Some of our main distinctives in Bible understanding and interpretation 


- in addition to the four basic Tenets, (given on the Our Basis webpage, from the About Us tab.).
Ie from very careful detailed Bible study, and through 'Right division' (2 Timothy 2:15.).

 

1.           Study Scripture as the Bereans did (Acts 17:10-11)

              See the Why Berean leaflet by S Allen; 'and practically the whole of CH Welch's writings'!

 

2.           Acts 28 was the Dispensational Frontier for today, with Israel temporarily set aside.

              See the The Dispensational Frontier booklet by CH Welch. [TBA]

 

3.           The Mystery, (Ephesians 3).

              See Fundamentals and the Mystery, In Heavenly Places, John and The Mystery; all by CH Welch.

 

4.           Callings: there is more than one in the present-day.

              See Bride and the Body, by CH Welch.

              NB. Item in hand: TBA.
              Interim, see also Some References to the Present Callings in B.P.T. literature, J Porter,
              an Incomplete Draft, (available direct from the Distribution Secretary.).

 

5.           The Church of the One Body (Ephesians 2:16, 4:4)

              See the Far Above All booklet by CH Welch.

 

6.           Use of the King James translation (KJV).

              See the The Volume of the Book book by CH Welch.

NB. The KJV, is the main translation used in the BPT publications, and at the Chapel of the Opened Book in London.   This is because its New Testament is a translation from Greek of the Received Text (RT), rather than of questionable more modern adjusted Greek texts; and because its Old Testament is a translation from a generally accepted Hebrew Text.

 

7.            Genesis (1:1-2 to 3-) 'gap', including the fall of Satan

See In Heavenly Places, An Alphabetical Analysis [7.114; 1.287]; all by CH Welch. [+TBA.]

 

8.            Hell fire is not everlasting for unbelievers

See Hell, or Pure from the Blood of All Men, by CH Welch; and, Gospel according to Luke, by S Allen.

 

9.            The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31) is gross satire on Pharisaic tradition.

See Hell, or Pure from the Blood of All Men, by CH Welch; and, Gospel according to Luke, by S Allen.

 

10.          Three Spheres of Blessing - TBA.

 

11.           Three Adoptions - TBA.

 

12.           Use of the King James Version (KJV) translation of the Bible.

The King James Bible translation, KJV, is the main one used in the BPT publications, and at the Chapel of the Opened Book in London.
This is because the New Testament used by the KJV is a translation from the Greek of the Received Text (RT), rather than of more modern adjusted Greek texts; and because its Old Testament is a translation from a generally accepted Hebrew Text.

In KJV quotations in BPT items, the use of italics varies from the use in the KJV. This is largely for practical, historical, and typesetting reasons, with italics in BPT items primarily used for an author's emphasis on particular words in a passage.
The KJV translators' used italics to indicate words they inserted in the English, that are not directly required by the Greek or Hebrew text - but were added to give clarification for the reader.   Such actual use of italics, if or when needed during Bible reading or study, can readily be found in any standard printed or electronic KJV version (eg at www.biblegateway.com); and with the significance of the use of italics possibly covered in the notes of the various KJV Study Bibles, and in commentaries.

 

13.           The use of very-helpful detailed Bible-text subject-Structures, from throughout the Bible.

14.           Some important Bible passages, commonly referred-to at the Chapel' - TBA.

 

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