William MacLean was born in 1907 into a Free Church family. He relished the faithful ministry of the Rev. Neil Cameron in the Glasgow congregation of the Free Presbyterian Church becoming a member of the FP Church in Ness, Isle of Lewis in 1935. In 1948 he was called to be minister of this congregation. Subsequently in 1962 he accepted a call to the Gisborne, New Zealand congregation of the FP Church.
In this capacity he preached extensively throughout Free Presbyterian congregations and families in New Zealand and Australia, accepting a call in 1973 to the Grafton, New South Wales FP Church of Scotland and finally in 1976 back to Ness. He died in 1985.
His ministry throughout the world was greatly blessed to the conversion and edification of sinners. He faithfully opposed error in every shape and form. This volume collects his articles addressing a variety of controversial and important subjects, including: Arminianism, the Inspiration of the Scriptures, the Textus Receptus, the Johannine Comma, capital punishment, freemasonry, cremation, the Establishment Principle, the Sabbath, dispensationalism, and articles on various sects.