The Epiphany Bible Students Association, organized in 1956 by Brother John J. Hoefle, produces a monthly newsletter exploring the Bible truths expounded in the writings of Pastor Charles Taze Russell. This site includes these newsletters, listed by date in the column to the left, along with other helpful Bible study aids, listed under "Other Publications" on the top menu.

The Ten Cardinal Doctrines of the Bible

“Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre” (Psalm 33:2).

“I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp” (Psalm 49:4).  

  1. Creation - “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).

  2. Condemnation – “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou [art], and unto dust shalt thou return” (Genesis 3:19).

  3. The Law - “And God spake all these words, saying I [am] the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me…” (Exodus 20).

  4. Ransom - Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time” (1 Timothy 2:6).

  5. Resurrection“Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: And if Christ be not risen, then [is] our preaching vain, and your faith [is] also vain” (1 Corinthians 15:12-14).

  6. High Calling “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14).

  7. Justification - “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1).   

  8. Santification“By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once [for all]” (Hebrews 10:10). “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth” (John 17:17).

  9. Restitution“And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive [retain] until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began” (Acts 3: 20-21).

  10. Second Death “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death” (Revelation 20:14).