Welcome to Concordant Gospel Resources. I’m your host and curator, Drew Costen.

In addition to sharing my own articles on topics related to “Concordant” theology, as well as my free eBook summarizing the basics of our beliefs (both of which you’ll find in the menu at the top of the page as well as in the lists below), I’ve created this site to provide a list of links (which you’ll find farther down on this page) to some of the “Concordant” resources published by various members of the body of Christ that I’ve found useful. This list isn’t exhaustive — I’m sure there are many I’ve missed or forgotten — but these are some of the links to books, YouTube channels, and websites that I’ve personally found the most helpful, and which I recommend the most highly for the best study of Scripture from a “Concordant” perspective.

Before I get to that, however, I realized that new readers might not even know what I mean by “Concordant.” Basically, I belong to the ecclesia (church) known as the body of Christ (not to be confused with the members of the Christian religion who use the same label), although we sometimes also refer to ourselves as “Concordant” believers to differentiate ourselves from others who would also call themselves Bible believers, a nickname that modern-day, English-speaking members of the body of Christ sometimes use because we tend to prefer the Concordant Literal Version of the Bible (although we’re not CLV-Onlyists or anything; we fully recognize that there are no perfect English translations of Scripture). We’re a little different from your standard denomination within the Christian religion, however. In fact, we’re not even really a part of the Christian religion at all, because we are actually a religionless ecclesia, and also because our beliefs tend to be considered “unorthodox,” and even heretical, to most Christians (and, as such, few of us still use that label anymore). While we don’t necessarily all agree with each other on every little detail and minutia of doctrine or theology, there are a number of points we all do agree on, and those points we all agree on make up what could be said to be our core doctrines:

  1. We believe in scriptural inerrancy, and we tend to interpret Scripture as literally as possible (outside of cases where it’s obviously figurative, such as the parables, of course). We’re also very Sola scriptura when it comes to Scripture, rejecting “orthodox” traditions and creeds, and believing what Scripture says instead, preferably in its original languages.

  2. We recognize that Paul’s Gospel is to be segregated from the Gospel to Israel as heralded by the terrestrial Jesus, and by Peter, since Christ gave Paul a new message for the nations.

  3. We understand that the doctrines the body of Christ is meant to follow are all contained within the 13 epistles signed by Paul. While all Scripture is true and useful for all of us, the rest of it was written primarily to Israel.

  4. We believe that God is working out His purpose through a series of time periods known as eons (not to be confused with dispensations, which are simply different spiritual administrations or “economies” that can apply to different groups of people, sometimes even overlapping each other in time).

  5. We believe in the complete sovereignty of God, and don’t believe in human “free will.”

  6. We understand that death is non-existence, as far as our consciousness goes, and that Jesus Christ, in fact, was actually fully dead when He died for our sins and when He was entombed, before He was roused the third day (and, as such, we are not Trinitarians or Modalists, since God can’t die).

  7. We affirm that, through the cross of Christ, God will save all humanity, and will reconcile all conscious, sapient beings who ever existed and need to be reconciled to Himself.

Because there are relatively few of us, at least in most parts of the world, it’s rare that many of us get to gather together very often outside of various conferences that are held every now and then (although I’m told there are a few local ecclesias somewhere out there). We do have a subreddit for online fellowship and the sharing of online resources between English-speaking members of our ecclesia, however, which you can find here, and also a Discord server for chatting, which you can find here (I go by the username of “drewcosten” on both, and these two services are the best ways to get in contact with me if you’re looking to get in touch, although you can also send an email to my first name at the domain name of this website if you prefer to communicate that way).

So, without further ado, here are the links:

Websites:

YouTube channels:

[I should note, while the creators of the above websites and YouTube channels are generally excellent when it comes to Scripture and theology, as within any group, there are a number of them who have very little understanding of science, and some also have unusual political views, so please “eat the meat and spit out the bones,” so to speak, at least when they get onto topics that aren’t about Scripture.]

Books:

  • The Problem of Evil and the Judgements of God by A.E. Knoch (free eBook/physical book)

  • Substitution or Inclusion? by A.E. Knoch (free eBook)
  • God’s Eonian Purpose by Adlai Loudy (free eBook/physical book)
  • Nearly everything we learned at church was wrong: What the Bible actually teaches about sex, hell, tithing, and much more by Drew Costen (my own free eBook)
  • Martin Zender Goes To Hell: a critical review of an uncriticized doctrine by Martin Zender (physical book)

  • The Really Bad Thing About Free Will by Martin Zender (eBook/physical book)

  • The First Idiot In Heaven: Secrets of the Apostle Paul (And why the meek merely inherit the Earth) by Martin Zender (eBook/physical book)

  • How To Quit Church Without Quitting God: Why going to church today is unbiblical, un-Christlike, and spiritually risky by Martin Zender (eBook/physical book)
  • Flawed By Design by Martin Zender (physical book)