Adult Bible Study every Thurday
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New English Translation (NET)
The NET Bible is a completely new translation of the Bible with 60,932 translators' notes! It was completed by more than 25 scholars (Dispensational) -
World English Bible (WEB)
There are many good English translations of the Holy Bible. Unfortunately, almost all of them were either (1) archaic (like the KJV and ASV of 1901), or (2) covered by copyright restrictions that prevent unrestricted free posting on the internet. The World English Bible is a quality translation of the Holy Bible into modern English, that you may freely use and quote, either for personal or commercial purposes. The World English Bible is an update of the American Standard Version of 1901, which is in the Public Domain, and has been edited to conform to the Greek Majority Text New Testament. The update has been undertaken by some very competent scholars. https://ebible.org/pdf/eng-
The following translators, Anderson, Campbell, Paul, and Rotherham, are scholars within the tradition of the Christian Church/Church of Christ.
Henry Tompkins Anderson: The New Testament
Translated from the Sinaitic Manuscript discovered by Constantine Tischendorf at Mount Sinai. Cincinnati: The Standard Publishing Company, 1918. It is a revision of Anderson’s earlier translation of the New Testament, with alterations according to some of the readings of Codex Sinaiticus. Henry Tompkins Anderson (1812-
Alexander Campbell: Living Oracles
The Sacred Writings of the Apostles and Evangelists of Jesus Christ, Commonly Styled the New Testament. Translated from the Original Greek, by Doctors George Campbell, James Macknight, and Philip Doddridge. Published in 1826, it was based on an 1818 combined edition of translations by George Campbell, James MacKnight and Philip Doddridge, and included edits and extensive notes by Campbell. Campbell was motivated by a belief that changes in the English language and the availability of improved critical editions of the Greek New Testament had made the Authorized King James Version obsolete. In developing the translation, Campbell relied on the critical Greek text published by Johann Jakob Griesbach. One notable feature of the translation is the replacement of traditional ecclesiastical terms such as "church" and "baptise" with alternative translations such as "congregation" and "immerse". The Living Oracles has been described as a forerunner of modern language translations in its updating of the traditional King James language and use of the work of textual critics such as Griesbach.
William E. Paul: An Understandable Version
This version of the New Testament was produced by consulting several Greek-
Joseph Bryant Rotherham: The Emphasized Bible. The Emphasized Bible is one of the most innovative and thoroughly researched translations ever done by a single individual. Its presentation of emphases and grammatical features of the original language still reward careful study. “A strictly literal rendering may not be so pleasant to the ear as one where the apparent sense is chiefly aimed at, yet it is not euphony but truth that ought to be sought. There are tens of thousands departures from the original text in the current versions. Rotherham revised his New Testament twice to stay abreast of scholarly developments. He based his Old Testament translation on the comprehensive Hebrew text of Dr. C. D Ginsburg, which anticipated readings now widely accepted.The Rotherham Emphasized Bible is the World’s best English translation of the Hebrew and Greek text, and the most Poetic.”
Benjamin Wilson: The emphatic diaglott. first published in 1864. It is an interlinear translation with the original Greek text and a word-
Easy English Bible -
Revised English Bible -
Don’t confuse it with the Revised English Bible of 1877.
FREE BIBLE SOFTWARE
http://www.biblesupport.com/ — the archive of user-
The CrossWire Bible Society is an organization with the purpose to sponsor and provide a place for engineers and others to come and collaborate on free, open-
The BibleAnalyzer is another Bible software program which has the look and feel similar to e-
YouVersion by LifeChurch.tv provides this app for free (2,062 Bible versions in 1,372 languages.)n For people who want a Bible app, this is the place to go. The good: it is a free app which focuses on the Bible, yet it is user-
SourceView Bible – promotes a new approach to Bible study including searching and seeing the Bible in various spheres. The app contains all kinds of stats, graphs, and different ways to view information.
Accordance is a program written exclusively for the Mac. It is written with the Mac user in mind. I’m told the interface is very “Mac-
COMMERCIAL BIBLE SOFTWARE
There are two that I highly recommend, and use daily. WordSearch, my first choice, unfortunately, was recently bought out by LOGOS.
WordSearch: Looking for a Bible software to better help you understand the Bible? Wordsearch Bible offers a Bible study software for pastors, lay leaders, and teachers.
LOGOS: With Logos 8 Fundamentals You'll Find the Truth for Yourself as You Study the Word. Save Time on Research. Grow in Your Faith. Devotionals & Commentary. LOGOS 9 has now been released, which I presume incorporated WordSearch.
Online Educational Resources
STEP Bible: This is a Tyndale House project to build high quality free reliable Bible tools, with the aim of enabling anyone who wants to study the Bible seriously to do so. This has grown out of the free Tyndale Toolbar which is being used by thousands of people all over the world. Various skill sets are needed, from non-
The Electronic British Library Journal: The EBLJ is the journal of scholarly research into the contents and history of the British Library and its collections. It is the successor to the British Library Journal, which appeared in twenty-
Biblical Studies.org.uk. Making Biblical Scholarship Accessible Since 2001.
Gordon College Biblical Biblical eSources: This site has been developed in order to provide solid biblical studies materials freely to all of the Internet community. Jesus always spoke the language of the people. The Christian faith needs to be expressed via the digital medium which is the native tongue of many of our students and denizens of the twenty-
http://biblicalelearning.org/ : Digital Bible Free online Resources for the Global Christian Community. Biblicalelearning.org is an evangelical organization committed to the historic Christian faith (cf. Apostles’ Creed). Its goal is to capture, distribute and link to high quality biblically-
Bible Odyssey: This is a lovely site to spend time investigating. Founded in 1880, the Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest learned society devoted to the critical investigation of the Bible based on the Humanities’ core disciplines. With over 8,000 members worldwide, it represents and convenes scholars whose life work is in biblical and ancient Near Eastern studies. The SBL promotes the academic study of the Bible and of sacred texts generally.
The Bible Project: A very helpful site put on the web by professors and others connected with Western Seminary. Visual storytelling meeting the Bible. Watch illustrated videos about the Bible for free. We believe the Bible is a unified story that leads to Jesus. Helpful downloadable resources.
Ebiblestudy: eBibleStudy.org is a collection of free Bible study lessons written by Bible professors from Oklahoma Christian University, an A Cappella university. The studies are excellent.
StudyLight: has more Bible commentaries, encyclopedias, dictionaries, lexicons and original language tools than any other website on the Internet! Explore our site and benefit from all the amazing features and resources that will help to illuminate the Word of God like never before.
Religion Online: Designed to assist teachers, scholars and general “seekers” who are interested in exploring religious issues. Its aim is to develop an extensive library of resources, representing many different points of view, but all written from the perspective of sound scholarship. Please note that this website has some very liberal content. Study with understanding.
Leroy Garrett: Alexander Campbells Rules of Interpretation
Donald G. Hunt: The Unfolded Plan of God
How to do a Communion Meditation
Augustine’s defection from the Apostolic Faith and subsequent slander of Pelagius
Scores of scholars have been heaping data that demonstrate Augustine defected from the theology of the church held from the beginning up to 412 AD. Augustine was teaching rhetoric in Milan, and Ambrose, Archbishop of Milan, was renown for his rhetorical ability. Augustine first came to Ambrose to improve his teaching, but soon was captured by Ambrose’ faith. Ambrose converted Autustine from Manichaeism about 386 AD.
Around 412 AD Augustine defected from the Free Will doctrine held by the church and reverted to the determinism of the pagan religion of Manichaeism. Pelagius was just one of the faithful who protested Augustine’s defecture. The five points of Calvinism (TULIP), indeed Calvin’s theology is Augustinian.
Calvinism or Arminianism
Arminianism vs Calvinism
Is Calvinism Biblical? This paper is to stimulate discussion on the philosophies that undergirded Augustinism and Calvinism.
Gordon Clark: -
God’s Hammer -
Archibald Thomas Robertson: Harmony of the Gospels
Christianity vrs. Liberalism
Alan Strange: An Introduction to J. Gresham Machen
J. Gresham Machen:
Christianity and Liberalism -
Philip Schaff: The Person of Christ. With the attacks on Christ today, you will find this a delightful, refreshing book to read and study.
Death of Jesus the Christ
M.R. DeHaan -
Thomas R. Burnett and D. B. Ray: Ray-
Alexander Campbell: Delusions: An Analysis of the Book of Mormon
Alexander Campbell and John B. Purcell: A Debate on the Roman Catholic Religion
Benjamin Franklin and T. J. Fisher: Debate on Some of the Distinctive Differences Between the Reformers and Baptists (1858)
Guy V. Caskey and Thomas L. Campbell, Editors: Why I Left . . .
R. C. Evans: Forty Years in the Mormon Church -
Otis Gatewood and Kenneth Farnsworth: Gatewood-
Ashley S. Johnson: The Great Controversy
Ashley S. Johnson: Letters to a Young Methodist Preacher
George A. Lofton and F. W. Smith: Why the Baptist Name (1912)
C. R.. Nichol: Baptist Answers Reviewed
C. R. Nichol: A Study in Methodist Discipline
John S. Sweeny and John Crawford: Debate on the Points of Difference in Faith and Practice Between the To Religious Bodies Known as the Disciples of Christ and the Regular Baptists Embracing the Subject of Calvinism and Design of Baptism (1874)
Philip Schaff: Slavery in the Bible. A lecture in 1861 that called for “Christian
Philanthropy” to resolve the cultural tension.
Voddie Baucham is Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia. Previously he served as pastor of Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, Texas. Dr. Baucham has his D.Min. From Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, followed by post-
A sermon by Dr. Baucham: We are ONE in Christ.
Podcasts that help understand the Biblical view:
Sexism and Space Exploration -
Jack Cottrell: Some Vital Feminist Concerns
Wayne Grudem: Grounds for Divorce
John Piper and Wayne Grudem: Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
G.P. Waters: Women in the Pulpit
Cottrell & Sparagna The Doctrine of Purgatory
Bishop Strossmayer's Speech on Papal infallibility. Amazingly this was spoken at the 1870 Vatican Council which gave the pope infallibility. This is a must read.
A Study of The Man of Sin
The Trinity Review_Antichrist is Coming April 15 2008 (Still relevant!)
Lord Acton On the Papacy
Wilelm Baum & Dietmar W. Winkler: The Church of the East
W.L. Hayden: Church Polity
J.W. McGarvey: The Eldership
The Restoration Movement
The Reformation Movement of Luther, Huss, Calvin, Wesley, et.al., had the goal of reforming the Roman Catholic Church, and end the many abuses of that denomination. We, on the other hand, desire to go back entirely to the pattern of the church which God had given in the New Testament. Our belief is if all followers of the Messiah would unite in the effort to restore the church in the Bible, the unity for which Christ prayed would be achieved.
History of the Restoration Movement. This is a fascinating site by our Accapella brethren.
Don DeWelt: The Church in The Bible
T.W. Phillips: The Church of Christ
John H. Waddey: Studies on the Restoration of New Testament Christianity
Roy Cogdill: The New Testament Church
W.L. Hayden: Church Polity
R.B. Ryans: New Testament Names
Hugo McCord: The Divine Name
Dave Miller: The Name “Christian” and the Bible
The Connection of Baptism and Remission of Sins
John S. Sweeney: Comparison Chart on Baptism and Remission of Sins
John S. Sweeney: Baptism and Remission of Sins_a sermon
The DHMO controversy in theology.
Demonology / Spiritual Warfare
Ben Alexander: Exposing Satan’s Power
Rodger K. Bufford, Ph.D.: Counseling and the Demonic. Volume 17 of the
Resources for Christian Counseling series. Series Editor: Gary R. Collins, Ph.D
Grayson H. Ensign, M.Div.: Bothered? Bewildered? Bewitched? Your Guide to
Practical Supernatural Healing Counseling and Demonization the Missing Link
: VIDEO series – Can Christians Have Evil Spirits
K. Neil Foster, Ph.D.: Dangers in the Deliverance Ministry
Tricia Tillin: The Thorny Problem: Can a Believer be Demonized?
What is Gnosticism? Gnosticism is the most pervasive and popular alternatives to Christianity and is a Major Problem Facing the Church today! Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, was the theologian from whom Roman Catholicism and Calvinism are derived. Around 412 AD, he reverted from the theology of all the Christian theologians preceeding him, and reverted to the gnosticism he held before becoming a Christian, a fact which he acknologed.
Christianity Today: The Gnostic Hunger for Secret Knowledge a series
Dr. Richard John Neuhaus says: “Modern Day gnosticism is the natural religion of Americans, including American Christians…Feel-
Banner of Truth: Gnosticism
Douglas Groothuis: What is Gnosticism?
Craig Carter: The New Gender Gnostics
M.J. Vermaseren: Studies in Gnosticism and Hellenistic Religions
Carl Mitchell: The Cessation of Miraculous Gifts of The Holy Spirit
Mansell Pattison: Behavioral Science Research on the Nature of Glossolalia
Garett Reese: SPECIAL STUDY on Speaking in Tongues
Charles Dailey: The Gift of Tongues
See above under Discrimination.
What is Theonomy? A good review can be found on Wikipedia.
What is Christian Reconstructionism? A good review can be found on Wikipedia.
Ashley Johnson: The Covenants. A series of sermons that disputes Theonomy.
Richard John Neuhaus: The Theonomist Temptation
Joel McDurmon vs. Jordan Hall: The Theonomy Debate
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