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Thy righteousness is like the great mountains... (Psalm 36:6)

Open Bible Baptist Church is a Gospel lighthouse for Elkhart City and Elkhart County, Indiana; and also for our state, our nation, and the world!  Our Pastor is James L. Leichty.  We are serving the downtown, inner-city area of Elkhart; meeting their need for truth (“truth” is Jesus Christ and his word).




OBBC upholds
the authority of the BIBLE
from the very first verse.



Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way, the truth, and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

(John 14:6)


...the truth shall make you free.
(John 8:32)


I build on no authority, ancient or modern, but the Scripture.  I want to know one thing—THE WAY TO HEAVEN: HOW TO LAND SAFE ON THAT HAPPY SHORE.  God himself hath condescended to teach the way.  He hath written it down in a book.  O give me that book!  At any price, give me that book of God! 

—John Wesley,  1701–1791

Founder of Methodism



The great common denominator among men is religion; all have it and none are without.  Our only choice is which to have.  Furthermore, that decision is the most fundamental engine that runs a person; no decision is more important.

Is there more than one true religion?  As with a sum, there is only one right answer and all others are wrong.




Caution: construction in progress (in our people's lives).

      The people in our church are having construction going on in their lives...exciting days are ahead!

"Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended:
but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind,
and reaching forth unto those things which are before," (Php.





God's words are like starfire lava.

Jeremiah  23

29 Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?


Psalm  12:6-7,  AV 1611

6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.


The center point upon which all mankind pivots is TRUTH.  God said he preserved his TRUTH perfectly down to this very day (Psa.12:6-7; etc.).

God's teaching of perfect preservation is found many times throughout Scripture and emerges clearly as the Bible's own doctrine on the preservation of Itself.  It is called “The Bible's Doctrine of Scripture Preservation.”

From these many perfect preservation texts, Psalm 12:6-7 has become the recognized “flag pole” around which the Preservation doctrine rallies--the pathfinder text.  This is because of the remarkable and detailed clarity of that representative text and because it strikes the “bulls eye” in that doctrine.  Therefore, Psalm 12:6-7 is the anchor reference for the Preservation article of faith.


Having full belief in Psalm 12:6-7 as the basis for believing the Gospel is ground zero for perfect assurance of salvation.  If you have incomplete belief in Scripture, its twin brother, doubting salvation, will be stalking you.

Will we accept Scripture in full belief and have all of its blessings?  Or will we stop short of complete belief and not enter its rest?  In other words, will we slouch a half-mile behind in half-belief like doubting Thomas; holding onto endless manuscript mumbo-jumbo, which nobody really understands anyway?  Why be sunk in unbelief, grasping onto old and crumbling manuscripts?  Live in the flow and newness of life, in the certainty of full belief!


Hebrews  3

19  So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.





John  8,  AV 1611 

47   He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.


John  12,  AV 1611 

46  I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

47  And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

48  He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

49  For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

50  And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.


Therefore, those who REJECT Jesus and His Words guarantee themselves a home in the Lake of Fire. (John 12:48) 

Show one Scripture that even hints at the Bible not being perfectly preserved.  Since none has ever been found, what source do people listen to for their unbelief in the Bible's doctrine on the perfect preservation of Itself?  Seeing that their doctrine of errors is NOT found in Scripture and so is NOT from God, it is not difficult to see from where they are getting their information.  All unbelief is the belief of a lie.  The father of lies is the Founder and President of the YHGS Society (Yea Hath God Said Society--Gen 3:1c, "...And [the serpent] said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said...?").

The new bibles have rejected lots and lots of verses and words, so at the Great White Throne Judgment you will not want to be near those who promoted those doctored bibles (see Jn 12:47-48 above).  Try finding, for example, the numerous following verses in the NIV: Matthew 17:21; 18:11; 23:14; Mark 7:16; 9:44, 46; 11:26; 15:28; Luke 17:36; 23:17; John 5:4; Acts 8:37; 15:34; 24:7; 28:29; Romans 16:24.  Besides these many whole verses, the NIV has also cut out hundreds and hundreds of more words.

Not only that, the NIV also footnotes out more whole verses.  This footnoting strikes as a serpent at the very authority of those words being the Word of God.  These footnoted out verses include: Matthew 12:47; 21:44; Mark 16:9–20 (12 vss); Luke 22:43–44 (2 vss); John 7:53–8:11 (12 vss).

What source causes these Bible mutilators to carry on like this?  It is the Founder of the YHGS Society.





For verily I say to you, Till heaven and earth shall pass away, one jot or one tittle shall by no means pass from the law(Jesus in Matt 5:18) 

Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. (Matt 24:35) 

...if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. (Isa 8:20) 

(25)… the prophets…prophesy lies in my name… (26)they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart; (30) Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbour. (32) Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD…and cause my people to err by their lies... (36) ... for ye have perverted the words of the living God… (Jer 23:25-26, 30, 32, 36) 

…they prophesy a lie in my name... (Jer 27:15) 

(15) …thou makest this people to trust in a lie. (16) ...thou hast taught rebellion against the LORD. (Jer 28:15-16) 

(8) …Let not your prophets and your diviners…deceive you… (9) For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name… (31) …that [prophet]…caused you to trust in a lie: (Jer 29:8-9, 31) 

(25) There is a conspiracy of her [Israel's] prophets… (26) Her [Israel's] priests have violated my law… (28) And her [Israel's] prophets…divining lies… (Eze 22:25-26) 

…prophesy against the shepherds of Israel…Woe be to the shepherds of Israel ... (Eze 34:2) 





Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from righteousness: (Isa 46:12) 

Thus saith the LORD…ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein…But they said, We will not walk therein. (Jer 6:16) 

(3) …the children of Israel…a rebellious nation… (4) they are impudent children and stiffhearted. … (6) they be a rebellious house. (Eze 1:3-4, 6) 

Like Israel of old, modern “Christianity” in America has also become perilously infected with a deadly condition--stoutheartedness against the words of God.

Scripture smashes and dynamites the Adversary’s theological deception that God’s words are not perfectly preserved; unleashing again the pure and immeasurably bright, soul-saving words of Jesus Christ.



The center point upon which all the
world and universe pivots is


Psalm  33

6  By the word of the LORD were the heavens made;
   and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.


Hebrews  11

3  the worlds were framed by the word of God


2Peter  3

5  by the word of God the heavens were of old


Hebrews  1 

3  upholding all things by the word of his power

4  he that built all things is God.


Job  26

7  Hehangeth the earth upon nothing.


Matthew  4

4  But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not
   live by bread alone, but by
every word that
   proceedeth out of the mouth of God



Believe and be saved, today.



…thy word is truth… (John 17:17)


The Lord gave the word:
great was the company of those that published it.
(Psalm 68:11 )



The Bible is no mere book,

but a living creature,

with power that conquers ALL

that oppose it.

           Napoleon Bonaparte,1769-1821,

              during the lastweeks of his life





No soul, heathen or otherwise,
can deny it is the world's most prominent
It is our last, best hope.


The Bible is the merciful kiss of God
on mankind.







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