Lord willing, I will be posting a great many more commentaries
and general files as I get them typed in from my hand written
A problem with writing everything down is
that it leaves no "wiggle room" for changes in belief.
Some of these things were put together many years ago, 1988, and
my understanding may have changed as time and study proceeded.
You may contact me with questions.
I have all the commentaries for this book completed, but it
will take a while to review all of the files, and upload them.
I will put them up as I review them.
These files are presented without serious editing, though I
did quickly run the spell checker through them. There is an abundance
of good teaching material here. They are in
PDF, for that is the easiest and quickest way to make them
available, and for printing out.
Several of these are BIG files, so allow plenty of time for
The Bible study lessons of our day generally
seem to be very shallow, studying over and over a few basic stories
and doctrines. Milk must be replaced with the meat of Gods
law-word. I am afraid that if the New Testament authors were around
today, they would have the same complaint and exhortation as found
in Hebrews 5:10-6:3. We must get back to teaching the law of God
to his people. It is hard to expect them to live by every word
which proceeds out of the mouth of God, when that law-word of
God is not within reach of the average person. It must be under&SHY;stood
before it can be applied.
I search every booksellers I knew of,
but I could find no studies centered around the law (Ten Commandments)
of God. However, one of the storeowners suggested that I put together
my own lessons, so here they are. I chose Deuteronomy because
of its lack of ceremonial law, though there is much in the ceremonial
law worthy of study.
The lessons are quite old, probably around
1986. Therefore, there will be obvious mistakes in them. Though
there are areas that need corrections, one should have little
problem using them. Just watch for the necessary corrections as
you go through the lessons, as well as badly misplaced punctuations.
I took an English grammar course at a local community college
since I put these together, and I am almost embarrassed to make
them public. But here they are, warts and all. I would love to
go through and edit them now 30 years later, but that would take
hundreds of hours, making it an impossible task at this point
in my life. No doubt there will be some material that some will
not agree with, but use what you can for the glory of God. In
addition, some scriptures are incorrect. I tried to make a list
of corrections, but it is incomplete. We encouraged our folks
to take them home for study for later discussion in Sunday School
class. You have permission to copy these lessons.
This study only scratches the surface
of the many applications of the Law. An in-depth study would take
a lifetime and fill volumes. Here I only give some good starting
places that can easily be pursued as much as one desires.
The basis of these lessons is The Institutes
of Biblical Law (R. J. Rushdoony, Craig Press). That text
book would be very beneficial with these lessons. (Ross
House Books, PO Box 67, Vallecito, CA 95251.) I have attempted
to give credit where credit is due, but be&SHY;cause of the way
I put these together, I have missed some of the proper credits.
One of our ladies "If it is true it is not new and if it
is new it is not true." This statement is true of the material
contained herein. I took many things, however, and tried to follow
them through to some logical conclusions, many of which are not
according to the traditions of the elders. Therefore, these lessons
should be studied with attitude found in Philippians 3:15 Let
us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in
any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto
you. That is, submit our minds to the Spirit of God, that He might
leads us into His truth.
Probably one of the most difficult things
one will face is laying aside tradi&SHY;tional teaching for God's
Word, which I had to do as the Lord brought me out of Armenian
dispensationalism in the early 1980s. Submitting all of our thinking
to the Spirit through His word must be done if we expect to return
to the Lord God. From beginning to end, the law-word of God is
one word from one God whose character changes not. His command-word
gives us His laws of holiness, so His people can be holy even
as He is holy. The more we study His word, the more we find that
it truly is one word from one God.
Nothing is Neutral, nor are these lessons.
These are written from the Orthodox, Reformed view (1689 Baptist
Confession, or even the Westminster Confession with exception
of two points) that emphasizes the total AUTHORITY of the Lord
Jesus Christ and his law-word over all the things that are to
be done for His gloryeconomics, social, religious, occupations,
&c. These lessons emphasis His peoples victory they
have in their resurrected Mediator, as He now sits on His throne
waiting for the Father to subdue kingdoms of this world under
His footstool. Whey shall become the kingdoms of the Lord and
His Christ. That victory will not be through any carnal might
nor power, but by my spirit saith the Lord of hosts: By the power
of His sovereign grace His Army shall obtain the victory against
the gates of hell.
USE WHAT YOU CAN, AND MAY GOD USE THIS STUDY
FOR HIS GLORY.
By His Sovereign Grace Alone,
Pastor Ovid E. Need Jr.
5130 Danville Rd
Lynchburg OH 45142
540 255 2243
Message from Ezekiel 37
Book of John is a series
put together for our folks for home-Bible studies. They are primarily
to go into the home of an unsaved person interested in the Lord
enough to study His word but if a church has been influenced
by a false gospel we strongly recommend using these for
maybe Sunday School class or something similar. These are designed
to force people to face to truth of the Word of God in the area
of Christ's atoning work. They are really quite simple: one lesson
per chapter of John. We have seen several converted as they have
gone through these which was their purpose. These lessons
emphasize salvation to give the Holy Spirit a chance to deal with
those who are unsaved but interested. The question is: If a person
does not have enough interest in the Lord to study something like
this do they have enough interest to be saved by praying
a prayer? I think not! They are meant to counter the pray
this prayer' type of salvation with which we are overrun today.
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