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Wabash Bible Ministries seeks to serve as a resource to all seekers of truth.  We exist to help promote the teaching and understanding of the Bible and historic Christianity in Indiana, the United States of America, and throughout the world.

Many churchgoers today have little knowledge of the Bible's teachings as many churches only teach selected topics or portions of the Bible.  A person can go to church for their entire lifetime and learn very little of the Bible.  We believe that it is God's Word and the Holy Spirit speaking to us through God's Word that transforms lives, not man's clever inventions, human-interest stories, comedy, or entertainment.  We must not settle for a watered-down Christianity.  Jesus Christ commanded us to live by every word of God (Matthew 4:4; Luke 4:4).  God tells Christians that as they mature they must leave "the elementary teaching about the Christ," partaking of "solid food" instead of just baby "milk" (Hebrews 5:12-6:3).  We must study "the whole counsel of God," for "all Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." (Acts 20:27; 2 Timothy 3:16-17). 

In many churches today, a complex system of traditions has overshadowed the simple teachings of the Bible.  In contrast, the early Christian church "continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine [teachings] and fellowship, in the breaking of bread [the Lord's Supper], and in prayers" (Acts 2:42).  They taught and admonished one another "in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs" (Colossians 3:16; cf. Ephesians 5:19).  They did not just sit; they went and made disciples of all the nations, "baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that [Jesus Christ] commanded them" by His Word (Matthew 28:19-20).

We pray that the Lord might once again bring about a reformation in the churches, as He did after the spiritually dark age preceding the Protestant Reformation led by Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Knox, and many others in the 1500s.  Such a reformation would result in a growing number of Christians who seek to conform their beliefs, their churches, their worship, and their lives to the teachings of God's Word.  It would produce a simple and pure religion that resists the temptations of money, power, materialism, manipulation, and worldly applause, instead seeking to honor and serve God and esteem Him and His truth above all else. 

Even if corruption and hypocrisy are prevalent, we should not become cynical or lose hope.  On the contrary, now is the time to go back to that which is most trustworthy, God's never-changing Word of truth.  The Bible has not changed; nor has God, for "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever" (Hebrews 13:8).   


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