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Brief information about the country of cameroon with pictures of Bro. Ebacha Rogers Ayongneh and some of the converts resulting from the distribution of 36,000 English language Gospel tracts in the High and Secondary schools in Northwest Cameroon.
Pictures of tract introduction and distribution in the Karachi area of Pakistan under leadership,of Pastor Muazzam John. Links to Urdu language tracts in .PDF or .jpg format.
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Pictures of tract introduction and distribution in the Andra Pradesh Area of South East India under the leadership of Pastor V. Blessing. Links to Telegu language tracts in .PDF or .jpg format.
Pictures of tract introduction and distribution in the Chathancode/Trivandrum Area in the very farthest Southwest tip of India under the direction of Pastor M. E. John. Links to Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi language tracts in .PDF or .jpg format.

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The Bible Apostolic Logo features the golden sun rising from a deep blue morning sky. The Bible as  the one foundation upon which we build and are establishes is marked open by the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Great Creator who so loved us  that He became flesh and dwelt among us, then bled and died to pay the debt for our sins. The golden sun arc doubles to represent the open tomb from  which He arose triumphant. The descending dove represents the coming of the Holy Spirit to us and the flame represents the fire and power of the Holy Spirit in the life of every true believer. When asked if we are Fundamentalist, we are more Fundamental than they. Are we Evangelistic? Very! Are we Baptist? We place a higher value on Biblical water baptism than the Baptists. Are we Pentecostal? We definitely believe in the entire of the Acts 2 experience including that the promise of 2:38 and 39 is to all that the Lord our God shall call. Are we Apostolic? Our desire and goal is to preach, teach and practice that exact same Gospel that Jesus Christ and His Original Apostles taught and would still be teaching if here in person, as we prayerfully try to be their faithful representatives. — Samuel M. Smith, Editor, Presiding Elder
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PIE in the SKY?

Pie In The Sky?

There is an expression which used to be quite common when someone proposed doing something new that had never been done before. The idea of horseless carriages was considered a "Pie in the Sky" dream and the possibility of mankind flying airplanes was also spoken of as a "pipedream" or a "Pie in the Sky" promise by the promoters of the infant airline industry. The expression meant that the reality was out of reach just like a pie would be up in the sky.

Many people, are "turned off" about Christianity for various reasons, and see the promise of everlasting or eternal life and the "rapture" and streets of gold as all a part of an elaborate "pie in the sky" promise. A great many people harbor the perception that they would have to give up too much pleasure and living their lives to the fullest if they become Christians and get nothing in return. They see Christianity as "pie in the sky" promises of a future they are not sure they could ever please God well enough to ever enjoy. They could never live sinless enough to get to heaven. Besides, how can they know the streets of gold really exist or that there is really life after death? Some wonder if living forever would be so great in view of the pain they feel in their bodies or the troubles they are facing that might follow them into eternity. It all seems to these folks that the whole Christianity thing is a "Pie in the Sky" promise that will amount to nothing. How sad they do not know the truth. How sad that many people who claim to be Christians live like the only thing Christianity does for them is give them the promise of everlasting life, at the cost of giving up everything that is fun and enjoyable.

But EVERLASTING life is not just a future ‘pie in the sky’ promise of life forever in heaven after our earthly bodies die, it is the key to our joy, peace and contentment on earth and begins with our ‘new birth’ experience right here on earth. 

For several years now I have studied the life cycle of the butterfly as it relates to the Christian life and the more I study, the more suitable the analogy is to reality. People who are not born again Christian believers are like the caterpillar. They hatched from the egg of a beautiful butterfly which symbolizes the human being made in the likeness and image of Almighty God. But the caterpillar is NOT a beautiful creature for the most part. Many have stinging hairs covering their bodies to protect them from predators while others, such as the Monarch store poisons from the milkweed on which they feed. And they crawl and chew, chew and crawl. They are not really very nice creatures, just as the unregenerate man is often not very nice, full of lust, greed, jealousy and all sorts of other unpleasantness. If a caterpillar tries to claim its status as the son or daughter of a butterfly and insists that it should be treated as a butterfly, it will be even more miserable, because its nature is still to crawl and chew, chew and crawl and it is making all sorts of futile efforts to fly and sip nectar. But it is not equipped for flying or sipping nectar. It still has strong chewing jaws and the instinct to use them. It has no wings nor even a place to attach imitation wings and use them. They are often even less pleasant creatures, than the admitted caterpillar. The same is true of the human who tries to claim the new birth experience but has never died to the old sin nature and buried the corpse in baptism in Jesus' name to arise and walk in newness of life as a new creature in Christ Jesus.

The radical change that takes place in the caterpillar that has died to its old nature, buried it in a cocoon and then arisen as a butterfly also has a totally changed ability and nature. Now it easily flies and flits about from flower to flower sipping sweet nectar. There is no struggle with the old nature because it is gone.  So, too, the Christian who killed his old sin nature in repentance, buried it in baptism into Christ Jesus and then arisen with Him to walk in newness of life. There is now the power to overcome evil with good, there is no more or very little remembrance of the old life of sin and it no longer seems appealing or desirable as the Christian flies above what used to be his meal on the way to get more sweet nectar.

We can have confidence that whenever anything bad happens in our lives, we know it is a stepping stone, not a stumbling block. A punching bag or a sparring partner to build our strength and skill so that we can be real winners, overcomers. "Pie in the Sky?" No way. We know whom we have believed and know that He is abundantly able to keep all that we have committed or delivered over to Him against any evil that might come our way. 

So, my friend, Please heed this advice. Real Bible salvation is no "Pie in the Sky" promise of a future time of joy, peace and fulfillment. It is for YOU right here, right now! Please contact a nearby Apostolic church which will baptize you as the Bible teaches that all the Apostles did throughout the Book of Acts*. and learn the great fulfillment of Salvation NOW!

—  S. M. S.


You are invited to visit or telephone the church named above for more information and Bible studies.
*  Please read Acts 2:41; 8:12-24 & 27-39; 9:17,18; 10:44-48; 11:15,16; 16:12-15 & 31-33; 18:819:1-6 and 22:10-16 to see that this is true.

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