But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.

Jeremiah 9:24

For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.

Titus 1:10-11

It is realized that we are in the last days and that many, even those who have never studied or read the Bible, are having their interest piqued by books and preaching on the Lord’s return, the Tribulation, and end of the world. Knowing the exact time and day of his return will not make you a better Christian or witness of the grace of God. Knowing and understanding the doctrines and teachings of Scripture will.

The Bible is the most published, sold, given away, personally owned, outlawed, read, neglected, loved, hated, praised, despised, book ever to have existed. It is esteemed as the very words of God, renounced as merely the work of men, cherished as truth, and scorned as fable. It promises peace beyond understanding but with trials and tribulation to all who trust in and live its precepts. It warns of false prophets, false apostles, false teachers, of Satan and his ministers appearing as an angel of light and ministers of righteousness―all deceiving and misleading on what the Bible says and means. It is quite a book. If what it says is true, all the contradictions and confusion over and about it are to be expected.

It is a book that admonishes mankind to have charity toward all, to recompense to no man evil for evil, provide things honest in the sight of all men, to love and care for your family and others as yourself. In short, there is no reason to disparage and reject the Bible or the God of the Bible, except for the fact that many hate the idea that the God of the Bible is going to bring all things into judgment. Nevertheless, the Bible not only warns of that judgment but provides the means for all who will turn to its God to pass that judgment justified and guiltless.

Understandably, all men without the saving grace revealed in its pages fail that judgment as the Bible presents the strictest of religions in that it requires absolute sinless perfection to be saved. Unlike other religions that leave you hanging, unsure, as to whether you are good enough, the Bible tells us flat out—we are not. We can stand securely and confidently on this solid ground, the knowledge that we are not good enough, cannot save ourselves, next to God “we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags.” With this knowledge, we can do what no other religion affords. It affords us the ability to see within its pages that the God of the Bible, the God of creation, the God of justice, judgment, and loving-kindness, has freely provided absolute sinless perfection for us: on the one condition that we believe him.

Acts 24:14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:

Unleavened Faith is a series of studies that is all about believing and accepting what God said, letting the Bible speak for itself.

Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727); English Physicist & Mathematician

It is taken without reservation that God wrote and preserved to this day his word. Without apology, the studies herein are based on the 1611 Authorized Version of the Bible, commonly called the King James Version. 

The studies presented here are written to and for the common believer. You will not find words such as hermeneutics, Epistemology, Exegesis, Soteriology, or any such vanities contained within them. Nor, except for minor things as the meaning of a name, will the Greek and Hebrew be relied upon to understand the English of our Bible.

How to Master the English Bible: James M. Gray, D.D., The Winona Publishing Co. (1904)

2 Corinthians 3:12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:

Although, there are those “Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not,” it is not the purpose of these studies to judge any man or his motives but to speak the truth as God has given me light to see it and whatever any individual does with it, God will judge. These studies compare the teachings and doctrines as taught to what the Bible teaches. Individuals knowing the truth, through a personal knowledge of what the Bible says, is the only way to stop the mouths that need to be stopped. So with Christian charity for all, I present these studies of the doctrines of Scripture for your consideration. If studied with a heart’s desire to learn and understand God’s word it is felt that the truth will shine through.

I commit these studies into your hands in the hope that they increase your knowledge and understanding.

For want of knowing the Scriptures, faithfulness was lost,
For want of faithfulness, witness was lost,
For want of witness, truth was lost,
For want of truth, many were lost,
All for the want of knowing God’s word.