done a lot of writing over the years,
and there are some topics which I have
covered which do not really fit into
any of the studies which I have
already done; therefore, I have
collected some of these writings and
have inserted them here.
Fundamental Studies for
the Christian Life:
Propositions for the Unbeliever,
the Agnostic and the New
Uploaded 1/9/2013. Taken
from the introduction to the Basic
Exegesis series, this is a
list of propositions which every
open-minded person ought to
Terms and Concepts (HTML) (PDF) (WPD).
you have been a believer longer
than 5 years, you should know
all of these terms; or at least,
the concepts behind them.
Christ in the Old Testament.
Christ is a functioning member of
the Godhead in the Old Testament;
the Old Testament contains numerous
prophecies about Jesus Christ; and
He is found in shadow form all over
the Old Testament. Some of
these charts were taken from other
- The Christian
Basic Themes; aka The Fundamental
Themes of Scripture (HTML)
There are certain themes which we
find in the Bible, repeated in
nearly every book. These are
the basic themes of the Bible which
are found in Genesis, in the
history, in the prophets and in the
New Testament. The fundamental
nature of man; man's relationship to
God; man's bankruptcy before God;
our need for a Savior; and God's
provision of a Savior.
This document names those
fundamental themes and shows various
places where they are found in the
- The Basic
Mechanics of the Christian Life
(or, "Christianity for Dummies"
What exactly is the Christian
life? Is it going to
church? Is it doing good
works? Is it developing and
regularly using a holy
language? Do you stop hanging
out with your old friends?
What exactly is Christianity, what
is the Christian life and exactly
what do you do as a Christian?
just recently went back and looked
over this short study, and it is
excellent; one of the best and
clearest short studies on
dispensations. Btw, EVERYONE
is a dispensationalist, whether you
admit to it or not.
How are you filled with the Holy
Spirit? What does that even
of Limited Interest:
Gospel of St. Thomas
was raised in a semi-religious,
non-Christian home. I
believed in reincarnation; I
believed that all of the passages
in the Bible referring to
reincarnation had been taken out
by some old Bible council or the
Catholic church; I believed that
there were other books that
belonged in the Bible.
Obviously, I eventually believed
in Jesus Christ; and, if you have
examined much of what I have
written, you can see that I have
repudiated these notions.
However, partially due to negative
volition and partially due to
other factors, some people think
that there are these books which
kept out of the Bible because he
just didn't like them. I
decided to study one of these
books, the one which is probably
the oldest apocraphyl book, and
one which many have these weird,
romantic notions about.
Line of Herod
are several Herod's mentioned in
the New Testament, which cna be
quite disconcerting for the new
believer who actually thinks while
he reads the Bible.
Therefore, it may be helpful to
know who these different Herod's
Tract for Jehovah Witnesses.
in mind that it is difficult to
keep the witnesses on
track. They have been
trained that, whenever they
begin to lose an arguement, that
they will change the subject and
argue about something
else. Here, you must keep
them focused on John 1:13, 14,
where the Word is called God and
the Word becomes flesh and lives
among us. What the JW's do
is, they claim that because
there is no definite article
here, that the passage should
word is a god.
explain in great detail what is
going on here; and how they do
not follow their own rule
consistently; in fact, this is
one of the few places where they
follow this rule that they made
(this is about 3 pages long).