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  even   issued   a   tract   on   this topic   which   is   so   seriously   flawed   that   it   ought   to   be   withdrawn.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   had   many   great   strengths,   it   taught   a   version   of   the Gospel   which   portrayed   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]