Apologetics and False Religions

Do You Know You Have Eternal Life?  MS Word Format  UWW (To print the tract as a pamphlet: 1.) Use the Word document 2.) innerselect “print both sides–flip on short edge,” 3.) Select “staple book binding” 4.) Select “landscape orientation” 5.) Select “margins narrow.”)

My Journey From Unbelief to the Truth: How I Became a Christian   Testimony Tract as a Brochure  Word  UWW  Hungarian version, pdf  Word

Bible Study #1: What Is The Bible?

Bible Study #2: Who is God?

Bible Study #3: What Does God Want From Me?

Bible Study #4: How Can God Save Sinners? 

Bible Study #5: How Do I Receive The Gospel? 

Bible Study #6: The Christian: Security in Christ and Assurance of Salvation

Bible Study #7: The Church of Jesus Christ

Bible Studies #1-7 as a Word Document: for Pastors and Christian Workers to Print and Use in their Churches

Free Bible Software To Download

Get a Free Hard Copy of the King James Bible

The Book of Daniel:  Proof that the Bible is the Word of God   MS Word

Daniel’s 7o Weeks Prophecy: Unavoidable and Specific Predictive Prophecy (“Chronological Aspects of the Life of Christ, part 6: Daniel’s Seventy Weeks and New Testament Chronology,” Harold Hoeher.  Bibliotheca Sacra 132 [Jan-March 1975] 47-65; Dr. Hoehner has a Th. D. from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Ph. D. from Cambridge University).

The Coming Prince, Sir Robert Anderson: A detailed exposition of the prediction of the exact year of the coming of Christ in Daniel 9. Note that further research indicates that Anderson was one year off in his dating of Daniel 9; Hoehner’s study above corrects this mistake. Anderson’s calculations go from 445 B. C. to A. D. 32, while Hoehner correctly goes from 444 B. C. to A. D. 33.

Studies in the Book of Daniel, vol. 1,   vol. 2, Robert Dick Wilson (Ph. D., Princeton Seminary)

Dissertations on the genuineness of Daniel and the integrity of Zechariah, E. W. Hengstenberg (Th. D., University of Berlin)

The Date of the Book of Daniel, Bruce K. Waltke (Th. D., Greek and New Testament, Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph. D., Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature, Harvard University)

Daniel the Prophet: Nine Lectures Delivered at Oxford’s Divinity School, Edward B. Pusey (D. D., Regius Professor of Hebrew, Oxford University).

Darius the Mede:  A Reappraisal, by Steven Anderson (Ph. D., Dallas Theological Seminary)

The Ketef Hinnom Silver Scrolls: The Earliest Portions of the Old Testament and their Significance for the diothority of the Bible as God’s Word

Is the History of the Old Testament Accurate? Meredith G. Kline, (Ph. D. in  Assyriology and Egyptology from Dropsie University)

Ancient Orient and Old Testament, Kenneth A. Kitchen (Personal and Brunner Professor Emeritus of Egyptology and Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Archaeology, Classics, and Oriental Studies, University of Liverpool, England)

The Bible’s Proof, David Cloud

Associates for Biblical Research:  Validating the historical reliability of the Bible through archaeology and Biblical research

Men Who Converted to Christianity After Trying-and Failing-to Disprove the Bible, part 1  part 2  part 3

Answering Alleged Bible Contradictions and Difficulties  (Note: While the book here is better than the webpage, the linked webpage is at least one of the best sources on this topic available for free online, although it is not perfect.)

The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible Answered  (Not perfect, but many very good responses.)

Behind the MRI (Video): Dr. Raymond Damadian, the scientist who invented the MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machine, gives his testimony about the evidence for creation vs. evolution

Scientists Who Believe the Bible

The Scientific Case Against Evolution, Henry Morris

Biblical Catastrophism and Geology, Henry Morris

How Many Scientists Reject Darwinian Evolution?

The Institute for Creation Research–Scholarly Science favoring Biblical Creation and Opposing Evolution

Answers in Genesis

Evangelical Modernism: A Comparison of Scriptural or Fundamentalist Analysis of the Synoptic Gospels with that of the Majority of Modern Evangelicalism

The Lost Gospel of Q–Fact or Fantasy? by Eta Linnemann, Th. D., Braunschweig Honorary Professor, New Testament, Philipps University, Marburg (retired).

The Synoptic Gospels in the Ancient Church: the Priority of Matthew, Robert L. Thomas & F. David Farnell

Literary Dependence and Luke’s Prologue, Paul W. Felix

Discerning Synoptic Gospels: An Inductive Approach; a case for literary independence, Robert L. Thomas, part 1   part 2

Did New Testament Christianity Borrow from Mithraism?

Was the New Testament Influenced by Pagan Religions? Ronald Nash, Ph. D.

The Argument Against Miracles: Are Miracles Incredible, Without Credible Witnesses, Self-Cancelling, or Unscientific? The Claims of David Hume and other Skeptics Evaluated

A Critique of David Hume’s On Miracles, Tim Miller   View PDF from the Maranatha Baptist Theological Journal 3:1 (Spring 2013) 17-66 (easier to read the footnotes)

Heaven Only For the Baptized? The Gospel of Christ vs. Pardon Through Baptism   MS Word   Kindle Version

Will I be Saved if I Ask Jesus Christ into my Heart or Repeat the “Sinner’s Prayer”?   MS Word

The Other Jesus: Justification by Faith vs. Asking Jesus into one’s Heart, by Ovid Need

Romans 10:9-14: The Sinner’s Prayer for Salvation?

Prepare for Judgment  Word doc  UWW  (To print the tract as a pamphlet: 1.) Use the Word document 2.) Select “print both sides–flip on short edge,” 3.) Select “staple book binding” 4.) Select “landscape orientation” 5.) Select “margins narrow.”)

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, Jonathan Edwards   Audio

The Passion of the Christ

Bible Truths For Catholic Friends

Is the Bible the Sole Authority for Christian Faith and Practice?

Where are Catholic Teachings Found in the Bible?

The Lord’s Supper:  Close, Closed, or In-Between?

Does the New Testament Support the Roman Catholic View of Communion in John 6?

Bible Truths for Lutheran Friends

The Truth of Salvation for Presbyterian and Reformed Friends

Bible Truths for Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Friends   MS Word

The Testimony of the Quran to the Bible   MS Word

Answering Islam (A link to another website)

Truth from the Torah, Nevi’im, and Kethuvim (the Law, Prophets, and Writings) for Jews who Revere the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel  MS Word

Are You Worshipping Jehovah?

Mormonism–a Testimony 

Truth for Gay Friends

A Scriptural Analysis of the Charismatic Movement   MS Word

The “Jesus Only” Doctrine of God Examined: Is Jesus Christ the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit?

Pentecostal and Keswick Hermeneutics: Scripture Subordinated to Experience

Can One Use Charismatic Tongues as a Private Prayer Language? by David Cloud

William Branham:  modalist Pentecostal leader, false teacher, and bogus healer

Do You Want to Worship God? A Study for Evangelicals 

The Role of Government–Has God Spoken? the Bible on Abortion, Sexual Purity, and Economics   tract   MS Word   (To print the tract as a pamphlet: 1.) Use the Word document 2.) Select “print both sides–flip on short edge,” 3.) Select “staple book binding” 4.) Select “landscape orientation” 5.) Leave custom margins in place.)

Pictures of Children Murdered by Abortion (warning: these pictures are horrifying)

Luke 23:43 and the comma—Was the Thief in Paradise that Day?

The Lake of Fire in the Book of Revelation:  Eternal Torment or Annihilation/Soul-Sleep?

Do The Lost Really Suffer Torment Forever? A Study of the Greek words “for ever” and “everlasting/eternal.”

Notes on Anti-Eternal Torment, Pro-Annihilationism “Soul Sleep” “Proof-texts”

Debates:

The Old Testament is Mainly Fiction, Not Fact. Affirmative:  Dan Barker, President of the Freedom from Religion Foundation;  Denial:  Thomas Ross, Baptist scholar and professor

Was Jesus a Myth?  Affirmative: Dan Barker, President of the Freedom from Religion Foundation; Denial:  Dr. James White, Baptist Apologist


Comments on the Barker-White debate,  part 1     part 2

 

 Note:  Some external links are made in this section on Apologetics to sites that do not in every point have a Biblical theological position but still possess value for the defense of Christianity.

Testimonies

My Journey From Unbelief to the Truth: How I Became a Christian   Testimony Tract as a Brochure   Word   UWW   Hungarian version, pdf  Word

Separated: The Testimony of Jim Appel   MS Word

From Evolution to Creation:  The Testimony of Dr. Richard Lumsden

My Journey from Sinner to Saved Sinner: The Testimony of Jane Kuchta   MS Word

Amazing Grace:  The Testimony of Christine A. Narloch

The Gospel Perverted by Asking Jesus into One’s Heart:  The Testimony of Pastor Ovid Need

He Delivered Me from All My Fears:  The Testimony of Heather Ross   MS Word

Reason Led Me to the Bible: The Bible Led Me to Christ: The Testimony of Carl Woodbury   MS Word

Many Other Testimonies

Bibliology

Hebrew Masoretic Text ed. Ben-Chayyim–single PDF file

The Greek Textus Receptus (ed. Scrivener) online–The Exact Greek Text underlying the Authorized Version, with the variants in the Westcott-Hort text listed as footnotes

Download a Free Facsimile of the 1611 Edition of the King James Version

A Declaration of My Own Position on the Inspiration and Preservation of Holy Scripture    Comment on this Declaration, part 1   part 2    Subscribe to this Declaration   MS Word

A Video Presentation of the Bible’s Teaching on Its Own Inspiration and Preservation

How Long Were the Original Manuscripts Around? Considerations on the NT Autographa and Early NT Apographa from Scripture and Patristic Writers

Is the modern Critical Text of the New Testament inerrant, like the Textus Receptus is Inerrant? With A Consideration of the Question of Which Edition of the Textus Receptus is Perfect

Texts Where the Deity of Christ is Attacked or Denied in Modern Bible Versions Because of Corruptions in the Greek Critical Text, with a Brief Defense of the Textus Receptus in These Passages

An Instance in the New Testament where the Critical Text Rejects All Manuscript Evidence

The Canonicity of the Received Bible Established From Baptist Confessions   MS Word

A Video Presentation on Baptist Confessions of Faith and the Preservation of Scripture

Are Accurate Copies and Translations of Scripture Inspired? A Study of 2 Timothy 3:16

A Review of H. D. Williams’ book, The Miracle of Biblical Inspiration

Is the King James Version Inspired? A Discussion

The Debate over the Inspiration of the Hebrew Vowel Points

Evidences for the Inspiration of the Hebrew Vowel Points

Is It True That No Two NT Manuscripts Are The Same?

The Antiquity of the Hebrew Language, Letters, Vowels, and Accents, John Gill 

The Bibliology of Joshua

An Analysis of All the Variations Between the Textus Receptus and the Westcott-Hort Greek text in Matthew 1-10, Demonstrating the Theological and Literary Inferiority of the Critical Text to the Textus Receptus

Kutilek’s Incredible Errors

What About Ruckman?  David Cloud

The Problem with New Age Bible Versions by Gail Riplinger–a review by David Cloud

Information about the Spanish Bible-particularly the Gomez edition of the Reina Valera

Purchase a copy of the perfectly preserved Word of God–the Hebrew and Greek Textus Receptus (order code HEGRB) 

Introduction to the Ginsburg Edition of the Hebrew Old Testament, Alfred S. Geden & R. Kilgour—An Introduction to the edition published by the Trinitarian Bible Society Download PDF

Purchase a copy of Thou Shalt Keep Them: A Biblical Theology of the Perfect Preservation of Scripture

A Response to Aaron Blumer, “Preservation How and What?” by Kent Brandenburg, part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5 part 6 part 7 part 8 part 9

Purchase a Copy of The Grammatical Blueprint Bible—The Textus Receptus Diagrammed With Interlinear English Translation, made by a fundamental Baptist scholar

Biblical Presuppositions on the Bible Version Issue, David Cloud 

The Erroneous Epistemology of Modern Bible Version Advocates, Kent Brandenburg: part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5 part 6

Preservation Passages Exposited, Kent Brandenburg, Thomas Strouse, & Thomas Ross: Psalm 12:6-7

Psalm 12:6-7 (#2)   Commentators on Psalm 12:6-7 and the Preservation of Words   Isaiah 59:21   Matthew 4:4   Revelation 22:18-19   “It Is Written”

“And These Three Are One”; A Case for the Authenticity of 1 John 5:7-8 Rooted in Biblical Exegesis, Jesse M. Boyd

The King James Version Defended, by Edward F. Hills

Forever Settled, Jack Moorman

Missing in Modern Bibles (Modern Bibles: The Dark Secret), Jack Moorman

Conies, Brass, and Easter:  Answers to Twenty-One “Problem” Passages in the Authorized, King James Version, Jack Moorman

Where the KJV Departs From the “Majority” Text, Jack Moorman

English Bible Translations, William Einwechter

The Excellence of the Authorized Version, William Einwechter

KJV Questions and Answers, Jeffrey Khoo

Kept Pure in All Ages, Jeffrey Khoo

The Ancient Text of the New Testament, Jakob van Bruggen

Theological Heresies of Westcott and Hort, as seen in their own writings, Donald A. Waite

The Revision Revised, John William Burgon 

The Traditional Text of the Holy Gospels Vindicated and Established, John William Burgon

The Causes of the Corruption of the Traditional Text of the Holy Gospels, John William Burgon

The Last Twelve Verses of Mark, John William Burgon

Codex B and Its Allies: A Study and an Indictment, Herman C. Hoskier, vol. 1   vol 2

The Integrity of the Greek Vulgate, Frederick Nolan 

Logical Criticisms of Textual Criticism, by Gordon Clark

The Translators Revived:  a Biographical Memoir of the Authors of the English Version of the Holy Bible [KJV], Alexander W. McClure

The Identity of the New Testament Text, Wilbur N. Pickering  (note: Pickering is an advocate of Byzantine priority rather than specifically the Textus Receptus, and he also rejects Biblical cessationism for the serious error of the continuation of the sign gifts.  The book linked to here is valuable, but one must exercise serious caution when examining his writings.)

A New Plea for the Authenticity of the Text of the Three Heavenly Witnesses, Charles Forster

“King James Only”: What Does It Mean and Not Mean? David Cloud

The Prologue to the Canonical Epistles by Jerome: Ancient Testimony to 1 John 5:7

“They Pierced My Hands and My Feet”: the KJV reading of Psalm 22:16

The Translation “Lucifer” in the KJV, Isaiah 14:12


Daniel 3:25: “the Son of God” or “a son of the gods”?

 

Is “God forbid” a mistranslation in the KJV?

Answers to Specific Objections to the King James Bible  (Note:  While many of these answers are great, and this website has a lot of useful material, some answers have problems, and posting the link is not a blanket endorsement.)

Judges 18:30:  Moses or Manasseh? Quek Suan Yew

The Dean Burgon Society and the King James Bible Research Council:  Should I join them?

Material on verbal, plenary preservation from the Far Eastern Bible College (Bible Presbyterian Church)

A Critique of God’s Word in Our Hands: The Bible Preserved for Us, Thomas Strouse

Bob Jones University and the KJV:  A Critique of From the Mind of God to the Mind of Man, Jeffrey Khoo

Errors in the King James Version? A Response to William W. Combs of Detroit Baptist Seminary, Jeffrey Khoo

The Emergence of Neo-Fundamentalism:  One Bible Only? or “Yea Hath God Said?” Jeffrey Khoo

New International Version:  What Today’s Christian Needs to Know About the NIV (Trinitarian Bible Society), part 1   part 2   (valuable articles, although the author is wrong about the Hebrew vowels, which are inspired and original.)

The New International Version:  Inclusive Language Edition, a review by G. W. & D. E. Anderson

What’s the Scoop on the New King James Version?

The New King James Version (NKJV):  Just “Easier to Read,” or an Inferior Translation that (among other Problems) is Weaker on Sodomy?

 

Theology Proper, Christology, and Pneumatology

The Worship of the Son of God in Scripture and the Earliest Christianity 

Objections to the Trinity Answered

Did the Trinity come from Paganism? 

The “Jesus Only” Doctrine of God Examined: Is Jesus Christ the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit?

Christology of the Old Testament, E. W. Hengstenberg, vol. 1 vol. 2 vol. 3 vol. 4 Index (Warning:  Hengstenberg was a Lutheran with some rationalistic tendencies, but for a Hebrew text based OT Christology, his work has substantial value.)

The Immanuel Prophecy in Isaiah 7:14-16 and its Use in Matthew 1:23: Harmonizing Historical Context and Single Meaning,” R. Bruce Compton (Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 12 (2007) 3-15

Reasons Why the Filioque Should be Maintained, by Marc A. Pugliese

Images and Pictures of Jesus Christ Forbidden by Scripture  More on this Topic

Spirit Baptism–The Historic Baptist View Expounded and Defended

A Study of Ephesians 5:18:  ”And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess;  but be filled with the Spirit.”

1 Corinthians 13:8-13 and the Cessation of Miraculous Gifts, R. Bruce Compton

Pentecostal and Keswick Hermeneutics: Scripture Subordinated to Experience

Ought we to Pray to the Person of the Holy Spirit? part 1 part 2

2 Corinthians 13:14, the “communion of the Holy Ghost,” and the Related Question of the Legitimacy of Prayer Addressed Directly to the Person of the Holy Spirit

Of Communion with God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, John Owen  Download PDF 

Meditations and Discourses on the Glory of Christ, John Owen  Download PDF

A Discourse Concerning the Holy Spirit, John Owen  Download PDF

 

Anthroplogy and Hamartiology

 

Do Animals have Souls and Spirits?

Repent of Original Sin? Yes!

Angelology

The Translation “Lucifer” in the KJV, Isaiah 14:12

Soteriology

 

Repentance Defended Against Antinomian Heresy: A Brief Defense of the Indubitable Biblical Fact and Historic Baptist Doctrine that Repentance is a Change of Mind that Always Results in a Change of Action

The Blood of Jesus, William Reid   Audio

All of Grace, Charles H. Spurgeon   Audio

The Almost Christian, Matthew Mead   Audio

The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul, Philip Doddgridge

The Doctrine of Justification, James Buchanan

Christ our High Priest, Bearing the Iniquity of our Holy Things, Horatius Bonar

Today’s Apostasy: How Decisionism is Destroying our Churches, by R. L. Hymers & Christopher Cagan

Will I be Saved if I Ask Jesus Christ into my Heart or Repeat the “Sinner’s Prayer”?

The Other Jesus: Justification by Faith vs. Asking Jesus into one’s Heart, by Ovid Need

Romans 10:9-14: Sinner’s Prayers for Salvation?

Evangelism Video: An Example of How to Proclaim the Gospel

How to Proclaim the Gospel:  A Guide to Personal Soulwinning   MS Word

Evangelizing Biblically (Mp3 files, Thomas Ross), part 1  part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5 part 6 Handouts for series on evangelizing Biblically # 1  #2  #3  #4  #5  Pamphlets for false religions  Evangelistic Bible Studies  Bible Studies as a Word doc  Foreign language resources  The Biblical Mandate for House to House Evangelism

An Example of Biblically Counselling Someone Without A Sinner’s Prayer Methodology (video), Paul Washer (note: linking this video is by no means an endorsement of Washer in general or of TULIP Calvinistic soteriology in particular.)

The Sinner’s Prayer:  A Historical and Theological Analysis, Paul Harrison Chitwood (Ph. D. dissertation)


A Pastor’s Sketches:  or, Conversations with Anxious Inquirers, Respecting the Way of Salvation, Ichabod Smith Spencer, vol 1    vol 2 (Note: these volumes, while certainly not infallible, are helpful real-life sketches of the sort of careful evangelistic counsel that was much more widespread before the invention of the sinner’s prayer methodology.)

Southern Baptist Evangelism and Unregenerate Evangelicals

The Doctrine of Sanctification:  An Exegetical Examination, with Application, in Biblical, Historic Baptist Perspective, to which is Appended a Historical, Exegetical, and Elenctic Evaluation of Influential Errors, Particularly the Keswick Theology, part 1part 2part 3part 4      (Download PDF of complete work)  Note:  This is a work in progress that is not yet completed.   It can be sited in other works as:  The Doctrine of Sanctification: An Exegetical Examination, with Application, in Historic Baptist Perspective, to which is Appended a Historical, Exegetical, and Elenctic Evaluation of Influential Errors, Particularly the Keswick Theology, Thomas D. Ross.  Ph. D. diss., Great Plains Baptist Divinity School, 2016.

Introduction

The Nature of Vivification

The Prerequisites for Vivification:  Be Right with God

The Means of Vivification

“The just shall live by faith”— A Study of Faith’s Connection with Salvation in All Its Justifying, Sanctifying, and Glorifying Fullness

The Nature and Certainty of Sanctification: The Body of Sin is Progressively Destroyed, Romans 6:6

Exegetical and Historical Excursus #1: Does Colossians 2:6 Teach Sanctification by Faith Alone?

Exegetical and Historical Excursus #2:  Romans 7:14-25 Depicts Part of the Normal Christian Life

Exegetical and Historical Excursus #3:  Does Galatians 2:20, or any other Text in Scripture, Teach that Christ lives the Christian Life instead of the Believer?

Exegetical and Historical Excursus #4:  Hebrews 3-4:  Evidence that Some Christians Are Perpetually Rebellious and Disobedient?

Exegetical and Historical Excursus #5:  A Study of Ephesians 5:18:  “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess;  but be filled with the Spirit.”

Exegetical and Historical Excursus #6: Is Fallen Man’s Obligation to Obey God Limited to His Ability to Do So?

Exegetical and Historical Excursus #7:  Are All Believers Disciples?

Exegetical and Historical Excursus #8:  What Does it Mean to Abide in Christ?

Exegetical and Historical Excursus #9: Regeneration and Sanctification Are Connected with the Renewal of the Whole Person, Body, Soul, and Spirit—Not with the Spirit Alone

Exegetical and Historical Excursus #10:  Excerpt from “A Warning Exhortation Against Pietists, Quietists, and all Who in a Similar Manner have Deviated to a Natural and Spiritless Religion under the Guise of Spirituality,” by Wilhelmus à Brakel

Exegetical and Historical Excursus #11: Hannah Whitall Smith: Higher Life Writer, Speaker on Sanctification, Developer of the Keswick Theology, Quaker Quietist and Universalist Heretic

Exegetical and Historical Excursus #12: An Analysis and Critique of Keswick Theology as Set Forth Particularly In So Great Salvation: The History and Message of the Keswick Convention, by Steven Barabas

Exegetical and Historical Excursus #13: Do Keswick Critics Routinely Misrepresent Keswick Theology?

Keswick Theology, Continuationism or Anti-Cessationism, and the Rise of the Pentecostal, Charismatic, and Word of Faith Movements: Vignettes of Certain Important Advocates of Keswick or Higher Life Theology and their Beliefs Concerning Spiritual Gifts and Other Matters: William Boardman, Andrew Murray, Frederick B. Meyer, Evan Roberts and Jessie Penn-Lewis, A. B. Simpson, John A. MacMillan, and Watchman Nee; an Introduction (#14)

William Boardman

Andrew Murray

F. B. Meyer

Evan Roberts, the Welsh Revival of 1904-1905, and Jessie Penn-Lewis (3 parts: part 1, part 2, part 3)

A. B. Simpson

John A. MacMillan

Watchman Nee

 A Concluding Exhortation, Classic and Baptist Works on Sanctification, and the Bibliography
Psalm 51:11 and Eternal Security

Ezekiel 18 and Eternal Security

The Book of Life and Eternal Security

A Brief Statement on what the Bible Teaches on the Five Points of Calvinism (TULIP)

An Exposition Of Romans 9, Including A Demonstration That The Chapter Does Not Teach Calvinism

The Calvinism Debate, David Cloud

Holiness, J. C. Ryle

Of the Mortification of Sin in Believers, John OwenDownload PDF

The Nature, Power, Deceit, and Prevalency of the Remainders of Indwelling Sin in Believers, John Owen

A Treatise of the Dominion of Sin and Grace, John Owen

The Grace and Duty of Being Spiritually Minded, John Owen

Of Temptation, John Owen

The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards

Looking unto Jesus, Isaac Ambrose  Note:  While this is a fine devotional book overall, the reader should be wary of unscriptural aspects of covenant theology and Calvinism.

Studies in Perfectionism, Vol. 1 & 2, Benjamin B. Warfield, vol. 7-8 of Works of Warfield

The Carnal Christian, Ernest C. Reisinger

The Faith, Assurance, and Perseverance of the Saints, Ernest C. Reisinger      Note: Reisinger is an advocate of TULIP, and that should not be adopted.

John Piper’s “Christian Hedonism” Refuted, David Cloud

Morning and Evening, Charles Spurgeon–a Daily DevotionalDownload PDFAudio files

The Poor Man’s Morning and Evening Portions, Robert Hawker–a Daily Devotional

 

Ecclesiology

Contact a true Church in your area

A Word Study Demonstrating the Meaning of the Word Church, ekklesia (ecclesia), and consequently the Nature of the Church as a Local Assembly only, not a Universal, Invisible Entity

Ecclesia–The Church, B. H. Carroll

The Great Commission in Scripture and History

Answering David Cloud on the Church, Kent Brandenburg, part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4

Infant Baptism and the Bible

Mark 7:4 and the “washing [baptidzo] of tables”;  Baptism is still Immersion in Mark 7, part 1  part 2

A Brief Proof of the Invalidity of all non-Baptist Baptism

Heaven Only For the Baptized? The Gospel of Christ vs. Pardon Through Baptism   MS Word   Kindle Version

Does the New Testament Support the Roman Catholic View of Communion in John 6?

A Video Presentation on Baptist Confessions of Faith and the Preservation of Scripture

Revelation 17 and Roman Catholicism

Thoughts On the Bride of Christ 

The Biblical Mandate for House to House Evangelism

The Dangers of the Invitation System, Jim Ehrhard Note: The SBC and Calvinism are unscriptural and posting this article is no endorsement of either.

The Invitation System, Iain Murray Note:  While this composition is valuable, Murray’s Reformed doctrine that regeneration precedes faith is a serious error.  While conversion is indisputably miraculous and impossible apart from God’s grace, Divinely enabled repentance and faith logically precede regeneration.

Images and Pictures of Jesus Christ Forbidden by Scripture  More on this Topic

Inappropriate Use of the Cross of Christ, Malcolm Watts

Evangelizing Biblically: Spiritual Warfare and the Skilled Use of the Sword, Kent Brandenburg

Concern Over God’s Glory in Evangelism: The Necessity and Sufficiency of Biblical Evangelistic Methods, Kent Brandenburg

Should We Use Good Things To Attract Unbelievers For Evangelism? Kent Brandenburg, part 1  part 2

Bribery and Pandering: Ties that Bind Modern Church Growth (that neither Jesus nor the Apostles used), Kent Brandenburg, part 1   part 2

How Does Levi’s Feast for Jesus Apply to Evangelistic Methodology? Kent Brandenburg

Southern Baptist Evangelism and Unregenerate Evangelicals

The Vicissitudes of Victory, Buddy Smith

Genesis 2:1-3 and the Decalogue:  Proof that a Saturday Sabbath is Required of the Church in the New Testament?

Genesis 2:1-3, the Ten Commandments, and Saturday or Sunday Sabbatarianism:  Exegetical and Theological Thoughts

Acts 20:7 and worship on the Lord’s Day

1 Corinthians 16:2 and Church on the Lord’s Day

Colossians 2:16-17 and the Sabbath

Hebrews 4 and the Sabbath

Images of the Church in 1 Clement

Reverence and Solemnity:  Essential Aspects of Biblical Worship

Worship in the Melting Pot, by Peter Masters, part 1   part 2   part 3   part 4   part 5   part 6

The Nature and Beauty of Gospel Worship, John Owen

Why Sing the Psalms?

What are “psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs”?

Download and Sing the Scottish Psalter Here also

Download and Sing the Genevan Psalter–Text, Tunes, and Audio Files

Purchase Psalm-singing Resources (Note: other material on this website is not recommended, and while 95% of the psalm-singing is Biblical, conservative music, a small minority is not.)

Listen to All the Tunes in Three Conservative Psalters

Listen or Download the Large Majority of the Psalter Sung

Listen to or Download the Entire 1650 Psalter Sung

More Psalm Singing for Download or Listening here   Here also

Download a Free Audio File Each Month of a Psalm

Download or Listen to Handel’s Messiah   Here also   Here also

Download Free God-Honoring Hymns

Purchase the Trinity Hymnal, Baptist edition

Listen to the Tunes in the Trinity Hymnal, Baptist edition   Also here

Our Own Hymnbook: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for public, social, and private worship, C. H. Spurgeon

New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book: For Churches and Sunday Schools, J. R. Graves

Village Hymns for Social Worship, Asahel Nettleton   also here

Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of Isaac Watts

The Law of A Sound Mind, by Peter Masters—A Demonstration of the Centrality of the Rational in Biblical Worship and Christian Service

The Feminization of Christian Music, David Cloud

Warning Against Vocal Slidings, Garlock & Cloud

What Kind Of Music Should Be Used in Church? Kent Brandenburg

How Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism Are Teeming with Ecstatic and Demonic Influence, Kent Brandenburg

Why “Blended Worship”?  Kent Brandenburg

Music for Good or Evil, David Cloud (10 part E-video series)

Baptist Music Wars, David Cloud (book & 2 videos)

Music Education Ministries

The Biblical Philosophy of Music & the Essential Theory of Rhythm, Pastor Graham West of Music Education Ministries

Qualifications of the Pastor

The Devil’s Mission of Amusement: The Church’s Task—Entertainment or Evangelization? by Archibald Brown 

Questions for Members of Reformed Denominations

When I Left Fundamentalism (for consistent Baptist separatism), Kent Brandenburg, part 1  part 2  part 3  part 4 part 5  part 6  part 7  part 8  part 9  part 10  Reviewing Why I Can’t Be a Fundamentalist

Unaffiliated Baptist Churches: An Analysis of the Emphasis, Kent Brandenburg, part 1   part 2   part 3   part 4

The Trail of Blood:  The History of Christ’s Churches from the First Century until Today, J. Carroll     Church History Chart

History of Baptists, John Christian, vol. 1 (1st-18th Century in England) 

History of Baptists, John Christian, vol. 2 (Baptists in America)

The Falsehood of the English Separatist Theory of Baptist Origins, Kent Brandenburg

The Reformers and Their Stepchildren, Leonard Verduin 

Sacrament and Ordinance:  Aren’t they the same?  Jonathan Pratt

Nine Lines of Argument in Favor of the Regulative Principle of Worship, T. David Gordon

Biblical Authority and the Proof of the Regulative Principle of Worship, John A. Delivuk Warning: Delivuk is a Presbyterian who believes, incorrectly, that the Regulative Principle requires exclusive Psalmody and the elimination of instrumental music in the church, while he believes it also allows for paedobaptism.  He is wrong in all of these conclusions, but his article is still valuable as a general defense of the Regulative Principle.

Infant Baptism and the Regulative Principle of Worship, Fred Malone Warning: While this is a fine article overall, Malone would have done well to employ the Biblical term “ordinances” rather than the word “sacrament” for baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

A Careful Baptist Statement of the Regulative Principle of Worship and its Practical Outworking Note: The fact that this is a well-written statement does not constitute an endorsement of Calvinism or of any type of church other than an unaffiliated and separatist Baptist congregation.

The True Meaning of Easter, Greg Wilson Note: While Wilson makes good points, neither his TULIP theology nor his Wednesday crucifixion view (cf. Luke 24:21) are Scriptural.

Should a Christian celebrate Christmas? by Biblical Discernment Ministries (Note:  While the article linked here is valuable, Alexander Hislop’s The Two Babylons, one of the sources in its bibliography, contains certain factual errors, and not every historical derivation of Christmas customs is entirely certain.)

 

The Regulative Principle of Worship and Christmas, Brian Schwertley Warning:  Schwertley is a Presbyterian who is for exclusive psalmody and against instrumental music, positions not mandated in Scripture.  Also, the Lord’s Day is not the Christian Sabbath, contra Schwertley.  Furthermore, churches have the liberty to meet on any day of the year and to preach on any Biblical topic on any day of the year, so they can preach on the incarnation on December 25.  With these important caveats, Schwertley’s article makes many points well worthy of consideration.

 

The Encyclopaedia Britannica on Christmas and Epiphany

The Christmas Tree:  Should it be in the Christian church or home?

Christmas Carols that Lie   MS Word

Should A Church Display the American Flag in its Auditorium?

 

Eschatology

A Critique of Rosenthal’s Pre-Wrath Rapture Theory

Are there Seven Church Ages in Revelation 2-3?

The Promise Theme and the Thoelogy of Rest, Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.   Note:  Linking this valuable article is not an endorsement of its author’s neo-evangelicalism.

The Pre-Trib Research Center  (Note: This is a link to another website.  The Pre-Trib Rapture is Scriptural, and many of the articles in the Research Center are excellent, but anything deviating from a historic Baptist position, including universal ecclesiology and modern Bible versions, must not be accepted)

 

Historical Studies

Images of the Church in 1 Clement

Were the Reformers Heretics? Their Theology of Baptism and Other Topics Analyzed

John Wesley:  Hero or Heretic?

Considerations on Revival in American History

English Particular Baptist Singing and Congregational Worship Practices to 1700

Cosmetics in Scripture and History

The Jerusalem Temple in the Days of Christ

 

The Christian Family

Children of Obedient Parents Turning Out For God–Certainty or Mere Possibility for the Godly Christian Family?  An Examination of Proverbs 22:6 and Related Texts

Spank Your Child or Spoil Your Child: The Biblical Issue of Spanking, David Sutton

The Biblical Way to Obtain One’s Spouse, Kent Brandenburg, part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4

The Bible and Divorce 

Deuteronomy 22:5 and Gender Distinct Clothing   Word doc

Gender Distinct Clothing, Separation, and the Gospel, Kent Brandenburg

Isaiah 47 and the Biblical Length of Apparel

 

Cosmetics in Scripture and History

Birth Control—The Biblical And Historic Protestant Position, Greg L. Price   Note:  While this is a good study overall, publishing it here is by no means an endorsement of Price’s dangerous Steelite Presbyterianism.

A Forgotten Abomination? Menstruation and the Act of Marriage

 

Unconventional and New Age Medicine

 

James 5:14-20 and the Pentecostal Doctrine of Faith Healing, part 1   part 2   part 3   part 4   (These are portions from the larger study here.)

 

James 5:14-20 and Unconventional Medicine   (These are portions from the larger study here.)

 

The Bible and Diet, David Cloud

 

 New Age Health Care, David Cloud

 

New Age Medicine: An Examination of Reiki, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Reflexology, Iridology, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Macrobiotics, Naturopathy, Rolfing, Applied Kinesiology, Neuro-Emotional Techniques, Touch for Health, and Behavioral Kinesiology, David Cloud

Chiropractic and the New Age, David Cloud

A Letter Concerning Unconventional/Alternative Medicine: Traditional Chiropractic, Homeopathy, and Applied Kinesiology or Muscle Testing

Herbalism; Medicine or Mysticism? by Doug Ecklund

The Tangled Web of (Alternative) Healthcare Exotica, David Brown

Dangers in Samaritan Ministries, part 1   part 2   part 3

How the Health Food Industry Created the Vitamin Myth Note: Non-Christian Source

 

 

 

 

“Air Purifiers” of “Air Cleaners” that Emit Ozone into the Air are Dangerous   Note: Non-Christian Source

 

 

Baptist Commentaries

 

Biblical Politics

The Role of Government–Has God Spoken? the Bible on Abortion, Sexual Purity, and Economics   tract   MS Word

Pictures Of Children Murdered By Abortion  (warning–these pictures are horrifying)

Women’s Health Centers in the USA that provide Healthcare instead of Murdering Babies

Does the Birth Control Pill Cause Abortions? Randy Alcorn

God and Government;  Notes on the Bible and Politics:  1 Samuel 8 and other Passages Examined on Economics, Abortion, Sodomy, and other Issues

Should Homosexuals be Put to Death by the Government?

The Top Ten Myths About Homosexuality, Peter Sprigg

I am a Pigeon: A Manifesto for Marriage Equality, Animal, Gay, Lesbian & Transgender Rights

Lectures on Christian Economic Theory (note–other material on this website cannot be unconditionally recommended)

Money, Freedom, and the Bible, John Robbins (note–other material on this website cannot be unconditionally recommended)

What Does Government Spending Cost You?

Almost Everything You Have Heard About Income Inequality in the USA is Wrong, John Goodman

Do Jewish International Bankers Control the World? by Joel Anderson

Islam in America: Violent and Bloodthirsty, or Peaceful?

The Religion of Peace? Islam and Violence  (note: non-Christian source)

The Christian and Labor Unions, William Kermott

The Myth of the Productivity-Pay Gap

The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation

Legal and Academic “Equality” Nonsense: Do Disproportionate Outcomes Indicate Discrimination? by Walter Williams

The Fallacy of “White Privilege,” by Dennis Prager

The Danger of the “Black Lives Matter” Movement, Heather MacDonald

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (going to a secular college rather than a Biblical and Christian one is extremely dangerous, but if one is determined to do this very dangerous thing, the FIRE organization provides ratings that illustrate how likely Biblical speech or anything that dissents from socialist radicalism is probably going to be tolerated.  The guide here also provides helpful information.)

Just say “No Trump!”

Useful Sources for News

Fundamental Baptist Information Service, by David Cloud.  Useful daily articles on the modern religious scene and on Biblical theological topics.  Most articles are not about politics.  About 99% of them are Scriptural, accurate, and reliable. (Subscribe to this newsletter on the webpage here.)

Washington Update, by Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council. (Subscribe to this newsletter on the webpage here.)  A useful daily news source with valuable and reliable information, although it defines “Christian” in a very broad way that would include any religious organization that claims the term, even those with terrible false gospels.  (See a Biblical analysis of various false “Christian” gospels by clicking here.)

Social Conservative Review  (subscribe to this newsletter on the webpage here.)  A bi-weekly summary of valuable articles for those with a Biblically-influenced worldview on social issues,  although it defines “Christian” in a very broad way that would include any religious organization that claims the term, even those with terrible false gospels.  (See a Biblical analysis of various false “Christian” gospels by clicking here.)

The Federalist  A useful news source from a conservative, constitutionalist perspective.

There are many other valuable sources of news and information.  I wish I could, for example, recommend the Patriot Post, for it has reliable, quality news articles.  However, it will occasionally print h-ll and d–n as curse words and take God’s holy name in vain.  The National Review also has good articles, but with even more frequency it will do the same wicked thing.  There are also news sources such as WorldNetDaily that should not be recommended because of their sensationalism, salesmanship, and too-often inaccurate content.

Biblical Financial Stewardship

Tithing and the Christian

Avoid the “strange woman” of Proverbs and work, and you have a 2% or less chance of being below the poverty line in the USA

Matrimony and Money: the married are more wealthy than fornicators and the divorced

God-Honoring and Bible-Based Christian Mutual Funds

Are Your Investments Clean? Get a Complementary Moral Audit of Your Mutual Funds

A Potentially High Interest Investment (and a Way to Pay Down and Eliminate Higher Interest Debt) that Can be Done with Christian Principles—Peer-to-Peer Lending

Roth IRA Calculator

Dow Jones, S & P 500, and NASDAQ (Historical) Rate of Return Calculator

The Investors With The Best Returns Are Dead or Forgot They Had the Accounts: Why?

(Historical) Savings Rate Growth Calculator

Inflation Rate (Historical) Calculator

What is the (historically) worst case scenario for investing in the stock market?

Get Paid up to $1,000 a Year to Fund Your IRA:  Information on the Saver’s Tax Credit

Investment Brokers

Best Deals with Banks

Investing in Precious Metals such as Gold and Silver

High Interest Savings Accounts with Prepaid Cards

Investing in Precious Metals such as Gold and Silver

Credit Cards, a Biblical Christian View: Part 1, Dangers   (includes information on perks, cash back, and other benefits available with debit cards)

Credit Cards, a Biblical Christian View: Part 2, Benefits

Credit Cards, a Biblical Christian View: Part 3, Best Deals

Get Your Free Credit Score

How to Get c. 4% Cash Back on (Almost) All Purchases

Save Money on Internet Purchases

Save Money on Groceries

Save Money by Purchasing Gift Cards at a Discount

Save Money on the Cell Phone Bill

Affordable Christian Internet Filtering Companies

Fly to Europe for Free: How You Can Do It!

Supplement Your Income with Mystery Shopping

 

Miscellaneous

Who Are the Writers On This Website?

Terms of Use For Material On This Website

Listen To Powerful Biblical Preaching

Useful Website Links

The Use of “Wine” in the Old Testament, Robert Teachout

A Chronology of the Books of the New Testament 

Light from the Old Testament on the Blood 

A Thematic Division of the Book of Proverbs

How To Make Wise Decisions In God’s Will, David Cloud

Does the Lord Really Guide? part 1 in Steps for Guidance by Peter Masters

Six Biblical Steps: part 2 in Steps for Guidance by Peter Masters

Christians Suing Christians:  Is it Biblical?

Take Piano Lessons if you are in Southern Wisconsin

Make your car evangelistic–purchase a bumper sticker promoting faithsaves.net!

The Scandinavian Defense, Marshall/Ross Gambit: An Aggressive Chess Opening for Black

 

Literary Compositions

 

George Herbert’s Poem The Altar and its Art

The Structure of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The Damnation of Faustus in Christopher Marlowe’s Tragical History of Dr. Faustus

 

Our Other Websites

 

What Must I Do To Be Saved?

Theological Compositions

Literary Compositions

What is in Thine Hand Ministries

Agape kai Philia

Reflections On Eternity

Nepal Notebook

 

 

Other Websites Worth Visiting

 

What Must I Do To Be Saved – Way of Life Literature

Listen to Powerful Biblical Preaching

Lives Changed by God

Find a Bible-Believing Church here   Or here

Way of Life Literature

What is Truth?

Good books 

The Baptist History Homepage:  A Source for Original Baptist Documents

 

Material for College and Seminary Courses Below

(Note:  Inclusion of something in this section is definitely NOT an endorsement–it simply is a statement that the material below is useful for a course I have been or will be teaching.)

 

Trinitarianism

Required Textbooks: Morey, also  hereMuller, also here & see hereOwen/Kapic also  here (unedited by Kapic) & here

Download Video Player (VLC) for the lectures, Mac version Windows Version

 

Course Lectures as audio only (Mp3) files: Lecture 1:1 1:2 1:3 1:4 Lecture 2:1 2:2 2:3 2:4 2:5 Lecture 3:1 3:2 3:3 3:4 Lecture 4:1 4:2 4:3 4:4 4:5 Lecture 5:1 5:2 5:3 5:4 5:5 Lecture 6:1 6:2 6:3 6:4 6:5 Lecture 7:1 7:2 7:3 7:4 7:5 Lecture 8:1 8:2 8:3 8:4 Lecture 9:1 9:2 9:3 9.4 Lecture 10:1 10:2 10:3 10:4 Lecture 11:1 11:2 11:3 11:4 Lecture 12:1 12:2 12:3 12:4 Lecture 13.1 13.2 13:3 13.4 Lecture 14:1 14:2 14:3 14:4 Lecture 15:1 15:2 15:3 15:4 Lecture 16:1 16:2 16:3 16:4 16:5 Lecture 17:1 17:2 17:3 17:4 17:5 Lecture 18:1 18:2 18:3 18:4 18:5 18:6 Lecture 19:1 19:2 19:3 19:4 Lecture 20:1 20:2 20:3 20:4 20:5 Lecture 20.5:1 20.5:2 20.5:3 Lecture 21:1 21:2 21:3 21:4 21:5 21:6

 

Course Syllabus PDF   Course Syllabus MS Word

 

Lecture #1: Introduction to Trinitarianism & the Definition of the Trinity, part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4

 

Handouts for Lecture #1: Course Outline The Trinity Defined & Objections to the Trinity Answered Hymns Praising the Trinity

 

Lecture #2, The Sanctifying Power of Knowing the Trinity & the Definition of the Trinity continued, part 1 part 2part 3 part 4 part 5

 

Handout for Lecture #2: Sanctifying Faith in John’s Gospel 

 

Lecture #3, Definition of the Trinity Concluded & the Definition of Anti-Trinitarian positions, part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 

 

Handouts for Lecture #3: Watchman Nee, Witness Lee, and the Modalism of the Church of the Recovery Cult William Branham:  modalist Pentecostal leader, false teacher, and bogus healer

 

 

Lecture #4, The Revisionist History of Trinitarianism presented by Anti-Trinitarians and the Actual Historical Development of Trinitarianism, part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5

 

Handouts for Lecture #4: Did the Trinity Come from Paganism? The Worship of Christ in the NT and Early Patristic Writings Should You Believe in the Trinity? (Watchtower Society) (Warning:  This last handout is a cult magazine filled with Scripture-twisting and lies.  The historical lies are exposed in this lecture.)


Lecture #5, Actual Historical Development of Trinitarianism continued, part 1 part 2 part 3 Part 4 part 5

 

Lecture #6, Actual Historical Development of Trinitarianism concluded, part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5 

 

Handout for Lecture #6: Review Questions for Trinitarianism Midterm (Word document) Review Questions as PDF

 

Lecture #7, Textual Variants Impacting Trinitarianism & The Exegetical Basis for the Son’s being Eternally Begotten and the Spirit’s Eternally Proceeding from the Father and the Son, part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5

 

Handout for Lecture #7: Texts Where the Deity of Christ is Attacked or Denied in Modern Bible Versions Because of Corruptions in the Greek Critical Text, with a Brief Defense of the Textus Receptus in These Passages   Reasons Why the Filioque Should be Maintained, by Marc A. Pugliese

 

Lecture #8, Review for Midterm Exam & Introduction to the Examination of Modern Modalism/Oneness Pentecostalism, part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4

 

Handout for Lecture #8: The “Jesus Only” Doctrine of God Examined: Is Jesus Christ the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit?

 

 

Lecture #10, Modern Modalism/Oneness Pentecostal “Proof-texts” Examined, part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 

 

Handouts for Lecture #10: A Scriptural Analysis of the Charismatic Movement  Resources on Pentecostalism at FaithSaves.net

 

Lecture #11, The Old Testament Evidence for the Deity of Christ, part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4

 

Lecture #12, The Old Testament Evidence for the Deity of Christ Concluded and the New Testament Texts where Christ is called “God,” part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4

 

Lecture #13, The New Testament Texts where Christ is called “God” Concluded and Further New Testament Evidence for the Deity of Christ, part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4

 

Handout for Lecture #13: Are You Worshipping Jehovah?

 

 

 

Greek Courses

 

Reading Sheet for Courses

Parsing Sheet for Greek Courses

Syllabus for 2nd Year Greek   Syllabus as a Word Document (note:  unless you download the Accordance Greek font Helena, the Hebrew font Yehudit, and the Online Bible for Mac Greek font, original language fonts will be garbled–download the Accordance trial version below to get the fonts)

Ephesians in Greek Assignment List (seminary)

Ephesians in Greek Student Syllabus

Syllabus as a Word Document

Romans in Greek Assignment List (seminary)

Syntax, Exegetical, and Devotional Questions on Romans (seminary) Questions in Word

Notes on Greek Sentence Diagramming, Randy Leedy

My Comments on Leedy

Accordance Trial Version (necessary to get fonts for my Word documents above)

Online Bible (has its own Greek and Hebrew fonts)

Download a Free Copy of the Liddell-Scott Greek lexicon

Download a Free Copy of A Grammar of the Greek New Testament in Light of Historical Research by A. T. Robertson

Online Ancient Greek Literature

Greek NT Commentaries relevant for Romans Class:

Commentary on Romans, William G. T. Shedd (warning: TULIP Calvinist and paedobaptist)

Greek Testament Commentary, Henry Alford, vol. 1 vol. 2 vol. 3 vol. 4 (warning:  Alford believes in plenary, but denies verbal inspiration, and he is an Anglican who believes in baptismal regeneration)

Expositor’s Greek Testament, ed. W. Robertson Nicoll, vol. 1  vol. 2 vol. 3 vol 4 (warning:  Theological modernism and liberalism, and much associated nonsense)

Commentary on Romans, Charles Hodge (warning:  TULIP Calvinist and paedobaptist)

The Scripture Doctrine of Sanctification;  an Explication and Paraphrase of the Sixth and Seventh chapters of Romans, and the Four First Verses of the Eighth Chapter, James Fraser (warning: Calvinistic paedobaptist)

Learn First Year Greek online

 

Hebrew Courses

Truth from the Torah, Nevi’im, and Kethuvim (the Law, Prophets, and Writings) for Jews (and all others) who Revere the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel

The other website for the 1st year Hebrew class:

Click here to be directed to the other page for the 1st semester of the 1st year Hebrew class

Course textbooks for 1st year Hebrew:

Hebrew/Greek Bible, Trinitarian Bible Society Old Testament (Masoretic Text, ed. Ben Chayyim & C. D. Ginsburg; NT Textus Receptus; product code HEGRB. (the Trinitarian Bible Society prints the traditional Hebrew OT text that lies underneath the Authorized Version and Received Text Bibles in other languages.) Hebrew OT PDF (you can download this, but you will still need the physical book for class.)

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew, Thomas O. Lambdin

Annotated Key to Lambdin’s Introduction to Biblical Hebrew, H. G. M. Williamson

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon (online here and here, but you need a physical lexicon for the class) or The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament, Ludwig Koehler and Walter Baumgartner, trans. & ed. M.E.J. Richardson (Either lexicon is acceptable; see the course outline for the differences.)

Other course material for 1st year Hebrew:

Hebrew Course Outline and Assignment List

How to Read the Bible in the Original Languages (and in English)

Notes and Questions for Students on Hebrew Translation Passages, 1st Semester 1st Year Hebrew   Word doc

Hebrew Alphabet Chart

Hebrew Vowel Chart (this is the one on the “Hebrew Vowel Audio” below) Handwritten Chart

Alternate Hebrew Vowel Chart

Hebrew Preposition Chart

Hebrew Alphabet Audio

Hebrew Vowel Audio

Hebrew Alphabet Song

Genesis 1 Reading Audio

Typing in Hebrew – keyboard characters for the Accordance Hebrew font Get the font and a free trial version of Accordance

A Vocabulary List of Words found in the Hebrew Old Testament 10x+

Introduction to the Ginsburg Edition of the Hebrew Old Testament, Alfred S. Geden & R. Kilgour—An Introduction to the edition published by the Trinitarian Bible Society Download PDF

The Debate over the Inspiration of the Hebrew Vowel Points

Evidences for the Inspiration of the Hebrew Vowel Points

The Antiquity of the Hebrew Language, Letters, Vowels, and Accents, John Gill

Gesenius’ Hebrew Grammar, Gesenius & Kautzsch (trans. Cowley), P15 (pgs. 56-61) is required reading on the accents.

A Grammar of Biblical Hebrew, Paul Joüon & T. Muraoka. P15, (pgs. 58-63) is required reading on the accents.

A Treatise on the Accentuation of the Twenty-One so-called Prose Books of the Old Testament, William Wickes  Useful chart on the prose accents on pgs. 10-11 and other useful information.  Warning:  Wickes has a non-preservationist, rationalistic view of Scripture which should by no means be accepted or adopted.

A Treatise on the Accentuation of the Three so-called Poetical Books of the Old Testament, William Wickes  Useful chart on the poetical accents on pg. 12 and other useful information.

Genesis 2:1-3, the Ten Commandments, and Saturday or Sunday Sabbatarianism:  Exegetical and Theological Thoughts  A study to read in conjunction with the translation of Genesis 2:1-3 in the first semester of Hebrew.  It is an assigned reading, but it MUST only be read AFTER translating the passage and answering the exegetical questions on that text.

 

Introduction to the Rabbinic Bible, Jacob ben Chayyim

Introduction to the Massoretico-critical edition of the Hebrew Bible, C. D. Ginsburg warning: Ginsburg has a non-preservationist, secular view on the preservation of Scripture which should by no means be accepted or adopted.

 

Course Lectures:
The first class lectures will take place on Saturday, April 5, from 8 -11 am, Central Standard Time. Class will be held every second Saturday (that is, every two weeks). It is possible to take the class without watching the lectures live. The cost for the three-credit course (1st semester) will be $150. The class can be audited for $75. The class lectures will be posted on the Internet and can be viewed online for free, but only those registered for the course will be able to ask questions, engage in classroom interaction, take tests, etc. Scholarships for those who are genuinely unable to afford it (e. g., some who wish to learn Hebrew in very impoverished countries in Africa) are available. To register for the course, use the registration form below and send it to Mukwonago Baptist Church. More information is also found here. The second semester will follow, Lord willing, after the first semester credit hours are completed. The course content and class dates for 1st semester are found in the course outline above. You can pay for the course by sending a check to Mukwonago Baptist Church or by using the button below. If you use the button, be sure to also very soon afterwards use the contact us link and provide us with registration information so that the person paying and the person who gets registered are both the same individual. Please tell us the exact date and time that you paid for the course with the Paypal button.

 

 

 

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