This Biblical Christianity website encourages people to know and to live, God’s Word; thus enabling us to live now as God intended for us to live, and preparing us for eternal life in God’s kingdom.
Site Navigation:This left-column outline contains links to website pages and sources pertaining to helping the Body of Christ gain the potential for which God designed it. The menu below pages down to the individual sections of this outline from which you can navigate to other web pages. There is a fourth level to some of the third level or decimal elements of this outline that is hidden, to view this level click on the symbol in the outline; to hide the fourth level, double-click upon it (I found out, the last time I checked, that Mozilla's Firefox browser doesn't support this fourth level expansion feature, sorry).
The first distinction of this website is that it contains as much, if not more, Scripture than comments from the author as well as other contributors. This gives the user the benefit of viewing and comparing comments with the actual Scripture commented upon, instead of requiring you, the viewer, to look up the passages on your own.
Secondly, one, if not the best, English version of the Bible, the Amplified Bible, is used exclusively and consistently throughout the whole website. At the bottom of every page will be found a link to the organization that produces this version which they claim "Captures the Full Meaning Behind the Original Greek and Hebrew." They explain in the introduction that "Parentheses ( ) signify additional phases of meaning included in the original word, phrase, or clause of the original language. Brackets [ ] contain justified clarifying words or comments not actually expressed in the immediate original text, as well as definitions of Hebrew and Greek names. Italics point out: certain familiar passages now recognized as not adequately supported by the original manuscripts. . . . conjunctions such as "and," "or," and the like not in the original text, . . . words which are not found in the original Hebrew or Greek but implied by it." Therefore, this version gives us the additional help usually found in lexicons, dictionaries and commentaries.
And last but not least, the reason for this website has three main goals: (1) To faithfully proclaim the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and true Biblical Christianity; (2) to expose the substitutes and/or counterfeits with their false teachings and practices; and (3) to give the viewer a tool for personal spiritual growth as well as a tool for group study and participation.
There are many people that don’t give the Bible any consideration because they don’t have a basic knowledge of what the Bible contains, nor the importance of it. If we’re not aware of this information, we are likely to ignore it to our everlasting regret. So let’s try to give a simplified version, at the top of this homepage, of what God has revealed to us in His Word, so that no one who opens this website will miss it, or the opportunity to be reconciled unto God through Christ Jesus our Lord.
There were about forty men who wrote the original Bible manuscripts, over a period of about 1500 years and covering about 4000 years of history as we know it; they were chosen and moved by the Holy Spirit to record this information. The Bible gives us the most concise, and at the same time the most extensive information about the whole of life – answers all the most important questions, which no other source or combination of sources of information can.
God tells us that He created the universe and all that is within it; that Adam and Eve disobeyed His instructions and thus lost their close relationship with God; that everyone born after that was born in the same condition as Adam and Eve – separated from God and descended for hell; that God sent the second person of the Trinity, Christ Jesus His Son, to bring us back into a right relationship with God (reconciliation); and that anyone who will turn away from or reject their sinful way of living, believes this simple Gospel story and receives Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior – will receive God’s gift of eternal life.
In giving a simple explanation of why people are born separated from God and descended for hell, some may be tempted to question God's goodness and fairness in passing such a severe sentence upon merely eating from a forbidden tree. But if we read in God's Word of the result of this forbidden act and what it lead to, and examine and think through the horrible evil acts, pain and suffering that we see in the world today, we will begin to realize that disobedience of God's commands is no small or insignificant matter. After about 1656 years the world had become so evil (Gen. 6:1-13) that it grieved God that He had created it, so He destroyed every air-breathing creature that He had created except those on the ark with Noah. Any reasonable thinking person can easily see that if God let unredeemed, sinful people into a perfect heaven it would only be a short time until they would make it as corrupt as the perfect world that He had created in the first place. So, it would not be good or kind or loving for God to allow unconverted sinners into heaven! Please examine the multitude of details of what God has revealed unto us in His Word about life, and respond properly – your life depends upon it! ! !
For God’s desire is for "all men to be saved and [increasingly] to perceive and recognize and discern and know precisely and correctly the [divine] Truth. For there [is only] one God, and [only] one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, Who gave Himself as a ransom for all [people, a fact that was] attested to at the right and proper time" (1 Tim. 2:4-6).
The Biblical way of life is generally not adequately taught and understood to the extent that people are enabled to live as God intended us to live. As a result new forms of Christianity are constantly being invented, some of which are contrary and antagonistic to the Biblical way. What easier way could Satan devise to keep Christians defeated and ineffective than to get them interested in following the schemes of men instead of the way God designed we should live as recorded in the Bible. This web site will not attempt to examine or explain all these false forms, movements, sects, cults and religions that Christians are likely to encounter, but a summary article entitled What Is Biblical Christianity? is available (additional articles such as, Satan's Vast Network Of Deception And Opposition are being added as found necessary). But we will concentrate the majority of our effort in an attempt to more fully explain, from God's Word, how He has provided for us, through Christ Jesus, "all things that pertain to life and godliness" (2 Peter 1:3).
"Not that there is [or could be] any other [genuine Gospel], but there are [obviously] some who are troubling and disturbing and bewildering you [with a different kind of teaching which they offer as a gospel] and want to pervert and distort the Gospel of Christ (the Messiah) [into something which it absolutely is not]. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to and different from that which we preached to you, let him be accursed (anathema, devoted to destruction, doomed to eternal punishment)" (Gal. 1:7-8)!
Links to web sites that furnish information about the many aberrations and counterfeits to Christianity that exist today can be found in the next paragraph.
The Berean Call is a specialized ministry watching and reporting on sects, cults, religions, movements, and religious and social issues confronting God’s People; especially look at their article entitled, The Shameful Social Gospel. The PsychoHeresy Awareness Ministries specializes on the harmful and destructive integration of secular psychological theories and therapies with the Bible, and the intrusion of such theories into the preaching and practice of Christianity. The people at the Institute for Creation Research "believe God has raised up ICR to spearhead Biblical Christianity's defense against the godless and compromising dogma of evolutionary humanism. Only by showing the scientific bankruptcy of evolution, while exalting Christ and the Bible, will Christians be successful in "the pulling down of strongholds; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ" (II Corinthians 10:4,5)." Together these ministries report on a broad range of issues confronting God’s people.
JOHN 3:1-7.... NOW THERE was a certain man among the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler (a leader, an authority) among the Jews, who came to Jesus at night and said to Him, Rabbi, we know and are certain that You have come from God [as] a Teacher; for no one can do these signs (these wonderworks, these miracles--and produce the proofs) that You do unless God is with him. Jesus answered him, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that unless a person is born again (anew, from above), he cannot ever see (know, be acquainted with, and experience) the kingdom of God. Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter his mother's womb again and be born? Jesus answered, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, unless a man is born of water and [even] the Spirit, he cannot [ever] enter the kingdom of God. [Ezek. 36:25-27.] What is born of [from] the flesh is flesh [of the physical is physical]; and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not [do not be surprised, astonished] at My telling you, You must all be born anew (from above).
The following explanation is from our Sunday School quarterly January 14, 2007.
Nicodemus came to speak with Jesus. Jesus told him that the kingdom of god is open to those who are born anew from heaven (John 3:3). The seeming absurdity of this statement surprised this Jewish leader, prompting him to question the likelihood of his being born again as an old man (verse 4).
Jesus turned the discussion from physical birth to spiritual birth. God’s Spirit is able to make someone who is old physically, completely new spiritually (verses 5-7).
Paul referred to this new birth as one might refer to a butterfly. Those in Christ become new creations (2 Corinthians 5:17). The old ways that led to death and pain are done away with completely, while the new things of God – His hope, peace, and joy – renew the lives of His followers. This change is a process of the Spirit that transforms the minds and hearts of believers, affecting their attitudes and actions.
In a passage to the church at Ephesus, Paul wrote of the former lives of the followers of Christ (Ephesians 2:1-3). They were once separated from God, distant from Him because of their sin and shame. At this time they served Satan, who provoked them to disobedience. All people have been at this place of selfishness and self-centeredness at some point, thinking only of how to please themselves. In this way all have been God’s enemies.
But because of His mercy and love, God extends His grace to those who call on the name of Jesus. They experience a spiritual resurrection. Those once "dead in sins" (verse 5, KJV) are given new life in Christ. The fullness of God’s love is seen through His desire to reconcile those who "were by nature the children of wrath" (verse 3, KJV) to himself (verse 6).
New life. New birth. New hope. Jesus once stated that God did not want people simply adding old lifestyles and routines to God’s new way (Luke 5:36-38). The old way of life must be discarded for the better, new way of Christ. Only in this way can people find the fulfillment of God’s grace at work in them, renewing their minds, hearts, and spirits.
End of quote from Sunday School quarterly.