We are happy to announce that our newest book – Why Am I Here? by Devin Roush – is now available!

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Why am I here?

All of us have asked this question. We search for meaning. We seek for a purpose. We want to have something worth living for.

How can we find it?

The Bible provides us with the answers we are seeking. It reveals where we came from, why we exist, and where we are going.

Can we trust the Bible?

The material in this short volume is designed to demonstrate the trustworthiness of the book we call the Bible and explain, in easy to understand language, what the Bible’s message is for us. It is filled with fascinating facts and questions to challenge your thinking. Have a Bible handy as you read and may God bless you in your search for the truth.

Read more about this new book and purchase your copy today!

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Idolatry and Atheism

The Gospel Restored

The true faith, in its journeyings from the days of primitive man, has had to contend with powerful obstacles, and has never yet triumphed over them in such a manner as to become the religion of the world. It has suffered by foes and by friends: but idolatry and atheism have ever been its greatest enemies.

Atheism opposes it by a bold and direct denial of its proposition, and by asserting that there is no God. This, however, is a doctrine which has never been relished by a majority of mankind; though as in ancient so in modern times it has been very popular with a middle class of philosophers, and with such of the people as were unfitted by the defectiveness of their education to read the writings of profounder men, and more celebrated philosophers. The sentiment, then, is toto caeto adverse to the general proposition of revealed religion, and in its march among the people renders faith in God unnecessary by denying his existence.

Second to atheism in its birth and superior to it in influence with mankind has been idolatry, or the worship of false gods.—When man departed from the only true God he fell into a condition in which he was necessarily more exposed to that spirit which had seduced him from his original uprightness. Having become his prey we may be sure that so mighty and vile a conqueror would not easily resign his claims to that prey, but that every possible means would be put into requisition to frustrate the scheme of belief set afoot for our redemption.

The great adversary of God and man had upset the original institution. This admitted, we may well suppose, that his next effort would be directed against the remedial scheme by faith.—This was no mean enterprise, but called for a subtilty not inferior to that which was employed by him in his original design against the world. But how could faith in the general proposition of true religion be destroyed? By atheism? This was not sufficiently popular in its nature; and was moat likely to lose in practice what it promised in theory, and to be as feeble in effect as it was mighty in pretence. What was to be done?

Idolatry, and Satan is declared by scripture to be the author of it, idolatry was introduced; and this proved itself entirely adequate to the exigencies of the case, How? By substituting Polytheism for the true proposition, and knowledge for faith! Idolatry, by introducing the worshipper to sensible communion with the gods, exalted itself above the true religion, and by substituting knowledge for faith, rendered the last abortive, contemptible, and unnecessary; for the moment a man believed in an idol as God and yielded personal homage to it as such, instantly his faith in the true God evaporated and was abolished if he had heretofore held to that faith; and if he had not, then his first act of devotion sealed him idolatrous and made it impossible for him in future to participate in the blessings and rites of the true religion. Thus idolatry substituting false gods for the true God, and false knowledge for true faith, easily won upon the senses and impatience of mankind; and by its shows and fascinations marched triumphant through the world, destroying in its progress every vestige of revealed religion, and all the principles of faith and hope and love to which that religion gives birth, polluting and degrading the morals of mankind, till the benighted population of our globe were “filled with all unrighteousness.”

The above post is an excerpt from the book, The Gospel Restored by Walter Scott. Follow the link to learn more about the book and purchase your copy today!

Measuring Faithfulness

Proving the Church of Christ

Many “measure” faithfulness by the number of times they assemble for worship and/or how much they give into the treasury. Such a falsehood is untaught in the sacred writing. Nonetheless, it is not often refuted by preachers and teachers desirous of large crowds and bulging coffers! WE CAN NOT LEAVE THE IMPRESSION MONEY CORRECTS LACKING FAITH.

It must be taught long and loud and extremely fervently: FAITHFULNESS IS LITERALLY “THE STATE OF BEING FULL OF FAITH!” To use the Hebrew writer’s definition, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). It comes only by hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17). It is not obtained by occasionally assembling with the saints; not by the giving of some money rather than giving as one has prospered (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). Paul described faithful living in this fashion: “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life that I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).

As a Christian, one must constantly increase faithfulness in oneself. It is done by study (2 Timothy 2:15), by growth in grace and knowledge (2 Peter 3:18), and must be completed daily (2 Corinthians 4:16). This allows us to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might (Ephesians 6:10-17). So great is the need for faithfulness, John was told to write the following: “And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, sayeth the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them” (Revelation 14:13). Did you notice where the dead die? IN THE LORD. Thus, it is not enough to just be faithful unto death; we must be faithful into death!

The above post is an excerpt from the book, Proving the Church of Christ by Michael J. Davis. Follow the link to learn more about the book and purchase your copy today!

Many Other Signs

Plain Bible Study Guides

Read: John 20:30-31

John then added, “Therefore many other signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book” (20:30). Even though there were four gospels written that discussed the life of Jesus, there were many things He did which were never recorded. However, John said, “But these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name” (20:31). What has been recorded is there to lead us to belief so that we can be saved. The inspired record is sufficient to do this.

The above post is an excerpt from the John Study Guide. Follow the link to learn more about the book and purchase your copy today!

One Ray of Glory

Men of Yesterday

I believe the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world, that whosoever believeth on him might not perish, but have everlasting life. I believe that all power and authority in heaven and earth are given unto him and that he is able to save unto the uttermost all that come to God by him; that in him are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge; that it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell, the fulness of the Godhead, the fulness of the Spirit, the fulness of grace and salvation. When we see him we see the Father, his image, his character, his glory, and his perfection. Let me lose my life before I would detract from my Lord one ray of glory.

—Barton W. Stone

The above post is an excerpt from the book, Men of Yesterday: A Series of Character Sketches of Prominent Men Among the Disciples of Christ by Thomas W. Grafton. Follow the link to learn more about the book and purchase your copy today!