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Welcome to the Word of Truth web site!  I hope you will enjoy the material (both audio and written) and benefit from its content.  It is my aspiration to faithfully proclaim the whole counsel of God.  The thrust of this site is to encourage the study of God’s Word in depth!

It is my desire to know God, and I encourage you to also know God!  By the phrase know God, I mean to have first received the gift of God which is given by grace alone and received by faith alone.  The gift of God is everlasting life.  Jesus promised everlasting life to everyone who would believe Him for it when he said, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).  “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life” (John 6:47).   Jesus described those who have received the gift of God as being “born again” (John 3:3).  Once one is “born again” they have a relationship with God which lasts forever!  Those who are “born again” are children of God, and they can never loose that relationship status with God as one of His children!

After one is “born again,” it is imperative they begin to grow in the faith and thus, mature as a Christian.  To know God as a Christian means to develop deeper fellowship with the Lord.  It is important a distinction be made between relationship and fellowship.  John expressed the concept of fellowship stating, “That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.  And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full” (1 John 1:3-4).  God desires deep intimate fellowship with every Christian!  It should be every Christian’s desire to have this same type of fellowship with God!  Paul described his desire for fellowship with God by saying, “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death” (Phil 3:10).  Thus, my desire for you is the same as the Apostles of our Lord Jesus:  that you might have a close walk with God and your life will be one of joy and praise to God!

My approach to Bible study and interpretation is simple.  I follow the common sense approach of normal literal interpretation.  If the plain sense makes common sense, seek no other sense!  This method of literal interpretation is applied to all the content of the Bible.  I acknowledge the fact that numerous portions of scripture are written with figurative language.  The use of figurative language is a colorful way of presenting the literal truth.  Figurative is not antithetical or opposite to literal; it is part of it.  Figurative depends on ordinary-literal language in order for it to be understood.

The focus of this site is upon the Lord Jesus Christ.  He is the coming King, and His coming kingdom is paramount among all subjects of prophecy in the scriptures.  The first coming of Jesus Christ (as the suffering Savior) dealt with the problem of sin.  The second coming of Jesus Christ (as King of Kings and Lord of Lords) will restore what Adam and Eve lost.  The Lord Jesus will be the ruler of this earth and will be exalted over all mankind.  With reference to His coming kingdom, Jesus told us to “seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matt 6:33).  Knowing God is a “rewarder of them that diligently seek Him” (Heb 12:6b), I encourage you to focus your life and attention upon the risen victorious Savior, the soon coming King, the Lord Jesus Christ!

Scott Crawford