Written by Wm. H. Morris
The original Mt. Zion Association of Regular Predestinatarian Baptists, in session with Little Flock Church, near Pleasant Hill, Missouri, October 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 1936, sends christian greeting to the churches with which we correspond, and to all who are in fellowship with us.
DEAR BRETHREN: - Through the mercy and will of the just and loving God, we are permitted to meet in an associate capacity in this another year. We are disappointed in the number present, and especially in the absence, because of illness, of Elder Schenck, of Kansas. While the attendance seems to grow less each year, the spiritual blessings seem to have lost none of their richness, and the spiritual feasts seem to be as nourishing to our hungry souls as if our meetings were attended by thousands. We may reconcile ourselves to the fact that it is God's will, and if God has a message to convey to his children he can convey that message through the lips of one minister as well as through a dozen. While our number seems to be dwindling, the saints of old were concerned about the same things. When Elias made intercession to God against Israel, because they had killed his prophets and digged down down his altars, and gone after false gods as they do at this present day, God's answer was that he had reserved seven thousand who had not bowed the knee to the image of Baal, and Paul says, Even so, at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. In this, as in everything, God had a purpose. He declared the end from the beginning, and who shall ask him why? How mysterious are the ways of God with men, and how wonderful they are to the child of God. His ways are ways of pleasantness, and all his paths are peace. We have been made to rejoice in the continuance of his lovingkindness to us. We cannot begin to tell of the wonderful things of our Lord and Savior, for the wisest things we could say would be foolishness, but we cannot help but testify of the wonderful things he has done for us.
To the visiting brethren who are in attendance, we bid you welcome, and extend an invitation to come again, for we love the association of the brethren. May the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ abide with his kindred through another year, is our prayer.
Danial A.J. Adams, Moderator
(Mrs.) J.W. Taylor, Clerk
Signs of the Times
Volume 104, No. 12