“It is written,man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” . ~Matthew 4:4

About Us


This web site is the culmination of a dream that has been a goal for many years. With the help of a young friend, Clifford Almeida, it has now in the process of becoming a reality. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ray Phillips. I am retired from the

The Gospel


The word "Gospel," literally means: "Good News." The gospel that the Bible presents is simple enough to be contained in one sentence, yet profound enough to occupy one's study time for all of their life. Or as another has said: "The gospel is simply wonderful and wonderfully simple." This is



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Q & A
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The Sabbath was given to the Jews
June, 14 2012
“The Sabbath was given to the Jews” Many today object to keeping the seventh day of the week as the Sabbath, because  >>

What test must be applied to everyone who claims to have a message from God?
April, 9 2012
One vitally important test is this one found in Isaiah. “To the teaching and to the testimony! If they will not speak  >>

Welcome to Basics of the Word
a slightly different web site...

Yes, I realize that there are most likely hundreds, if not thousands, of religious websites you can visit. Therefore I'm honored to have you stop in for a visit. What, you may ask, is different about this web site? It is primarily in two ways. 1. It makes Christianity simple and logical. If you check into the section titled: "Basic Christianity," (still under construction) you will discover just how simple, logical and balanced the religious system that is presented in the Bible really is. In this section you will find out how to study the Bible so you can know for yourself what it says. 2.It discusses ideas that "everyone knows," but few actually do. Here you will find out what certain ideas mean when viewed from the mountain top of God's word. These are topics that "everyone


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