Minister, Author and Publisher
“Restoring Original Christianity—for Today!”
With a ministry now spanning 50 years, Fred Coulter is on a God-inspired mission to preserve the truth of God for the next generation of faithful Christians. According to Coulter, forces of godless evil are subtly working behind the scenes in religion, government, education and economics. Secular-liberal, New Age-satanic forces are fast at work corrupting the fundamental truths of the Bible and destroying godly morality. Prominent atheists—especially in America and the United Kingdom—have mounted bitter assaults against God and the Bible. Even the Scriptures themselves are no longer held as sacred, but have been thoroughly violated in the rush to produce so-called “modern” gender-neutral translations. In fact, Christianity itself is in “moral retreat”—the result of widespread doctrinal confusion and a growing willingness to compromise biblical principle with popular culture.
It is against this backdrop that Coulter has worked as minister, author and publisher to produce nine biblical books, an abundance of booklets and papers, 1600 audio sermons, and 400 video sermons—all designed to safeguard the true doctrines of Christ, as well as the Scriptures themselves. Recent publications include Occult Holidays or God’s Holy Days—Which?, now in its third edition. A much-needed resource for Bible students, this book contrasts the pagan holidays of nominal “Christianity” with the God-ordained holy days of the Bible.
Other major works include The Day Jesus the Christ Died—which gives the full story of Jesus’ death and resurrection; The Appointed Times of Jesus the Messiah—which outlines the birth, life and work of Christ; and Lord, What Should I Do?—a one-of-a-kind guide to surviving today’s “dysfunctional Christianity.”
In July of 2008, Coulter’s work reached a personal milestone with the first printing of The Holy Bible In Its Original Order—A Faithful Version With Commentary.
This extraordinary Bible is unique in that it is the only complete Bible ever published—with Old and New Testaments—that follows the original, canonical (cuh-non-ical) manuscript order as recognized by scholars. As a new, easy-to-read English translation, The Holy Bible In Its Original Order is completely faithful to the original Hebrew and Greek texts. In 2009 Coulter published an updated and expanded Second Edition of The Holy Bible In Its Original Order—which includes a new 32-page appendix, “Understanding Paul’s Difficult Scriptures.”
Coulter attended the University of San Francisco, and in 1960 graduated from San Mateo State College (San Mateo Junior College) before graduating from Ambassador University (Ambassador College), Pasadena, California, with a BA in Theology in 1964. From 1972-75 Coulter completed advanced biblical and ministerial studies under the Ambassador University Master’s Program. While completing these studies, he was encouraged by his long-time mentor and professor of Koiné Greek—Charles V. Dorothy, PhD—to consider translating the books of the New Testament. Dorothy, fluent in five languages, was Coulter’s personal tutor in biblical Greek.
- Translating the New Testament
After completing formal instruction in New Testament Greek, Coulter continued to expand his knowledge of Greek for the next 20 years by undertaking a verse-by-verse study of the books of the New Testament using the Byzantine Text. In the course of his study, he was moved to translate the Gospel accounts into clear, easy-to-read English for contemporary readers—resulting in his first published work, A Harmony of the Gospels in Modern English (now in its third edition). Ultimately, Coulter was inspired to translate the entire New Testament. After twelve years of translating, The New Testament In Its Original Order—A Faithful Version With Commentary was completed and published in 2004. (This publication has subsequently been incorporated into The Holy Bible In Its Original Order.)
- Translating the Old Testament
In 2006 Coulter began collaborating with Old Testament Hebrew consultant E. Michael Heiss in the development of the Old Testament portion of The Holy Bible In Its Original Order. This new translation of the Old Testament is based on the Masoretic (maz ah retic) text. Together, Coulter and Heiss have meticulously combed through each and every word and phrase in the Hebrew and English to produce a version that is faithful to the original texts. The result is a “fresh, easy-to-read translation that retains the grace and grandeur of the King James Version” (Dr. Will Tomory, Professor of English, Southwest Michigan College).
Coulter’s new translation has been received with enthusiastic acclaim. Reviewer Dan Decker with the International Society of Bible Collectors wrote in 2009 that Coulter’s Bible “is an excellent translation for those desiring a literal one.... We heartily recommend this fine translation.”
“What sets this [Bible] apart is Coulter’s decidedly conservative theology and highly literal translation, which represents the beliefs of a great number of Christians. The Holy Bible In Its Original Order is a great balance to the excesses of biblical higher criticism.”—Rev Magazine (March-April 2009)
“This is a very readable Bible … a landmark achievement, a first in history for an English version.”—David Sielaff, Association for Scriptural Knowledge (ASK) (January 2009)
- Ministerial Career
Ordained a minister of Jesus Christ in 1965, Coulter has pastored numerous Sabbath-keeping churches of God in the Pacific Northwest, the Mountain States, the greater Los Angeles area and Monterey, including the central coast area of California. Since 1983, Coulter has served as president and pastor of the Christian Biblical Church of God (CBCG), headquartered in Hollister, California (www.cbcg.org). Coulter’s ministry reaches all parts of the United States and Canada, with additional offices in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Ethiopia and Kenya.
- Web Sites
A key component of Coulter’s ministry is his extensive Internet presence. His primary Web site, www.cbcg.org, is designed to proclaim the Gospel of the Kingdom of God and preserve biblical truth. Over 1500 audio sermons and Bible studies are available for download, including hundreds of video sermons, sermon transcripts and biblical articles. A second Web site is dedicated to promoting his new Bible, www.theoriginalbiblerestored.org. His latest site, growing rapidly in popularity, is designed for Christians looking for alternatives to the one-size-fits-all “corporate” church experience—www.churchathome.org. “Church at Home” features hundreds of half-hour video presentations and other materials for in-home Bible study.
Each year, over one million people from around the world actively utilize Coulter’s Web sites—where they find timely, inspiring materials covering virtually all of Scripture. Topics covered include:
- Prophecy in the End Times
- Christian Character and Behavior
- The Christian’s Personal Relationship with God
- How to Pray
- How to Study the Bible
- The True Teachings of the Bible—Old and New Testaments
- Major Publications
- The Holy Bible In Its Original Order—A Faithful Version With Commentary
- A Harmony of the Gospels In Modern English
- The Seven General Epistles
- Occult Holidays or God’s Holy Days—Which?
- God’s Plan for Mankind Revealed by His Sabbath and Holy Days
- The Christian Passover
- The Day Jesus the Christ Died
- Lord, What Should I Do?
- The Appointed Times of Jesus the Messiah
- Fred Coulter can be reached at:
- Christian Biblical Church of God
- Post Office Box 1442
- Hollister, California 95024-1442
- (831) 637-1875
For more information please visit Fred R. Coulter's site HERE
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