Audio Teachings on the Bible

To download a segment (“Preface” or Chapter), left click the segment. That will take you to the audio page. Right click anywhere on the audio page that appears. Then click “save as.” You will be able to navigate to the file you want to save it in. When there, click “Save.”

How does God feel about pride (to include and pride in the ministry as well as sodomite pride)? Click here  (or Segment 28 below) to find out.


Listing of teachings linked to below. For more introductory material on these teachings, scroll down:

28. “The Proud Pigmy Versus the Humble Human Being.” On pride and its destructive power.
27. Click here to go to Dr. McGee’s audio teaching on Ep. 8-11. He explains “mystery (including the mysteries in the New Testament),” “dispensation (a word like “blood,” “cross” that is hated), “fullness of time toward which God is moving all things,” “believers’ inheritance,” which God had purposed and “predestined.” Christ paid for the church. 
Ephesians 1:8-11 “Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will.”

Scroll down past foundational teachings for links to the following studies:

26. Ephesians 1:7: “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.” Wonderful explanation of the blood of Christ, its importance, value, etc.
25.
 The Law, Salvation, Love, Mercy, and Grace. Excerpts from Dr. McGee’s teaching on 1 Timothy 1.1-2.
24.
“1 Thessalonians 1:9-10 “For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.” On repentance, the believer’s labor of love, and waiting for the return of Jesus.
23.
“Remembering without ceasing (1) your work of faith, (2) lobour of love, and (3) patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 1.3. This trinity is marvelously explained in this teaching by Dr. J. Vernon McGee.
22.
The Song of Christ’s Return; The Dove of the Clefts of the Rock. Song of Solomon 2.11-14.
21.
The Love of Christ for His Church and that of the Husband and Wife – a teaching from The Song of Solomon
20.
The sufferings of Christ (2 types-those we can and cannot share).
19. Two very important but related teachings. One deals with salvation, what you bring Christ. The other deals with the effect of salvation upon the believer.
18. What about drinking wine and strong drink. What does the Bible teach?
17. The Holiness of Marriage.
16. What does the Bible mean when it says to church members “Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. What does it mean to a husband and wife when it says, “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.”
15. Learn the meaning of the following words: instruction, understanding, wisdom, justice, judgment, equity, subtilty, knowledge, discretion.
14. Tremendous introductory teaching on Ephesians 4.
13. This is a great teaching on the faith that saves as excerpted from teaching on Ephesians 2, specifically Ephesians 2.8. Some blame God for not giving faith to them. Others, object, “God has not given me the gift of faith.” Is that his problem? When is one given the faith? Others object that they don’t believe because they have intellectual problems. What about preoccupation with past mistakes and failures, looking to oneself and not to Christ? This short 4 min. 36 sec. study handles all these objections and excuses in line with Bible teaching.
12. This is a great Bible teaching on imprecatory prayer and other matters from Psalm 137.
11. This teaching speaks of plastic twinkies for spiritual kiddies. Dr. McGee says, “There has been a famine of spiritual bread for years. Jesus is being served up as sugar and spice and everything that is nice. Jesus is made a piece of merchandise to sell to people in seminars, books, radio, and TV shows. The Bible is only a prop to use as bait to catch the unwary believer.”
10. What would the Lord have a believer to do?
9. What is the God-given purpose of missions, of all that a believer does? Is it to win souls? Is it to give out the word of God? What is it?
8a. Another short (7 min. 59 sec.) powerful teaching from Ps. 55 on what God wants a believer to do when someone near to him in the church, a confidant, stabs him in the back, betrays him.
8. Are Christians to take vengeance or pray for God to take vengeance (pray imprecatory prayers)? The first imprecatory prayer in Psalms is Psalm 5.10.
7. What is the primary business of the believer and a church? Is it soul winning? What does the word of God say about this? Get the answer by listening to this short 6 min. 56 sec. study on Psalm 1.3-6 which also looks at 2 men, 2 ways, and 2 destinies.
6. In this study from Job, we find Job’s problem. We find his secret sin.
5. Did Solomon succeed in doing what God had told him to do in being a witness to the world? The way that Israel was to witness was different than the way that the church is to witness. Learn that difference and more on this matter by listening to this short 12 min. 4 sec. teaching by Dr. J. Vernon McGee on 2 Chronicles 9.
4. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” Many times American Christians will misapply this verse, sometimes to America. Learn the true meaning of the verse by listening to this short 12 min. 12 sec. audio teaching by Dr. J. Vernon McGee.
3. The Shekinah glory was removed from the earth (from Israel). Then God gave His people, the Jews, into the hands of the Gentiles and sent them into captivity. He dissolved the theocracy of Israel and became the God of heaven. … God returned in the flesh, although the Shekinah glory was not visible – He was veiled in the flesh. To hear an excellent 7 min. 49 sec. study on this from Ezra 1.2 click the link below.
2. In this study, Dr. McGee examines one of the great prayers of Scripture which is recorded in Ezra 9. Ezra returned to Jerusalem after the temple had been rebuilt. He found there that the people had committed great wickedness. What did he do? What he did is very relevant for all time. It is relevant for a church.
1. After the division of Israel, Judah had 5 outstanding kings – Asa, Jehoshaphat, Joash, Hezekiah, and Josiah. Each brought reformation and revival. Studying these kings and the revivals they brought reveals the steps to revival. Individual, family, church, national revival cannot occur without crossing some bridges. Learn what the first bridge, the first step to revival is by listening to this short 8 min. 19 sec. teaching.


 Foundational Teachings (The Mind of Christ: His 7 Steps Down; The Mind of Christ: His 7 Steps Up; The Minds of Some Men of God: Paul, Timothy, and Epaphroditis as Our Examples):

Ph.2.5-8_1Christ’s 7 Steps Downward. This tremendous teaching  on Philippians 2.5-8 by Dr. J. Vernon McGee reveals, among other things: (1) Who Jesus was. (2) What He laid aside when He came to earth. (3) What form he took. (4) Why He came to earth. (5) What mindset was in Christ Jesus. (6) The kind of mind God instructs believers to have. (7) When Jesus was not God. (8) What Jesus emptied himself of. (9) What Jesus came to reveal. (10) What likeness Jesus took. (11) Who humbled Jesus. (12) For what reason did the Lord Jesus come to earth? (13) Why did Jesus choose the death of the cross? (14) Did Jesus do all this for himself or others?

The Mind of Christ, His 7 Steps Down

Phill.2.9-11Christ’s 7 steps upward. Learn some important lessons from this short 7 min. 55 sec. teaching on Philippians 2.9-11. Learn (1) what the mind of God is; (2) the thing that makes the earth significant and important; (3) what man is; (4) what lends dignity to  man; (5) to whom all knees will bow; (6) who will acknowledge Jesus’ Lordship; etc. One needs to be careful calling Jesus Lord if he is not his Lord. Jesus is not the Lord of everyone. Whom is He Lord of?

Click here to learn God’s Plan of Salvation. 

The Mind of God, Christ’s 7 Steps Up

8The mind that is to be in the believer. In Philippians 2.5-11, we saw the mind of Christ and the mind of God. Now, in verses 12-30, we are presented with the minds of Paul (the apostle), his beloved and faithful follower, Timothy, and the pastor of the church at Philippi, Epaphroditus (Paul loved him because he could trust him). Church members are given many important lessons in this short teaching. Here are some examples. Believers are instructed to “Do all things without murmuring and disputings.” Paul trusted Timothy. When two men have the mind of Christ, they are together. Paul called Timothy his spiritual son. There were those Paul could not trust; they were attempting to make a name for themselves. Rejoice over the fact that Jesus Christ died for us and that we can serve Him. Walk in humility. Rejoice at the success of others in the church. Do not criticize pastors who stand on the Word of God. Paul says he cannot trust men who criticize another man who stands for Christ. You can judge a church by its attitude toward a pastor who preaches and teaches the Word of God—a bad attitude by church members toward a Bible-preaching preacher is the death knell of many churches. The devil attacks such a man; he does not attack the Word of God. The real test of a church is its attitude toward its pastor. We should respect the one who is teaching the Word of God. Epaphroditus was nigh unto death because of the work of Christ. The two things that should characterize the Christian today. There are several other very important lessons in this teaching.

The Minds of Some Men of God: Paul, Timothy, and Epaphroditis as Our Examples


 

328. The Proud Pigmy Versus the Humble Human Being.” This is Dr. McGees introductory comments to his study of Galatians 6.1-5. Pride is in the heart of the natural man. Pride is number one on God’s hate parade. It is one of the polite sins. It leaves no evidence that a crime has been committed. Pride is a sin for which you will never be arrested. It does not leave fingerprints, but it does leave face prints. It leaves shattered lives and wrecked churches. It caused God to drive Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden. They wanted to be God. “Pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.” Prides blinds one to his miserable condition. Pride destroys a nation. Pride goes to church every Sunday and receives a royal welcome. It should be treated as a plague, but it is not. “The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.” The great sin of the ministry is pride, and it has destroyed many ministers. The opposite of pride is humility. Jesus humbled himself, as did Paul, James and the other apostles. Put on humility.


127. Ephesians 1:8-11 “Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will.” Click here to go to Dr. McGee’s audio teaching on Ep. 8-11. He explains “mystery (including the mysteries in the New Testament),” “dispensation (a word like “blood,” “cross” that is hated), “fullness of time toward which God is moving all things,” “believers’ inheritance,” which God had purposed and “predestined.” Christ paid for the church.


126. Ephesians 1:7: “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.” Wonderful explanation of the blood of Christ, its importance, value, the meaning of sin and the payment for forgiveness of sin, the meaning of forgiveness of man and the forgiveness of God, etc. The righteousness of the law demands that a penalty must be paid. Human forgiveness is always based upon the fact that a penalty is deserved and the penalty is not imposed. It simply means that one wipes out the account. God is holy and righteous. Therefore, divine forgiveness is always based on the fact that there has been the execution of the penalty and the price has been paid. Human forgiveness comes before the penalty has been executed. A righteous God forgives on the basis that a penalty has been executed. It was executed when Jesus Christ shed His blood on the cross. Etc.


125. The Law, Salvation, Love, Mercy, and Grace. Excerpts from Dr. McGee’s teaching on 1 Timothy 1.1-2. God found a way that He might  be just and the justifier of him that believeth in Jesus. Acts 13:38-39  “Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.” The law of Moses was a ministration of death; the law condemned them. The law wasn’t given to save us, but to reveal that God is holy and that you and I are not holy. The way God saves us in the way of the cross. Christ is the way. …


1Thess1.924. Turning to God from idols. 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10: “For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.” The church in Thessalonica turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God. See v. 3. Work of faith (turned to God from idols), labour of love (to serve the living God), patience of hope (to wait for His Son from heaven). Paul preached Christ and they turned to God from idols (not they turned from idols to God). When they turned to God, that is the work of faith; that is what faith did. John 6:29 “Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.” When they turned to God, they automatically turned from idols—that is repentance. The turning from something is repentance. You can’t turn to Christ without turning from sin. Jesus Christ saves from sin. When a man turns to Christ, he turns from his sin. The message of repentance needs to be preached to the church, as it was preached to the 7 churches in Revelation 2 and 3. The Thessalonians were now serving God, the labor of love. You cannot serve Christ unless you love him. See Jn. 14.15. If you do not love Him, forget trying to serve Him. Waiting for His Son from heaven doesn’t mean sit down and relax. It means get busy for the Lord. A believer is to labor in love.


123. The trinity of faith, hope, and love. “Remembering without ceasing (1) your work of faith, (2) lobour of love, and (3) patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 1.3. This trinity is marvelously explained in this teaching by Dr. J. Vernon McGee. Learn both the abstract and the concrete meanings of this trinity and how they relate together where the rubber meets the road. Paul here gives 3 graces of Christian life. The past is the work of faith. The present is a labour of love. The future is the patience of hope.


1Thes4.16-1822. The Song of Christ’s Return; The Dove of the Clefts of the Rock. Song of Solomon 2.10-14. “Rise up, my love my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. O my dove, that art  in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places  of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.”


Song2.1-421 (Notice there are two parts to this teaching, 21a and 21b below). Every believer should have a hot passionate love relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord Jesus is not pleased with this cool, lukewarm condition which exists today in the churches among so-called dedicated Christians. Dear believer, are there evidences of the fragrance and the perfume of Christ in your life today? Don’t be satisfied with religious gimmicks. Is the fragrance of Christ in your life today? Listen to this tremendous introductory teaching on the Song of Solomon. This little book is not for the lost. It is for the blood-tipped ear of the man who wants to have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

21a. lick here for Introductory teaching on the Song of Solomon

8Salvation if a love affair, as is the marriage of man and woman and the marriage of Christ and His church. Learn about that love affair by listening to these teachings. See the picture of the Bridegroom and what He thinks of His betrothed. Click here to hear the four meanings found in the book and the story outline of the Song of Solomon. There are four different meanings found in this book. The book (1) sets forth the glory of wedded love; (2) sets forth the love of Jehovah for Israel; (3) is a picture of Christ and the church; and (4) depicts the communion of Christ and the individual believer.

21b. lick here for this continued teaching on Song of Solomon.

Click here for links to Dr. J. Vernon McGee’s teachings on Song of Solomon from Thru the Bible Radio.


Co.1.2420. There are 2 types of sufferings of Christ which He endured and in which we cannot share. Likewise, you suffer some things which I cannot share – we cannot take some sufferings for others; no one can suffer certain things for you no matter how much they would like to do so. Every person must suffer some things which no one can share. Christ suffered as no man has or every will suffer. On the other hand, there are sufferings Christ endured which we can share. For example, He suffered for righteousness’ sake. Also, there is the suffering in the measure we identify ourselves with Christ for the proclamation of the gospel. The popularity of the Christian with the world is in inverse relation to his popularity with Jesus Christ. If the Word of God is to go out to the world, someone is going to suffer. Learn about this by listening to this 14 min. 20 sec. audio teaching by Dr. J Vernon McGee based upon Colossians 1.24.

20. The Subjective Work of Christ for Saints – His (and the Believer’s) Sufferings.
Click here to go to Bible Study and other resources concerning Christian Persecution and Suffering


119. Two very important but related teachings follow. One deals with savlvation, what you bring Christ. The other deals with the effect of salvation upon the believer.

19a. Philippians 3.7-9. What a person brings to Christ when he gets saved. Maybe great talent, great knowledge, wealth, works? What does one have to offer Him? How do you come to Christ? Is one attractive to God? Click here for short answers to that question.

19.b. Philippians 3.10-14. What does saving faith do? If you have saving faith, does it affect you motivation, your life purpose, your life cycle? Can you be saved without being changed! What does coming to Christ really mean? Once saved, what are to do with our past? Click here to hear the answers to these questions and more.


118. Proverbs 20:1 says, ‘Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” But did not our Lord make wine at the wedding of Cana of Galilee? Is it OK to drink booze? Hear the truthful answer in this short 7 min. 30 sec. teaching by Dr. J. Vernon McGee. See also, Proverbs 23.29-35: “Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.  Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things. Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.  They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.”

18. Is it OK to drink wine and liquor according to the Bible?


17. The holiness of marriage. Wonderful 6 min. 15 sec. teaching by Dr. J. Vernon McGee from Proverbs 5.15-17, verses which describe love in marriage. The Word of God makes it very clear that physical love and sexual love in marriage is to be sanctified and brought to a very high level.

17. Holiness of Marriage


Marriage16. What does the Bible mean when it says to church members “Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. What does it mean to a husband in wife when it says, “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord,” etc. Learn the truth about the love of church members, the love of husbands and wives, and more on this tremendous 19 min., 10 sec. audio teaching based upon Ephesians 5.21-31.

16. Submission of church members, submission of wives, love of husbands and more from Ephesians 5.21-31
Click here to go to all of Dr. J. Vernon McGee’s teachings on Ephesians.


15.  Learn the meaning of the following words: instruction, understanding, wisdom, justice, judgment, equity, subtilty, knowledge, discretion. The book of Proverbs starts out with the instructions God gives the boy in the home starting out in life. This lesson speaks to several very important matters. It speaks, in part, to the know-it-all. It speaks to discipline and the purpose of discipline. Plus more.  18 min. 55 sec.

15. Click here to listen to this great teaching from Proverbs.
Click here to go to all Dr. McGee’s teachings on Proverbs.


14. This 8 min. 43 sec. introductory teaching on Ephesians 4 by Dr. J. Vernon McGee is tremendous. The subject of the first 3 chapters of Ephesians considered the calling, construction, and constitution of the church. The last three chapters deal with the conduct, confession and conflict of the church. In the last three chapters, we descend to the plane of living  where we confront a demon-possessed world and a skeptical mob. It is where the rubber meets the road. Position was the key word in the 1st half of Ephesians – God has given us spiritual blessings. Have we taken possession of them? This teaching is not for dead men. It is for those who are redeemed.

14. Click here to listen to excerpt from “Introduction to Ephesians 4” by Dr. J. Vernon McGee
Click here for written transcript of teaching no. 14.
Click here to listen to the entire online teaching
Click here to go to online quiz on this teaching: 
Lesson 7 on the Doctrine of the Church: Introduction to The Church Is a New Man and Must Walk as a New Man (Ephesians 4)


13. This is a great teaching on the faith that saves as excerpted from teaching on Ephesians 2, specifically Ephesians 2.8. Some blame God for not giving faith to them. Others, object, “God has not given me the gift of faith.” Is that his problem? When is one given the faith? Others object that they don’t believe because they have intellectual problems. What about preoccupation with past mistakes and failures, looking to oneself and not to Christ? This short 4 min. 36 sec. study handles all these objections and excuses in line with Bible teaching.

13. Click here to listen to this short teaching on faith.


12. This is a great Bible teaching on Psalm 137. It is an imprecatory and an historical Psalm. It touches on many matters such as imprecatory prayer (is it for today?), singing the Lord’s song in a strange land, three reasons people lose their song, a glimpse of the history of the Jews in the 70 year captivity, vengeance in both the Old and New Testament, the law of retribution, and repentance. Click the link below to hear this tremendous study.

12. Click here to hear this Bible teaching on Psalm 137. 
Click here to hear the entire broadcast from Thru the Bible Radio.


11. This teaching was recorded many years ago, in the 1970s or 1980s. It speaks of plastic twinkies for spiritual kiddies. Dr. McGee says, “There has been a famine of spiritual bread for years. Jesus is being served up as sugar and spice and everything that is nice. Jesus is made a piece of merchandise to sell to people in seminars, books, radio, and TV shows. The Bible is only a prop to use as bait to catch the unwary believer.” For the whole 6 min. 50 sec. teaching go to the link below.

11. Click here and to hear this audio teaching
(This teaching was at the beginning of Dr. McGee’s broadcast on Psalm 114-116 which can be heard by clicking here.)


10. What would the Lord have a believer to do? This great 3 min. 45 sec. teaching applies Ps. 86.11 to the Christian. We would do good to heed it.

10. Click here to hear this teaching on what the Lord would have the believer to do.


9. What is the God-given purpose of missions, of all that a believer does? Is it to win souls? Is it to give out the word of God? What is it? Learn the answer in this short 3 min. 23 second teaching: 

9. Click here to learn the purpose of missions and of all that a believer does.

For more on this, go to: The Motivation and the Goal


8a. Another short (7 min. 59 sec.) powerful teaching from Ps. 55 on what God wants a believer to do when someone near to him in the church, a confidant, stabs him in the back, betrays him.

8a. Click here to hear this teaching from Ps. 55.

8. Are Christians to take vengeance or pray for God to take vengeance (pray imprecatory prayers)? The first imprecatory prayer in Psalms is Psalm 5.10. Hear Dr. McGee’s short 3 min. 45 sec. teaching on this verse.

8. Click here to hear this teaching on imprecatory prayer for Christians.


7. What is the primary business of the believer and a church? Is it soul winning? What does the word of God say about this? Get the answer by listening to this short 6 min. 56 sec. study on Psalm 1.3-6 which also looks at 2 men, 2 ways, and 2 destinies.

7. Click here to discover the main business of the believer according to the Bible.


6. In this study from Job, we find Job’s problem. We find his secret sin. His 3 friends had not revealed it; though they spoke a lot of truth, none of what they said revealed Job’s problem. They did not know Job’s problem because they did not know themselves, they did not know Job, and they did not know God. Likewise, Job did not know himself, nor did he know God.  But, don’t be too proud because you and I also have the same problem Job had. Learn about that problem in this excellent teaching.

6. Click here to learn what Job’s problem was.

Click here to go to other teachings on Job, all of which are of great benefit.
I suggest going to Chapter 31.1-32.3 after listening to the above.


5. Did Solomon succeed in doing what God had told him to do in being a witness to the world? The way that Israel was to witness was different than the way that the church is to witness. Learn that difference and more on this matter by listening to this short 12 min. 4 sec. teaching by Dr. J. Vernon McGee on 2 Chronicles 9.

5. To hear that short audio teaching, click here.


4. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” Many times American Christians will misapply this verse, sometimes to America. Learn the true meaning of the verse by listening to this short 12 min. 12 sec. audio teaching by Dr. J. Vernon McGee. 

4. To hear that short audio teaching, click here.


3. The Shekinah glory was removed from the earth (from Israel). Then God gave His people, the Jews, into the hands of the Gentiles and sent them into captivity. He dissolved the theocracy of Israel and became the God of heaven. … God returned in the flesh, although the Shekinah glory was not visible – He was veiled in the flesh. To hear an excellent 7 min. 49 sec. study on this from Ezra 1.2 click the link below.

3. To hear that short audio teaching, click here.


2. In this study, Dr. McGee examines one of the great prayers of Scripture which is recorded in Ezra 9. Ezra returned to Jerusalem after the temple had been rebuilt. He found there that the people had committed great wickedness. What did he do? What he did is very relevant for all time. It is relevant for a church.

2. To hear this audio teaching, click here.

Click here for great additional teaching on this click here (teaching from Ezra 10 on church repentance, revival, etc.)


1. After the division of Israel, Judah had 5 outstanding kings – Asa, Jehoshaphat, Joash, Hezekiah, and Josiah. Each brought reformation and revival. Studying these kings and the revivals they brought reveals the steps to revival. Individual, family, church, national revival cannot occur without crossing some bridges. Learn what the first bridge, the first step to revival is by listening to this short 8 min. 19 sec. teaching.

1. The First Step to Revival (A study from 2 Chronicles 15) 

For the second and Third Steps to Revival click here.
Listen to the end of Dr. McGee’s teaching to get all the invaluable information.  

Click here to hear all these studies through all 5 of the kings mentioned above.
The last study went though 2 Chronicles 35.27.


Testimonies to the Glory of God

This page was discontinued in the process of reworking the website. Many of the testimonies that were on this page were lost. Due to moving from Texas to Minnesota and all related matters, testimonies were not added to the page from January 2016, until February 12, 2017. The testimonies that were lost are in the media library of this website. Going through that library to find particular posts is very time consuming. I just retrieved many of the testimonies and posted them below. This is just a small sampling of many. Some of the are too small to read, etc. When time permits, I will see if I can edit those and repost them below.

Due to modern technology, in the face of all the false preaching by wolves in sheep’s clothing, God’s word is being preached and listened to all over the world! Pastor Jason Cooley’s sermons are published on Youtube and sermon audio. Many are listening, including untold thousands of believers who have studied the Bible and are hungry for relevant, accurate Bible preaching which addresses the issues of the day.

Pastors who preach the word of God and make proper application in this age of heresy and apostasy (to include 99+ % of fundamental “Baptist” preachers) are few and far between. I cannot possibly keep up with all the testimonials regarding Pastor Cooley’s preaching, but this page gives a good sampling.

Note. Pastor Jason Cooley preaches and teaches for the Glory of God, not to glorify himself or any other man. However, God uses men to do his work and it is important to direct people to teachings which faithfully proclaim and apply God’s truths. Pointing out the effectiveness of these sermons accomplishes God’s purposes. Pastor Cooley did not ask this author to post these testimonies. This was done to glorify God by publishing His truths to a truth starved world.

Testimonies and Hymns (083114)(Old Paths Baptist Church service – Pastor Jason reads some testimonies)

The above report includes testimonials as well as information on downloads, etc. The testimonies below are just a small sampling of the total testimonies.  I missed posting a lot of testimonies because moving from TX to MN starting in January, 2016 (and all related matters of getting settled). I am just now, February 12, 2017, beginning to post testimonies. 

April 12, 2017
April 12, 2017 Testimony
July 9, 2015

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Jason Cooley To me
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From: “Dave B.” <davjan4@gmail.com>
Date: January 9, 2015 at 2:41:21 PM CST
To: jason cooley <salvationpreacher@gmail.com>
Subject: Sports sermon

Thanks you for your sermon on sports and idolatry. What you talked about I have thought for many years.

I try to tell others this, but they don’t listen.  “oh come on Dave, lighten up…”  I live in Texas where football really is nearly a religion.

Your sermon gave me more information to use when I try to educate fellow believers.

And you know what? Christians are the worst at this.

Dave

There were many testimonies which were posted but lost in redoing the website.

Pastor Jason’s Sermon is 2d most listened to on sermonaudio.com:


jason cooley To [14 persons]

Oct 14 at 8:46 PM

A YOUNG MAN SENT ME A FRIEND REQUEST ON FACEBOOK BUT WE HAD NO MUTUAL FRIENDS AND HAD NO IDEA WHY HE WAS FRIENDING ME THIS WAS HIS RESPONSE- IT BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYESNo sir you don’t. My name is wade , I live in a small town outside of Dallas. After going to churches around my area I got the feeling I wasn’t hearing the true words of Jesus Christ and he wasn’t reaching me through those preachers. I prayed to the lord asking him to show me the truth in his word and to show me someone who wanted to save my soul, I believe that is the job of all men who follow Christ. It wasn’t long after praying that I realized I wasn’t even reading the true words of Christ. That day I went and bought a king James version Bible. Soon after I came across your sermons on YouTube. You sir have changed much of my life, I feel as if many of your sermons speak directly to me. Almost scary at times to see how lost I really was and in some ways still am. The lord has worked in my life in countless ways since I started listening to you, i listen to your YouTube channel almost daily while working. Your sermons have stripped me down and revealed a man living in this world deserving to go to hell.. That scared me straight! I now try my hardest to make the lord a part of every decision i make although i still stumble. Your boldness in street preaching has given me confidence to talk to friends and family and I thank you very much for giving me an example to follow. I thank the lord for giving you the passion which you have, and thank you for not staying a child of this world. You helped me see that I was a child of this world and was not walking in the spirit, and for that I can’t thank you enoughI THEN ASKED HIM:Praise the Lord Jesus Christ ! That is a wonderful testimony . Tell me friend when do you believe you repented of your sons and trusted CHRIST a lone to save your soul?HE RESPONDEDI had thought since may of last year, after reading the Bible and listening to sermons I realized I was lying to myself and I wasn’t trusting in the lord.I was thinking that since I was a good person not harming or screwing anyone over, and believed that Jesus Christ is the son of God who was sent here to save me from my sin, I believed that knowing that saved my soul. Now the past 3 or 4 months I have realized that I needed to repent of my sins, I realized that I can believe what I feel is true, but if I’m doing acts against the word of God I’m in the same boat as a lost soul. This same thinking lead me to think of many of my past mistakes and bad decisions I’ve made through my whole life. That pretty much broke me down and made me realize I was still lost, I couldn’t be made new if I was still holding on to past sins. I began to pray to the lord and ask for forgiveness. Craziest thing started happening, I kept being put in positions to be able to tell the people I had wronged that I was sorry and asked for forgiveness.
I’m not sure if that answered your question so to make it easy maybe only a month or two agoPRAISE THE LORD HE IS USING OUR ONLINE MINISTRY TO SEE SINNERS SAVED AND HIS PEOPLE GET RIGHT WITH HIM

A family listened to Pastor Jason’s message “Hollywood’s Satanic Roots” and one child drafted this and sent it to Pastor Jason. This testimony was one which was lost.


From: “Teri” <dennybecker@msn.com>
Date: September 16, 2014 at 1:55:27 PM CDT
To: <salvationpreacher@gmail.com>
Subject: Hello!

Dear Pastor Cooley,

We wanted to thank you for posting your sermons and encouraging folks who have no current church home. We had contacted you at one time asking if you knew of anyone in Southern California who had integrated, non 501c3 , Biblical assemblies. We still haven’t found any, so we are so blessed to be able to tune in on Sundays and Wednesdays. Your radio programs with Pastor Teague are also a real blessing. We live in El Centro, a tiny little town in Southern California, on the border with Arizona and Mexico. We are a homeschooling family, Denny & Teri with three teen girls, Jael, Tirzah and Hannah. We help Teri’s parents with their horse ranch, so it is not possible to move at this point in time. It can be very lonely, as we don’t fit in at the local churches, which are all emerging and the one IFB is riddled with masonry. In fact, masonry is rife in every church. The three “mega” churches here all have youth ministers that have been trained through Calvary Chapel, even though they are different denominations! We have learned so much from you and Brother Russ, we thank God for you and wanted to let you know we praise God for you and the work that you do.

In Christ,

The Beckers


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Louise wrote: “Tremendous sermon! The bible is full of examples of preachers speaking against the wickedness of the rulers…Elijah to Ahab, Nathan to David, John to Herod. So thankful for Pastor Cooley’s bold stand in exposing this wickedness. Would like to see the other “pastors” listen to this sermon, take notes, find their voice and backbone and start doing some real preaching.”
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Title: The Naked Truth – BIblical Definition of Naked
Speaker: Jason Cooley
Date Preached: 7/30/2014
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Comment Text: Thank you for this sermon.  I’ve always tried to dress modestly but this teaching made me take a closer look at my wardrobe, to see if it is pleasing to the Lord.  Also, thank you for teaching the “why” we should cover ourselves. I jotted down  the scriptures you gave in the message and feel confident that I can explain to others why I like to dress as I do.  I love the phrase “intellectual faith” that you used when describing how we should be able to understand and articulate our beliefs. Again, thanks for a great sermon!


From: John Reed <johntforkik@gmail.com>
Date: June 28, 2014 at 6:01:41 AM CDT
To: salvationpreacher@gmail.com
Subject: Hi Pastor Cooley!

I’ve been listening to your sermons on television and think you’re right on.  I started working in TV when I was young and didn’t know Jesus.  It’s only the last few years I’ve come to know Christ and realized what spiritual poison TV and film really are.

Anyway, just thought I’d let you know I listen to you on the studio lot and agree with everything I’ve heard so far.  I’ve just caught you talking about Osiris and the origin of plays being religious, and it clicked with the various initiation rites and rituals of freemasons, etc.  Wow.  I thought I knew a few things, but there’s always more to learn!

I’m eagerly catching the rest of what you have on sermon audio.  Thank you for your work!


From: …
Date: June 17, 2014 at 6:32:12 PM CDT
To: salvationpreacher@gmail.com
Subject: Hello Brother

My name is _______________________.  I’ve been listening to you for a little while I really enjoy what the Lord is doing through you.

I go to an independent fundamental baptist church and find myself dissatisfied with the mundane way we do things. The preaching isn’t expository nor is it very convicting but I choose to stay because I want my family to be in a local church setting and we want to be in position to serve the body of Christ.

Your sermons are strong meat brother and if I were in position I would sit under your preaching and leadership today.

Thank you for your ministry brother..


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To Jessica Sullivantreadingserpents@hotmail.comPaul Pearson and 8 More…

May 9

Wonderful testimony from this young man today

Please take time to read it . His is the fruit of our online ministry and it brought me to tears

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From: Tyler Stoner <tylerstoner67@yahoo.com>

Date: May 9, 2014 at 2:29:08 PM CDT
To: “salvationpreacher@gmail.com” <salvationpreacher@gmail.com>
Subject: Salvation
Reply-To: Tyler Stoner <tylerstoner67@yahoo.com>
Pastor Cooley,

I would like to share a seemingly normal but miracle to me. It is a miracle that I have been saved by the gracious Lord Jesus Christ. It is a miracle that any of us are. None deserve it but he is that graciuos.

I am from State College Pennsylvania and work in Harrisburg PA College towns are the devil’s playground it seems. I was raised going to church as a child and as I approached my 20s I still believed and knew a bit about the Lord but very slowly worked towards his ways however I did terrible things like kids do and God continued to bring me down for these things and teach me. I didnt really realize what was going on yet at that point though however. Approaching my late 20s about 27 I began really studying the bible hard and understanding quite a bit however about six months ago I said a prayer asking him to reveal these things in his word to me if that is what he wants and if I am ready to be able to handle it. I said “God I am yours no matter what do what you will with me”. Within a few weeks most of the things I read in the bible became much clearer and I continued to study myself with great interest in seeking wisdom from the lord. I began also listening to sermons on sermon audio at work sometimes at lunch and some sermons made sence and some didnt however after little searching I found one of your sermons and the lord spoke very clear through you. You are an awsome mouthpiece for the lord. Alot of the things in your sermons I have previously been showed by God too however you really helped to put it all together for me so that I can see the message of God pretty clearly. I have listened to all of your sermons on sermon audio some a few times over. I hope that you can continue this wonderfull work of the lord untill the end of time. You are very accurate and true to the word. I believe you preach in the way that preaching should be done and that is in truth. Nobody every told me these thing that I know them I believe the Lord led me. I thank God for this knowledge and understanding every day. Please never let anyone or anything change how you preach or any of your beliefs because you are one of the very few that is on the right track. Believe me if I didnt live a thousand miles away I would be at your church services every single Sunday. I just wanted to let you know this to testify to the truth. I have had many of the same life experiences that you have and the lord has broke me down many many times and built me back up with many lessons along the way. I still fail the Lord at times and his rod strikes me harder than ever but at least now I know what he is trying to tell me and he seems to perge out my sinning nature one hard lesson at a time. I am totally different than I used to be and still the lord keeps on working on me. It is a great feeling to know that I am his and I never want him to forsake me ever no matter how bad chastisement hurts or how frustrated I am because he is always there when I repent and he always forgives even though I deserve none of it. He is everything. He is all we all have and this world is one big scam to turn us against our true creator. Its ugly out there.  There is no other way than God’s way and no other truth than God’s truth and every single minute we must thank him for revealing himself to us. The saved must really be greatfull to him eternally because it is so easy to slip into the ways of the world. He shepards the saved though he keeps us and he is soooo gracious. Anyhow just wanted to let you know this and please let me know anytime you have any sermons out if they are not on sermon audio or if there are any other links to access your sermons or messages. Email me anytime if you have a list of people that you send any messages out to I would appreciate being on it. I am still looking for a community church around my area to get involved in. My pastor left the church I was at because he had to move to another area so I really have to look around because I dont want to be anywhere that could mislead me. I only want to know what the bible says and what God wants me to know because even though we dont want to believe it sometimes he always knows best. Also I  like how you do your homework and understand things before you preach and how you say KJV is the only true word. I have came to the same conclusion about the KJV too. Anyhow thank you for giving people the truth. The Allmighty who never siezes to suprise me with his grace and I am sure he works the same way with others too. Take care,

Tyler Stoner


From:
Date: May 16, 2014 at 8:57:14 AM CDT
To: “salvationpreacher@gmail.com” <salvationpreacher@gmail.com>
Subject: Hollywood.

Dear pastor Jason Cooley

Thought might like you know I enjoyed your message on Hollywood. On YouTube
I’m giving you a thumbs up, honesty speaking I like it.
And I agree with you..Six years ago I stop watching tv, I’m thinking about
Throwing out my DVD movies next !
Now I have more time to read the bible,
Thank you so much,         Ronald

“How God Trains His Men,” “The Sin of Statistics in a Church,” “Who I Am,” and Other Important Lessons for the Believer

How God Trains His Men
The Sin of Statistics in a Church
What am I? [I am a dry Brook, an empty flower barrel, a dead body]
A teaching on 1 Kings 17.2-24 by Dr. J. Vernon McGee

God had to train Elijah. God has always had the method of training the men he uses bydriedupbrookelijah taking them to the desert. You will recall, that’s where he trained Moses. He got Abraham out of Ur of the Chaldeas, put him up in that land that at that time was very rugged terrain in the hill country. We find that God used the method for Moses, putting him out in the desert. He did it for David. He’s now doing it for Elijah. He did it for John the Baptist also. Paul the Apostle was sent out into the desert of Arabia for at least two years. So this is God’s method for training his men. We find that here He is going to take this man Elijah out and teach him several things he needed to learn.

Click here to hear the whole short teaching, some of which is transcribed below.

Click here to hear the whole broadcast from which the above was excerpted.

“And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan” (1 K. 17.2-3).

God was telling Elijah to get as far out in the country as he could. So he went out into the desert and came to a little stream.

“And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there” (1 K. 17.4).

God used two methods of caring for Elijah out in the desert. One was the brook which was a natural means. He was to drink the water. The other was a supernatural means—the ravens were to come and feed him. Well, Elijah stayed there for awhile, and then the brook began to dry up.

“And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land” (1 K. 17.7).

The brook is drying up. Here is this man out in the wilderness, and he goes to the brook every morning and notices that it is going down a little bit more each day. All he had to do was put a peg in the water to note how much it went down each day. Then he could figure out how many days it would be before he starved to death of thirst. Having the mathematical measurement, anyone with common sense would know that on a certain day the end would come.

This is the sin of statistics. Today the condition of a church is often determined by statistics. If you go to a church meeting and observe that the offering has been good, new members have been received, and there is increased attendance, the church is considered a howling success—and that may not be the true picture.

I once heard the story of a preacher who got up at a church business meeting and said, “We are going to call on the treasurer to give a report so that we can know the status quo of our church.” One of the members got up and said, “Mr. Preacher, we don’t know what status quo means.” The preacher replied, “The ‘status quo’ means the mess we are in.” Interestingly enough, the true status quo of many churches and other organizations often reveals the mess they are in, although the statistics may look healthy.

Now Elijah could have figured very closely the time he was going to die—he could have done it mathematically.  But, you see, the cold figures of mathematics do not take into account the spiritual fire that is there. You cannot put the condition of the church in the form of a bank statement. You cannot measure it on a computer. Even a revival is not determined by numbers. When Elijah looked at that little brook which was getting smaller and smaller, he learned a spiritual lesson. He saw that his life was a dried up brook. He was nothing—he was just a brook, a channel, through which living water could flow. The Lord Jesus Christ says, “Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life” (Jn. 4.13, 14). Sometimes we sing the song, “Make Me A Blessing,” and I think that half the folk don’t know the meaning of the words. Why, it means that you are an empty brook and that you do not have any water of life. It is only as the water of life, the Word of God, flows through you that you can be a channel of blessing. Elijah had to learn that “God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the mighty” (1 Co. 1.27). God was telling Elijah, “You are not a big, strong, rugged individual. You are no stronger or better than that dried-up brook. You will have no strength until the water of life flows through you.”

It is said of Hudson Taylor that when he prepared young missionaries for service in his mission, he insisted, “Remember that when you come out here you are nothing. It is only what God can and will do through you that will be worth anything.” One young missionary replied, “It is hard for me to believe that I am just nothing.” And Hudson Taylor said to him, “Take it by faith because it is true—you are nothing.” You and I are just dried-up brooks unless the Word of God is flowing through us.

[Then God sent Elijah to a widow woman who was to take care of him. 1 K. 17.8-12. I quite transcribing, but you can listen to the whole teaching on the audio linked to above. It teaches you and I that we are nothing but empty flower barrels, that we have nothing to offer to God. We are nothing until the water of life and the bread of life have been put into us… and some other very important lessons.]

Romans 13 and Related Verses

Shortly after this picture was taken, the soldier put a bullet through the head of this teenage girl. Her crime? Proseletyzing during the Bejing Olympics.
Shortly after this picture was taken, the soldier put a bullet through the head of this teenage girl. Her crime? Proseletyzing during the Bejing Olympics.

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Romans 13:3-4: “For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.” In these verses, God defines the jurisdiction of civil government. After all, God is the highest power. God, the highest power, ordained the powers that be (the lower powers) (Romans 13:1). Can the laws of a lower power take precedence over the laws of a power above? When one is faced with obeying a lower power or a higher power, whom is one to obey? Is one to obey the lower power when the laws of the lower power are contrary to the laws of the higher power? Whom is one to fear more, according to the Word of God?   “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28). Romans 13:8-14 lays out the responsibility of man under lawful civil government, to keep the last table of the Ten Commandments which deal with man’s relationship to man.

See the article “More on Romans 13.1-2: The Powers That God Has Ordained” by clicking here.

So, you see, Romans 13:1a, when correctly interpreted within the context of the entirety of Romans 13, and within the context of the entirety of Scripture, does not teach unlimited obedience to unlawful civil government. In other words, Romans 13.1a, when correctly considered, is consistent with Romans 13 and with the teachings of the entire Bible. God’s Word is never inconsistent. These matters are addressed in much more detail in the materials below.

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Exodus 1:15-17: “And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah: And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live. But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.”

Exodus 1:20-21: “Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty. And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.”

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The material on this page is also on the “Books by Jerald Finney” page. This page makes it more convenient for one who specifically wants to go to teachings on Romans 13 and related verses.

“Iron Sharpeneth Iron” TV interview of Pastor Jason Cooley and Christian Attorney Jerald Finney.
Host is Pastor Brandon Teague of Old Paths Baptist Church in Paris, Texas.

Romans 13 Do We Obey Government over God?
The Biblical Interpretation

Other teachings by Jerald Finney

March 24, 2013: Romans 13 – What every 501c3 Pastor and Church Member Needs to Hear (Youtube message preached at Gateway Anabaptist Church.)

Relevant sermons by Pastor Jason Cooley follow. Left click to listen to sermon. Right click link, then left click “Save link as…” to download.

Pastor Jason Cooley, “Romans 13 in Context,” July 13, 2012

Pastor Jason Cooley, “Romans 13, Part 3: Christ Above All,” January 31, 2013

Pastor Jason Cooley, “1 Peter 2.13: Proper Submission to Government,” August, 2012

Article: “American Abuse of Romans 12.1-2 and Related Verses.” This is an audio teaching series by Jerald Finney.

Book: Render unto God the Things that Are His: A Systematic Study of Romans 13 and Related Verses:

2nd Revised Romans 13 COVER

  1. Introduction to “Render unto God the Things that Are His: A Systematic Study of Romans 13 and Related Verses” (Chapter 1 of Render Unto God the Things that Are His: A Systematic Study of Romans 13 and Related Verses. This material was also covered in less detail in God Betrayed, Section III, Chapters 5, 6.)
  2. Doth not your Master pay tribute? Matthew 17.24-27 (Chapter 2 of Render Unto God the Things that Are His)
  3. Render unto Caesar…? Luke 20.25, Matthey 22.21, Mark 22.17 (Chapter 3 of Render Unto God the Things that Are His)
  4. Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers? Romans 13 (Chapter 4 of Render Unto God the Things that Are His)
  5. Submit to every ordinance of man? 1 Peter 2.13 (Chapter 5 of Render Unto God the Things that Are His)
  6. Pray for all rulers? 1 Timothy 2.1-6 (Chapter 6 of Render Unto God the Things that Are His)
  7. Conclusion to “Render unto God the Things that Are His: A Systematic Study of Romans 13 and Related Verses” (Chapter 7 of Render Unto God the Things that Are His)

The above online version of the book Render unto God the Things that Are His: A Systematic Study of Romans 13 and Related Verses is also on “The Biblical Doctrine of Separation of Church and State” page of this blog.

Click the following link to view the PDF of the book: Render unto God the Things that Are His: A Systematic Study of Romans 13 and Related Verses.

RahabJoshua 2:3-4: “And the king of Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying, Bring forth the men that are come to thee, which are entered into thine house: for they be come to search out all the country. And the woman took the two men, and hid them, and said thus, There came men unto me, but I wist not whence they were:”

Joshua 2:8-15  “And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the roof; And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you.  For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed. And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath.  Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I have shewed you kindness, that ye will also shew kindness unto my father’s house, and give me a true token: And that ye will save alive my father, and my mother, and my brethren, and my sisters, and all that they have, and deliver our lives from death. And the men answered her, Our life for yours, if ye utter not this our business. And it shall be, when the LORD hath given us the land, that we will deal kindly and truly with thee.  Then she let them down by a cord through the window: for her house was upon the town wall, and she dwelt upon the wall.”

Daniel 6:10-11: “Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open inRomans13DanielInLionsDen his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime. Then these men assembled, and found Daniel praying and making supplication before his God.”

Daniel 6:16: “Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee.”

ShadrachMeshachAbednegoDaniel 3:8-11: “Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews. They spake and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live for ever. Thou, O king, hast made a decree, that every man that shall hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, shall fall down and worship the golden image:  And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, that he should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.”

Daniel 3:16-18: “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.”

Acts 5:17-20: “Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and wereRomans13Peter filled with indignation,  And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison. But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said, Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.”

Acts 4:19-21: “But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done.”

Acts 4:23-31: “And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them. And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is: Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things? The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ. For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done. And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.”

Acts 5:27-29: And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them, Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us. Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.”

The above is only a small sampling from the Bible. See Render unto God the Things that Are His: A Systematic Study of Romans 13 and Related Verses (reproduced above) for comprehensive biblical coverage.

Information on Books and other writings by Jerald Finney

All books, except An Abridged History of the First Amendment, by Jerald Finney are available free in both PDF and online form. One may go to Order information for books by Jerald Finney should he desire to order any of the books which are in print.

God Betrayed/Separation of Church and State: The Biblical Principles and the American Application (Link to preview of God Betrayed)(PDF; online form) may be ordered from Amazon by clicking the following link: God Betrayed on Amazon.com or from Barnes and Nobel by clicking the following link: God Betrayed on Barnes and Noble. All books by Jerald Finney as well as many of the books he has referenced and read may also be ordered by left clicking Order Information for Books by Jerald Finney or directly from Amazon by going to the following links:

  1. Render Unto God the Things that Are His: A Systematic Study of Romans 13 and Related Verses (Kindle only)(PDF; online form);
  2. The Most Important Thing: Loving God and/or Winning Souls (Kindle only from Amazon.com; see Order information for books by Jerald Finney to order directly from Kerygma Publishing Co.)(PDF; online form) ;
  3. Separation of Church and State/God’s Churches: Spiritual or Legal Entities? (Link to preview of Separation of Church and State/God’s Churches: Spiritual or Legal Entities?) which can also be ordered by clicking the following Barnes and Noble link: Separation of Church and State on Barnes and Noble (PDF; online form)
  4. An Abridged History of the First Amendment is available in PDF only.
  5. Tract on the legality of street preaching is available in PDF only.
  6. “Quick Reference Guide for Churches Seeking to Organize According to the Principles of the New Testament” is available in PDF only.
  7. Miscellaneous articles by Jerald Finney.
  8. Links to some of Jerald Finney’s writings on legal issues.

Click here to see for updated list of Finney’s books. This listing is complete up to August 1, 2014.

Companion website:Church and State Law

When Did the Church Become a Business?” a beautiful song by Jason Bellard

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Self-exam questions: Conclusion to the Biblical Doctrine of “Church”

Give as many Bible verses (where appropriate), comments, and explanations as you can to support your answers.

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1. Who ordained the church?

2. Who ordained civil government?

3. What did God give to churches, individuals, families and civil governments?

4. What can churches, individuals, families and civil governments learn from God’s word?

5. Who has misled most churches and other governments.

6. Who have followed Satan’s principles?

7. What has Satan used to mislead churches, individuals, families and civil governments?

8. Who has Satan used to mislead churches, individuals, families and civil governments?

9. When did apostasy creep in to the church?

10. Apostasy has ___________________ in America as the rapture and the tribulation approaches.

11. Many or most people in American churches today are materially _______, but spiritually _________.

12. ________ was not deceived, but the _____________ being deceived was in the ________________ (1 Ti. 2.14, Ro. 5.14, Ge. 3.1-6).

13. Christ was not deceived, but His __________ was. “As the first ________ had to give up a perfect existence in order to be with his __________, so the last Adam, ____________ (1 Co. 15.22, 45), stepped down from heaven to save his _____________. While the first ______ ‘blew it,’ the last ______ would make everything right! (Ro. 5:12-21) Charles Wesley set this doctrine to music with the words, ‘Second _______ from above, reinstate us with thy love.’ … “The all-important verse that connects this typology to the present ______________ apostasy is Ec. 1:9a: ‘The thing that ________ been, it is that which __________ be; and that which is _______is that which shall be _______….’ Thus, the history of mankind will undoubtedly end the same way it began—with a _________ being deceived!”

14. “For God so loved the ______________, that ____________________________________________________________________________

______________________________. For God sent not his Son into the world to ___________ the world; but that the world through him ________ ____ ________. He that believeth on him is not _____________: but he that believeth not is ____________ already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the ___________________, that _________ is come into the world, and men loved ___________ rather than _________, because their deeds were _________” (Jn. 3.16-19).

15. “[Jesus], being in the form of ______, thought it not robbery to be equal with ______: But made himself of no ______________, and took upon him the form of a ___________, and was made in the likeness of ______: And being found in fashion as a _______, he ___________ himself, and became ____________ unto ________, even the ________ of the cross” (Ph. 2.6-8).

16. Regardless of this inevitable apostasy and the events that are to follow, for whom are things looking good?

17. Who has the ultimate hope?

18. Who will reign with the Lord?

18. The Holy Spirit is now calling out, not the __________, but the co-_______ and co-__________ of the kingdom.

19. “It is a faithful saying: For if we be ________ with him, we shall also _______ with him: If we ________, we shall also ________ with him: if we ______ him, he also will ______ us” (2 Ti. 2.11-12).

20. “And hath made us _______ and __________ unto God and his Father; to him be ________ and ____________ for ever and ever. Amen” (Re. 1.6).

21. “To him that _______________ will I grant to sit with me in my _____________” (Re. 3.21).

22. “And hast made us unto our God _________ and __________: and we shall ___________ on the earth” (Re. 5.10).

23. “For ye have not received the spirit of ___________ again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of ___________, whereby we cry, ______, ___________.’ The Spirit itself beareth ____________ with our spirit, that we are the ___________ of God: And if ___________, then ______; ______ of God, and joint ______ with Christ; if so be that we _________ with him, that we may be also ___________ together. For I reckon that the ___________ of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the __________ which shall be revealed in us” (Ro. 8.15-18).

24. “Do ye not know that the __________ shall ________ the world? and if the world shall be ________ by you, are ye unworthy to _______ the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall __________ angels? how much more things that pertain to this life” (1 Co. 6.2-3)?

Self-exam Questions: The Coming Universal Church Will Reign with the Lord

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Give as many Bible verses (where appropriate), comments, and explanations as you can to support your answers.

1. What did the so-called universal churches do to those who refused to bow down to the religion-state?

2. What has been the reaction of true believers in Christ when martyred?

3. When will the universal invisible church be established?

4. What true universal church has ever existed on earth?

5. Unbiblical “ universal” __________ _______________ were organized by the _____ of this world: first the ___________ “church,” then the ___________.“

6. Why do some believers join or continue alongside the lost members of _____________ ____________________.

7. As to church membership, what is God’s desire for all believers?

8. Only in churches which order themselves according to the principles of the New Testament regarding the local church is the service of God in __________ _______; and properly _________ New Testament churches have ___________________ existed since Jesus Christ ordained the institution of the church.

9. What did Jesus say to Peter as recorded in Matthew 16.18?

10. True Christians have the ultimate hope: they will _______ with the ______.

11. That true Christians have the ultimate hope should be cause for what (two things)?

12. The ______ ________ is now calling out, not the subjects, but the ___-______ and __-______ of the kingdom:

  • 2 Ti. 2.11-12: “It is a faithful saying: For if we be ______ with him, we shall also ______ with him: If we _________, we shall also _______ with him: if we ______ him, he also will _______ us;”
  • Re. 1.6: “And hath made us _______ and _________ unto God and his Father; to him be ________ and ___________ for ever and ever. Amen;”
  • Re. 3.21: “To him that _____________ will I grant to sit with me in my throne;”
  • Re. 5.10: “And hast made us unto our God ________ and __________: and we shall _______ on the earth;”
  • Ro. 8.15-18: “For ye have not received the spirit of _________ again to _______; but ye have received the Spirit of _____________, whereby we cry, Abba, _________.’ The Spirit itself beareth witness with our _________, that we are the __________ of God: And if ___________, then ______; ______ of God, and joint ______ with Christ; if so be that we ________ with him, that we may be also ______________ together. For I reckon that the ______________ of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the ________ which shall be revealed in us;”
  • 1 Co. 6.2-3: “Do ye not know that the ___________ shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge _________? how much more things that _________ to this ______?”

13. “Blessed are they which are ______________ for ______________ sake: for theirs is the __________ of _________. Blessed are ye, when men shall _________ you, and _____________ you, and shall say all manner of ______ against you ________, for my sake.  __________, and be ___________ ______: for great is your ________ in heaven: for so _____________ they the ___________ which were before you” (Mt. 5.10-12).

14. “But ye are come unto mount ________, and unto the _______ of the living ______, the ______________ _____________, and to an ________________ company of angels, To the general _____________ and _________ of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to ______ the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just _______ made perfect,  And to ________ the mediator of the new ___________, and to the blood of ____________, that speaketh better things than that of _________” (He. 12:22-24).

Self-exam Questions: Apostasy at the End of the Church Age

Give as many Bible verses (where appropriate), comments, and explanations as you can to support your answers.

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  1. To which church was the Lord speaking in Re. 3.15-19 when he says:

“I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.”

  1. The Bible shows that at the end of the church age, the Lord will be outside the ______________ church (Re. 3.20). Nonetheless, He will still be there for the _________________, just as He, while on earth as the second _________, still appealed to the _____________ after the nation _____________ rejected His rule over the _____________: “If any man will hear ____ voice, _____ will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with _____.”
  2. The final result of the apostasy will be the great ecclesiastical _________ spoken of in Revelation ____ and ____. In Revelation 17 is mystery __________, the apostate _______________. Dr. McGee states:
  3. According to Dr. J. Vernon McGee, which church will become the apostate church of the great tribulation?
  4. Who are the apostates of the great systems of the world?
  5. What does the Bible call the last great religious organization that will call itself a church?
  6. _______ _____________ will not go through the God’s wrath. They will be ______________ out before the __________________ of God begins.
  7. Is tribulation the wrath of God?
  8. _____________ _________________ who are not _______ will be left here on this earth when authentic Christians are raptured.
  9. Some __________ are spiritual harlots. The last so-called church is a ___________-_____________ system, which is hated by the ____________ beast. The _________ will destroy the ___________ in order to set up his own ______________.

 

  1. True believers will be ______________ (Mt. 13.36-43; Ro. 8.18-23). The Lord will ___________ the dead in Christ: “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the _______ in Christ shall rise _________: Then we which are _________ and remain shall be caught up together with them in the __________, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (1 Th. 4.16-17).
  2. _______ ____________, according to many Bible students and scholars, will go through the great tribulation, but will not experience the __________ of God which follows.
  3. The alleged “______ church” doctrine was used to justify the Protestant and Catholic doctrines of universal visible and universal invisible church. This in turn was a basis for the doctrine of __________ of __________ and state, the doctrine of _____________, and will be used by the great spiritual ____________ to establish spiritual ____________ in the end times. Of course, this was never an historical ___________ doctrine because it is contrary to the teaching of the __________.
  4. Most ______________ are nothing more than Protestants and many fall so far that they are nothing more than “___________ in sheep’s clothing.”
  5. _________________ Babylon (apostate Christendom, the harlot whom many biblical scholars logically conclude will be headed up under the __________ and which will at that time condone every iniquity of the rich and will be corrupted to the core by commercialism, wealth, and luxury; the “universal church on earth”) will be destroyed by _________________ Babylon, that is by the nations; and ______________ Babylon, the nations, will be crushed by ___________ when they come against ___________ at the end of the tribulation period (See Re. 17.15-18). All this will happen because men choose to succumb to _________’s principles in order to satisfy their _________.
  6. Jesus proclaimed, “And I say also unto thee, That thou art ________, and upon this ______ I will build _____ church; and the gates of ________ shall not prevail against it.” Of what was Jesus speaking when he made that statement?
  7. On earth before the rapture, of what is the institution of the church to be made up of?
  8. Who laid out the doctrine of the church? Where is the doctrine of the church recorded?
  9. The only “churches” one sees in the Bible on earth until the marriage supper of the lamb, are _______, ____________ _____________ bodies.
  10. When will the true “universal church” come into existence? “But ye are come unto mount ______, and unto the ______ of the living God, the heavenly ___________, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general ____________ and __________ of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect” (He. 12:22-23). That church will come into existence at the ______________ of the Lamb: “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the _____________ of the Lamb is come, and his _________ hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine ________, clean and ________: for the fine _________ is the ________________ of saints” (Re. 19:7-8). “And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the ________, the Lamb’s _______. And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy ____________, descending out of heaven from God” (Re. 21:9-10).
  11. Until the universal church is established by Jesus Christ, we should listen to Jesus and Paul on this matter. Jesus said, “______________, love your _________, even as Christ also loved the _________, and gave ____________ for it; That he might ____________ and _____________ it with the washing of __________ by the word, That he might present it to himself a _____________ church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish…. For we are members of his ______, of his __________, and of his __________.” (Ep. 5:25-27, 30).
  12. Paul wrote, “For I am ___________ over you with godly _____________: for I have espoused you to one __________, that I may present you asa __________ virgin to Christ” (2 Co. 11:2).