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Cove, AR 71937


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Peter Ditzel
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Cove, AR 71937


Q. Why is Word of His Grace not a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt religious organization?

A. These three points should summarize our position.

1. “We must obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29). When an entity applies for tax exempt status from the IRS, it is implicitly seeking government approval and monetary rewards in return for government supervision. I believe that we risk remaining faithful to Jesus Christ and His teachings when we seek government approval and supervision. I have no intention of placing Word of His Grace under restrictions from the IRS concerning what it can and cannot do, and what it can or cannot say. I believe it is very foolish to place any Christian work under such limitations.


What Is the Law of Christ?

A picture of a horse in deep water with a wet dog standing on its back. Overlaid words: Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2
In love, Jesus bore our burdens of sin. We are to bear one another’s burdens.

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2). Although it is alluded to in other Scriptures, this is the only place in all the Bible that uses the phrase “law of Christ.” What is the law of Christ? As Christians, we should have more than vague ideas about something so connected to Jesus Christ as His law. Is the law of Christ a set of commandments like the Ten Commandments? Is it one command, love, that can be expressed in slightly more detail as “bear one another’s burdens”? Is it the law that Jeremiah prophesied God would put in our inward parts and write on our hearts? (Jeremiah 31:33). Let’s find out.




The overriding purpose of Word of His Grace is to glorify God and His Christ. This is a family-run ministry started in the mid-1990s, and we launched the website in 2000.

We do not want to beg for money or run annoying and distracting fund-raising drives that might offend some people or drive them away from seeking Scriptural truth. On the other hand, if you like what you see and want to support this work, we gratefully accept donations. We have provided a PayPal Donation button below. You do not have to create a PayPal account in order to donate through PayPal. PayPal does not charge you, the donor, a fee, but will charge us 2.9% + $0.30 per donation (as of 2017-08-23).

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If you would rather donate by mail, we have provided an address below. Please make the check or money order out to Peter Ditzel, as we do not have a corporation, either profit or nonprofit (see “Why is Word of His Grace not a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt religious organization?“). Thank you.


You may write to:
Peter Ditzel
1197 Polk Road 23
Cove, AR 71937

The Dangers of the Christian Personality Cult (part 2)

A quote of 1 John 4:1: Beloved, don't believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
Testing involves comparing what someone says to the known revelation of God, the Bible. No one, whatever superstar status he or she may have in the eyes of the world, is above this testing.

(<Part 1)

Test the Spirits

When the people of Berea heard even Paul and Silas preach, they “received the word with all readiness of the mind,” they didn’t just reject it without first hearing it, but they also examined “the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so” (Acts 17:10-11). For even such prominent speakers, the Bible does not berate the Bereans for comparing what was said with Scripture.


Our Better Covenant

A quote from luke 22:20: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.
If the the cup of wine pictures the New Covenant and the wine pictures Jesus’ blood and the life is in the blood (Leviticus 17:11), what is the New Covenant?

The writer of Hebrews, after quoting from Jeremiah’s announcement of the New Covenant that appears in Jeremiah 31, states, “In that he says, ‘A new covenant,’ he has made the first old. But that which is becoming old and grows aged is near to vanishing away” (Hebrews 8:13). Despite this, most Dispensationalists assert that the New Covenant has not yet come into effect and is not for Gentile believers anyway. Covenant Theologians hold that the New Covenant is merely a new administration of the Old Covenant and, thus, the Old Covenant has never really ended. Others, who don’t fall into either of these two camps, concede that believers are under the New Covenant, but maintain that what they call “the moral laws” of the Old Covenant still have authority over Christians. Who’s right? Does it matter? Can a wrong understanding of the covenants actually be harmful?