CHURCH GROWTH
Genuine Foundational Church Growth


NAVIGATION

There Is A Need
The Problem
The Purpose
How To Gather As Christians
Growing in Grace and Knowledge
Church vs. Cult
Definitions From Scripture


Textual Criticism
Majority Greek Text vs. Modern Translations

From Europe to the Near East, about 95% of the Bibles were based upon the Greek text  known as the Byzantine,  Antioch, Textus Receptus, or Majority Text.  The modern English versions since 1881 are from a variant 4th-5th C. text from Alexandria, Egypt.  It reflects what you might expect from the Alexandrian School of philosophers and Gnostics which is... (1) Jesus wasn't the Christ, (2)  Christ didn't come in the flesh, and (3) Jesus didn't recognize God as his father.  (See 1 John 4:3, KJV)  Modern versions identify with Westcott & Hort, Nestle-Aland, Critical Text, Novum Testamentum Graece,
and "most recent manuscripts". 

See Les Garrett's videos for the evidence:
Which Bible Can We Trust?  VIDEOs Vol 1  Vol 2  Vol 3  Vol 4
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The Authority of Church Elders in the New Testament
It meticulously examines every relevant passage in the New Testament scriptures. Read the Abstract and introductory sections in Chapter I on Methodology, The Semantics of Authority, and Thesis. Next, read the Concluding Observations at the end of chapters 2 through 6. Then delve into Chapter 7 which sums up the subject of authority and the role it plays as Position, Responsibility, Power and Influence.

The Great Ecclesiastical Conspiracy by Davis & Clark
Downloads of these most important PDF Files and MP3 Files

The only real problem we see with the King James Version is that the
translation team was under the direction of Bishop Bancroft to maintain
the ecclesiastical terminology of the high church which was designed to
establish and preserve a clergy/laiety hierarchy through abuse of the Greek.
Chapter 2 is a detailed exegesis of the Greek words that were mis-translated.

Jerry Benjamin  Sample MP3
"The church is not about us, it is all about Christ"

Johannic Baptism by James W. Dale
John was preaching the Jewish Kingdom message and for Israel to repent.
Israel rejects the Kingdom.  John annointed the sinless Jesus as Christ.  We can't copy Him!  There is no allegory we are to follow Christ and get dunked.

"One Lord" - An Anthem by Alan Hemenway
Downloads of audio files and printed music parts.


Practicum
A Christian World View
Booknotes & Reviews
Cancer Alternative Therapies
Cancer Self-Help Support Program
by Dr. Jacob Swilling 
Voting 
by Bradley Schultz

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LINKS
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Maurice Johnson Archives (1893-1979)  
A phenomenal ministry

The Sin of Sectarianism
Quotes 51 famous clergy - 234K

CULT:  Robert A. Grove Ministries, Inc.
Destroyers of Christian lives, Christian homes, 
     and the Church which is Christ's Body


Dr. Stuart Crane 
The "Other" Religion, Wheat Receipts, Montreal Seminar 1976

Recommended reading at
LINKS:
"The Word Became Flesh" John 1:14
The Early Christians
Who is a Christian?
Who is the Church?
Who is a Saint?
Who is Reverend?
Saved By Dry Baptism
Why Christians Do Not Belong To Denominations

Easter and Christm
as Paganism
Lord's Supper and the New Covenant?
Baptism, Church,
and Kingdom
Three Passovers and the Lord's Supper
The Lord's Supper 
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Lord's Supper   
Rulers  - Hebrews 13
Tongues / Purpose of Holy Spirit Baptism   

Calvinism 
Denominational Landmines 
The New Covenant  

Seven Churches Not Related to Body of Christ Today
Was John's Baptism A Continuation of the Law of Moses?
Where In The Bible Can We Find Non-Essentials?  
Why Christians Should Not Observe Christmas  


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