The Gospel in the Same Words as Peter Preached It

Walter Scott – The gospel as Peter preached it

Walter Scott (1796-1861) was one of the early preachers of the gospel in Northeast Ohio and did much to advance the cause of the ancient gospel in that area. In the book, Buckeye Disciples, author Henry K. Shaw noted that without the contributions of Walter Scott in proclaiming the gospel, “it is doubtful if the movement would have gained such momentum in a few years” (p. 45).

However, this “momentum” was not wholly due to the ability or zeal of men like Scott. Many people at that time were waking up to the idea that the gospel that was preached by the apostles was not the same message as the one being proclaimed by denominational preachers. Notice the following example of an individual named William Amend:Continue Reading

The Real Pharisees (Free PDF)

The Real Pharisees

We recently completed a 17-part series discussing some lessons that we need to learn from the Pharisees. I want to thank everyone for the positive feedback I received on this material. I hope that everyone found the articles to be beneficial. This material has now been put together as a free resource for Plain Bible […]

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The Fall of Laish

Laish

During the days of the judges, the tribe of Dan “was seeking an inheritance for themselves to live in” (Judges 18:1). Five men were sent to spy out the land and find a place they could take as their possession. As they searched the land, they found a suitable target – the city of Laish. “Then […]

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The Real Pharisees: Conclusion

The Real Pharisees

So who are the real Pharisees? As we have seen in this study, the way they are described in the Scriptures is often not what is intended by those who would use the label today.

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By What Are We Justified?

Man at sunset

The concept of justification is of major importance in the gospel. But what does it mean to be justified? Thayer defines the word as declaring or pronouncing one to be just, righteous, or such as he ought to be. In the New Testament, justification is about God recognizing us as being righteous or right before […]

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13th Year of Plain Bible Teaching

Open Bible

The first year of Plain Bible Teaching began on August 1, 2005. After completing twelve years now, the thirteenth year begins today. I want to extend a big “thank you” to all of you for reading, commenting, and sharing this material with others. My goal has always been to publish materials that can accurately be described as “plain […]

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The Real Pharisees (Part 17): The Pharisees Wanted to Hold Onto Parts of the Old Law

The Real Pharisees

“But some of the sect of the Pharisees who had believed stood up, saying, ‘It is necessary to circumcise them and to direct them to observe the Law of Moses’” (Acts 15:5). Despite all of the problems that we have seen with the Pharisees throughout this study, some of them had evidently believed and obeyed […]

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