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randal, December 19, 2003 1:09:00 PM GMT
Below is a list of books available, in formats such as html, MS Word, or pdf, that can be either read or downloaded free online.
Some of the authors are from various religious backgrounds, but their works are of interest from a textual or Bíblical standpoint. They are noted with an asterisk (*).
If you have a suggestion for an online book, please email us at forthrightmag <at> fastmail <dot> fm .
An Analysis of Certain Features of Discourse in the NT Book of I Corinthians -- by Bruce Terry (1993).
A Brief Commentary on the Book of Mark -- by Carl W. Conrad* (2004). [No comments on 16:9-20.]
Catholicism Against Itself -- by O. C. Lambert, vol. I, abridged. (Star Bible, 1963.)
Evangelism Handbook of NT Christianity -- by Phil Sanders (Self-published). In PDF or MSWord format.
Introducing the Church of Christ -- by various authors (Star Bible, 1981).
Online Textual Commentary on the Greek Gospels -- by Wieland Willker* (Jan. 2004). [Deals with textual variations of the four gospels.]
Resurrection and Exaltation of Jesus Christ, The -- by Joel Stephen Williams. (World Literature Publications.)
Revelation Commentary -- by Manly Luscombe. (Self-published.)
Sermons on the Cross -- by Joel Stephen Williams. (World Literature Publications, 1987.)
Special Hermeneutics for Preachers -- by Dr. Phil Sanders. Course material for the Nashville School of Preaching and Biblical Studies. (You must register and then join the Forthright group -- this is not the email subscription.) MS and PDF formats available.
What is Christianity? -- by Joel Stephen Williams. (Kerygma Books, 1997.)
Why I am a Member of the Church of Christ -- by Bill Cantrell. Sunday school material, consulted Leroy Brownlow's book of similar name.
hrdriver, 1/6/04 7:10 PM
A Brief Commentary on the Book of Mark
Mr. Conrad did make a statement about Mark 16:9-20.
You hit the #7 at the end of verse 8 and he tells you why he does not believe it should be in the Bible.
Why arn't people honest enough to say the real reason they reject Mark 16:9-20? It is simply because it teaches that baptism is for salvation, and this is unthinkableto them.
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by randal @ 1/20/09 11:55 AM
Titanic and How We Leave the Lord
Just wanted to thank Richard Mansel for all his articles. I used this one in my sermon today at church. I'm not a regular preacher, but we are taking turns until we get a new one. Thanks again. A Christian Friend, Ron Reynolds
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by sado44 @ 4/7/07 8:31 PM
Persuaded Without Knowledge
Yesterday my cousin died,she and I were taught the gospel,neither of us obeyed at that time,she and I wer both baptist,we found comfort in the once saved always saved and we both didn't undestand Paul being so chavinistic,that was back in the mid 80's,Years latter I was taught the Gospel again and I obeyed but she never did.One of the scrptures that influenced my decesion was Ephesians 5:19,For years music was my spirit uplifter more so than preaching,and denominations know ... more ...
by helenh205 @ 10/13/05 1:51 PM
How to Make Sure That Your Judgment Is Flawless
by Don Ruhl Read the Bible in a Year This evening read John 5:24--47 How to Make Sure That Your Judgment Is Flawless Yes, it is popular to say that we are not supposed to judge, but the truth is we all make judgments about many things daily. Otherwise, we would never succeed in life. The real question is what is our guide for judging. Why can we not simply follow the example of our Master and Lord? He said, 30 ... more ...
by diane amberg @ 5/18/05 5:08 AM
Do You Ever Feel Like Just a Name?
by Don Ruhl Read the Bible in a Year This morning read First Chronicles 1--3 Do You Ever Feel Like Just a Name? Think on the manner, in which the Book of First Chronicles begins, 1 Adam, Seth, Enosh (1 Chr. 1:1). In this way begins the longest genealogy in the Bible. The names continue to the end of the ninth chapter! Were these just names? Adam; who is he? You know there is more in the Bible than the mere ... more ...
by diane amberg @ 5/18/05 5:05 AM
by Don Ruhl Read the Bible in a Year This evening read John 5:1--23 Jesus healed a man. Praise God! However, Jesus healed him on the Sabbath. Uh oh. Some people were ready to kill Jesus for this perceived violation of the Sabbath Law. 16 For this reason the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to kill Him, because He had done these things on the Sabbath (Joh. 5:16). Jesus did a good thing. Yet, people criticized Him severely for it. And ... more ...
by diane amberg @ 5/18/05 5:03 AM
They Were His Servants
by Don Ruhl Read the Bible in a Year This morning read Second Kings 24 and 25 They Were His Servants As the writer of Second Kings explains whom the Lord sent against Judah, the writer said that this was 2 ...according to the word of the LORD which He had spoken by His servants the prophets (2 Kin. 24:2). Those great men we have honored for centuries were nothing more than servants of the Lord God. What does that make ... more ...
by diane amberg @ 5/18/05 5:01 AM
by Don Ruhl Read the Bible in a Year This evening read John 4:30--54 The disciples went into a town to buy food while Jesus remained out of the town. There He engaged a woman in conversation. When the disciples returned, here is what happened, 31 In the meantime His disciples urged Him, saying, "Rabbi, eat." 32 But He said to them, "I have food to eat of which you do not know" (Joh. 4:31, 32). As you read the Gospel ... more ...
by diane amberg @ 5/18/05 4:59 AM
Having a Tender Heart
by Don Ruhl Read the Bible in a Year This morning read Second Kings 22 and 23 Having a Tender Heart When Josiah heard the word of God for the first time, he tore his clothes, knowing of the wrath that was upon Jerusalem for the idolatry of his forefathers. Therefore, he sent messengers to a prophetess to inquire of the Lord. He did have a message for Josiah. God said through the prophetess, 19 "...because your heart was tender, and ... more ...
by diane amberg @ 5/18/05 4:56 AM
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