With a ministry now spanning 44 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 UK—have mounted bitter assaults against God and the Bible. In fact, Christianity itself is experiencing rampant doctrinal confusion and heresy, resulting in the overthrow of bedrock moral values. 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.
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 second 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. 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 onlycomplete Bible ever published—with Old and New Testaments—that follows the original, canonical 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 professor of Koiné Greek to consider translating the books of the New Testament.
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 replaced by The Holy Bible In Its Original Order.)
Translating the Old Testament
In 2006, Coulter began collaborating directly with Old Testament Hebrew Consultant E. Michael Heiss to develop the Old Testament portion of The Holy Bible In Its Original Order. This new translation of the Old Testament is based on the Ben Asher Masoretic Hebrew 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 ). While no translation is perfect, every attempt has been made to translate the original texts with accuracy and fidelity.
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 (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 .
Coulter has also developed in-depth Web sites for the purpose of preserving biblical truth (cbcg.org, biblicaltruthministries.org and churchathome.org). Over 1500 audio sermons and Bible studies are available for download, including hundreds of video sermons, sermon transcripts and biblical articles. Commentaries, histories and chronologies are also available.
Each year, nearly 500,000 people from around the world actively utilize the church’s Web sites—where they find timely, inspiring weekly sermons and in-depth, verse-by-verse biblical study materials covering virtually all of Scripture.
Web site study materials cover such topics as:
Prophecy in the End Times
True Christian Character and Behavior
The Christian’s Personal Relationship with God the Father and Jesus Christ
How to Pray
How to Study the Bible
The True Teachings of the Bible—Old and New Testaments
The Holy Bible In Its Original Order
The New Testament In Its Original Order
A Harmony of the Gospels In Modern English
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
The Seven General Epistles
Lord, What Should I Do?