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New Release (July 2016) - A Translation of "The Hope of Mankind" is now available in French (L'ESPOIR DE L'HUMANITÉ). Click here for a download (250k).
New Release (March 2016) - A Translation of "Modernism, Fundamentalism and The Bible" is also available in French (Modernisme, Fondamentalisme et la Bible en Français). Click here for a download (525k).
Also published this year, "A Commentary on the letter to the Romans", by Russell Collins.
The New Covenant Advocates in Electronic Form
The New Covenant Advocates were a regular publication produced by Ernest and Rose Henninges from April 1909 through to 1944. The work was continued after 1944 by members of the Melbourne Bible Student Class, now known as Christian Bible Students Melbourne, until 1953. Since that time our Group has produced other publications and magazines, the latest of which is the New Covenant News.
In the late 1980’s Gilbert Rice (a brother from the United States) photocopied the issues of the “Advocates” for the period 1909 to 1944. These he made available to many people throughout the world. Unfortunately, there are no more of these copies available.
We acknowledge the recent efforts of Jim Penton, who in 2007 followed up with David and Robin Rice, to locate the original photocopies made by Gilbert Rice, and had them passed on to Jeff Mezera in Aurora, Illinois, USA. He then scanned and edited them into the current, electronic format. We express our appreciation to them for doing this work.
We appreciate all the work done so that we now have the “Advocates” available for anyone who may like a copy. You will appreciate that the "Advocates", even in the electronic format are a very large file and that we are unable to have a link for them on our Web Site. However, if you would like a copy, please contact us and we will arrange to send a copy in USB or DVD format to you.
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In our publications, every endeavour is made to compare Scripture with Scripture and examine the united testimony of all Scriptures under consideration, in order to reach a correct understanding of God's Word. It is also necessary, when considering Scriptural prophecies, to research historical events, both secular and religious, to gain an understanding of the prophecies recorded under Divine inspiration.
Throughout our publications it is our aim to write "not in words taught us by human wisdom, but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words." (1 Corinthians 2:13 NIV)
The older publications are mainly the works of Ernest Henninges which were produced over the period from the early 1910's to the late 1930's.
The following publications (click on titles to see a summary) are available free of charge. Please contact us for a copy.
Click on a publication for a brief summary of its content:
Last updated on 6th July 2016.
An explanation of such truths as the Divine origin of Jesus Christ, His relationship to God, the testimony of the Old Testament pointing to Jesus as the Messiah, His manhood, His link to Mary His mother, the parallel between Jesus and Adam, the resurrection of Jesus after His death by crucifixion, Jesus in the Revelation, and finally His example to us in every respect.
Belief in God is a matter of faith, as the Bible tells us. This booklet puts forward reasons why belief in the God of the Bible is reasonable and tenable. Arguments for the existence of God that are advanced by eminent philosophers and thinkers are also outlined and discussed. Supporting evidence is also outlined from the scope and functions of the human mind, and its ability to appreciate order and beauty in the world around us, and in the universe within which our world is constantly in strictly regulated motion. The testimony in the Bible to God's existence, and the testimony in the words and actions of Jesus Christ are briefly examined.
"Why Believe In Jesus Christ?" provides evidence for personal belief in Jesus Christ, summarises the information about Him in the Bible and the testimonies to His existence in secular and Jewish historical writing. It provides reasons why it is of benefit morally and spiritually for all people, if they will, to believe and follow and obey Jesus Christ. This booklet complements "Who Is Jesus?"
An outline of the main reasons for belief in the Bible as the inspired Word of God. These main reasons are its antiquity, its preservation, the account it gives of the origin and history of the human race, its harmony and unity, its influence for moral good, and its prophecy. The rewards for belief that God is pleased to give to sincere and careful readers are also mentioned. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, occupies a pre-eminent position in the whole Bible account.
A booklet outlining the distinction between morals and ethics, and the absolute values and standards of God as set out for us in His Word, the Bible. The issues of permissiveness, divorce, homosexuality, abortion and evolution are discussed from a Scriptural and Christian standpoint.
A single page brochure offering comfort and hope to those who are touched by a death of a loved one. A longer booklet is also available.
A look at some questions that may come to any who are in sorrow because someone dear to them has been taken away in death. Some traditional beliefs are considered against the words in the Bible. The words of Jesus Christ likening death with sleep are considered, together with the resurrection, the sure hope for all and the Heavenly promise.
An examination of the teaching of the Bible concerning God's dealings with the nation of Israel and the future of the Jewish people. The future of Israel as a nation, it is contended, is not one of restoration of earthly benefits and pre-eminence over other nations as believed by many Bible students, but a future on the same terms as everyone else, as the Apostle Paul explains, "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus." (Galatians 3:28)
A detailed discussion of all of Daniel's remarkable visions concerning the four world empires, three of which were future from Daniel's time, the seventy weeks of prophecy fulfilled at the Lord Jesus' first advent, the prophecies of the Papacy and its activities, and many other matters historical, religious and spiritual. Included in the discussion are many historical developments and events covering more than 2,500 years, revealing Daniel as a prophet clearly relevant to these latter days.
The Revelation is the last book of the Bible and was the last book written. The writer was John the Apostle, and the time of writing was somewhere about 96AD. This is a book of prophecy, and claims to be such on five occasions. Prophecy is history foretold, so we must often refer to history, both secular and ecclesiastical, to reach an understanding of what is written. Moreover, the events and developments depicted are often portrayed figuratively and symbolically, and the understandings and viewpoints suggested in the commentary are offered without dogmatism, but are offered with reasons, both Scriptural and historical, for the thoughts and interpretations suggested. Readers are exhorted to examine the commentary thoughtfully, and take from it whatever seems good to them.
Zechariah was a priest and a prophet. The many visions and symbols in the book which bears his name are often difficult to understand and interpret, and the comments offered in these notes are intended to urge the reader to think about them and seek to understand them.
This publication gives the reader an in-depth understanding of the background to the writing of the letter and the key issues it addresses, especially those of the Apostle Paul's authority, of salvation and of holiness.
The Book of Comfort, showing the loving purpose of God toward our race, the blessings of the New Covenant, with the special privileges of the "High Calling." Explains the three "worlds" mentioned by the Apostle Peter, also what is meant by the promised "new heavens" and "new earth." Shows what God has been doing, and why, in past ages and dispensations; that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand, how it will be introduced, and what the conditions will be under the new order following the "time of trouble."
An explanation of the whole of Daniel's wonderful visions: The Great Image and its Overthrow, The Four Beasts, Fight Between Ram and Goat, The "Little Horn", Cleansing the Sanctuary, The Seventy "Weeks", Messiah's Glory, The 1260, 1290, 1335 and 2300 "Days", Exposure of the Papacy, Condemned out of his Own Mouth, Great Mass of History Information covering more than 2,500 years, and proving Daniel to be a prophet for these Latter Days. Showing which of Daniel's Prophecies have been fulfilled. Authorities are cited for Historical Statements, and the Information is made conveniently available by means of an Index.
A verse-by-verse explanation of the Epistle to the Hebrews; also of Leviticus 16, showing the significance of its typical ceremonies. Explanations of the Cherubim, of the Wheels, of the Temple of Ezekiel's vision, and of our Lord's "dark saying", "Destroy this Temple, and in three days I will raise it up." The great question, How may men worship God acceptably, is the principle theme of this book.
Forty significant Parables and a large number of Similitudes are explained, or our Lord's own explanations called attention to. His wonderful words of life come to us with renewed power.
Part 1 The Church and its Organisation.
Parr 2 "The Doctrine of Baptisms."
Part 3 The Lord's Supper.
Various difficult passages, such as "Baptised for the Dead" are explained.
An exposition of Matthew 24 and related passages concerning Christ's Second Coming.
The Scriptural evidence on this question. Comfort for all who mourn.
A Scriptural examination of the philosophy of punishment for sin. Every Bible occurrence of Sheol, Hades, Gehenna, Lake of Fire and related terms explained.
The Holy Spirit; Various Manifestations; the Gift of the Spirit; as Comforter and Guide; as Convicter of Sin, Righteousness, Judgment; as Demonstrator of Sonship. The Sin against the Holy Spirit. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
What is it? Why is it expected? How is it to be brought about? Whom will it benefit?
An explanation in handy form.
An exposition of Scripture teaching on Miraculous Healings, showing their place in the Divine purpose.
Spiritualism Scripturally exposed.
Showing the differences between the first two, and between them and the Bible.
Demonstrating and upholding the authority of the Bible as the inspired Word of God.
What is it? What does it mean?
An explanation of the signs of the Lord's coming.
The great promises of God for the restitution of man to his intended place in creation.
An answer to Seventh Day Adventism.
A concise, plain review of the Scripture teachings.