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Bible Studies

 

Foundational

This website is a collection of Bible studies. Our mission is three fold: First, provide resources that assist people in understanding the Scripture. Second, As Jesus warned about false prophets and teachers, we examine false doctrines and caution believers. Finally, to provide tool so Christians can defend their faith till Jesus comes.

A Bible Study Examining Eternal Security

Once a church elder while discussing eternal security, quoted a backslidden pastor as saying: ''If I were in a bar drunk, with two floozies, one under each arm, I still know where I am going''. Do you concure? Or do you believe Paul's warning?

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; adultery, fornication, ... drunkenness, and such like: of the which I tell ... they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. - Galatians 5:19-21

A few years ago I was talking to a Baptist youth pastor who lamented that as soon as adolescents turn eighteen, they leave the church. Do these young people have eternal security? Or, does God expect them to persevere? This study will look at over 150 verses, including those used to teach eternal security. Lets see if Jesus taught that we must endure to the end to be saved.

A Bible Study Examining Predestination

This Bible study supplies the tools to reason with those who believe in John Calvin's version of predestination. Calvinism teaches that God unconditionally predestined every person’s eternal fate before the world began. The alternative to this is that men have free will or free moral agency. We can freely choose whether or not we will believe in Jesus.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. - John 3:16

23 Mistakes Not to Make While Studying Your Bible

Learn 23 common errors to avoid when studying the Bible. The Bible is our final authority, yet have you ever wondered how two Christians can see in a passage of Scripture two completely different interpretations? To hear a teacher misinterpret a passage of scripture and then see the congregation nod their head up and down is disheartening. Let's study to show ourselves approved.

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. - 2 Timothy 2:15

Law and Grace

Many Christians are confused about the balance between law and grace. Do we need to accomplish a certain amount of works in order to be saved? Why did Jesus teach in Matthew 16:27 that He will judge us by our works? Does Mosaic Law still apply? What are the problems with dividing the moral law from the ceremonial law? This study will try to answer these questions.

King James Version vs. Modern Translations

This study looks at the different Bible versions comparing the Received Text to the Critical Text and how the critical text (used in most modern translations) was edited. Christians are entrusted by God with keeping the sacred Scriptures pure, yet many Christians are ignorant about the differences between Bible versions.

Family

These studies are directed toward raising godly children, written by successful parents. Included are other studies on marriage and family related issues.

Raising Children to Stay in the Faith

 Hannah and Jeff

Is teenage rebellion inevitable, or is it one of the serpent's lies? In this study I share how my wife and I overcame contemporary belief, and applied Biblical truth to successfully raise seven children.

How to Raise Honest Children

Few understand this biblical solution that is easy to apply, (if you do not wait until it is to late) and very effective. Our experience includes raising seven children, the youngest is 17 and all are completely honest and on the narrow path. This passage from scripture stresses the importance of honesty not understood by this generation.

But the fearful, and unbelieving, ... and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. - Revelation 21:8

Ten Reasons to Home School Your Children

God gave your children to you as a trust. Are you being faithful to that trust when you send your children to public school? If you are considering home schooling, here are eight reasons to push you over the edge.

Does Your Child have ADHD?

This study is for parents of children with ADHD. Learn how to raise happy, active children, who are not out of control by looking at ADHD from a Christian perspective rather than a psychological one.

Biblical Counsel for a Godly Marriage

Married in 1982, I've since learned a lot about marriage. These are my collection of thoughts and tips.

This study:

  • begins by comparing Victorian Ethics with Christian Ethics.
  • gives tips to young adults before the wedding day.
  • shares six secrets for a happy marriage, or help you to restore a relationship with your spouse.

Divorce and Remarriage

This study speaks specifically to Christians who are on their second marriage. There is a common teaching among Christians that women who are in a second marriage should seek a divorce. Knowing that God hates divorce, this study refutes the false doctrine with a careful examination of Scripture.

Our modern feminists trumpet a proper maxim:

Does the modern feminist movement fulfill the woman's desires? Or do vigilant entrepreneurs and money-hungry hallmarkers capitalize on our craving to be needed, valuable members of society.

The Long Term Effects of Abortion on Women

For those who are contemplating an abortion, understanding the long term side effects are important in making an informed decision. If you have already had an abortion, this may encourage you to seek support.

By Sarah Barnes. Adapted from a research paper for a writing class at the South Western Oregon Community College.

The End Times

Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. - Luke 21:36

Jesus commands us to watch; the question is what are we to watch for? What are we to escape from? The following is a list of Bible studies to help you prepare.

A Bible Study Examining the Pre-tribulation Rapture

We are entering a critical time in history. Jesus said:

Take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with [...] cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. - Luke 21:34-35

If the pretribulation rapture is true, then many end time Scriptures do not apply to us. But if the Bible does not teach a pretribulation rapture, then many in the church will be completely unprepared to enter the most important time in modern history. In this study, we will look at the Scriptures used to teach a pretrib rapture. If there were no rapture, are you praying how you might be a light during the Great Tribulation?

The Mark of the Beast

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: - Revelation 13:16

The Mark of the Beast is a popular topic in science fiction. But how much do we know about it in real life? What should we be looking for?

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Who are the Four Horsemen or the Apocalypse? In this Bible study we will look at the first five seals in Revelation chapter 6 and how they fit into the last 2000 years of history.

End Day False Prophets

This study looks at some failed end-time predictions. We must avoid the false prophets and yet obey Jesus' command to watch.

The Two Witnesses of Revelation 11

And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. - Revelation 11:3

Who are these Two Witnesses, and what is their ministry? Where are they mentioned in other passages of Scripture? Will we recognize them when they arrive?

On the Wings of an Eagle

Eagle soaring

And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. - Revelation 12:14

This Bible study looks at God's miraculous protection of His chosen in Israel during the Great Tribulation.

The Winepress of God's Wrath

And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. - Revelation 14:19

This is a study of the winepress mentioned in Revelation and Zechariah 14:3-5. At the Lord's second coming, an event will occur, similar to when Moses led the children of Israel through the Red Sea. Let's look at the clues God has given us for the end of the age.

A Moral Look at the Arab-Israel Conflict

This page compares Jewish and Muslim Terrorism and both Israel and Palestine's response to the attacks on the World Trade Center as well as Israel's and Islam's claim to Palestine.

For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. - Isaiah 60:2

 

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