In this dispensational study, BBS founder Pastor C. R. Stam helps the reader place the Sermon on the Mount just where it belongs in the program of God, comparing it with what God has given to us under grace.
The contents of this volume were written by Brother Stam in the early 1940’s when the battle over divine election was raging. We pray that with the subject of election again on the rise, this book may be used for the salvation of many, as well as for a clearer understanding of the doctrine of Divine Election and Human Responsibility.
This volume takes into consideration the authorship of Hebrews, its purpose, its message, its types, its emphasis on God’s “eternal purpose,” its unique and glorious High Priest, and other great truths. It is the author’s intent that we should all be like the Bereans who “received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so” (Acts 17:11).
The significance of Paul’s place in history and in the program of God has been all but lost sight of by the Church. As a result he is considered, even by Christian believers, as merely “an apostle” along with the twelve. Yet he was chosen entirely apart from the twelve, far from Jerusalem, out on Gentile territory. And he had not been a follower of Christ as they had been (Matt. 19:28); rather, just before his conversion he was “yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord” (Acts 9:1). And at his conversion he was immediately appointed an apostle (Acts 26:16,17; cf. 20:24).
In Paul we learn what the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished at Calvary, for Paul was, as he himself testifies, the chief of sinners, saved by the infinite grace of God (I Tim. 1:13-16), grace which could be justly bestowed only “through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Rom. 3:24).
In light of all this, God must have had some very special purpose in saving him. This is what this volume is really about. It is written to demonstrate from the Scriptures that God raised up Paul to be both the herald and the living demonstration of His grace to a doomed world.
With Bible Index
This volume contains Bible study messages from 14 different booklets and “old” Berean Searchlight articles which the writer would most deeply desire to keep in print. They are indeed “The Author’s Choice.”
These are the 14 booklets contained in this book:
- Simple As Can Be
- Unanswered Prayer
- The Promise God Made To Himself
- Methuselah and Paul, The Wrath and Long-suffering of God
- A Simple Solution To a Puzzling Problem
- Daniel’s Seventy Weeks and the Dispensation of Grace
- Intelligent Beings in Outer Space, An Introduction to the Study of the Angels
- Not the Gentiles
- The Threefold Parable
- Paul the Masterbuilder, And the Other Builders
- The Apostolic Authority of the Twelve
- The Unpardonable Sin
- The Hope of Glory
- Solomon’s Temple, It’s Typical Significance
A Practical Guide to Living the Christian Life!
Do you long to be truly spiritual? If you do, True Spirituality may be just the book to help you. We should all long to be truly spiritual, but what is true spirituality? This is the question Pastor Stam seeks to answer in this book, by the Scriptures—and the Scriptures, rightly divided.
True Spirituality deals with the believer’s body, soul and spirit, the old and new natures, walking in newness of life, positional and practical sanctification, the Holy Spirit and the believer today, the cause and cure of retarded growth, the believer’s liberty in Christ, the relation of spirituality to the Word and prayer, the nature of true revival, etc.
True Spirituality also deals with the many mistaken ideas as to spirituality, putting them to the Berean test and demonstrating how they destroy, rather than promote, true fellowship with God.
With Scripture Index
Commentaries on the epistle of Philippians are as plentiful as mice in a barn. But there are few that approach the narrative on the basis of the distinctive character of Paul’s special revelation. Although we have not touched on every jot and tittle in the epistle, we have sought to give a fair and balanced interpretation of the writing.
Includes Scripture Index
Like the Church today, the Corinthian believers were superficial in their perception of the truth, and unbelievably permissive in their moral conduct. Also, as a congregation they despised Paul’s apostolic authority. Thus, the intent of this epistle was to correct the unruly conduct of these saints.
Now with Scripture Index and Study Questions!
This volume is a verse-by-verse exposition of Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus. It thoroughly examines the apostle’s description of the form and function of the local church, as well as the qualifications that he gives for leadership. The last days of the dispensation of grace are also thoroughly investigated, along with the very message of grace that God’s ministers are charged to proclaim.
It is interesting, indeed, to note how many profound doctrines are discussed in II Corinthians, in contrast to all the rebukes, corrections, instructions, etc., found in I Corinthians. Two of the greatest of these are, perhaps, the New Covenant and the doctrine of Reconciliation. May its truths have their God-appointed effect on our lives.
In these days of widespread trouble and unrest, it is important to understand the distinction between our Lord’s coming to take His own out of the world at the close of the dispensation of grace, and His subsequent return to earth to judge and reign. In this work, Pastor Stam shows how consistently, clearly and emphatically these letters teach the Rapture of the members of Christ’s Body to be with Him before the prophesied Tribulation begins.
Covers both 1 and 2 Thessalonians
A comprehensive study in dispensational truth! If you are planning to introduce a friend to the Grace Message who is entangled in the web of tradition, begin with Exploring the Unsearchable Riches of Christ. This volume takes a fresh new look at what we mean by the phrase “rightly dividing the Word of truth.” The reader will find of interest that one whole chapter is devoted to how the ages and dispensations harmonize. Also included are many helpful charts, dispensational graphs and a Scripture index.
Includes Scripture Index