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What is Grace Baptist Church?

What is Grace Baptist Church?

I’ve been asked that question a number of times recently. Of course, the answer I’ve given has varied according to who I’m speaking to, and why they’re asking. But if I were talking to somebody who really wanted to know, and who had the time and inclination to listen, I’d want to say five things.

Firstly, we are a Christian church. And I mean that in its fullest sense. We’re a church that is built on Christ himself. In 1 Corinthians ch 3, Paul describes Christian …

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Grace Baptist Assembly

Grace Baptist Assembly

I’ve just posted my booking form for the Grace Baptist Assembly. Hands up those of you know exactly what the Assembly is, or does. No idea? Well, I can’t really blame you. I’ve been going for twenty-five years and I’m still not sure. But I’ll try to make things as clear as I can.

I’ll need to start with some history. There have been Baptist churches in England for nearly four hundred years. But they have always been divided theologically. Many of the earliest Baptist Churches in …

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A book that changed my life!

A book that changed my life!

As I sit at my desk typing this letter, I have in front of me an austere looking volume bound in grey cloth with a black label on the spine. The gold lettering on the label proclaims the title: Banner of Truth, Vol 1, Issues 1-16. I bought the book a few weeks ago. I was browsing along a church bookstall before a meeting. The books on sale were mostly new but at one end I saw a small pile of second-hand volumes. …

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Ernest C. Reisinger

Ernest C. Reisinger

I was given recently a copy of Geoff Thomas new book: Ernest C Reisinger: A Biography Ernest Who? you ask. I had heard of Ernie Reisinger but I knew almost nothing about him.  I knew that he was a Reformed Baptist leader in the USA.  But I’d never heard him speak, never read anything he’d written, had little idea what he’d done.

Well now I know.  Ernest Reisinger was born in 1919 and grew up in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.  He …

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So what’s the difference?

So what is the difference between Grace Baptist and other churches? What makes us distinctive?

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