efforts. Continue reading “BrotherhoodNews.com partners with Baptism365”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us