Foundational Biblical Studies for New Christians

by Dr. Ken Matto

Now that you have become saved, I would like to help you on your journey. One of the most important aspects of the Christian life is the study of God's Word. You have taken a very important and wise step in desiring to begin a study of Scripture. What this course offers is a foundational understanding of the Bible which will serve as a springboard to intermediate and then advanced studies. The Bible states in 1 Corinthians 3:11:

(1 Cor 3:11 KJV) For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

This study is based strictly upon the Bible which is the foundation for all other theological works. Do not become discouraged if there is something in the Bible that you do not understand. Rejoice in what you do understand.  The Holy Spirit will open your mind to understand the Scriptures. You may be assured that you will receive true instruction from Him. Satan, your adversary, has a strong desire to discourage you from studying the Scriptures. If you become a strong Christian, Satan knows that you will become wise to his schemes. However, if you fall away from your studies, he will have a field day with you and will cause you to live a defeated Christian life.

The Lord is pleased with those who make a diligent study of His Word. May I encourage you to complete this study as you will be doing a large amount of Scripture search to ground you. I pledge to base these studies upon the Bible alone. Jesus Christ is the answer. If you have any questions or comments, please e-mail me and let me become a partner in your Christian walk. You will also notice that I did not print out the verses, this is because I want you to search your Bible and find them. This will also help you familiarize with the 66 books of the Bible.

I want to be of service to you as a new Christian and help guide you correctly. You have already taken the first step. This study may also serve as a reference manual to help locate specific verses. You must take time to do these studies because Satan will give you every excuse why you don't have time to study. If you do not own a Bible then purchase a King James Version (preferably a black letter only edition). I recommend only 3 types of King James Bibles: (1) A wide margin edition, (2) a Thompson Chain Reference, and (3) The Defined King James Bible available through The Bible for Today  ( . This study is based on the King James Version which was translated from superior manuscripts compared to those used in such horrible translations as the New International Version or the New American Standard Version (1995 update included). All the modern versions are corrupt. Seek purity from the outset of your Christian walk.

(Col 1:28 KJV) Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

Below are the subjects you will study, it is recommended that you do the study in the order given. Just click on the studies and download them for your personal use or the use of a class. There is no copyright, feel free to download as many studies as you want:

1. Jesus Christ
2. God
3. The Holy Spirit
4. Prayer
5. The Bible
6. Bible Study
7. Three Rules of Bible Study
8. Satan
9. The Church
10. Born Again
11. Angels
12. God's Requirements for Christians
13. How to Detect a False Gospel
14. Epilogue