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Doctrinal Statement
Statement of Faith (Doctrinal Statement)
Basic Doctrines of the Bible [PDF format] - A study course (25 pages) to help people understand all the points of doctrine covered in the Doctrinal Statement
Basic Doctrines of the Bible-Simplified Edition for Ages 9-14 in PDF Format          Cover Page

Doctrinal Studies - Correspondence Course
How To Enroll in a Correspondence Bible Study Course Covering Basic Doctrines of the Bible

The Doctrine of the Bible (What the Bible Teaches About Itself)
Statement of Faith (Doctrinal Statement)
Bible Study
The Bible - How Firm A Foundation!! Deals with inspiration and inerrancy [PDF Format]
A Suggested Method for Evaluating Bible Translations (Romans 9:5 and the Deity of Christ)
The Difficulty of Making Accurate Predictions--An Evidence of the Divine Inspiration of the Scriptures
A Tribute to the Bible
Englishman's Greek - Practical Helps in Understanding the Language of the New Testament (this course is meant to be helpful to students of the Word whether they know Greek or not)

Bible Times and Customs
The Book of Books

Old Testament Books
New Testament Books

The Doctrine of God
The Trinity -- A Detailed Study of the Tri-Unity of God
God's Sovereignty and Man's Responsibility
Problem Solving in Light of Who God Is  [PDF Format]
God's Willingness and Man's Unwillingness [PDF Format] -A Problem For Extreme Calvinists
How Does God Judge Sinful Men? - Twelve Principles of Judgment from Romans Chapter 2
Problems for Atheists (and for Evolutionists)

Invictus by William Ernest Henley and My Captain by Dorothea Day [PDF format only] - Two contrasting poems, one showing the soul that refuses to be conquered; the other the soul that surrenders to Christ.  Illustrates the foolish pride of humanism.
The "Open" View of God (Gregory Boyd)--A Denial of God's Omniscience Answered by Myron Houghton
The Trinity As It Relates to Creation and Salvation - Sunday School Lesson

The Doctrine of Creation
Science, the Scriptures and the Saviour
The Six Days of Creation - Were they days or ages???
The Gap Theory
The Age of the Heavens and the Earth
Genesis Versus Evolution (PDF Format) - For Those Who Wrongly Think Evolutionary Theory Can Be Harmonized With Genesis Chapter 1
Problems for Atheists (and for Evolutionists)
An Open Letter to Reformed Creationists [PDF Format]

The Doctrine of Christ
The Deity of Christ [PDF Format]- A detailed study (10 Chapters) based on notes by Alva McClain. Answers Jehovah’s Witnesses.
The Deity of the Son of God
Is Jesus Christ Really God?  Who Said so?
The Deity of Christ as Demonstrated in the Gospel of John, by Fred John Meldau

May the Name Jehovah be Correctly Applied to the Lord Jesus?
Jehovah’s Witnesses Violate their own Translation Rule
The Full Deity of the Angel of the Lord (A major problem for Jehovah's Witnesses)
A Grossly Misleading Translation (John 1:1) by Julius Mantey
John 14:28  "My Father is greater than I" - If Christ is equal with God (John 5:18; 10:30), then why does He say His Father is greater?
Colossians 1:15 - "firstborn of every creature"  - Does this mean that Jesus Christ was created by God as Jehovah's Witnesses teach?
Revelation 3:14 - "the beginning of the creation of God"  - Does this mean that Jesus Christ was the first creature that Jehovah created?

Romans 9:5 and the Deity of Christ - Does this verse teach that Jesus Christ is God?
The Pre-existence of the Son - Did the Lord Jesus, God's Son, exist before Bethlehem?
The Wonder of the Incarnation

The Deity, Humanity and Sinlessness of Christ

The Eternal Sonship of Christ

The Eternal Sonship of Christ--The Book by George Zeller and Renald Showers
The Difference Between Eternal Sonship and Incarnational Sonship - A Helpful Chart
A Brief  Survey of the Doctrine of Eternal Sonship
The Eternal Sonship of Christ-A Brief Summary of this Vital Doctrine
The Doctrine of the Eternal Sonship of Christ--A Defense of this Vital Doctrine--What Does the Bible Really Teach?

The Opponents of Eternal Sonship--Answering Their Objections
Who Are Those Who Deny the Doctrine of Eternal Sonship?
The Importance of the Doctrine of Eternal Sonship--Why does it matter?
What Men of God Have Said Concerning Christ's Eternal Sonship
Why the Middletown Bible Church Left the IFCA

The Eternal Sonship of Christ, John MacArthur and the IFCA
The MacArthur Study Bible and The MacArthur Bible Commentary--[PDF Format Only]
Has MacArthur Really Reversed His Position on the Sonship of Christ? --[PDF Format Only]

        The Life of Christ
The Life of Christ - 16 Lessons dealing with the major events in the life of Christ, see the following topics:
Background Information on the Life of Christ
The Forerunner of Christ
The Baptism of Christ
The Temptation of Christ
The Sinlessness of Christ
The Humanity of Christ
The Deity of Christ
The Disciples of Christ
The Claims of Christ
The Miracles of Christ
The Rejection of Christ
The Transfiguration of Christ
The Royal Entry of Christ
The Agony of Christ in the Garden
The Arrest of Christ
The Trials of Christ
Peter's Three Denials

The Crucifixion of Christ
The Passion of Christ
The Resurrection of Christ
The Ascension of Christ

Action in the Gospels - Covers the key events in the life of Christ in a simplified way, especially good for Grades 4-9.

        Christ's Death
The Crucifixion of Christ
The Passion of Christ
What Does the Cross Mean to an Unsaved Person? - Sunday School Lesson
What Does the Cross Mean to a Saved Person?
- Sunday School Lesson
For Whom Did Christ Die? - A Defense of Unlimited Atonement.
Did the Saviour Pay the Penalty for our Sins Prior to the Cross? -An Examination of a Serious Error
The Barabbas Theory of the Atonement - By C. I. Scofield


       
Christ's Resurrection
The Resurrection of Christ
The Risen Lord (John 20-21)
Was the Resurrection a Hoax? - A Lesson from the Watergate Cover-Up
The Resurrection of Christ--Can You Explain the Empty Tomb?
The Resurrection Body of Jesus (a Pattern for the Believer's Resurrection Body)
 

The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit (includes the Charismatic Movement)
The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
"Be Filled With the Spirit"--A Vital Message For Every Believer [PDF Format]
The Baptism and The FillingThe Baptism in the Spirit and The Filling of the Spirit [PDF Format]
Spirit Baptism and 1 Corinthians 12:13 - including important grammatical considerations
 

The Charismatic Movement
(and related issues)

The Modern Charismatic Movement - 35 Doctrinal Issues [PDF Format]Deals with the Issues of the Filling of the Spirit, the Indwelling of the Spirit, the Gifts of the Spirit, With Special Emphasis upon the Gift of Prophecy, the Gift of Tongues and the Gift of Healing.
Ten Reasons Why I Cannot Participate in the Modern Charismatic Movement
1 Corinthians 13 and Temporary Gifts [PDF Format]
God's Gift of Tongues - The Nature, Purpose, and Duration of Tongues as taught in the Bible
God's Gift of Tongues - How to obtain a hard copy of this book


The Purpose of Tongues - Why did God give the gift of tongues in the first century?
Twelve Reasons Why Biblical Tongues Were Real Languages
Temporary Sign Gifts and 1 Corinthians 12 and 13

What the Bible Teaches Regarding Sickness and Healing
What the Bible Teaches Regarding Added Revelation? (Dreams, Visions, Prophecy, etc.)
Pentecostalism and the Charismatic Movement--A Brief History

Jesus Calling by Sarah Young--Beware of Extra-Biblical Communications

 


The Doctrine of Sin
The Believer's Two Natures - Important Truths for the Believing Heart (SS Lesson)
Homosexuality--What Does God Say?  [PDF Format]
Safe Sin??  -Newspaper Message (USA Today)
The Unpardonable Sin (in the Context of Matthew Chapter 12) [PDF Format Only]
The Origin and Effects of  Sin
The Sixth Commandment--"Thou shalt not kill."  Does this command forbid all killing?
The Complete Forgiveness of All Our Sins [PDF Format]  -A Compilation of Verses Showing the Amazing Scope of God's Gracious Forgiveness
Two Aspects of Forgiveness [PDF Format] --The Importance of Confession for the Restoration of Fellowship

The Doctrine of Man
Capital Punishment - What does the Bible Teach? [PDF Format]
The Sixth Commandment--"Thou shalt not kill."  Does this command forbid all killing?
Man's Conscience
Man's Spirit - Sunday School Lesson
Man's Soul - Sunday School Lesson
Man's Body - Sunday School Lesson

The Believer's Two Natures - Important Truths for the Believing Heart (SS Lesson)
John MacArthur's One Nature Position
Steve McVey's One Nature Position (Author of Grace Life)
The MacArthur Study Bible and The MacArthur Bible Commentary--[PDF Format Only] - As it relates to his one-nature position
The Make-up of a Person--The Heart

Man--His Origin, Purpose and Destiny
What is a Person?
Personal Relationships

The Doctrine of Salvation
Salvation
Am I a True Believer? Do I have a real and right relationship with the living God?  Am I really saved?
DO or DONE? [PDF Format]
Gospel of John Challenge - Have you ever seriously considered the claims of Jesus Christ?

Help for the Seeking Heart
Dear Friend . . .   (God's Simple Plan of Salvation by Charles Woodbridge)   [PDF Format]
Gospel of John Bible Study [PDF Format] - God's simple plan of salvation as seen in John's Gospel
Good News About God's Salvation from John and Romans-[PDF Format]

The Glorious Gospel of the Blessed God - What is the true gospel?
The Difference Between Religion and Christianity [PDF Format]
Basic Doctrinal Studies for New Believers
Salvation, Security and Assurance
Saved By Grace Alone-A Biblical Analysis of Lordship Salvation - eleven chapters showing that Lordship sanctification is essential but that Lordship salvation is unbiblical
John MacArthur's Position on Lordship Salvation - Documenting Some Inconsistencies
Lordship Salvation Requirements - What do Lordship Salvation advocates say a person must do to be saved?  How does this line up with Scripture?
Biblical Answers to Lordship Salvation by Lou Martuneac - A Helpful Book
What is the "Gift of God"? - A Study of Ephesians 2:8-9

A Comparison and Contrast Between Salvation and Discipleship [PDF Format]
Charles Spurgeon and Lordship Salvation
Romans - A verse by verse study of this important doctrinal book
The Significance of the Cross - Man's problem and God's solution
The Barabbas Theory of the Atonement - By C. I. Scofield
Are the Heathen Really Lost?  What Does the Book of Romans Teach?
The Rich Young Ruler - What the Law Can Do and What the Law Cannot Do

The Difference Between Salvation and Rewards - a helpful chart [PDF Format]
Justification by Faith and Justification by Works--Did James Contradict Paul?
What Can We Learn From the Bible Concerning Infant Salvation?
Those Who Do Not Inherit the Kingdom--Are They Saved or Unsaved (Z.Hodges and J.Dillow)
The Tragedy of the Crossless Gospel by Tom Stegall - Shows how Zane Hodges, Robert Wilkin and others in the free grace camp are changing the true gospel. This article is written by a concerned Pastor who is part of the free grace movement.
One Reason Believers Struggle With Assurance of Salvation

10 Aspects of Justification
Does Water Baptism Save?   A Biblical Refutation of Baptismal Regeneration
Plain Talk on Death - A frank and vital discussion of death and the afterlife
God's Willingness and Man's Unwillingness

The Relationship Between Good Works and Salvation - a helpful chart
Vicarious Law-Keeping (Christ's Active Righteousness) - Is this Reformed Doctrine Biblical?

Did the Saviour Pay the Penalty for our Sins Prior to the Cross? -An Examination of a Serious Error
How Does God Judge Sinful Men? - Twelve Principles of Judgment from Romans Chapter 2
The Purpose of the Law by William R. Newell - Very helpful and important study
The Terms of Salvation - What Must a Person Do to be Saved? (Index)

The Doctrine of Practical Sanctification (Living a Holy Life)
The Christian Life
What is the Believer's Rule of Life? What Part and Place Does the Law Have in Sanctification?
God-Given Responsibilities and Duties - A comprehensive and inductive study of the Godward and manward duties and responsibilities found on the pages of the New Testament, arranged into 78 categories with a key verse and brief summary statement for each.
Legalism - What It Is and What It Is Not
How is Your Heart? - The Heart of the Matter is the Matter of the Heart
Godly Living and Overcoming the Flesh - A Vital Message by Pastor James Delany
Spiritual Life

The Doctrine of the Church
The Local Church and Other Documents Relating to Church Truth
Membership in the Local Assembly of Believers--Being A Healthy Believer
A Local Church's Statement of Faith (Doctrinal Statement)

The Doctrine of Evangelism
Missions & Evangelism

The Doctrine of Separation
Studies on Biblical Separation
The Biblical Doctrine of Separation--Both Positional and Practical

The Doctrine of the Family
Christian Home & Family
Personal Relationships
*Relationships As I Travel Down Life's Roadway - *This set of lessons is still under construction and is in imperfect from. Thank you for your patience.

The Doctrine of Satan and Angels
A Study of Angels and Satan - (Under Construction)
The Fall of Satan - When did this take place? [PDF Format]
Who is the Angel of the LORD? - Jehovah's Witnesses have no answer to this
The Origin of Sin--Part 1 (Satan's Fall)
The Diabolical Dragon (The Devil) -Sunday School Lesson
The Career of the Devil - A Chart (PDF format)

The Doctrine of Israel and the Church
Dispensationalism
Problems with Reformed Theology
A Comparison and Contrast Between Israel and the Church
Our Love for the Jews
The Sabbath and The Lord's Day [PDF Format]
The Use of the Term "Israel" in the N.T. -with special focus on Galatians 6:16, "the Israel of God." [PDF Format]
Is R. C. Sproul Jr. Really a Jew?


The Doctrine of Last Things (Eschatology)
Studies in Prophecy
Will The Church Go Through The Tribulation?A study on the rapture of the church [PDF Format]
Pre-wrath Confusion
A Comparison and Contrast Between Our Present World, the Millennium and the Eternal State
The Millennial Temple of Ezekiel 40-48 by Dr. John Whitcomb (An Exercise in Literal Interpretation)
The Great Tribulation - Future or Fulfilled? [PDF Format]

James H. Brookes: A Memoir - Why I Became a Pre-Millennialist
The Postponement of the Kingdom - and other Biblical examples of postponement
J.C. Ryle and Preterism

Left Behind
May the Lord Come at Any Time - By C. I. Scofield
Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth--Will This Be the Fate of True Christians?

Is Luke 16:19-31 a Parable?
A Compilation of Bible Prophecies Demonstrating that Israel Has a Glorious Future in the Plan and Purpose of God -An Antidote for Preterism, Amillennialism, Replacement Theology and any other teaching which denies the literal fulfillment of hundreds of very specific prophecies.
Consistent Literal Interpretation--A Study Showing the Inconsistencies of Non-Dispensationalists - Ten Examples of Incredible Inconsistencies on the Part of Those who are not Dispensational
The Coming Russian/Islamic Invasion of Israel (Ezekiel 38-39) - Sunday School Lesson
The Destruction of Jerusalem Compared and Contrasted with the Tribulation at the End of the Age (Luke 21:20-24)

Doctrinal Charts
Doctrinal Charts - Over 20 Bible Teaching Charts on Various Doctrinal Subjects

Doctrinally Significant Verses
Index of Problem Passages and Doctrinally Significant Passages

Various Doctrines and the Importance of Doctrine
Basic Doctrines of the Bible [PDF Format] - A study course (25 pages) to help people understand all the points of doctrine covered in the Doctrinal Statement
Basic Doctrines of the Bible-Simplified Edition for Ages 9-14 in PDF Format          Cover Page
Statement of Faith (Doctrinal Statement)
A Clarifying Statement on Modern Trends and Positions
The Importance of Doctrine and The True Biblical Concept of Love - A Campus Crusade Critique
The Problem of Creeds and Councils  [PDF Format] - Sunday School Lesson Based on Church History

Dangerous Cults
The Confusion of the Cults

Jehovah's Witnesses and the Deity of Christ
May the Name Jehovah be Correctly Applied to the Lord Jesus?
Jehovah’s Witnesses Violate their own Translation Rule
The Full Deity of the Angel of the Lord (A major problem for Jehovah's Witnesses)
A Grossly Misleading Translation (John 1:1) by Julius Mantey

The False Teaching of Mormonism)

False Doctrines and Teachings Contrary to God's Word
The Difference Between Religion And Christianity
Does Water Baptism Save?   A Biblical Refutation of Baptismal Regeneration
The Modern Charismatic Movement - 35 Doctrinal Issues [PDF Format]
Problems with Reformed Theology
A Clarifying Statement on Modern Trends and Positions

The Problems with Ecumenical Evangelism [PDF Format]
The Difference Between Liberalism and Biblical Christianity
Pre-Wrath Confusion [PDF Format]  - A critique exposing the problems of the Pre-Wrath Rapture View
The "Open" View of God (Gregory Boyd)--A Denial of God's Omniscience Answered by Myron Houghton
Ultradispensationalism:  Baker's Twelve - An Answer to Charles Baker's 12 Reasons Why the Church Did Not Begin at Pentecost

The Denial of the Eternal Sonship of Christ - by those who teach that Christ became the Son of God at the incarnation (at Bethlehem)
The Theology of Zane Hodges, Joseph Dillow, Robert Wilkin (the Grace Evangelical Society) and the more extreme view of J.D.Faust
Progressive Dispensationalism - A thorough analysis
Christianity and New Evangelical Philosophies - An Important Book by Richard Heldenbrand
Rationalism, Revivalism, Modernism, Liberalism & Fundamentalism - Sunday School Lesson
The Ten Enemies of the Church - Sunday School Lesson
Contemplative Spirituality Contrasted With Biblical Christianity - A Helpful Chart

A Compilation of Bible Prophecies Demonstrating that Israel Has a Glorious Future in the Plan and Purpose of God -An Antidote for Preterism, Amillennialism, Replacement Theology and any other teaching which denies the literal fulfillment of hundreds of very specific prophecies.
A First Century Rapture Error
The Tragedy of the Crossless Gospel by Tom Stegall - Shows how Zane Hodges, Robert Wilkin and others in the free grace camp are changing the true gospel. This article is written by a concerned Pastor who is part of the free grace movement.
J. D. Faust, The Rod--Will God Spare It? -- Will True Believers Be Sent To Hell for a Thousand Years?
Who Is the Overcomer in Revelation 2-3?
Jesus Calling by Sarah Young--Beware of Extra-Biblical Communications
Consistent Literal Interpretation--A Study Showing the Inconsistencies of Non-Dispensationalists [Audio Version] - Ten Examples of Incredible Inconsistencies on the Part of Those who are not Dispensational

Bible Studies for Adults, Teens, Young People and Homeschoolers
Hundreds of Bible Studies and Sunday School Lessons on Various Topics

Middletown Bible Church Literature List
Literature List [PDF Format]

Doctrinal Studies in Spanish
Estudios Bíblicos en Español - A large portion of the Middletown Bible Church website has been translated into Spanish, with more studies being added all the time
 

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