Welcome to the Servants Place.
The Servants Place Website is a safe haven amidst the confusing maelstrom of facts and fiction of today’s digital age. Much that is posted on the Internet is not trustworthy. Un-factual accusations, biased news reporting, outrageous claims and undocumented opinions abound in every aspect of our online modern society. Does anyone or does any agency really know what is truth? Where does one even begin to look for truth? And how would one know for sure they are on solid ground when they have discovered the source of truth? With so many claiming to have the truth, where does one turn for a sure foundation which is grounded in truth?
Over two thousand years ago, a Roman provincial Governor asked the question, “What is truth?” The Governor, Pontius Pilate, was responding to a claim by a man upon whom Pilate was soon going to pronounce a death sentence. The claim by the man, Jesus Christ, was in response to a statement made by Pilate, “You are a king, then!” Jesus responded, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify of the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” John 18:37. Jesus pre-answered the question, what is truth. He stated that his answer was factual and that He came into the world to testify of the truth and that those who are following truth (on the side of) listens to Him. Well, what was the truth Jesus was testifying about? The answer to that question is the reason why the Servants Place Website exists. It exists to present the truth.
This is the truth: “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him (the Son) shall not perish (eternally) but have everlasting life.” John 3:16. The truth is a simple claim of belief. Those who believe that the Son of God, Jesus Christ, died their sins and who have trusted in Christ in for their salvation, will live with Him forever. The Apostle Paul stated, “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures. He was buried and raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.” 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. So in simple terms, the truth is the good news that God’s Son, Jesus Christ, died for everyone’s sins and everyone needs to believe in Christ in order to receive salvation that is eternal. Also this truth is contained in a set of writings called the Scriptures. These Scriptures are in themselves truth. The Apostle Paul on another occasion stated, “All Scripture is God-breathed” (inspired by God). 2 Timothy 3:16.
The aim of the Servants Place is to present the truth of the Scriptures (what is known as the Holy Bible) in a clear and easily understood format so that there will be no confusion as to what someone must know and what they must do to live forever with God and His Son Jesus Christ. There is no greater outcome for the seeker of truth.
Why the name Servants Place? In many parts of Scripture, the Messiah, Jesus Christ is given the name the Servant. Many centuries before He was born on earth, the Servant was predicted by the Hebrew prophets to come to restore the relationship between God and man that was ruined by the sin of mankind’s first parents. Many of the prophecies regarding this Servant were fulfilled during the time Jesus the Messiah lived, died and rose again. Many other prophecies about the Servant are still to be fulfilled and the people of the earth await their fulfillment. A major goal of the Servants Place is to provide teaching regarding these prophecies so that when the Bible is read, the connection between the prophecy regarding the Servant of God and their fulfillment will be easily understood.
A second reason this Website is called the Servants Place is that not only is God’s Son called the Servant, but all who believe in Jesus Christ for salvation are also called servants of God. It is another major goal of this Website to provide useful resources so that the servants of God will grow to be like Christ in all aspects of their lives. The Apostle Paul stated this goal this way, “He (Jesus Christ) is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.” Colossians 1:28 The work of proclaiming, admonishing and teaching is not complete until those who listen to the Word of God and are admonished to follow the teaching of the Word of God until they become fully mature in all ways in living like and living for Jesus Christ.
A selective doctrinal position of the Servants Place:
The hermeneutical (interpretation of texts) understanding of the Scriptures by the Servants Place is known as dispensational but only in counter-point to the hermeneutical position known as covenant theology. The Servants Place is not necessarily classical in its textual dispensational interpretation as held by such Biblical scholars as Charles Ryrie, John Walvoord, Clarence Larkin, Harry Ironside and Donald Barnhouse but is perhaps closest in appreciation of the teaching ministries of Paul Henebury and John MacArthur.
A second position of the Servants Place is in its eschatological position. The Servants Place is unashamedly pre-tribulational and pre-millennial in its doctrinal viewpoint of the end times. While understanding the position taken by many who are amillennial and appreciative of many fine Biblical scholars who hold to an amillennial eschatological viewpoint, it is not the intension of the Servants Place to engage in debates regarding these differences in doctrine. Because most evangelical and conservative scholars who have as their first mission to reach a lost world for Christ, the Servants Place finds itself in the same “school” with these scholars and debate regarding the end times is often viewed as inter-mural contests which often result in endless discussions that do not result in advancing the gospel of Christ to the world.
Because of the above doctrinal positions, the Servants Place will most often recommend printed and digital publications that are decidedly pre-millennial but will sometimes recommend a resource authored by an amillennial and covenant scholar due to its outstanding contribution to the understanding of Scripture. Also some Websites recommended by the Servants Place will be those presented by amillennial and covenant theologians. The Servants Place will make note of the fact that a specific resource will have an amillennial and covenant theological viewpoint.
Note: The Bible verses stated above are from the New American Standard Bible, updated edition.