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    Timothy Lin (1961)
Th.B., S.T.M., B.D., Ph.D.
Theology, Semitic Languages

Did Jesus Descend Into Hell
God's Discipline Upon His Disobedient Children
Fresh Power to Preach the Gospel
The Fruit of the Spirit
Genesis - A Biblical Theology
The Genuineness and Mosaic Authorship of Genesis
God's Biblical Name "Yahweh" and What it Means
How the Holy Spirit Works in Believer's Lives Today
The Inspiration and Inerrancy of the Bible
How to Illustrate Your Sunday School Lesson
Inferiority Complex - Prevention in Children and Relief from it in Adults
The Kingdom and What it Means to the Life of the Believer
How we Know and Understand God and can Live According to His Word
Overcoming Spiritual Plateaus - How to Make Progress when your Spritual Life Becomes Stagnant
How to have the Power of God for Effective Ministry, Both Sacred and Secular
God's Presence With Us: What Causes Churches to Grow
Principles the New Testament Writers Used when Quoting the Old
Why Christians Worship on Sunday (The Lord's Day) and not on Saturday (The Sabbath)
The Nature and Power of Sin
Who are the Son's of God who Married the Daughters of Men?
The Growth of the Believer's Spiritual Life in Faith, Sonship, Service, and Victory
Conscience: The Voice of God Within
What is Man?
The Kingdom of God and Discipleship

A Brief Biography of Dr. Timothy Lin

Dr. Timothy Lin was born to a minister’s family in Chekiang, China.  He was taught to read the Bible when he was 6, began to preach when he was 15, but was not born again until age 19.  Having left Central Theological Seminary of Nanking in 1934 due to its modernistic teaching, he served as the pastor of Jubilee Church in Shanghai until 1937.  In 1938-39 he was principal of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Bible Institute of Kwangsi.  In 1940 he came to the United States for the first time to study Hebrew and Greek at Concordia Theological Seminary and Washington University.

During World War II, Dr. Lin was in charge of Bethel Orphanage as well as being the principal of Bethel High School.  He was also the dean of Shanghai Bible College.  After the war, Dr. Lin was invited to be the president of the East China Theological College of Hangchow, which was cosponsored by the China Inland Mission.  Then in 1948 he came again to the United States for advanced study, receiving a B.D. and S.T.M. from Faith Theological Seminary, then in Wilmington, Delaware, and a Ph.D. from the College of Hebrew and Cognate Learnings of Dropsie University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  In addition, he holds several other earned and honorary degrees.

Dr. Lin was a member of one of the Old Testament translation committees for the New American Standard Bible.  He was also a professor in the graduate school of Bob Jones University, in South Carolina, where he taught Systematic Theology, Biblical Theology, Old Testament Hebrew, Biblical Aramaic, Classic Arabic, and Peshitta Syriac.  Moreover, he was a professor at Talbot Seminary, Los Angeles, and Trinity Evangelical Seminary, Chicago, and the president of China Evangelical Seminary in Taiwan.

In 1961 the Lord led him to become interim pastor of the small struggling First Chinese Baptist Church of Los Angeles, and in 1962 the permanent pastor.  When he retired as Senior Pastor a few years ago, the church had eight pastors, more than 2,200 in regular Lord’s Day attendance, and in addition had started several mission churches with more than 300 in regular attendance.

Dr. Lin has also been a popular teacher and Bible conference speaker, being in great demand by ministers, teachers, and church leaders for training in biblical interpretation and church growth in the Far East as well as in North America.