Writings

I recently cleaned house and removed about 150 of my writings from this website. After three years of posting writings here, it became apparent to me that for the sake of my readers I need to present only the writings that are most important and helpful, and the most important writings weren’t being read often because they were buried beneath writings of lesser importance.

What’s most important is our view of God Himself and His Son Jesus Christ. If we don’t have that right, then nothing else ultimately matters. It’s not helping any of you to post writings of lesser importance if you don’t have it right about what’s most important. My heart’s desire is to help you get it right about God, the Son of God, mankind, and salvation.

My purpose with this website is to help you worship the one true God the Father and serve His Son Jesus Christ as your Lord. And once you come to the worship of the one true God, I hope we can establish personal contact so that we can work together in encouraging each other and reaching others with the truth. Please contact me at: ryan@understandingscripture.net


The Doctrine of Christ

The apostle John wrote, “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son” (2Jo 1:9). The Trinitarian view of God transgresses the doctrine of Christ—it’s not what He taught. And according to John, whoever transgresses … Continue reading “The Doctrine of Christ”

What is the Holy Spirit?

Introduction In his book “God the Trinity” (Malcolm B. Yarnell III, B&H Academic, 2016), Yarnell conceded on the opening page of his Prologue that according to a recent survey of evangelical Christians “more than half claimed the Holy Spirit is a force and not a personal being.” And this has proven to be the case … Continue reading “What is the Holy Spirit?”

Man and Eternal Life

Introduction The corruption of the pure gospel message of Jesus Christ began while the apostles were still alive. Paul had to deal with Greek philosophers that denied the resurrection of the body because of the belief that flesh is evil while spirit is good. John fought against Gnosticism that taught an erroneous spiritualized view of … Continue reading “Man and Eternal Life”

Baptism in the Name of Jesus

There’s evidence from church history that the statement “baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” (Mat 28:19), is a corruption by the Roman Catholic Church into this Trinitarian formula. That Matthew wrote his Gospel originally in Hebrew was attested by Ireneus, Eusebius, Epiphanius, and Jerome. … Continue reading “Baptism in the Name of Jesus”