Bible Overview

Recently, some of my students (pre-believers and new followers of Jesus) asked me to teach them a brief overview of the Bible. They wanted the Bible “in a nutshell.” They didn’t want an in-depth history of the Old and New Testaments, nor did they want a verse-by-verse exposition of the Bible. They simply wanted aContinue reading “Bible Overview”

The Rapture of the Church

[NOTE: This teaching originally appeared first as some recorded spoken messages in the 1950’s, as some written articles in the 1960’s, then put together as a pamphlet written in the early 1970’s, by Bill Britton of Springfield, Missouri. Bill was one of the first evangelical, bibliocentric Jesus-believers in our era to question the pre-tribulation raptureContinue reading “The Rapture of the Church”

Imagine That

I’m going to teach you a quick lesson in human makeup. God created humans as three-part beings, somewhat fashioned after his three-part being–The Trinity, Father, Son and Spirit–3 persons, yet one God; one God, yet 3 persons. Humans are created with a spirit, a soul, and a body. Think of a bullseye or a targetContinue reading “Imagine That”

Creating My Future

Both my past and my future begin right now, this very instant.  My past is ever swirling and eddying behind me, and my future ever beginning, ever unfolding  endlessly before me, ever becoming my past, ever changing . . . God and I ever co-creating it according to his eternal purposes for my life. Previously,Continue reading “Creating My Future”

Beyond the Far Shores of Time

Let’s examine for a few moments the concepts of time and eternity—as taught by both modern science and the Bible. They are both integral parts of the broader truth of God’s very own eternal LIFE within his sons and daughters. I’ll attempt to teach these two concepts as somewhat separate from one another, but, ofContinue reading “Beyond the Far Shores of Time”

Anastasia

Everything ever written about Jesus has been written since his resurrection. The resurrection of Jesus sets Him apart from all other religious leaders in all of history: they’re still dead. He’s alive! Take away Jesus’ resurrection and your faith in Him collapses. Your faith is in vain. Nothing about Jesus would be worth discussing orContinue reading “Anastasia”

Hope In History

There’s an ancient teaching that was almost abandoned or set aside as being incorrect about 1,500 years ago, but was resurrected in part about 150 – 175 years ago. It is now rapidly spreading around the world. It’s a teaching from the Bible that before He completes all his purposes, God is going to lovinglyContinue reading “Hope In History”

Religious Dogma

This teaching is simply some very basic information from various extra-biblical (but not non-biblical, or anti-biblical!) resources for those people who believe the biblical concept of apokatastasis (as defined a few paragraphs later).  Believe it or not, this lengthy writing really is a simple listing of only about 25 resources, BUT God has asked meContinue reading “Religious Dogma”

21st Century Church

I am reviewing and updating this teaching in January 2022, the 22nd year of the 21st century. I first wrote it, however, in 2001, 21 years ago. I wonder what people will think who might read it in the early 22nd century–100 years from now. Will they feel the article was timely, appropriate, and correct?Continue reading “21st Century Church”