The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy issues an urgent wake-up call to pastors and churches everywhere in this age where false doctrine, religious traditions, hucksterism, gimmickry, and biblical illiteracy are pandemic among the professed people of God. Ownership, control, and spiritual empowerment of the church belong to God, not us! We have no business using unscriptural methods to function as a church, no matter what the so-called "results" may be. God's Word is clear concerning the structure, function, and roles of His church. Written in a clear, verse-by-verse format, Dr. Harley Howard's book details what the true biblical church is all about—from church leaders to deacons to the entire congregation—all according to the Bible.
A pastor for more than twenty years, Dr. Harley Howard is a firm believer and practitioner of a "whole Bible concept" of teaching and preaching God's Holy Word. He believes that exposition of the entire Bible is the only tool pastors should use to restore and mature the church to spiritual growth in the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the host of the cable television program "What Saith the Scriptures?" in Southern and Northern California, and a radio program by the same name in Yulee, Florida. Dr. Howard has written and published commentaries on Acts and Hebrews (www.fotbc.org). He lives in Southern California with his wife and two daughters.