"To the law and to the Testimony", Isaiah 8:20
In 1909 God moved two Christian laymen to set aside a large sum of money for
issuing twelve volumes that would set forth the fundamentals of the Christian
faith, and which were to be sent free to ministers of the gospel, missionaries,
Sunday School superintendents, and others engaged in aggressive Christian work
throughout the English speaking world. A committee of men who were known to be
sound in the faith was chosen to have oversight of the publication of these
volumes. Rev. Dr. A.C. Dixon was the first Executive Secretary of the Committee,
and upon his departure for England Rev. Dr. Louis Meyer was appointed to take
his place. Upon the death of Dr. Meyer the work of the Executive Secretary
devolved upon me. We were able to bring out these twelve volumes according to
the original plan. Some of the volumes were sent to 300,000 ministers and
missionaries and other workers in different parts of the world.
On the completion of the twelve volumes as originally planned the work was
continued through The King's Business, published at 536 South Hope St., Los
Angeles, California. Although a larger number of volumes were issued than there
were names on our mailing list, at last the stock became exhausted, but appeals
for them kept coming in from different parts of the world. As the fund was no
longer available for this purpose, the Bible Institute of Los Angeles, to whom
the plates were turned over when the Committee closed its work, have decided to
bring out the various articles that appeared in The Fundamentals in four volumes
at the cheapest price possible, All the articles that appeared in The
Fundamentals, with the exception of a very few that did not seem to be in exact
keeping with the original purpose of The Fundamentals, will be published in this
To the two laymen whose generosity made it possible to send several
millions of volumes of "The Fundamentals" to ministers and
missionaries in all parts of the world, for their confirmation and upbuilding in
the faith, these volumes are dedicated.
Table of contents:
- The Biblical Conception of
by Rev. Thomas Whitelaw, M.A., D.D.
- Paul's Testimony to the Doctrine of Sin
by Prof. Charles B. Williams, B.B., Ph.D.
- Sin and Judgment to Come
by Sir Robert Anderson, K.C.B., LL. D.
- What Christ Teaches Concerning Future Retribution
by Rev. William C. Proctor, F.Ph.
- The Atonement
by Prof. Franklin Johnson, D.D., LL.D.
- At-One-Ment, by Propitiation
by Canon Dyson Hague, M.A.
- The Grace of God
by C.I. Scofield, D.D.
- Salvation by Grace
by Rev. Thomas Spurgeon
Nature of Regeneration
by Thomas Boston
- Regeneration, Conversion, Reformation
by Rev. George W. Lasher, D.D., LL.D.
- Justification by Faith
by H.C.G. Moule
- The Doctrines that Must be Emphasized in Successful Evangelism
by Evangelist L.W. Munhall, M.A., D.D.
- Preach the Word
by Howard Crosby
- Pastoral and Personal Evangelism, or Winning Men to Christ One by One
by Rev. John Timothy Stone, D.D.
- The Sunday School's True Evangelism
by Charles Gallaudet
- The Place of Prayer in Evangelism
by Rev. R.A. Torrey,
- Foreign Missions, or World-Wide Evangelism
by Robert E.
- A Message from Missions
by Rev. Charles A. Bowen , A.M.,
- What Missionary Motives Should Prevail?
by Rev. Henry W.
by Rev. Henry W. Frost
- Is Romanism Christianity?
by T.W. Medhurst
- Rome, the Antagonist of the Nation
by Rev. J.M.
- The True Church
by Bishop Ryle
- The Testimony of Foreign Missions to the Superintending Providence of
by Arthur T. Pierson
- The Purposes of the Incarnation
by Rev. G. Campbell Morgan,
- Tributes to Christ and the Bible by Brainy Men
Known as Active Christians
"Their rock is not as our
Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges." Deut.
'The Fundamentals: A Testimony to the Truth' published by Baker Books
Last updated: December 23, 2005
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