Bible Studies
The Scriptural Basis for the Lord’s Day  The Biblical foundation for the Lord's Day is not well understood. It is  often confused with the Sabbath. This paper examines its origin and  shows why believers may need to reflect more deeply on its significance  and the precious opportunity that it gives to draw closer to God.   [Posted 02/01/2017] The Sign of Jonah - Three Days and Three Nights An accurate analysis of Scripture will show that Jesus was crucified on a  Wednesday, not a Friday, and that he was three full days and three full  nights in the tomb. This paper also gives strong evidence that the  Crucifixion took place on Wednesday 7th April, 32 A.D.  [Posted 18/12/2016] The Deity of Jesus and a Seriously Flawed Tract The most basic doctrines of Christianity are under severe attack almost  everywhere. Chief among these is the doctrine that Jesus was God  incarnate. An essential element of this doctrine is that Jesus, in the  course of his earthly ministry, clearly identified himself with the LORD.  In short, he personally confirmed that he was God incarnate. This  doctrine must be fully understood and faithfully communicated by all  believers. Unfortunately, many are failing to do this. One well-known  discernment ministry, Lighthouse Trails, has even issued a tract on this  topic which is so seriously flawed that it ought to be withdrawn. This  paper explains why.  [Posted 24/04/2016] Let’s Talk about Calvinism Men have invented many ways to share the Gospel that are not  scripturally correct. The Enemy too has a keen interest in formulations  of the Gospel that serve only to disguise its true message. While  traditional Calvinism has many great strengths, it has often taught a  version of the Gospel which portrays God in a very strange light. This  paper points to a serious problem at the heart of Calvinism, a problem  which is drawing the Presbyterian church in America ever closer to  Rome. [Posted 23/02/2016] New Study of the Tabernacle and the Offerings This is a detailed study of the Tabernacle and the Offerings, with  particular reference to the many ways the modern church has departed  from the truths expressed in the Pentateuch - the first five books of the  Bible. Many important doctrines in the New Testament cannot be  understood correctly without a sound knowledge of the Tabernacle and  the Offerings. [Please note that the study is still in draft form.]   [Posted 01/01/2016]  Fatal Flaws in the Gap Theory The Gap Theory claims that there was a lengthy passage of time between the events described in Genesis 1:1 and those described in 1:2. Far more  Christian leaders subscribe to this theory than is generally known. But  the theory is false. This paper examines the serious errors of  interpretation that have been used to promote it. It also explains how  the theory undermines the plain truth of Scripture, impugns the  sovereignty of God, and opens the door to science fiction and New Age  heresy.  [Posted 01/01/2016]   Speaking in Tongues - why the modern practice is unscriptural Speaking in tongues is a greatly misunderstood phenomenon. The  modern practice is both unscriptural and potentially harmful. This  paper examines the subject in depth and shows how sincere Christians  are violating the rules for tongue-speaking that are set down clearly in  Scripture. [This is a revised version of a paper on the same subject which was published on this website in March, 2010.]    [Posted 20/11/2015] What will Jesus ask You at the Judgment Seat? There is seemingly a large segment of the church today with little or no  understanding of the Judgment Seat. Many seem to forget that even the  saved are judged. Seldom do we hear any reference to the rewards and  "crowns" that Christ will give to faithful believers. In this paper we  examine the Scriptural basis for this End Time event and its  implications in eternity for all believers.  [Posted 03/02/2015]  The Real Meaning of Salvation There is a lot of confusion today, even among long-time believers, of the  real meaning of salvation from a strictly Biblical perspective. In all there  are eight terms which need to be properly understood if the power of the  Gospel is to be conveyed in its fulness. The definitions in this paper,  which should be read as a set, may be of assistance to readers who are  keen to share the Gospel message more effectively.  [Posted 24/01/2015]  'Great Words of the Gospel' by H A Ironside  This book is being made available here for the first time as a free e-book  for downloading (Another version on the Internet has many errors and  omissions). It has been thoroughly checked and proofed against the  original, which was published in 1944. Harry Ironside published many  outstanding expository works, and had both a great knowledge of the  Scriptures and a remarkable gift for explaining them clearly and  concisely. This short work (about 90 pages or so) is ideal for new  believers, as well as a witnessing tool for sincere enquirers. Many long-   time believers would also benefit from a careful reading of this work  since it expounds upon truths of immense importance to all who  sincerely want to reach out to the lost.  [Posted 23/06/2014] Prayer addressed to the Holy Spirit is Unscriptural Most Christians do not seem to understand that prayer addressed to the  Holy Spirit is unscriptural. It can even lead to New Age heresy and  serious spiritual confusion. The Roman Catholic church is using the  'Come, Holy Spirit' invocation to lure true Bible-believing churches into  the snare of Rome. Indeed,the Charismatic movement has been  developed mainly for that purpose. Christians need to have a very clear  understanding that the Holy Spirit is not a force or a fluid or a  substance, but a Person. Otherwise they risk falling into a range of  dangerous traps and heresies.  [Posted 25/08/2012] What does it mean to be 'Born Again'? This short paper describes what a Christian means when he says he has  been born again. It is suitable as an explanatory brochure/flyer for  friends and acquaintances who may be enquiring about true Biblical  Christianity. It may also help born-again Christians explain more clearly  what they experienced when they were born again.  [Posted 3/3/2011] Eternal Security & Unconditional Assurance Many Christians misunderstand the doctrine of Eternal Security, the  Biblical principle enshrined in Romans 8:16: "The Spirit beareth witness  with our spirit, that we are the children of God." Once your Father has  adopted you, you can never be disowned. You are His child forever, even  if you wander far from His precepts. The Catholic Church and certain  Protestant denominations hold to the doctrine of Arminianism, which  denies the principle of Eternal Security. They hold that it is possible for a person who has been saved to later lose his salvation. But this imposes  qualifications on the sufficiency of what Christ achieved for us on the  Cross. It also flies in the face of numerous scriptural passages which  assert unequivocally that, at the moment of salvation, we are changed  forever. If you are unsure about the wonderful gift which Christ has  given us, please read this paper. [Posted 2009] Why the King James Bible is by far the Best  This paper uses countless examples to show how the numerous modern  translations of the Bible into English are seriously flawed and,  furthermore, that many of these flaws are deliberate. One of the worst  offenders is the NIV (New International Version), which systematically  skews and undermines many key tenets of Christianity. The most  reliable translation of the Bible into English is the King James Version  (KJV) of 1611. To download a copy of the KJV onto your hard disk go to  Printable version of the King James Bible. To obtain an MP3 version (to  play in your car, while out walking etc), go to Audio version of the King  James Bible. You will be amazed how wonderful it is to just listen to the  word of God.  [Posted 2009] A Study of Satan in History A fascinating paper exploring the role of Satan in history and how his  goal of world domination is having a direct influence on events today.  The author supports his analysis with extensive scriptural references  and a deep insight into God's programme of Redemption for mankind. A truly priceless paper for all Christians.  [Posted 2009] True Salvation and the True Gospel Another compelling paper, this time on Biblical Salvation. The author  cuts through all the confusion and misinformation about this crucial  topic. Unless we are clear about the true nature of Salvation, we are in  serious trouble.  [Posted 2009]