Who are we?
We are a small band of Bible-believing Christians moved to proclaim afresh the New Testament message of justification by faith. Our gospel is that Jesus Christ – by incarnation, perfect obedience, and vicarious dying – has accomplished the redemption of mankind which becomes ours individually by faith alone.
We are not a church nor are we affiliated with any other religious organization. We are only a voice attempting to point people to the righteousness of Christ as it applies to his present ministry in heaven. In this capacity we publish Christian literature in a variety of languages and at times take speaking appointments dealing with these same subjects.
In 1970 the pope was planning a visit to Australia and lay scholar Robert D. Brinsmead (RDB) wanted to write a tract for distribution at the event. He thought Catholics believed in salvation by works and that the Bible taught salvation by faith. When he did his research he found that the Roman Catholic Church taught things about salvation that appeared very Evangelical. Present Truth (PT) magazine was born out of that research and from its first issue in 1972 until its third issue in 1978 RDB was its editor.
Richard A. Marin worked as PT’s circulation and business manager in those early years and after an hiatus of 25 years renewed its publication in a smaller format. As funds and time are available he continues as its publishing editor until the present time.
Present Truth is incorporated under the legal name of Life Research International which operates as a 501c3, non profit corporation in the state of California, USA.
Proclaiming the truth that the righteous demands of God have been met on humanity's behalf by Jesus Christ
and that his fulfillment is accounted ours by faith alone.
Our Statement of Faith
We believe that holy men were inspired by God to write the Bible which is
authoritative, sufficient, and esentially clear to teach us how to be saved
and how to live lives
pleasing to God. As our only rule of faith and practice it is its own
interpreter, leaving us with the responsibility of prayerfully understanding
and obeying it (Jer. 10:23; 2 Pet. 1:19-21; 2 Tim.
3:15-17; Daniel 9:13)
There is but one God, creator of heaven and earth; who is eternal, all
knowing, all seeing, all
powerful, all loving, and entirely holy; who has always existed in three
equal persons that share
one purpose, attitude, and character. Holy Scripture refers to them as the
almighty Father, the
saving Son, and the sanctifying Holy Spirit (Is 40:25-31; 57:15;
Mankind (male and female) was created pure and holy, as living souls
composed of body and
spirit. Through the single, free-will act of Adam, their representative,
they fell from God's favor
bringing guilt, corruption, and weakness to the entire race; and unless
redeemed are all destined
to eternal death. (John 3:36; Gen. 1:26-28; 1 Cor. 15:30)
God, the eternal Son, took humanity on himself through the virgin birth and
as Jesus, the Christ,
fulfilled every requirement of God for reconciling the race to himself. This
he did by being
crucified, dead, and buried. And through resurrection the third day God
fulfilled in him all his
promises to mankind. Jesus now interecedes in heaven for those who receive
him by faith and
will soon appear in power and great glory to receive his own unto himself.
(Matt.1:18-23; 1 Cor. 15:1-4; 2 Cor. 5:14-21; Heb. 7:25; 9:27,28)
Salvation for lost humanity comes through divine acceptance which we receive
by faith alone
and is manifest in a life of obedience to all the commandments of God.
Perfect conformity to
God's law is the basis for our salvation. This conformity was accomplished
by Jesus Christ on
earth in the First Century and this good news is offered to all in the
gospel. Those who accept the
gospel become God's children and unite their efforts with God's Spirit in
being progressively transformed into Christ's image until glorification at
the last day (Eph.2:8-10; Matt. 5:48; Rom 2:13; 8:9-27).
God has a church on earth which is Christ's spiritual body. It is composed
of true believers and
hypocrites. It is the supreme object of his regard and is to become his
bride in the final pre-
advent judment. It is organized to proclaim the law and the gospel, baptize
elders and deacons, and serve its members in holy communion and in caring
27; 2 Cor. 11:2; Rev. 19:6-16)
We are living in the last days and the final crisis will be over the
question of worship. Just
prior to Christ's second
coming in glory God's people give a three-fold message 1) calling everyone to
worship God the Creator
who in six literal days made this earth, 2) warning against a religion that
transformation as part of the basis or means by which God accepts us, and 3)
pointing to Christ interceding in heaven, rather than the church on earth or any part of it, as the object of true worship and our only hope in final judgment. At this time God's people are characterized by respect for the Ten Commandments and complete trust in Jesus alone.
(Mal. 4; Rev. 13, 14; 22:6-21)
Our Contact Information
P O Box 700
Fallbrook, CA 92088 USA