Fellowship Reminder: Bible Conference November 6-8 in South Carolina – Speaker List


6:00 p.m. – Welcome
6:30 p.m. – Phil Scranton
7:30 p.m. – Bill Petri
8:30 p.m. – Dan Sheridan


9:00 a.m. – Ted McDivitt
10:00 a.m. – Dan Kraemer
11:00 a.m. – Tom Sargent

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Fellowship Dinner

2:00 p.m. –Alan Hess
3:00 p.m. – Dan Sheridan
4:00 p.m. – Andrew Bumgarner


6:30 p.m. – Spiritual Songs
7:00 p.m. – Phil Scranton
8:00 p.m. – Ted McDivitt
9:00 p.m. – Bill Petri


10:00 a.m. – Phil Scranton
11:15 a.m. – Bill Petri

12:15 p.m. – Conclusion of Conference

Come study with us! The only celebrities will be the Lord Jesus Christ and the written Word!

The upcoming 2015 Bible Study Conference that will be sponsored by the Pauline Church of Christ in the Fairview community of SC, located 6 miles East of I-20 on HW-178. Address, 3036 Fairview Road, Leesville, SC 29070.

The Registration and fellowship will begin at 6:30-7:00PM on Friday evening, the 6th of November followed by messages at 7:15 and continuing until approximately 9PM.

Saturday morning we will commence at 9:30 AM and continue until 12:30 when a luncheon will be provided. The messages will continue on into the night with the exception of a break for dinner.

Sunday, November 8th we will begin at 10AM and finish up at approximately 12PM.

We are looking forward to seeing all of you here and for any further information you can call Rick Farwell at 803-564-3464. Email: rick_f_29164@Yahoo.com

Directions to Fairview:

From I-20: Take Exit #39 onto highway 178 heading East for approximately 6 miles. The church is on the left side of the road just before the crossroads.

From Florida on I-95: Take Exit #68 at Canadays, highway 61. Head west and continuing onto highway 78. Continue west to Denmark and head north onto 321. Continue north to highway 178 in the town of North. Go left, west, on 178 seven miles past Pelion. The church will be on the right just past the Fairview Crossroads.


Cedar Pond Campground, 4721 Fairview Road, Leesville SC, 29070. 803-657-5993. Located on Highway 178 between 1-20 and

*Camping in the churchyard is permissible; however, the church has no bathing facilities or hook-ups.


The Columbia Metropolitan Airport is approximately 20 miles from the church. From the main entrance of the airport, take SC302 toward Pelion, approximately 16 miles. At Pelion turn right on U.S. Hi Way 178. Follow 178 about 7 miles. The church will be on the right just past the Fairview Crossroads.


For reservations at the Days Inn at exit 22 on 1-20, call 1-800-Days Inn. The address for that Days Inn is: 2654 Highway North, Aiken, SC. The local phone number is: 803-642-5692.

Hampton Inn
601 Columbia Ave, Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 356-8300

Ramada Inn
1015 S Lake Dr , Lexington, SC 29073
(803) 356-6533

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John 2:1-22 The First Sign and The First Temple Cleansing

What “glory” did Christ display in turning the water into wine?; His first sign; The Passover; The first temple cleansing; God hates it when we make merchandise of His things; I will raise it up!

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John 1:19-51 Behold The Lamb Of God

The importance of Elijah; What was John’s baptism all about; Some people just want “an answer” so they can report back to their peer group – they don’t care about the truth of a matter; Jesus is Jehovah; The Pre-Existence of Christ; Taking upon Himself the sin of the world; The unblemished Lamb; True ministry and its results – creating an image for WHO?; Jesus knew what was in man; The law of Moses and the Prophets.

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Jesus Never Told Anyone They Needed To Be “Born Again.”

The King James translators were clergymen. They believed in Baptismal Regeneration. That might be why they translated John 3:3 “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” This translation is good for the beliefs and practices of the clergy of that day; it verifies their practices.

There are problems with their translation. These problem have messed up many generations.

First of all the word “born” is literally “generated.”

Second, the word “again” is literally “from above.”

The translators knew this Greek word meant “from above” because they translated it that way in verse 31. Their theology got in the way in verse three.

Nicodemus said in verse two that the leaders PERCEIVED that Jesus must be a teacher come from God because nobody was able to do the works He did unless God was with Him.

Our Lord responds, “Most assuredly I say unto THEE, except a man be generated from above he is not able to PERCEIVE the Government of God.”

First: there’s nothing in this passage about a “one-time” birth that puts a man in relationship with God.

Second: this passage is about an ongoing principle. We can’t perceive God’s truth unless we believe His word. Those who believe His testimony (3:11) are being generated, or inspired, or led by God.

Their perception was based on miracles, they were generated, or inspired by flesh. Jesus responded by telling them that unless they were generated from above, the source, they would be able to perceive God’s Government; they would receive His testimony and have correct information.

You can’t read John 3 without connecting it with John 2:23-25. There people “believe” in Jesus because they saw His miracles. But Jesus didn’t believe in them. Same words in Greek! They believed in Him, He didn’t believe in them. Jesus doesn’t believe, or commit Himself to those who only see Him as a miracle worker. He commits Himself to those who believe His testimony!

Those who had faith in the miracles were generated, or inspired by flesh; those who received His testimony were generated, or inspired by spirit. John 2 ends with the words, “he knew all men,” John 3 begins with “and there was a man.” It’s the same subject continued.

John wrote in 1 John 3:9 “He that is born of God doth not commit sin.” No, that’s not true. Again, the translator’s theology got in the way. Robes and collars have a way of messing with your quill! The truth is: “He that is generated of God sinneth not.” Those who are generated, or inspired, or led by God (the word generated is in the present tense) are on the mark! They aren’t missing the mark. Now the mystery is removed from these passages! Believers miss the Mark when they depart from God’s revelation; when they stick with it, they’re on the mark.

More to come in our studies on John.

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“Blood Moons” Are Past – Now What?

“Blood Moons” are past – nothing. They couldn’t read Matthew 24 properly. Mental instability combined with a lack of social skills and isolationism leads to hysteria. These characteristics are mistaken for being “spiritual” and are the guiding “inspiration” when interpreting Bible texts!

In short: It’s Invincible Ignorance! After all, only invincible ignorance would remain confident when its batting average is 0-1001. Only invincible ignorance refuses to re-examine its eschatology.

This means we can only view the “end times prognosticators” in three possible lights:

1. They are deceived.
2. They are honestly ignorant.
3. They are deceivers with a financial interest in spreading needless fear. In other words, they know their unstable audience and cater to their fears.

Pray for their deliverance. “Last days” sirens do nothing but create emotional damage and hinder faith in God’s Word.

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Tyndale’s Letter From Prison


This letter is stirring. It’s William Tyndale’s letter from prison. He knows he’s probably going to be executed soon, yet he still writes about something as common as a cap and as wonderful as the Scriptures! Cp Paul in 2 Timothy – he wants a cloak and a parchment!

I believe, most excellent Sir, that you are not unacquainted with the decision reached concerning me. On which account, I beseech your lordship, even by the Lord Jesus, that if I am to pass the winter here, to urge upon the lord commissary, if he will deign, to send me from my goods in his keeping a warmer cap, for I suffer greatly from cold in the head, being troubled with a continual catarrh, which is aggravated in this prison vault. A warmer coat also, for that which I have is very thin. Also cloth for repairing my leggings. My overcoat is worn out; the shirts also are worn out. He has a woolen shirt of mine, if he will please send it. I have also with him leggings of heavier cloth for overwear. He likewise has warmer nightcaps: I also ask for leave to use a lamp in the evening, for it is tiresome to sit alone in the dark. But above all, I beg and entreat your clemency earnestly to intercede with the lord commissary, that he would deign to allow me the use of my Hebrew Bible, Hebrew Grammar, and Hebrew Lexicon, and that I might employ my time with that study. Thus likewise may you obtain what you most desire, saving that it further the salvation of your soul. But if, before the end of winter, a different decision be reached concerning me, I shall be patient, and submit to the will of God to the glory of the grace of Jesus Christ my Lord, whose spirit may ever direct your heart. Amen.

W. Tyndale

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