- We are an independent, non-denominational Christian fellowship. Bible Students are found worldwide. Each Bible Student Ecclesia (congregation) is independent with no central governing body. We accept Christ as our personal Savior, and believe that he died not only for the Christian, but for the whole world of mankind. We accept the Bible as the inspired Word of God. We study both the Old and the New Testaments, seeking the harmony of all Scriptures (2 Timothy 3:16, 17). We believe that each of us has a responsibility to prove for ourselves what the bible teaches.(2 Timothy 2:15). We endorse topical Bible study as the best means of arriving at God's meaning on each subject. We have Sunday topical studies on Biblical subjects. All sincere individuals who long to learn more about the Lord's word and his divine plan for blessing all the families of man are welcome to attend our services. We do not take up collections or solicit funds.
This Month's Video
For Us the Scriptures Clearly Teach
- There is one Almighty God, the Father, of whom are all things.
1 Cor. 8:6; Psa. 83:18; 90:1, Ex. 3:14; 6:3; John 14:28
- We have one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things. (2 Corn. 4:5 For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus)1 Cor. 8:6; John 3:16; Col. 1:15-18
- The Holy Spirit is not a person but the power of Almighty God. Gen. 1:2; Psa. 33:6-9; 1 Cor. 2:9, 10; Joel 2:28, 29; Luke 11:13
- God is our only Father and Jesus is our only master. We call no man master. (Matthew 23:8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your teacher, and all ye are brethren. Matthew 23:9 "Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.) 1 Corn. 3: 4-6
- The Bible is God’s revealed message to mankind. It, and it alone, is our only authority. We do not follow the traditions of men, which are not in harmony scripture. Acts 17:11; Rom 16:26; 2Tim 3:16-17; 2Pet 1:20-21
- Through disobedience, Adam was condemned to death, not eternal torment and all his offspring inherited this dying condition. (Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned--) Gen. 2:16, 17; Ezek. 18:4, 20; Rom 6:23; 5:17
- Jesus Christ, through his death, paid the ransom price for all mankind. An eye for an eye, a life for a life, a perfect man (Jesus) for a perfect man (Adam). Jesus bought all mankind back from sin and death. (Mark 10:45 "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.") Hebs. 9:28; Isa. 53:5; Romans 3:5; Romans 5:18; 2 Corn. 5:21; Eph. 1:7
- We believe there are two Salvations, one heavenly for for the saints, the bride of Christ, the Elect and the other earthly for the whole world of mankind. (The earnest expectation of the creation (All Mankind) waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God (Saints) …because the creation (All Mankind) itself also shall be delivered (from sin and death). Romans 8:19, 21; Eph. 1:9-10 And He has made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ.) Rev. 21:3-4; Luke 12:32; Eph 1:5; Ps 115:16; Ps. 22:27; Jer. 31:34; Zec. 14:9; Mark 13:20; Mark 13:27; 2 Tim. 2:10; Romans 8:33; Rev. 9:7; Philemon 1:17; 1 Tess. 3:13;
- We believe that the glorified Christ is now invisibly reigning over the earth. This is why there is so much trouble occurring on the earth as Christ is gradually clearing away the old world (the old social order of things) to usher in the new (God's Kingdom.) (Matthew 24:3 And when he is sitting on the mount of the Olives, the disciples came near to him by himself, saying, 'Tell us, when shall these be? and what is the sign of thy presence, and of the full end of the age?'; " Mark 13: 7-8, 19-20 When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end. "For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines. These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs. For those days will be a time of tribulation such as has not occurred since the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never will. "Unless the Lord had shortened those days, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect, whom He chose, He shortened the days) Luke 21:36; Mark 13:27
- We believe that the object of Christ's presence is the resurrection of the dead and the establishment of a new world order of peace and righteousness, in which all sin, sorrow, and death will be eliminated. Rev. 20:13-1; 1 Corn. 14:26; Isa. 35:8; Matthew 6:10)
How are Bible Students different from other Christian organizations?
The doctrine of the trinity is not biblical. It developed over several centuries after the apostles died (Acts 20:29). The bible teaches that Jesus was a created being, the Son of GOD, never GOD.
The Immortal Soul
The bible clearly teaches that death came into the world through Adam and that death spread to all men. The bible says that the wages of sin is death. Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, so also death was passed on to all men, because all sinned. Ez 18:4 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, so also death was passed on to all men, because all sinned. Ps 146:4; When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.; Isa. 38:18 For the grave cannot praise you, death cannot sing your praise; those who go down to the pit cannot hope for your faithfulness.
The doctrine of eternal torment is not biblical. The bible teaches that the wages of sin is death, not eternal torment. This teaching is out of harmony with God's four main attributes, Love, Power, Justice and Wisdom. The lake of fire in the book of revelation is stated to be the second death (the death from which there is no resurrection, eternal destruction.) Since both death and hades (states, not persons) are thrown into the lake, it is clear the lake of fire is a symbol of complete annulation.
We believe that all the saints are brothers with one head, Christ Jesus. 1Corn. 12:12 For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ.; Col. 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.; Matthew 23:8 "But you are not to be called 'Rabbi,' for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers.; Matthew 23:10 Neither be you called masters; for one is your Master, even Christ.
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Restoration of the Jews to Israel is the Beginning of the Times of Restoration
The restitution of the Jews to Israel is the precursor of the World to come--the dispensation of truth and righteousness, in which Jesus and his Bride-- the spiritual seed of Abraham (`Gal. 3:29`.) --shall reign over, and bless all the families of the earth, through Israel, after the flesh, who must first be restored to influence, and power.
Israel is the anti-typical "fig tree," cursed and blighted by the Master, because it bore only leaves; and it is Israel that he refers to again, saying, When ye see the fig tree putting forth leaves, then know that summer is nigh--then lift up your heads and rejoice, for your redemption draweth nigh. (`Luke 21:28-31`; `Mark 11:13,14`.) Note the wonderful adaptation of the fig tree as an illustration of Israel's returning favor. It puts forth its fruit before its leaves appear; and when the leaves appear, the fruit is ripe. It is a staple article of food, and also possesses medicinal qualities. So Israel begins to show marked signs of the approaching summer. And when the rich foliage of God's favor covers Israel, and is manifest to all, she will be ripe and ready for the work of blessing, feeding, and healing the nations according to God's plan. Jesus, seeing the leaves on the fig tree, had a right to expect ripe fruit, especially as the "time for (harvesting) figs was not yet" fully come. So with Israel, when cursed, they were full of leaves, or professions and appearance of faithfulness; but when searched in their harvest time, were found lacking fruit--and cursed for the age.
Yes, Earth's winter time, with its cold, and blight, and storms, is nearly over; the gracious, and fruitful, and beautiful Summer is nigh. Spring has come; the fig tree is "putting forth"; yet we must look for more storms, more trouble, just as in nature, the Spring equinoxial storm is one of the most severe. Jacob (Israel after the flesh) is to be delivered during a great "time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation." "It is even the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of it." (`Jer. 30:7`; `Dan. 12:1`.)
It is very remarkable that Christian people cannot appreciate Paul's statement, that the fleshly house were cast off from God's favor during the time his favor has been manifest to the spiritual house. How strange that they cannot see from this return of favor to "Jacob," that the end of favor toward the spiritual house has come--that the end ("harvest") of the Gospel age is now upon us.
Like some of old, the church today cannot "discern the signs of the times." (`Matt. 16:3`.) But it was then, as now, the nominal church which discerned not. Those truly taught of God are, to that extent, not in darkness." Ye, brethren, [brethren in Christ, holding communion with God, through his Word, which is able to make wise] are not in darkness." (`1 Thes. 5:4`.)
The great mass of the Church see the signs now taking place, but are so blinded by their creeds and traditions, that they cannot "discern" or understand them. How clear to the unfettered and discerning mind are the words of Paul: "I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery...that blindness in part is happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in, and so [then] all Israel shall be saved." [No one can question that Paul refers to the blinding of fleshly Israel, and consequently to the saving, or bringing back to God's favor, of that people. But one of the most pointed things in this expression is, that this saving of fleshly Israel, will not be "until the fullness"--full number "of the Gentiles be come in." In other words, the restoration of the fleshly house to the earthly promises, cannot take place until the Gospel call to the heavenly promises has ended, by accomplishing the work of selecting a people for his name--the Bride of Christ.] Paul proceeds, and adds to the strength of his own statement of God's plan, by quoting from the prophets: "As it is written, there shall come out of Sion the Deliverer [the Christ, head and body complete--the Bridegroom and Bride made one--the great Deliverer, both of Israel and the world, who will set at liberty the captives of death], and shall [first] turn away ungodliness from Jacob; for this is my covenant with them, when I shall take away their sins." `Rom. 11:25-33`. Compare this with James' statement, `Acts 15:14-18`. After referring to the taking out of the Bride from the Gentiles--"a people for his name"-- James quotes a prophecy, which will be due to be fulfilled after the Bride, for his name has been selected, saying: "After this, I will return [cause my favor to return to Israel], and will build again the tabernacle [house --nation] of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up [Note well why God will rebuild Israel], that the residue of men might seek after the Lord.
Truly, then, the re-gathering of Israel is a sign of the end of this age --a sign that we are living in the harvest time, for "the harvest is the end of the age." (`Matt. 13:39`.)
Let those who deny the restitution of all things which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets, take notice that the restoration of the Jew to the Canaan land of promise, is only a beginning of the work of restoring all nations and all things. "For the Lord will save the tents of Judah first." (`Zech. 12:7`.) The restoration of the living is only a first part of restitution, for "all nations shall come and worship before thee." This will include the dead--"There shall be a resurrection (anastasis-- bringing up to perfection) of the dead, both of the just and the unjust." (`Acts 24:15`.)
But as Israel was thirty-seven years in falling, viz., from A.D. 33, when Jesus gave them up and left desolate their house, to A.D. 70, when their national existence ended; so we expect that they will be thirty-seven years in rising, or from 1878 to 1914, the end of the times of the Gentiles. This time of their re-gathering and restitution to favor, will be a time of great trouble--it is even the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be delivered out of it. As when they came out of Egypt over three thousand years ago, it was in the midst of great trial and distress; so now their deliverance will be, not without its distress, as it is written--"According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt will I show unto him marvelous things: the nations shall see and be confounded at all their might." (`Micah 7:15`.)
But we are also told, that the exodus now from among all nations, will be so much more a marked manifestation of God's favor than that from Egypt, that the latter, which has heretofore been the great and marked feature of Israel's history, will sink into comparative insignificance, when compared with the coming deliverance from among the nations. Thus we read: "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that it shall no more be said, the Lord liveth that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; but the Lord liveth that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north [Russia], and from all the lands whither he had driven them. And I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers." `Jer. 16:14,15`