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Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker Robert Wurtz II in text and pdf format. For almost 20 years I have served as a author and teacher of advanced biblical studies. My interests are the New Covenant, apologetics and classical revival. Native of the Kansas City, Mo area and reside now in Independence, MO with wife Anna.

He is the author of many books including the newest Televangelicalism. In this insightful and thought provoking book, Robert Wurtz II traces the history of Christian evangelism from the book of Acts to modern times. The contrast between pre-1900 and post-1900 evangelism is so sharp, that the book is divided into two sections: Part 1, the pre-Billy Sunday era and Part 2, the post-Billy Sunday evangelistic era. This book is a must-read for anyone that has concerns about issues such as "the sinner's prayer" or shallow concepts of conversion.

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Healing in His Wings (The tallit and tzitzit in Messianic Concepts)
      The LORD said to Moses, "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: `Throughout the generations to come you are to make tassels on the corners of your garments, with a blue cord on each tassel. You will have these tassels to look at and so you will remember ... read more

Identity and Expression of Faith
      One of the major problems associated with trying to witness to a Jew is the presence of so much Hellenistic influence that has existed in the Church since the 2nd century. As the Church began moving west the Gentile Christians began interpreting Paul’s wr ... read more

IN A NUTSHELL
      “The Fall of Man” Man is comprised of spirit, soul, and body. When Adam and Eve walked with God in the cool of the day they were naked and not ashamed. It can be reasoned from scripture that their covering was literally the glory of God that existed be ... read more

IT IS NOT IN HEAVEN (Bath Kol)
      There reached a point when the credibility of an “audible voice from Heaven” had to be contended with. An audible voice from God was considered authoritative in all matters in the time of Christ among the Jews. But there were too many cases in the New Tes ... read more

Memoirs of the Revivalist (The Earliest Years Part 1)
      PRAYING THAT YOU MIGHT PREACH It has been over 150 years since Charles G. Finney began preaching the great revivals that would eventually be part of what we know as the Second Great Awakening. Charles Finney believed that 2 things were required ... read more

Not Enough Pens- Nor Enough Paper (A Brief Look Into Jewish Persecution) Introduction
      When many Jews see the Cross they do not savor warm feelings of forgiveness and love that characterizes the love of Jesus Christ and God the Father who sent Him to die for sins. Because of the severe atrocities that have been heaped upon the Jewish people ... read more

One "Yachid" or One "Echad" (A Brief Look ay The Trinity)
      Eloiyim is a plural noun. When we recognize that the Shema tells us that God is ONE we may understand God to be a plural unity when we know the meaning of ‘echad.’. The Shema reads: Shmai Yisrael Adonai Eloheynu Adonai Echad. Hear O’ Israel the Lor ... read more

Overly realized Eschatology (Is 'death' the savior?) Part 2
      When it comes to understanding what God is doing in the earth, man has always tried to have God do things as they see fit and in there own time. But in reality, God will do as He will and in His own timing. Eschatology is the study of “last things” or the ... read more

Overwhelming Conviction
      Accounts of Revival at Rome, New York 1825 Compiled By Robert Wurtz II The Village of Rome Rome is situated in Oneida County, New York and was a village built around Fort Stanwix, which was a military guard post in the 1700’s. There is a good amou ... read more

PLUNGED INTO DARKNESS
      When we talk about the world plunging into darkness it can only happen for one reason--- there is an absence of LIGHT. The Word of God is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our pathway. When the Word of God was being lived out in the lives of believers ... read more

Rabbi Akiba's False Messiah
      When it comes to understanding the significance of this particular segment, it is important to realize the impact that "one man" by the name of Rabbi Akiba Ben Joseph has had on modern Rabbinic Judaism and the Jews. I personally believe it would be next t ... read more

Ritual Immursion (The Origin of Christian Baptism)
      Many thousands of people have died over the issue of water baptism. It is not my intent to further such strife within the Church. With great reluctance I wish to consider baptism as it was formerly known as 'ritual immersion'. The Innovation for Novat ... read more

SALVATION TO THE UTTERMOST (Part 1)
      SALVATION TO THE UTTERMOST (Part 1) By Robert Wurtz II Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. (Hebrews 7:25) Salvation is an English word that is used ... read more

SALVATION TO THE UTTERMOST (Part 2)
      SALVATION TO THE UTTERMOST (Part 2) Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. (Hebrews 7:25) The objective of Satan has always been to use sin to drive a w ... read more

Sanctification in Shoe Leather (Is 'death' the savior?) Some Final Observations 1
      The Total Sanctification defense of doctrine teachings, I found, were long ramblings of philosophical rhetoric that answered few questions from scripture and have done very little to make me any holier. Repentance teachings based upon the premise that men ... read more

SARX (the "flesh")
      SARX (Various senses of the word commonly translated as "Flesh") Strongs Definition: NT:4561 sarx (sarx); probably from the base of NT:4563; flesh (as stripped of the skin), i.e. (strictly) the meat of an animal (as food), or (by extension) the body ... read more

SEVEN MYTHS OF REPENTANCE (Myth #1 & #2)
      THE REPENTANCE GOD REQUIRES By Robert Wurtz II (Part I) A) DEFINING REPENTANCE 1) Walking With God The concept of repentance is found throughout scripture as God’s commandment to man to turn back to the path of walking with Him and in His ways. ... read more

SEVEN MYTHS OF REPENTANCE (Myth #3, #4, & #5)
      7 Myths of Repentance” (Part III) By Robert Wurtz II C) MYTH #3 PENANCE IS REPENTANCE 1) Penance Penance is voluntary self-punishment to show repentance. Penance is not something generally found in Protestant circles in the west. Some may ‘a ... read more

SEVEN MYTHS OF REPENTANCE (MYTH #6 & 7)
      MYTH #6 REPENTANCE CAN BE SELECTIVE In Richard Owens Roberts section on “Seven myths of Repentance” he states, “When anyone resorts to selective repentance, the tendency is to repent of the glaring matters, the things of which everyone knows he is gu ... read more

Sowing to the Flesh
      When it comes to having the Jews understand the reality of the Gospel, it is important to realize that the “light” of the law that would be their schoolmaster and lead them to Christ has been veiled by the Oral Law and the Talmud. What light may have seep ... read more

Talmudic Revisionism And The Struggle For Authority
      Because of “Talmudic Revisionism,” little is left to be known of the various competing sects of Pharisees that struggled and ultimately lost to that elite group of Pharisees within the Pharisees under Yohannan ben Zakkai. Little is ever told about the man ... read more

TEN KEYS TO TOTAL VICTORY (Introduction)
      TEN KEYS TO TOTAL VICTORY (By Robert Wurtz II) INTRODUCTION For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus ... read more

TEN KEYS TO TOTAL VICTORY (Key #1 LAY ASIDE YOUR WEIGHTS!)
      TEN KEYS TO TOTAL VICTORY (Key #1) The Key to Laying Aside Your Weights… Hebrews 12:1 teaches us that there are weights that serve as an encumbrance in our spiritual lives, and sins also that easily beset us. The word beset could have been ... read more

THE "ROBBERS"
      The "Robbers" (Gk. les-tes) as we touched on in the previous study was the preferred term to describe participants in the Jewish Freedom Movement by Josephus. This sheds much light on the Gospels and the crucifixion of Jesus. When the temple guards came t ... read more

The 613 Laws of the Old Testament
      Paul said that if righteousness could have come by the law it would have; but it cannot. As it is written... Galatians 3:21 "Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily rig ... read more

The acts of the sinful nature are obvious (Galatians 5:19 NIV).
      Obvious? Wherein could they not be known? In response to your question as to who I am referring to with the issue of pride and resistance by God- it is for ANY reader who may think they stand, or pretend to stand, and yet have secret sin in their life. ... read more

THE ASSASSINS (Sacarii)
      In Matthew 24:2 Jesus asked... "Do you see all these things?" he asked. "I tell you the truth, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down." (NIV) Jesus knew what was coming and it was total devastation. After the death and r ... read more

The Birkat ha Minim
      According to the Encyclopedia Judaica there were 7 different types of Pharisees (Perushim). Two of them were after the order of Abraham and Job and the other 5 were hypocrites (?). The Pharisee's that fled to Yavneh would likely have included no Nazarenes ... read more

The Church Heads West An Introduction to the Issues (Part I)
      Hellenism (A Few Issues) When Alexander the Great conquered the then known world the language of Greek spread throughout. This was convenient for the spread of the Gospel and was prophesied through Nebuchadnezars dream centuries before. Jews from the D ... read more

The Church Heads West An Introduction To the Issues (Part II)
      PHILO JUDAEUS “Philo of Alexandria” (20 BCE - 50CE) Philo Judaues was a Jew and a contemporary of both Jesus and Paul. He was a native of Alexandria, Egypt. He received the best Jewish education, and was trained also in gentile learning-grammar, rhet ... read more

The Conviction We Need!
      The Necessity of Holy Ghost Conviction In order for any person to be genuinely CONVERTED they must first be genuinely CONVICTED of their sin by the Spirit of God. I personally believe that the lack of genuine conversions in our day can be traced direct ... read more

The Cross as a Sword
      In 312, the Roman Emperor Constantine I the Great was in Trier, Germany where he had a vision of a cross (X) that appeared in the sky with the words, "In hoc signum vinces" ("By this You Will Conquer"). The Emperor was greatly influenced by the appariti ... read more

THE DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE (70 CE)
      It is hard to imagine how beautiful and awesome that the Temple actually was in the first century. So many times we think the "upper room" may have been in someones attic, etc. The Temple was quite a site to behold for those who were there. We, some 2000 ... read more

The Dispensation of the Gospel - Lesson 1
      LESSON I THE GENUINE BORN AGAIN EXPERIENCE TEXT. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. (John 3:3 KJV) Salvation is the process by which a person is gloriousl ... read more

The Dispensation of the Gospel - Lesson 2
      LESSON II CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST TEXT. I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. (Gal. 2 ... read more

The Dispensation of the Gospel - Lesson 3
      LESSON III SAVED FROM SIN TEXT. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21) There is a change of heart that accompanies the genuine born again experience in which ... read more

The Dispensation of the Gospel - Lesson 4
      LESSON IV FILLED WITH HIS PRESENCE TEXT. This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. (Matthew 15: ... read more

The Fourth Philosophy: (THE ZEALOTS)
      In our first lesson we sketched out some of the characteristics of the JEWISH FREEDOM MOVEMENT in the time of Jesus. They would eventually come to be kown as the ZEALOTS, but the movement itself developed greatly from the time of the Galileans (Judas of G ... read more

THE HEIRS (A Brief Look at Church Leaders Before 135 CE)
      According to Dr. Ron Moseley of the American Institute for Holy Land Studies, the first fifteen bishops (presidents) of the Church at Jerusalem were relatives of Jesus. All of whom are of Hebrew descent, and according to Eusebius was “to have received the ... read more

THE Jewish Freedom Movement
      Merton Hengel in his book "the Zealots" sheds some light on the scene in the time of Jesus through the works of Josephus and others concerning the unrest that existed in the area of Galilee and other places. As far as I know, the term "Zealot" is first me ... read more

The Law of Sin
      The law of sin is the law that governs the sin nature. It is in our members (Romans 7:23). The law of God is the law that governs the born again nature and it is resident in our “inward man” (Romans 7:22). The law of the Spirit in Christ Jesus has made me ... read more

THE NARROW ROAD TO SALVATION (PART 1)
      THE NARROW ROAD TO SALVATION (Revisiting the Book of Romans) By Robert Wurtz II Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the ga ... read more

THE NARROW ROAD TO SALVATION (PART 2)
      THE NARROW ROAD TO SALVATION (Revisiting the Book of Romans) Part 2 By Robert Wurtz II Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the ... read more

THE NARROW ROAD TO SALVATION (Part 3)
      THE NARROW ROAD TO SALVATION (Revisiting the Book of Romans) Part 3 By Robert Wurtz II What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God. For ... read more

THE NARROW ROAD TO SALVATION (Part 4)
      THE NARROW ROAD TO SALVATION (Revisiting the Book of Romans) Part 4 By Robert Wurtz II What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not ... read more

THE NARROW ROAD TO SALVATION (Part 6)
      THE NARROW ROAD TO SALVATION (Revisiting the Book of Romans) Part 6 By Robert Wurtz II What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Know ye not, tha ... read more

The New Covenant Part I (The Sign of Circumcision)
      Abrahamic Faith Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. This is Abrahamic faith in a nutshell. We as born again believers are of the true circumc ... read more

The New Covenant Part II (The Conscience)
      This brings us to the New Covenant. Hebrews 8:10-13 (See also Jeremiah 31:33) For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: a ... read more

The New Covenant Part III ('States' of the Conscience)
      The GUILTY conscience is a primary obstacle to us coming to the throne of grace or to do His service (Hebrews 9:9). The blood of bulls and of goats could not take away sins- nor did it have the power to PURGE the conscience of its guilt. For this cause of ... read more

THE NEXT GREAT AWAKENING (Part 1)
      CHAPTER 19 THE NEXT GREAT AWAKENING (Part 1 Confession of Sin) Deep Slumber Multitudes of Christians today are asleep to their own personal spiritual condition. They are content with their walk with him as if they were in no real need to be reviv ... read more

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