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 ministry, Lighthouse Trails, has even issued a tract on this topic which is  so seriously flawed that it ought to be withdrawn.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.  [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]