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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:

29. The God of the Second Chance. Dr. McGee’s Teaching on Jonah 2.1-2 citing real life and Bible examples of this wonderful truth.
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.

Click here to go to all Dr. McGee’s online teachings on his Thru the Bible Program.


 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


29. The God of the Second Chance. Dr. McGee’s Teaching on Jonah 2.1-2 citing real life and Bible examples of this wonderful truth. God is gracious and merciful. He gives everyone more than one chance. I, as an old man, still need God’s mercy. I still fail Him. He has given me many second chances.


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.


Audio: Separation of Church and State/God’s Churches: Spiritual or Legal Entities?

This audio is a recently updated version of the book, Separation of Church and State/God’s Churches: Spiritual or Legal Entities. To go to an audio teaching, click the blue chapter name.

The PDF of the 2nd edition is at:  PDF of 2nd edition of Separation of Church and State/God’s Churches: Spiritual or Legal Entities. Two new chapters have been added to the 2nd Edition. The 1st edition of the book can be ordered at amazon.com ordering page for Separation of Church and State/God’s Churches: Spiritual or Legal Entitites?  Other in print books written by Jerald Finney are available at Books by Jerald Finney at amazon.com. Free online versions (and PDFs of some) of all books, whether in print or not, may be accessed at: Books Parent Page.

The 2nd edition has some modifications (includes updated understanding of IRC 508 status, adds 2 new chapters, etc.).

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.”

Preface (7 min. 0 sec. Starts with hymn, “Be Thou My Vision.”)

CONTENTS

Chapter 1: Introduction (20 min. 17 sec. Starts with hymn, “All Glory, Laud, and Honor.”) 

Chapter 2: Spiritual versus Legal Entities (13 min. 44 sec. Starts with hymn, “A Throne of Grace.”)

Chapter 3: Incorporation of Churches (42 min. 29 sec. Starts with hymn, “In Times like These.”)

Chapter 4: Federal Government Control of Churches through 501(c)(3) or 508 Tax Exemption (34 min. 46 sec. Starts with hymn, “Close the Books.”)

Chapter 5: The Incorporation-501(c)(3) Control Scheme (22 min. 37 sec. Starts with the hymn, “The Love of God.”)

Chapter 6: Spurious Rational for Incorporating: Limited Liability (18 min. 28 sec. Starts with the hymn, “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name.”) 

Chapter 7: Spurious Rationale for Incorporating: to Hold Property  (45 min. 8 sec. Starts with the hymn, “O Sacred Lamb.”) 

Chapter 8: Spurious Rationale for Corporate-501(c)(3) or 508 Status: Tax Exemption and Tax Deduction for Contributions (31 min. 38 sec. Starts with hymn, “There Will Be a Happy Meeting in Heaven I Know.”)

Chapter 9: Spurious Rationale for Incorporating: One’s Convictions (30 min. 39 sec. Starts with song, “All the Way My Savior Leads Me.”)

Chapter 10: The Most Important Thing: Loving God or Winning Souls? (31 min. 44 sec. Starts with song, “And Can It Be.”)

Chapter 11: Conclusion (6 min. 4 sec. Starts with song, “All the Way My Savior Leads Me”)

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Audio series on God Betrayed/Separation of Church and State: The Biblical Principles and the American Application

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1. The Biblical Principles of Government

a. Introduction
b. The proper motivation and goal
c. Self-government
d. Family government and conscience
e. Civil government
f. God desires nations to glorify Him
g. Israel – the only theocracy ordained by God
h. God is the God of Israel
i. God desires Gentile nations to glorify Him
j. God judges nations
k. Satan orchestrates the world system
l. Conclusion

2. The Biblical Doctrine of the Church

a. Introduction
b. Definition, organization, and purposes of a church
c. Christ, the Bridegroom/Husband/Head of the  church
d. Heresy and  apostasy
e. Recent accelerated apostasy in America
f. Apostasy at the end of the church age
g. The church will reign with the Lord
h. Conclusion

3. The Biblical Doctrine of Separation of Church and State

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Click the above to go to the article, “Is Separation of Church and State Found in the Constitution?

a. Introduction
b. Definitions
c. Dispensational theology versus covenant theology
d. Distinct differences between church and state
e. Render unto God the  things that are  His
f. Christ-church, Husband-wife, Bridegroom-Bride
g. Conclusion

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution4. History of the First Amendment

a. Introducton
b. The Pilgrims and Puritans in Massachusetts
c. The Baptists in Rhode Island
d. The Separates and  Baptists in New England e. From New England to the South
f. To Virginia
g. To the New Nation
h. Conclusion

5. Supreme Court Religion Clause Jurisprudence

6. God Betrayed: Union of Church and State

a. Introduction
b. Spiritual versus legal entities
c. Incorporation of churches
d. Federal government control of churches
through 501(c)(3) tax
exemption
e. The incorporation 501(c)(3) control scheme
f. Spurious rationale for incorporating: limited liability
g. Spurious rationale for incorporating: to hold property
h. Spurious rationale for incorporating: tax exemption
and tax deduction for contributions
i. Conclusion

Radio Broadcast: God Betrayed: Union of Church and State

Jerald Finney
Copyright © September, 2010
Left click the following link for easy access to all articles on this website:
Complete listing of articles on “Separation of Church and State Law” blog

This series of audio broadcasts begins with the program aired on September 26, 2010 and covers Section VI of God Betrayed/Separation of Church and State: The Biblical Principles and the American Application. Each weekly program has three 15 minute segments. Click “Church and State Law Radio Broadcast Page” for a complete outline of all radio programs and links to all programs. 

This series will be added to each week after the radio broadcast. Jerald Finney’s broadcasts on Liberty Works Radio Network are aired and streamed over the internet on Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. Central Time (7:00 a.m. ET, 9:00 a.m. MT, 10 a.m. PT). Click the following link and scroll to the bottom to go to LWRN radio: LWRN (this link is also on the “Radio Broadcast” page of churchandstatelaw.com).

See the note  at the end for information on all books by Jerald Finney.

“Introduction/Spiritual versus legal entities” and “Incorporation of churches (1)” (092610, 0330710,  first 15 min. segment):

Incorporation of churches  (2) (092610, 0330710,  second 15 min. segment):

Incorporation of churches  (3) (092610, 0330710, third15 min. segment):

 Federal government control of churches through 501(c)(3) tax exemption (1) (100310, 031410, 110109, 1st 15 min. segment): 

 Federal government control of churches through 501(c)(3) tax exemption (2), The incorporation-501(c)(3) control scheme (100310, 031410, 110109, 2d 15 min. segment): 

Spurious rationale for incorporating: limited liability (100310, 031410, 110109, 3d 15 min. segment):

Spurious rationale for incorporating: to hold property (1 ) (101010, 032110, 110909, 1st 15 min. segment):

Spurious rationale for incorporating: to hold property (2) (101010, 032110, 110909, 2nd 15 min. segment):

Spurious rationale for incorporating: to hold property (3 ) (101010, 032110, 110909, 3d 15 min. segment):

Spurious rationale for corporate 501(c)(3) status: tax exemption and tax deduction for contributions (1) (101710, 032810, 111509, 1st 15 min. segment):

Spurious rationale for corporate 501(c)(3) status: tax exemption and tax deduction for contributions (2) (101710, 032810, 111509, 2nd 15 min. segment):

An overview of apostasy of American churches plus lessons from God’s Word (101710, 032810, 111509, 3rd 15 min. segment):

Books by Jerald Finney

God Betrayed/Separation of Church and State: The Biblical Principles and the American Application (Link to preview of God Betrayed): 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 “Books” (on the “Church and State Law” website) 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); (2) The Most Important Thing: Loving God and/or Winning Souls (Kindle only); (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.

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Radio Broadcast: Religion Clause Jurisprudence

 Jerald Finney
Copyright © September, 2010
Left click the following link for easy access to all articles on this website:
Complete listing of articles on “Separation of Church and State Law” blog

The two 15 minute segments (see players below) present an abbreviated study of religion clause jurisprudence. What has the United States done with the principle of separation of church and state? This subject is covered in much more detain in Section V of God Betrayed/Separation of Church and State: The Biblical Principles and the American Application.  Link to preview of God Betrayed.

Jerald Finney’s broadcasts on Liberty Works Radio Network are aired and streamed over the internet on Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. Central Time (7:00 a.m. ET, 9:00 a.m. MT, 10 a.m. PT). Click the following link and scroll to the bottom to go to LWRN radio: LWRN (this link is also on the “Radio Broadcast” page of churchandstatelaw.com).

Religion Clause Jurisprudence (1): 

Religion Clause Jurisprudence (2):

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God Betrayed/Separation of Church and State: The Biblical Principles and the American Application (Link to preview of God Betrayed): 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 “Books” (on the “Church and State Law” website) 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); (2) The Most Important Thing: Loving God and/or Winning Souls (Kindle only); (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.

Radio Broadcasts of Jerald Finney’s teaching on “The History of the Religious Freedom in America”

One can find links to all articles on this blog by going to the following link: “Separation of Church and State Law Blog: Links to all articles” (This link is to the “Blog” page of churchandstatelaw.com.).

As this study progresses, the Christian who has listened closely to the previous broadcasts will begin to understand the importance of all the prior broadcasts to the issue of separation of church and state and the history of the First Amendment. The historical facts presented in this section should be taught in every American History class. Only when one knows history (plus biblical theology and law) can he understand where he came from, where he is, and where he is going. Only when one knows the facts presented in these studies and included in books by Jerald Finney in more detail, can he understand how we got our First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

This begins the study of the American application of the biblical principle of separation of church and state. Since the beginning of the church, Christians believed and practiced separation of church and state. They paid dearly for this practice. In the fourth century certain religious leaders were seduced by Constantine to join hands with the state. Over a thousand years of the worst persecutions imaginable followed as religion worked hand in hand with the state to enforce all ten of the commandments. Anyone who did not bow down to the theology of the state church was imprisoned, horriby tortured, burned alive, drowned, buried alive, beheaded, etc. as the state religion tried to stamp out all forms of what they called “heresy.” The Protestant churches followed the theology of their mother in this matter and continued the persecution. However, forces and circumstances were such in the American colonies that the final result was the first nation, the second civil government behind the colony of Rhode Island, to have religious liberty.

Jerald Finney’s broadcasts on Liberty Works Radio Network are aired and streamed over the internet on Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. Central Time (7:00 a.m. ET, 9:00 a.m. MT, 10 a.m. PT). Click the following link and scroll to the bottom to go to LWRN radio: LWRN (this link is also on the “Radio Broadcast” page of churchandstatelaw.com).

God Betrayed/Separation of Church and State: The Biblical Principles and the American Application (Link to Preview of God Betrayed) is a comprehensive study of the issue of separation of church and state and 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 “Books” (on the “Church and State Law” website) 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); (2) The Most Important Thing: Loving God and/or Winning Souls (Kindle only); (3) Separation of Church and State/God’s Churches: Spiritual or Legal Entities? Separation of Church and State/God’s Churches: Spiritual or Legal Entities? can also be ordered by clicking the following Barnes and Noble link: Separation of Church and State on Barnes and Noble.

Introduction to the History of the First Amendment (August 23, 2009 and July 25, 2010, 3rd 15 min. segment):

Introduction to the History of the First Amendment and The Light Begins to Shine (August 30, 2009 and August 1, 2010, 1st 15 min. segment):

The light begins to shine (August 30, 1009 and August 1, 2010, 2nd 15 min. segment):

The Pilgrims and Puritans in Massachusetts (1) (August 30, 2009 and August 1, 2010, 3rd 15 min. segment):

The Pilgrims and Puritans in Massachusetts (2) (September 6, 2009 and August 8, 2010, 1st 15 min. segment):

The Pilgrims and Puritans in Massachusetts (3) (September 6, 2009 and August 8, 2010, 2nd 15 min. segment):

The Pilgrims and Puritans in Massachusetts (4) (September 6, 2009 and August 8, 2010, 3rd 15 min. segment):

The Pilgrims and Puritans in Massachusetts (5) (September 13, 2009 and August 15, 2010, 1st 15 min. segment):

The Baptists in Rhode Island (1) (September 13, 2009 and August 15, 2010, 2nd 15 min. segment):

The Baptists in Rhode Island (2) (September 13, 2009 and August 15, 2010, 3rd 15 min. segment):

The Baptists in Rhode Island (3) (September 20, 2009, August 22, 2010, 1st 15 min. segment):

The Baptists in Rhode Island (4) (September 20, 2009, August 22, 2010, 2nd 15 min. segment):

The Baptists in Rhode Island (5) , the Separates and Baptists in New England (1) (September 20, 2009, August 22, 2010, 3rd 15 min. segment):

The Separates and Baptists in New England (2) (September 27, 2009, August 29, 2010, 1st 15 min. segment):

The Separates and Baptists in New England (3) (September 27, 2009, August 29, 2010, 2nd 15 min. segment):

The Separates and Baptists in New England (3) (September 27, 2009, August 29, 2010, 3rd 15 min. segment):

From New England to the South (October  4, 2009, September 5, 2010, 1st 15 min. segment):

To Virginia (1) (October 4, 2009, September 5, 2010, 2nd 15 min. segment):

To Virginia (2) (October 4, 2009, September 5, 2010, 3rd 15 min. segment):

To Virginia (3) (October 11, 2009, September 12, 2010, 1st 15 min. segment):

To Virginia (4) (October 11, 2009, September 12, 2010, 2nd 15 min. segment):

To Virginia (5) (October 11, 2009, September 12, 2010, 3rd 15 min. segment):

To the new nation and conclusion (October 18, 2009, September 19, 2010, 1st 15 min. Segment):

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Radio Broadcasts of Jerald Finney’s teaching on “The Biblical Principles of Separation of Church and State”

This purpose of this page is to record the radio broadcasts of Jerald Finney’s teachings on the biblical principle of separation of church and state. One can find links to all articles on this blog by going to the following link: “Separation of Church and State Law Blog: Links to all articles” (This link is to the “Blog” page of churchandstatelaw.com.).

Jerald Finney’s broadcasts on Liberty Works Radio Network are aired and streamed over the internet on Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. Central Time (7:00 a.m. ET, 9:00 a.m. MT, 10 a.m. PT). Click the following link and scroll to the bottom to go to LWRN radio: LWRN (this link is also on the “Radio Broadcast” page of churchandstatelaw.com).

God Betrayed/Separation of Church and State: The Biblical Principles and the American Application (Link to Preview of God Betrayed) is a comprehensive study of the issue of separation of church and state and 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 “Books” (on the “Church and State Law” website) 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); (2) The Most Important Thing: Loving God and/or Winning Souls (Kindle only); (3) Separation of Church and State/God’s Churches: Spiritual or Legal Entities? Separation of Church and State/God’s Churches: Spiritual or Legal Entities? can also be ordered by clicking the following Barnes and Noble link: Separation of Church and State on Barnes and Noble.

Introduction to the biblical principle of separation of church and state (June 27, 2010, 40th Broadcast, 2nd 15 min. segment):

Introduction to the biblical principle of separation of church and state (June 27, 2010, 40th Broadcast, 3rd 15 min. segment):

Defintions and dispensational versus covenant theology (1) (July 4, 2010, 41st Broadcast, 1st 15 min. segment):

Dispensational versus covenant theology (2) (July 4, 2010, 41st Broadcast, 2nd 15 min. segment):

Dispensational versus covenant theology (3) (July 4, 2010, 41st Broadcast, 3rd 15 min. segment):

Dispensational versus covenant theology (4) (July 11, 2010, 42nd Broadcast, 1st 15 min. segment):

Distinct differences between church and state (1) (July 11, 2010, 42nd Broadcast, 2nd 15 min. segment):

Distinct differences between church and state (2) (July 11, 2010, 42nd Broadcast, 3rd 15 min. segment):

Distinct differences between church and state (3) (August 16, 2009 & July 18, 2010, 15th & 43rd Broadcast, 1st 15 min. segment):

Render unto God the things that are His (1) (August 16, 2009 & July 18, 2010, 15th & 43rd Broadcast, 2nd 15 min. segment):

Render unto God the things that are His (2) (August 16, 2009 & July 18, 2010, 15th & 43rd Broadcast, 3rd 15 min. segment):

Render unto God the things that are His (3) (August 23, 2009 and July 25, 2010, 1st 15 min. segment):

Render unto God the things that are His (4) (August 23, 2009 and July 25, 2010, 2nd 15 min. segment):

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