Fortify Your Faith Files

Here you will find a growing collection of documents that will aid your Bible studies.


The Authorship of the Book of Deuteronomy

There have always been those who, for whatever reasons, have made every effort to undermine and supplant the word of God. That was Satan’s initial strategy. And so it is today with those who seek to destroy our confidence in the authorship and inspiration of the Bible.

No better example could be found than those lofty literary critics born from skepticism and “reason” of the 19th century. With “scholarship” on their side, the higher critics ran rampant with theory and speculation about the “true” authors of the biblical text and with the expressed goal of rescuing the Bible from myth and fable.

In large part, the liberal theologian has been successful in destroying the word of God among the ignorant and unlearned. Those who dwell in the fantasy land of emotional argument are easily persuaded with the infidel’s reasoning.

But the skeptic’s sophistry is exposed in the light of true scholarship and honest evaluation of the facts.

In J.W. McGarvey’s book, The Authorship of the Book of Deuteronomy, the professor wields the sword of reason and true scholarship against those forces that would attack the Pentateuch and thus the very foundations of the Holy Book.

In this resource, we have included the public domain version of J.W. McGarvey’s scholarly work. It is also indexed to be keyword searchable for your research and study.

Biblical ethics

Biblical Ethics and Modern Science

In an increasingly complex world with technology and information growing at a mind numbing pace, one of the most challenging questions we face in our era continues to be, “Is it right or wrong?”

In this special report, Wayne Jackson addresses some of the more difficult ethical questions humanity has never before had to face by applying timeless biblical principles that will never be out of date or displaced by technological advances.

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Christian Courier: Volume 40

This file contains a complete set of the Christian Courier Volume 40.

Dr. Pemberton and the Authorship of Isaiah
The Logical Consequences of Liberal “Criticism”
Notes From Margin: Documentary Hypothesis
Enemies of Jesus Christ
The Letter to Philemon
Notes From Margin: What Shall We Do? (John 11:47-48)
LaGard Smith’s “Radical Restoration”
Notes From Margin: May Churches Hire a Preacher? (1 Timothy 1:3-4)
Poetry—The Language of Emotion
Generations Call Her Blessed
Notes From Margin: The Effect of God’s Word (Psalm 19)
The “Righteousness” That Excels and Avails
Notes From Margin: Sitting on Moses’ Seat (Matthew 23:2)
Daniel’s Prophecies of Babylon and Beyond
Notes From Margin: When Transgressors Are Come to the Full (Daniel 8:23)
The Majesty of God; The Dignity of Man
Eternal Life: Present Reality Or Merely A Promise?
Notes From Margin: Eternal
Falling Away From the Living God
Notes From Margin: Sinning Willfully (Hebrews 10:26-27)
“Justification”—Death Sentence Commuted
Hindering the Gospel
Notes From Margin: Pluck Out Your Eye (Matthew 5:27-30)
Genesis 3:15—The “First Gospel”
Notes From Margin: What Shall We Do? (John 11:47-48 – Again; cf. 6/04, p. 8)
Seven “Relationships” of Christ—Hebrews 1:1-4
Determining Human Conduct
Notes From Margin: Christ’s Resurrection in Prophecy (John 2:19)
A Song For All Seasons (Psalm 32)
Lessons From The Jewish Passover

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Christian Courier: Volume 41

This file contains a complete set of the Christian Courier Volume 41.

  • The Agony of Unrequited Love
  • The Pure In Heart
  • Notes from Margin: A Prophecy of Love (Hos. 3:5)
  • The Church and Its Detractors
  • Lessons from the “Ark of the Covenant”
  • Notes from Margin: The Plan of Redemption (Rom. 3:21ff)
  • What Does The Scripture Say?
  • The “Me-First” Syndrome
  • Notes from Margin: Verbal Inspiration
  • Sin Against the Holy Spirit: An Eternal Sin
  • Worship: Its Essence
  • Notes from Margin: Beware of the Dogs (Phil. 3:2-3)
  • Peniel: A Turning Point in Jacob’s Life
  • Book Review: New Expository Dictionary
  • Notes from Margin: Esau and Repentance (Heb. 12: 14-17)
  • Admonitions We Need
  • Epaphroditus
  • Notes from Margin: Obedience not Race (Rom. 9-11)
  • What God Thinks of Envy
  • Spicq’s Theological Lexicon: Valuable Study Tool
  • Notes from Margin: Slain in the Spirit (l Cor. 14:27-33)
  • Attitude Barriers to Acceptable Worship
  • Apostasy—John 15:2-6
  • Notes from Margin: Sinful Rebuilding (Gal. 2:18)
  • The Mysterious Thing Called “Life”
  • Apostasy: Church Government
  • Notes from Margin: Elders, Bishops, Overseers (l Pet. 5:1-3)
  • Crossing the “Rubicon”
  • Books & More Books
  • Notes from Margin (2 Tim. 2:11-13)
  • The “Omega” Factor
  • J.W. McGarvey and the Instrument
  • Notes from Margin: Faithful Christ (2 Cor. 5: 10)
  • The Case of Cornelius—A Unique Event
  • Instrumental Music in Christian Worship: Aid or Addition?
  • Are The Dead Conscious?
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Christian Courier: Volume 42

This file contains a complete set of the Christian Courier Volume 42.

  • The Jews In Prophecy
  • The Jews and Canaan
  • Notes from the Margin of My Bible: National Israel No More (1 Pet. 2:7-10)
  • The Mind of Christ in the Heart of a Child
  • Notes from the Margin of My Bible: Important Points from 2 Tim. 3:15
  • The Queen of Sheba
  • Neo-Gnosticism
  • Notes from the Margin of My Bible: The Living Word from the Living God (Ps. 119)
  • The Christian Chronicle and Woman’s Role
  • A Study of Romans 14
  • Liberalism’s Lure
  • Notes from the Margin of My Bible: Nothing Unclean (Rom. 14:14-15).
  • The Resurrection of the Wicked
  • The Measure of a Teacher
  • Thoughts on Remorse
  • When Does A Human “Person” Begin?
  • Luke and the Old Testament
  • The “Virgin” of Isaiah’s Prophecy
  • Notes from the Margin of My Bible: The Corinthians (Acts 18:8)
  • Christianity and History
  • Guidelines for Determining Genuine HIstory
  • Notes from the Margin of My Bible: The Promised Messiah
  • The Temptation of Christ
  • Marked for Life
  • Notes from the Margin of My Bible: “Count it all joy” (Jas. 1:2-4)
  • The Uniqueness of Christ
  • Why People “Quit” Church
  • Sealed by the Spirit
  • Notes from the Margin of My Bible: “Father, glorify me” (Jn. 17:5)
  • Was Christ the “Eternal” Son of God?
  • Son of God and Son of Man
  • Regretable Regrets
  • Notes from the Margin of My Bible: A Mistake by Jesus? (Mk. 2:26)
  • A Study of the Term “Eschatos”
  • Voting in the Church
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Christian Courier: Volume 43

This file contains a complete set of the Christian Courier Volume 43

  • Clapping While Singing
  • The Gospel in Miniature
  • Notes from Margin: Is Hand-clapping the Same as Amen? (1 Cor. 14:16)
  • Illumination of Spirit Theory
  • Death by Crucifixion – Case of Christ
  • Notes from Margin: That Day! (Zech. 12:10)
  • Christian Ethics and Legal Responsibility
  • “Churches” Within the Church
  • Notes from Margin: Christians and Higher Powers (Rom. 13:1)
  • Character “Snapshots” of Paul
  • Notes from Margin: Paul’s Critics (2 Cor. 1:13ff)
  • “Then in Tho’t I Go to Thee”
  • Notes from Margin: Jesus’ Bloody Prayer (Lk. 22:44)
  • The Bible Doctrine of Vengeance
  • Notes from Margin: Those Who Know Not God (2 Thes. 1:7-9)
  • Some “Paradoxes” of Paul
  • Notes from Margin: Paul’s “newness”
  • Why Is That in the Bible?
  • Notes from Margin: Trophimus (2 Tim. 4:20)
  • Thoughts From Second Peter
  • Notes from Margin: Entangled Again (2 Pet. 2:20-21)
  • Reality and Nature of Heaven (1)
  • Notes from Margin: Our Bodies in Heaven (1 Cor. 15:35-49)
  • Reality and Nature of Heaven (2)
  • Notes from Margin: Tabernacle Types (Heb. 9:1ff)
  • Learning to Cope with Fear
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Christian Courier: Volume 44

This file contains a complete set of the Christian Courier Volume 43

  • The Necessity and Reality of a Sinless Savior
  • Stronger Than Ever
  • Find the Hidden Agenda
  • Change and Hope
  • Fair Minded People Respect Value
  • Notes from Margin: Strong When Weak
  • Elijah, the Prophet of Confrontation
  • The Church of Christ: God’s Wisdom Revealed
  • Notes from Margin: Dedication
  • Rationalizing Personal Responsibility
  • The Church of Christ: God’s Kingdom
  • Be Careful Little Fingers What You Type
  • Notes from Margin: Total Depravity and Will-power
  • Judas Iscariot: From Apostle to Apostate
  • The Church of Christ: The “Other” Kingdom
  • Notes from Margin: Psalm 69
  • Does Ephesians 2:8-9 Exclude Baptism?
  • The Church of Christ: Pillar and Ground of Truth
  • My Family Credo
  • Notes from Margin: Salvation a Working of God
  • Unity Needed, Unity Required
  • Endangered Species: The Biblical Family
  • Notes from Margin: Brothers in Unity
  • May a Christian Woman Ever Teach a Man?
  • The Things Which You Have Prepared, Whose Shall They Be?
  • The Secret to Rearing Obedient Children—Part 1
  • Notes from Margin: Christ’s Word Dwelling in You
  • The Bible Only
  • The Secret to Rearing Obedient Children—Part 2
  • Notes from Margin: Restoration
  • The Christian Priesthood
  • The Seven Lies of Liberalism—Part 1
  • The Secret to Rearing Obedient Children—Part 3
  • Notes from Margin: The Holiness of God
  • The Doctrine of Open Theism
  • The Seven Lies of Liberalism—Part 2
  • What Is Your Most Valuable Asset?
  • Notes from Margin: Open Theism and Figurative Language
  • Calvinism—Part 1: The Man and the Reformation
  • The Seven Lies of Liberalism—Part 3
  • Prudent Parents, Children, and the Internet
  • Notes from Margin: The Falling Away
  • Calvinism—Part 2: Total Hereditary Depravity
  • Be Still and Know That I Am God
  • They’re Out to Steal Your Children
  • Notes from Margin: One Man’s Sin (Rom. 5:19)