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.

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Their Eyes Were Opened

The Gospel Restored

It is said of our First Parents, after they had sinned, that their eyes were opened. Now, reader, if this was the fact with them, be assured that it is the fact with all who obey the gospel. There is a glorious magic in the word of God—the magic of unalterable truth; and the eyes of all who obey him are opened to matters which previously were wholly hid from their eyes. Adam possibly promised himself an easy forgiveness; the antediluvians lightly esteemed the word of God by his servant Noah who preached to them. Pharaoh haughtily exclaimed, “Who is this Jehovah, that I should let Israel go?” And Israel themselves tempted him in the desert and questioned his word; but Adam and the antediluvians and Pharaoh and Israel discovered to their own fatal dismay that, however lightly they had esteemed God’s word, there is no lightness with him. He means what he says. And if men obey the gospel their eyes are most assuredly opened to the propriety of the course which they have chosen to pursue; and if they do not obey it, their eyes will just as assuredly be opened finally to their own fatal mistake, the mistake of trifling with the word of so great a King as God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.—Has he commanded men every where to believe in the name of his Son our Lord, to reform, and be immersed? There is no question of it. The faith, the gospel as it began to be preached at Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost, was to be preached in all the world. All then, who hear of the faith preached at Jerusalem, are bound to obey it in the form given to it there, for in no other was it to be preached to the world. Now it may seem a light matter to deviate from the primitive annunciation of the gospel by those who were inspired to speak it correctly; but all who are guilty of such a deviation, will doubtless, one day, have their eyes opened to the danger of their own unfortunate procedure. Reader, return to the primitive faith, the primitive church order, and the primitive morals of Christianity, and you will soon perceive the infinite propriety of the course which you have adopted.

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!

Not One Gospel Fact, Command, or Promise

Men of Yesterday

For several years past, I have stood pledged to meet the religious world, or any part of it, on the ancient Gospel and order of things, as presented in the words of the Book. This is the foundation on which Christians once stood, and on it they can, and ought to, stand again. From this I can not depart to meet any man, or set of men, in the wide world. While, for the sake of peace and Christian union, I have long since waived the public maintenance of any speculation I may hold, yet not one Gospel fact, command, or promise, will I surrender for the world.

—John Smith

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!

The 3,000 on the Day of Pentecost

The Plan of Salvation (John H. Hundley)

If the reader will examine with me the circumstances attending Peter’s discourse on the day of Pentecost, I think I will prove to him that the three thousand, who were that day added to the Disciples, were not saved by faith alone.

We find, upon examination, that Peter, being moved by the spirit of God, preached to the assembled multitude concerning Jesus, whom they had recently put to death. He proved from the Holy Scriptures that the same Jesus whom they had so ignominiously crucified, was none other than the promised Messiah, of whom all the prophets bore witness. He made the matter so plain that they could not help being convinced. They were cut to their hearts, and in great agony cried out, “Men and brethren, what shall we do to be saved?” Now, mark Peter’s reply. He did not say to them, “Believe on Jesus,” for they believed on him already. Nor yet did he say to them, “Brethren, you are already truly justified, inasmuch as you have believed on Christ, that he is the son of God,” for Peter was commissioned to proclaim the truth, and not a lie. What, then, was his response to their interrogatory? See Acts, chap. 2, ver. 38.

“Then said Peter unto them, Repent, and be baptised, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”

Then, in order to “remission of sins,” there is something else required besides faith. What, then, is the office of faith? I answer, faith purifies, or changes the heart. It destroys all our love of sin, and fills the heart with a longing to know the will of God, that we may do it. Of which the above recorded action of the believers on the day of Pentecost, is a very striking example. And how is faith to be obtained? I reply, by diligently reading God’s word, examining the testimony of the prophets and Apostles, until we are firmly persuaded in our own minds that Jesus is the Christ, the son of God, that he died for the sins of the world, and having lain in the grave three days, arose on the third, and afterwards ascended up to heaven, where he now intercedes for man, at the right hand of the Majesty on High. A saving and rational faith is never received in any other way. In proof of which, read Romans, chap. 10, ver. 17.

“So, then, faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

The above post is an excerpt from the book, The Plan of Salvation: Made Plain to the Sinner by John H. Hundley. Follow the link to learn more about the book and purchase your copy today!

Bible Study – Like Getting Water from a Well

How to Study the Bible

The individual’s obligation is to learn of Christ (Matthew 11:28-30). There is no limitation as to how much scripture you may learn. In fact, the danger is in not learning enough of God’s Word (Matthew 4:4). Our study of God’s Word must be a daily task (2 Corinthians 4:16). You can never exhaust the Word of God.

As a child, I often studied the Bible with my grandmother Davis. When we finished, she would let me go to her well and draw a fresh bucket of water. She would tell me, “Bible study is a lot like getting water from my well. Every time you let the bucket down you get water; but it is a bucket of water you never had before.” She was right!

The above post is an excerpt from the book, How to Study the Bible by Michael J. Davis. Follow the link to learn more about the book and purchase your copy today!