No Subject So Vital as the Death of Christ

There is no subject so vital to man as the death of Christ.—The designs of his death are interwoven with all the designs of the universe, and are replete with the temporal, spiritual, and eternal destinies of man. Christ crucified is the most transcendent mystery in the moral dominions of God. Its power is the mainspring of all heavenly impulses, and it is itself the consummation of all divine wisdom and prudence. As all earthly waters arise from the ocean and descend to it, so the deep and the high counsels of God issue in this mysterious fact and emanate from it.

—Alexander Campbell

The above post is an excerpt from the book, Atonement: An Exchange in the Millennial Harbinger (1840-1841) by Barton W. Stone and Alexander Campbell. Follow the link to learn more about the book and purchase your copy today!

The Effectiveness of Jesus’ Sacrifice

Great Days in History: The Unfolding of the Scheme of Redemption

Unlike the sacrifices that were offered under the Law of Moses, Jesus’ sacrifice was perfectly able to take away sins. Again, the sacrifices under the old law that were offered “continually” could never “take away sins” (Hebrews 10:1, 4). Yet Jesus’ sacrifice was just “one offering” that “perfected for all time those who are sanctified” (Hebrews 10:14). John wrote, “The blood of Jesus… cleanses us from all sin” (1 John 1:7).

The effectiveness of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross was for everyone. Jesus said, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16). This is different from what is taught in the Calvinist doctrine of “limited atonement” – the idea that Jesus did not die for the world, but only for the elect. Yet Paul wrote, “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men” (Titus 2:11). The salvation that was made possible by Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross is open to everyone.

However, this salvation is conditional. Though God’s grace has “appeared…to all men” (Titus 2:11), we know that not all will be saved (Matthew 7:13-14). How can this be? The only way to harmonize these passages is by concluding that God offers salvation to everyone but will only save those who meet His conditions. Jesus said, “He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned” (Mark 16:16). He is “to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation” (Hebrews 5:9). Jesus’ crucifixion has made salvation available, but we must take advantage of this offer.

The above post is an excerpt from the book, Great Days in History: The Unfolding of the Scheme of Redemption by Andy Sochor. Follow the link to learn more about the book and purchase your copy today!


We are happy to announce that our newest book – The Way: What It Means to Be a Disciple of Jesus by Andy Sochor – is now available!

The Way (cover)When Jesus gave His apostles the Great Commission, He charged them to “make disciples of all the nations” (Matthew 28:19). These disciples of Jesus “were first called Christians in Antioch” (Acts 11:26). Even today, the term “Christian” is commonly used and recognized by believers and non-believers to refer to Jesus’ disciples.

Several times in the book of Acts, there was another term by which Jesus’ disciples were identified. They were known as “The Way.” A way denotes that we are going in a certain direction toward some destination. This is the essence of discipleship – following Jesus wherever He leads.

In this short book, we will examine what it means for us to be disciples of Jesus by looking at what the New Testament says about “The Way.”

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

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Kings, Prophets, and Priests

The Gospel Restored

The most famous and distinguished officers among the nations, are Kings, Prophets, and Priests. These dignities are united in the person of the Messiah, who is set forth in Scripture as the greatest of Prophets, the King of Kings, and the High Priest of Mankind.

The great evils which have most of all characterized the nations of the earth, are 1st, Ignorance of the divine character. 2d. Sin, the consequence of ignorance. 3d. War, the effect of the combined evils of ignorance and sin.—The offices of Christ are instituted in reference to these evils, as a Prophet, he enlightens us in the divine character; as a Priest he takes away our sins; and as a King, he rules us in peace; he is therefore called “King of Peace,” “Prince of Peace,” and so forth.

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!

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!