Matt 15:9 reads “But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men” – plainly showing it matters what we teach, that our doctrine is critically important to our salvation. II John 9 reads “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.” Clearly we see that if we don’t stay within the doctrine (teaching) of Christ, we don’t have God – we can’t be saved.
Two weeks ago we started a new radio national program focusing on the doctrine of Christ versus religious error. It is to air every Sunday night at 8:00 central on SiriusXM Family Talk channel 131. If you subscribe to satellite radio, we encourage you to listen. Please also encourage others (especially those in denominations) to listen and call in.
We plan to discuss the doctrinal differences of believers, and to point out what the Bible actually says regarding those issues. John 8:32 teaches only the truth will set us free from sin (religious error won’t do it), so that’s why we will emphasize the truth versus the false doctrines of men. Be sure and listen this Sunday to Bible Crossfire …
One of the most common questions brethren have is “What’s the best commentary on _____?” Sometimes I have an answer and sometimes I’m the one doing the asking! I decided to put together a survey so that I’d have a handy index of some go-to resources for Bible study – both for my own use and to share with others.
It turned out to be a fairly significant project but attached is the result: The Commended Commentary List.
Please note you can freely share this material with others (and I hope you will). I am so thankful to the men who filled out the survey and made this project possible, and Noah Diestelkamp for his excellent graphic design skills and Stephen Hunt for help with the website. I pray that the CCL will be valuable to us all as we seek to read and study books that will help us understand The Book.
Click the link below to download the PDF. It’s free!
The main purpose this website “Researching the history of churches of Christ, of Independent Christian Churches, and Disciples of Christ.” Will know I cannot even imagine the number of hours or volunteers required to put this website together. By far the largest collection of writings of the founders of these religious groups will on the Internet.
On the right-hand side of the webpage Is a Link for the “Master Index” this takes you to an alphabetical listing of all the authors and works contained within the site. Some only authors contained within this site include Alexander Campbell, Barton W. Stone, H. Leo Boles, and one of my favorites J. W. McGarvey. Many of his works are no longer in print but they available on the website.
This website is owned and operated by a very sound and diligent servant of God who I have come to know. In the forums area you can find ongoing discussions of various religious questions. Forums are challenging and very time-consuming to maintain. Also present is an extensive collection of articles on various subjects. There are some audio sermons on the site, although the sister site to this (Words Fitly Spoken) has a much larger collection. The site also contains an online Bible correspondence course, a large collection of links to other sites, and a valuable selection of downloads. This website is one of my five most favorite religious sites on the Internet and I strongly recommend you visit this site.
This single page site contains a large collection of links to various congregations’ audio collections of sermons and hymns. I was impressed with the sheer number of links offered from many different men going back over the last several years. If you enjoy audio sermons, you should definitely visit this site.
Continue reading “Archived Gospel Meetings”
This website is not flashy or beautiful. It is however very functional and one of the websites I use more than any other. When I want to look up one or two passages it is much faster and easier than opening a Bible program. You can navigate to any book and chapter in one click. you will have a choice of using any of 30+ English translations and at least that number of translations from different languages. It also has a keyword search with the ability to restrict your search to only certain parts of the Bible.
I know many of you enjoy singing and I know you will also enjoy this website. A church in the Houston Texas area has a period of a few days each summer set aside for singing. Normally the attendance for these singings is into the hundreds and the sounds is very moving for all those in attendance. They make the recordings of these events available on the website free of charge. Currently they have the last 10 years available as a download, one file for each year. . These files have been compressed to make the download smaller, contact me if you need assistance with those files.
Approaching this Father’s Day, from the archives is this article by Irvin Lee appearing in the magazine in May of 1984. I know many Bible students will appreciate his thoughts on this subject. His dedication to the Scriptures and years of experience preaching the Gospel insure that a small investment of your time will be well worth while.
The Role Of The Father In The Home
Calvinism (I): Predestination and Election
I started a Google Group devoted to christians who love their Kindles/Nooks. We share knowledge and information regarding resources which could be helpful for all. This media is developing so quickly it’s hard to keep on top of what is going on. There are a great many resources already available and my perception is they are not well known. if you are interested, please join us.