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  1. R. J.

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    In 2011, I published several Christian books. I would like to present a brief summary for your consideration:

    The first book is "Romans A Layman's Commentary on Paul's Epistle". It was originally written to refute false predestination posts on the Left Behind Prophecy Club among other things. It also addresses the false teachings of the charismatic movement and "Covenant Theology".

    The second book is "Daniel and Revelation A Layman's Commentary on Prophetic Match Mates".

    The third book is "Rapture for Dummies A Refutation of False Rapture Views". It is basically the refutation of Dave Bussard's book, "Who Will Be Left Behind and When?" which attacked the "Pre-tribulation Rapture View" and presented the "Pre-wrath Rapture View" as the alternative.

    The fourth book is "From Beginning To End A Biblical Chronology of Historic and Prophetic Events". It is similar to Bishop Usshur's "The Annals of the World" and Dr. Floyd Nolen Jones' "The Chronology of the Old Testament" with the exception that it continues historically from 70 AD where Usshur and Jones both stopped. It also includes prophetic events to the end of the Millennial Kingdom.

    The fifth book is "Revelation for Dummies A Refutation of a Prewrath Rapture View". It is basically the refutation of Donald Salerno's book, "Revelation Unsealed" which presented the book of Revelation from the "Pre-wrath Rapture" point of view.

    The sixth book is "Revising God's Words An Investigation of Bible Corruption". It is a direct assault on the corrupt NIV, NASB, etc. It covers, among numerous corruptions, two major modern version corruptions that were left out of "Which Version Is The Bible?" by Dr. Floyd Nolen Jones.

    The seventh book is "Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians A Layman's Commentary on Paul's Epistles". This book also includes Philemon as an appendix which is referenced where Onesimus appears in Colossians.

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  2. Dr. Bob

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    Some interesting titles. I appreciate your listing them and sharing the contents or theme.
     
  3. shodan

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    I don't know what info he put, but it would be nice if people here could see where to get his books, if interested.

    There is certainly no profit in advertising. No Christian author who publishes his own work is in the sales business. He will never break even.

    If he were some celebrity or a noted scholar, I could understand the complaint.

    But it is nigh impossible for the average Joe to get much information out. If his Christian friends don't want to hear it, who does?
     
  4. annsni

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    Umm - it's awfully easy to google it and find it online. I did a search on the first book and it's right on Amazon. Click on his name and you get all of his books.
     
  5. R. J.

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    Books Published

    Thanks Ann. What was snipped were direct links to the publisher, CreateSpace.com, which is a subsidiary of Amazon.com.

    That subsidiary publishes books for free. The only cost to me was the $35. per book for copyrighting. That fee gives one a 4 year copyright.

    At my age (73), the copyrights may last longer than the author :laugh:.
     
  6. Baptist Believer

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    i was surprised to see Floyd Jones mentioned here, much less his books.

    Is Floyd Jones even known outside a very specific tight-know community of fundamental believes in Southeast Texas?

    I attended some of his Bible studies in college and ordered some of his tapes. He has a gift for making connections between portions of scripture, creating a holistic view, but he also tended to overreach in that area to create unique doctrines which his disciples enforced upon themselves and others outside their group as marks of faithfulness to Christ.

    I had some longtime friends with very little discernment get involved with Floyd Jones back in the 1980s, and I found myself completed shunned because I concluded that Jones' rejection of all biblical translations beyond the KJV was not correct, nor his view that an elder in the church had to be a 30-year-old male (or older) who had grown children who were as faithful to the measurable standards of faith (KJVO, plus other Jones teachings). When I listened to Jones, I took the good stuff and left behind the bad. He usually had an interesting perspective on things that made me think and study the scripture for myself, but I didn't accept anything he said uncritically.

    One evening I was confronted for my "rejection of the truth" by a close friend and a guy in the study fellowship that I really didn't know. I pointed out that it was important for Christians to listen to many different points of view and them determine what they believed the Bible actually taught. I was told that I shouldn't listen to anyone that did not line up with Jones (since he was obviously the standard of truth) and that the issue was as simple as "believing the Bible." I held my ground, but from that moment on they inflicted "church disciple" against me for rejecting the truth. That was in 1988, and I've barely had any contact from those friends since, even though I've made a number of attempts over the years to rekindle the friendships.

    I don't necessarily blame Jones for the cult-like atmosphere around him, but I think he could certainly do something about it by granting that he may not be right about everything and encouraging his hearers to do the hard work and come to their own conclusions about things - and moreover, encouraging them to maintain and defend beliefs that may contrast with his.

    On the multiple occasions when I spoke with him directly between 1986-88, he was a friendly and generous man. I don't have anything personal against him other than the cult that has grown up around him.
     

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