“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

7.13 Helpful Resources

We are very blessed to have available to us today the good works and writings of many wonderful men of God who have come before us, true saints of the faith, many of whom also gave their lives for Christ as martyrs. We are blessed today more than at any time in history to have such a wealth of information available to read and learn from, along with the freedom to read and have access to these materials.

I’ve found the resources/books listed below to be helpful to me and predominantly free of false teachings, but please note that I do not completely agree with nor endorse all content in these resources. Great discernment must be used when reading, recommending, and using any non-inspired resources written by man. While there are many other wonderful resources available, I’ve only included resources that I can vouch for personally as ones that will not lead you astray.

As mentioned in the Choosing a Bible chapter, be especially wary of all commentaries, notes contained in study bibles, and even the headings in your Bible which have been added by man (the ones inserted in between chapters/sections of the Bible by the publishers) – these are all simply the words of man and not inspired, and they offer great opportunity for the authors/editors/publishers to inject their own particular bias, doctrines and false teachings. This warning applies especially to any notes, commentary or headlines dealing with Bible prophecy and eschatology (end-times matters) that have been published after the late 1800’s, for they are infected and corrupted badly with the Dispensational Premillennialism false teaching (with very few exceptions).

Some of these books are out of print and may therefore be difficult to find. But I strongly recommend that you find and read editions that were printed closest to the original author’s first date of publication as possible, as newer revisions offer an opportunity once again for editors and publishers to twist, distort or even rewrite the original author’s content and introduce their own false doctrines and teachings.

And lastly, before purchasing any book, look to see what other books that same author (and publisher) have produced, as that will help you understand if their books can be trusted to be in agreement with the Divine message of truth (not the false doctrines of man).

BOOKS:

  • The Message of Truth, by R. John Anderson, Holy Spirit Prints, 2019 (The basis for this website)
  • Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan, Republished by Holy Spirit Prints, 1678/2018
  • Exposition of the Old and New Testaments, by Matthew Henry, 1706-1710/1721 [Note: this work was completed in 1721 after his death by others who tried to complete his work. There are also many revisions titled Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary, either complete or concise/abridged. They later versions are marked as “carefully revised and corrected” or “new modern edition,” however I strongly recommend you find and use his original exposition version (up to the date 1721) which haven’t been altered by those who wanted to change doctrine. What I’ve learned is that when someone says “revised” or “corrected” it means that they have altered it to fit their own theology in nearly all cases!]
  • A New Testament Commentary, by Wayne Jackson, Christian Courier Publications, 2011
  • The Prophets, An Old Testament Commentary, by Wayne Jackson, Christian Courier Publications, 2015
  • The Acts of the Apostles, by Wayne Jackson, Christian Courier Publications, 2005
  • Jesus Christ The Master Teacher, by Wayne Jackson, Christian Courier Publications, 2013
  • Beyond the Tomb, by H. M. Riggle, The Gospel Trumpet Company/Holy Spirit Prints, 1929/2018
  • The Sabbath and the Lord’s Day, by H. M. Riggle, The Gospel Trumpet Company, 1918
  • The New Answers Books (1-4), by Ken Ham et. al., Answers in Genesis, 1982
  • The Bible on Trial, by Wayne Jackson, Christian Courier Publications, 2009
  • The Bible and Science, by Wayne Jackson, Christian Courier Publications, 2000
  • The Parables in Profile, by Wayne Jackson, Christian Courier Publications, 1978
  • The Human Body, Accident or Design, by Wayne Jackson, Christian Courier Publications, 2000
  • Science Speaks, by Peter W. Stoner, Robert C. Newman, The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, 1969/1976
  • Biblical Figures of Speech, by Wayne Jackson, Christian Courier Publications, 2005
  • Why Did My Savior Have To Die?, by Wayne Jackson, Christian Courier Publications
  • The Church of Christ, A Biblical Ecclesiology for Today, by Everett Ferguson, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1996
  • The Faith Once for All: Bible Doctrine for Today, by Jack Cottrell, College Press Publishing, 2002
  • Faith’s Fundamentals, by Jack Cottrell, Wipf and Stock Publishers, 1995
  • Baptism, A Biblical Study, by Jack Cottrell, College Press Publishing Co., 1989
  • The Momentous Event, by W. J. Grier, Evangelical Bookshop, 1945
  • Christ’s Triumphal Reign, by H. M. Riggle, Gospel Trumpet Company, 1930
  • Premillenialism, A System of Infidelity, by Wayne Jackson, Christian Courier Publications
  • Bible Words and Theological Terms Made Easy, by Wayne Jackson, Christian Courier Publications, 2002
  • Rays of Hope, by R. John Anderson, Holy Spirit Prints, 2017
  • Faith Cards, by R. John Anderson, Holy Spirit Prints, 2017
  • His Perfect Strength, by R. John Anderson, Holy Spirit Prints, 2017
  • The Peace of God, by R. John Anderson, Holy Spirit Prints, 2019
  • The Kingdom of God, by H. M. Riggle, The Gospel Trumpet Company, 1903
  • Christ’s Second Coming and What Will Follow, by H. M. Riggle, 1872
  • Jesus Is Coming Again, by H. M. Riggle, The Gospel Trumpet Company, 1943
  • Foxe’s Book of Martyrs (The Actes and Monuments), by John Foxe, 1563 (English version).
  • Creation, Evolution and the Age of the Earth, by Wayne Jackson, Christian Courier Publications, 1989
  • The book of Job, by Wayne Jackson, Christian Courier Publications, 1983
  • Revelation, by Wayne Jackson, Christian Courier Publications, 2004
  • The Christian Church, It’s Rise and Progress, by H. M. Riggle, The Gospel Trumpet Company, 1912
  • Mere Christianity, by C. S. Lewis, 1952
  • The Screwtape Letters, by C. S. Lewis, 1942
  • The Jewish War, by Titus Flavius Josephus
  • Antiquities of the Jews, by Titus Flavius Josephus
  • The Church History, by Eusebius of Caesarea
  • The Heavenly Footman, by John Bunyan, 1698
  • The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. With a Commentary and Critical Notes (Adam Clarke’s commentary), by Adam Clarke, 1831
  • Nobody Left Behind, by David Vaughn Elliot, 2004

WEBSITES:

The following websites are recommended only for their scientific content, not their Christian doctrine:

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