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Your Site for Bible Exposition, Exegesis, and Commentary on a wide variety of  topics and passages


                                Dub McClish          Diane McClish          Lavonne McClish       Andy McClish

    Thank you for visiting  The Scripture Cache. At the age of 16 (1954), I made my first feeble attempt at preaching a Gospel sermon. In the subsequent decades of preaching the Gospel, I have had the opportunity to write hundreds of articles and manuscripts. Lavonne, my late beloved wife of 56+ years (she passed to her reward on January 5, 2013), and Andy, our youngest son, are also authors of several articles and MSS. Our combined efforts have produced several thousand pages of treatises on the Bible and Bible-related subjects.

     I delight in announcing that on July 20, 2019, Diane Tharp, a beautiful and godly lady, honored me by becoming my wife. She lost her beloved husband, Floyd, on July 1, 2007. She and I rejoice that in God’s providence we found in each other the companion with whom to complete our journey toward Heaven. Besides being a devoted wife, she is a very able and valuable partner in the Lord’s work. From her career in teaching English, she brings impressive skills to our continuing expansion and improvement of The Scripture Cache.  

     Various ones have urged me to make these materials more widely available than they are in the 200+ books and dozens of periodicals in which they have been published. This I am pleased to do by means of The Scripture Cache. These materials include commentary on assorted passages of Scripture, character and biographical studies of Bible personalities, essays relating to worship and doctrine, and articles on various ethical, practical, and doctrinal issues.

     I believe the materials you will find here will increase your Bible knowledge, enrich your spiritual perspective, and draw you nearer to God. From brief articles to much longer manuscripts, you will find here a treasury (i.e., cache) of Bible-related materials, all free for the taking.

     Our Brief Articles pages hold a collection of articles of 1–3 pages in length, most of which I wrote for various church bulletins I have edited since 1960 (hundreds of church bulletin editors throughout the land have republished, and are still republishing, them). I also wrote many of these articles for publication in various religious journals and newspapers.

     Our Longer Articles page includes treatises of 4–7 pages in length, most of which were originally published in various religious periodicals, including The Gospel Journal, of which I served as the founding editor for 5-1/2 years. Lavonne has several articles on this page.

     Our Manuscripts page contains treatises ranging in length from 8–38 pages, most of which Lavonne, Andy, and/or I wrote on assignment for various lecture programs and which have been published as chapters in 200+ books produced by said programs.

    Also included at the beginning of our Brief Articles, Longer Articles, Manuscripts, and New Articles pages you will find a special document titled Music Fundamentals for Song Leaders which will provide some “dos” and “don’ts” for song leaders, music fundamentals, and other information helpful to those who lead congregational singing. As with all the articles included in The Scripture Cache, you are encouraged to duplicate this document and share it with anyone who can profit from this information. 

     Our New Uploads page is a depository of files of various lengths not available Online until recently. Check this page frequently for new uploads.

     Our Sermons page contains video recordings of sermons by Andy and me, the number of which, Lord willing, will grow with time.

     Our Espanol page is a growing collection of translated articles and MSS to accommodate our Spanish-speaking visitors.

     When using your desktop computer, (not on your laptop, phone, or iPad) immediately under our masthead, you will find some navigation tools in the left-hand Sidebar.  Entering a word in the Search tool will produce a list of the titles of archived articles/MSS that contain the word you entered. One click on any title will produce the article or MS. The Categories tool provides you with a long drop-down list of subjects from which to select. Selecting a subject will produce a list of archived treatises on that subject. The E-Sword tool will help you in your Bible Study

     The right-hand Sidebar includes video recordings of material, some of which were produced by others and those that we have produced. The Lectureships section contains a collection of Bible lectureships that I highly recommend, which collection will grow with time. You will find here video recordings of numerous sermons by outstanding Gospel preachers on various vital Bible themes. The Debates section contains video recordings of debates on a variety of subjects. We will also be expanding this section periodically. The Archives section provides a list of our uploaded articles/MSS with the month they were uploaded. 

     In all that the three of us have written, we have written from the perspective of absolute faith in the statement of the apostle Paul:

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16, KJV).

We have never found any evidence to persuade us otherwise than that the Bible is what it claims to be—the inspired Word of God throughout, including the very words in which the Holy Spirit revealed it to its original writers (1 Cor. 2:10, 13; 2 Pet. 1:20–21; et al.). We believe that the Bible sits in judgment of men, and we tremble at the eternal jeopardy of mere human beings who dare to assume the role of its judges and critics.

     The materials on The Scripture Cache are non-sectarian and non-denominational—they simply seek to get to the heart of the meaning (and application) of the Scriptures. I encourage you to download, copy, and distribute these documents freely (including using them for study guides or supplemental materials in Bible classes). However, they are copyrighted, so I must insist that you pass them on to others at no charge, even as you have received them. Also, as basic integrity demands, please give proper attribution of these materials when you reproduce them for and/or distribute them to others.

     If the things we have written (and the materials by others we have posted) help even one person to a better understanding of the Sacred Text and to a closer relationship with its Divine Author, we will be amply rewarded for the years of work represented in production and publication of them. If you find The Scripture Cache helpful, please recommend it to others. May God bless you in your study of His Word!

Yours in the Cause of Truth and righteousness,

Dub McClish, Gospel preacher

Copyright 2006–2024. All of our materials are free. You may download and distribute them, as long as you do so free of charge—and with appropriate attribution as to author and source.



114 thoughts on “Home

  1. Very nice, Dub!  Am looking forward to searching through your articles, manuscripts and commentaries.  We are so thankful for your faithfulness and dedication to our Lord.  I plan on using what I can to encourage and teach others, and am thankful for the gift of your knowledge of the scriptures.  May God bless you throughout your work. 

    In Him,

    Cheri Whitten Foster

    1. Cheri:

      Thanks for the very kind note. I have fond memories of days and times gone by. 

      Yours in the Cause,


      1. Dear visitor:

        So good to hear from you, and thanks very much for your encouraging words. Please blip a link to The Scripturecache to others in your address book if you feel comfortable doing so.

        Yours in the Cause,

        Dub McClish

  2. Hey brother Dub,

    I suppose it's been since Denton 2000 when I last saw you? So sorry to learn of your bride's death. Thought alot of her !

    I look forward to diving into your archive. Please give us a listen at the above TGRN.org address. We're up here in Mt. Vernon, TX preaching the word. Pray for us as we pray for you. God bless

    1. Chip:

      Thanks for visting The Scripturedcache and for your kind comments. I uploaded a couple of new MSS today on the Latest Uploads page.


      Dub McClish

  3. Hi, brother Dub.

    Your articles are a blessing. We have Jerry Rushford coming to the UK soon on a tour with a group of singers. The are visiting our congregation, last time he came I was concerned by some things said and done. Can anyone tell me if this man is a faithful brother or not?


    Every blessing


    1. Hi Jim:

      Many thanks for visiting The Scripturecache and for your kind comment. I encourage you to tell others about it.

      Jerry Rushford has a long history of liberal connections and influences, largely through several years of working at Pepperdine University. PU was for years the most liberal school operated by brethren, but now it is rivaled by Abilene “Christian” U and Lipscomb U in Nashville, with other schools not far behind. Rushford was director of the PU Lectures for a number of years, during the course of which he brought to tis campus such proud and blatant liberals as Rubel Shelly, Royce Money, Jeff Walling, Terry Rush, Max Lucado, and Rick Atchely to spew their heresies. If you don’t recognize some of these names, let me assure you that they are well known by those who still contend for the Old Paths on this side of the Atlantic. They have been (and continue to be) in the forefront of apostasy in the Lord’s church and in the schools over the past 3+ decades. Even if Rushford doesn’t teach/preach error while he is there, he is a liberal to the core of his being. He is a wolf who should not be invited/allowed to come among the sheep. I’m sorry to be a bearer of bad tidings, but the truth is the truth.

      Yours in the Cause,

      Dub McClish

      1. Thank you, Dub.

        I do recognise those names as I try to keep up with what is going on in the Lord's church worldwide. Jerry Rushford is coming for a one-day visit to our congregation with about 40 in his group. I didn't like his antics last time he came so won't be attending when he visits this time. I do get concerned about the way our congregation is going and have stepped in the past to prevent it going down the wrong path. We had a praise team over from the states last year with clapping, boom boxes etc. I walked out of it in disgust. Please pray for the church in the UK.

        I'm planning to start a congregation in the town I live in and have set up a website in anticipation of that. It is still a work in progress, here is the web address; http://www.ketteringchurchofchrist.com/index.html

        Every blessing


  4. Bro. Dub: 

    I love the new website. It is user friendly and very well done. Thank you for making available all of these wonderful documents filled with Truth! I will be visiting often. 


  5. Dub,

    I am a frequent visiter to your website, both the old one and the new. The articles are very informative & much of the material finds its way into some of my sermons.


    1. Weldon:

      Thanks for your kind comments. I'm gratified that you fine The Scripturecache helpful as you preach and teach the Truth.

      Yours in the Cause,


  6. Please include me in your weekly post.  New email for you I …think.

    Just covering my bases.


    1. Dave:

      Thanks for your request. You are on our weekly mailing list. Send me the names/email addresses of others who might be interested in our mailings.

      Yours in the Cause,


  7.  Please add me to your weekly mailing list and please keep up the good work y'all are doing…thanks



    1. Cub:
      Thanks for visiting The Scripturecache. I apologize for being slow to respond. I recently took a week for some R & R, and I’m still trying to catch up. I’ll gladly add you to our weekly publications list.
      Yours in the Cause,
      Dub McClish

  8. Hi, Brother Dub.

    Can you tell me anything about David Stidham preacher in a congregation in Florida who is coming here to the uk

    Every blessing

    Jim Hogan

    1. Jim:
      My face is red! I somehow missed your message and question, just discovering it this morning. Please accept my apology. I’m sure the visit by David Stidham has come and gone by now. However, I could not have helped you with your question, since I am unfamiliar with him.
      Yours in the Cause,
      Dub McClish

    1. Dave:
      There is some problem to which I don’t know the answer regarding your email. I added you to our weekly mailings list months ago, and they bounced back each week. I double-checked that I had your correct address, even copying and pasting it to my address book. I eventually deleted it as a “lost cause.” If this reaches you, let me know if you know what might be causing the problem. I’ll be glad to add you again if we can get it fixed.
      Yours in the Cause.
      Dub McClish

  9. Hi, Dub!

    Please make note of my new email address and amend your email list so I can received your weekly posting.

    I have decided to join the ranks of the "gainfully" retired and happily unemployed…ha. 

    Please let me know if I can be of any assistance.


    1. Gary:

      I was hoping you would send me an email address that would “work” after retirement. I have already deleted your previous address and will promptly add your new one.

      Congrats on your retirement. Hope your wife doesn’t say, “Just twice as much husband on half the income”! Would you be interested in doing some formatting and proofreading on some of my articles/MSS that are “waiting in the wings” to be readied for uploading to The Scripturecache? This would be of great help if you can, but if you can’t, I will understand. If you would like to do some of this work, let me know and I’ll blip you a couple to start on, along with my formatting protocols. Godspeed, dear brother, and thanks for all your help.

      Yours in the Cause,


    1. Randy:

      No, I’ve not preached in any Gospel meetings in that area. I don’t know how far in the past you may be thinking about. My father preached in a meeting at Dickinson in about 1949 and I was with him as a lad of 11. I have preached perhaps 20 times over the years in the lectureship hosted by the brethren at Spring.

      Thank you very much for visiting The Scripturecache.com. I hope you will visit often and will tell others about it, if you find it worthy.

      Yours in the Cause,

      Dub McClish

  10. Dear brother Dub , just read your posted article, " What is Sin ". I was wondering if you would allow me to copy & paste it and repost it? I thought it was a superb piece. Thank you. I won't do so without your approval. Your name won.t appear.
    Thank you brother 🙂

    1. Steve:

      You are most gracious. Of course, you may repost the article at your will. I have never copyrighted any of my articles or MSS (as you can see at the very bottom of this page). If you wish to attach my name to it, I don’t mind—I’m certainly not ashamed of the material! I didn’t affix my name to the article as it appeared on FB, since my name was at the top of the posting. I have never attached my name to the articles as they appear in the newspaper because I want the attention of the reader to be on the church as their source. Godspeed, dear brother.

      Yours in the Cause,

      Dub McClish

  11.  It was so good to have you, Andy and Lori with us on Sunday.  I hope you found all that we did in our Bible study and worship service to be in accordance with God's Word.  I must say your singing really added a great deal to our service.  Meredeth and I both enjoyed talking to you and learning of your long relationship with her dad, James Bobbitt.

    I have already visited your website and reviewed some of your shorter articles.  I hope you don't mind, but I have already selectred one I plan to use for our Wednesday night devotional, "On Freckles and Hairs."

    I hope you had a fun filled cruse and I'm sorry we won't get to see you next Sunday, but we plan to be in Memphis to visit our new grandson and his parents.  Please feel free to visit with us any time you are in our area.

    By the way, we are actively looking for a full-time minister.  If you know of any interested brethern, please give them my name and email address.  My phone number is 954-680-9150.  Since we are in an area with many hispanic people, the ideal candidate would be able to speak Spanish.


    Morris and Meredeth Legg

    Hialeah church of Christ

    1. Morris:

      Thanks for your nice note. We enjoyed being at Hialeah—both Sundays. It was good to meet and visit with you and sister Legg, along with several others. When Ben Pierre learned that we were headed for the Ft. Lauderdale Airport after worship Sunday, he insisted on taking us. We really enjoyed getting to know him—and were well-impressed with him.

      I’m glad you’ve visited The Scripturecache and have found something useful. Please help yourself to anything you can use, whether short articles or MSS. I appreciated the plug you gave it publicly, and I hope you may recommend it to others as you have opportunity.

      Cordially in Christ,

      Dub McClish

        1. Dear Venancio,

          Thank you for visiting The Scripture Cacheand for writing a comment. I believe you will find an abundance of preaching material on my Website. Many of the brief articles are especially adaptable for sermon outlines. May the Lord bless you as you faithfully serve Him.

          Yours in the Cause,

          Dub McClish

  12. Brethren, 

    may I use some articles in our bulletin from time to time? I am in need of great material and this one place I can find it. Thx, Daniel 

    1. Daniel:

      Thank you for visiting The Scripturecache and for your kind words concerning it. You should feel free to reproduce any of the articles and MSS you find here, per our Copyright statement above:

      If it is convenient, please send your bulletins to my email address: dubmcclish@gmail.com. I am taking the liberty of adding you to the almost 500 subscribers to my weekly mailing of articles, etc. You may also find some of the articles appropriate not only for church bulletins, but also adaptable for sermon ideas and/or outlines. I will appreciate it if you will tell others of The Scripturecache. I’m in the process of uploading more material to it continually.

      Yours in the Cause,

      Dub McClish

    1. Dub:

      Thanks for dropping by The Scripturecache and for your kind comment. Please tell others about our Website, and Godspeed, dear brother.


  13. Dear Bro. McClish my name is Samuel I live in Stilwell and attend four corners I have some questions I would like to ask you if you have the time please email me

    1. Dear Samuel:

      Thank you for visiting our Website. Check your email Inbox. I’ll help you with your questions if I can.

      Yours in the Cause,

      Dub McClish

    1. Steve,

      Thank you for visiting TheScripturecache.com, and for your comment/request. I regret to tell you that you’ve been misinformed, as I have not written a tract on social drinking.


      Dub McClish

  14. My beloved brother in Christ,  it's pleasure see you and your deeds in spiritually, May God bless you all abundantly forever,  we do doing small services here in India Church of Christ,  please remember us in your holy prayers as we do always here. 


    In His service, 

    Bro :Giri.K _ preacher and Bible Teacher 

    1. Dear Giri:

      Thank you very much for visiting TheScripturecache.com and for posting the very kind greeting. I hope you will make good use of the resources on our Website as you teach and preach the Gospel. I shall pray for you faithful work in the kingdom.

      Yours in the Cause

      Dub McClish

  15. Praise God brother, am so glad to have gotten an opportunity to visit your website

    Am pastor Phylman Philips from kenya-Africa, I thank you for the good work of God that you are real doing, honestly God has a reward for you

    I understand that you have travelled slot of countries in preaching the gospel of God, but I don't think that you have ever been to Kenya, so wonderful

    I humbly request you and welcome you to my church here in Kenya so that you can come and preach the word of God

    I'm looking forward to hear from you, God bless you so much

    1. Dear Phylman:

      I’m pleased that you have discovered and visited The Scripturecache.com. Thank you for your kind words and for your invitation to to visit and preach the Gospel in Kenya. Yes, I have travelled to several nations in my younger years, but I’m no longer able to do so because of age and health considerations. I hope you will take full advantage of the resources on my Website—to use them in preparing your sermons and Bible classes. I invite you to print, copy, and distribute them freely to others at no cost to you, only asking that you credit their source. I see that you wear the title, “pastor.” I highly recommend that you read my article, “Preachers or Pastors?” for insight on the Scriptural use of these terms. You will find it on my “Brief Articles” page. May the Lord bless us all as we continue to study His Word and come to a greater knowledge of it. And may we have the courage to obey and practice what we learn.

      Yours in His service

      Dub McClish

    1. Dear Kennedy:

      I’m thankful you found and visited The Scripturecache, and I appreciate your kind comments. Please help yourself to any of our material you can use to spread the Truth of God’s Word.

      Yours in the Cause,

      Dub McClish

  16. Brother Dub:

          I have tried to email you but no can do. It seems as if my computer has taken off you email address. Hope you are well. We are still hangin in there. Pat has another problem and she is not feeling well. We go to see the cardiologist Monday. If you will contact me with an email address I would like to update you on other things. Brotherly, Tom


    1. Since you left me no name by which to address you, let me nonetheless thank you for visiting The Scripturecache and leaving the kind greeting. I hope you will find our material useful. You may print, copy, and distribute it freely—at no cost.


      Dub McClish

  17. Wonderful Web site

    Greetings from ravulapalem Church of Christ

    We will pray for you and your family

    Please Pray for us

    1. Dear Rajan,

      Greetings to you, and thank you for visiting TheScripturecache.com. I very much appreciate your kind comments. I hope you will feel free to print, translate (if necessary), and distribute any of these materials in your teaching and preaching efforts. They are all available at no cost. I appreciate your prayers, and you will have mine in all your faithful endeavors.

      Yours in the Cause,

      Dub McClish

  18. Thanks for the wonderful teachings. I would wish to know more. Learn more about your teachings. The Lord blessings be upon you.

    Brother Daniel Anyango.

    Mombasa Kenya.

    1. Dear Daniel,

      I ‘m glad you visited TheScripturecache.com and that you like what you found. I hope you will visit it often and take advantage of its many features as you teach and preach the Gospel.

      Your in the Cause,

      Dub McClish

    1. Dear Martin,

      Thank you for visiting The Scripturecache, and for your enthusiastic reaction. Please don’t be bashful about telling others about the Website since you have found it helpful.

      Yours in the Cause,

      Dub McClish

  19. Dear brothers Dub McClish and Andy,

    Churches of Christ India salute to you. Thank you for your efforts for the Lord's work. Thank you for your numeral writings on different topics and important subjects. As I read and understand the some of your articles and they are relly good for the learners and useful for the preachers.

    I am very glad to see and to collect some information from your website. I hope to translate some of your articles in to my native language.

    We are ll praying for your endavour in Christ Ministry. We are praying for your good health and for your son's  Andy fopr his commitment to write along with you on number of topics. Please pray for us. We hope to see you in India to share the fellowship along with us in Lord's work. If God's will , as we pray for your coming to India and Let God would help to you in His Ministry.

    In His Service

    Bro. Shyam Sundar, Evangelist

    Church of Christ

    Nalgonda. T.S India.

    1. Dear brother Sundar,

      Thank you for visiting The Scripturecache and for your exceedingly kind and encouraging comments on its contents. Please freely print, translate, copy, and distribute these materials in any way that will advance the Lord’s Cause. I will pass your note on to Andy, who I know will also appreciate it. Thank you for the invitation to visit your nation to preach. I regret to say that, because of age (79) and health problems, I’m no longer able to do international travel as I did to many places in years past. My international “preaching endeavors” must now be by means of The Scripturecache. Thank you for your prayers, and your faithful work will be in mine.

      Yours in the Cause,

      Dub McClish

  20. Can you allow me to work with you in this ministry? I come from Kenya.

    Can we get some bobles also from you?

    1. Dear John,

      Thank you for visiting The Scripturecache and for leaving your comments and questions. As to your “working with us” in the Website, yes there is a way you can have a vital part in its influence. First, please take some time to read several of the articles and MSS so that you are familiar with the soundness and faithfulness of the doctrine we teach. Then tell your fellow-preachers (and others who have Internet access) about The Scripturecache and the abundance of Biblcal resources it contains. Encourage them to use these marterials—free of any cost—in their teaching and preaching efforts. The more visitors you help attract to the Website, the more good it can do.

      I’m sorry to tell you that we are unable to supply funds or ship materials overseas. For various reasons we have confine our efforts to what we can do by means of the amazing Internet. Thank you again for your visit.

      Yours in the Cause,

      Dub McClish

    1. Dear George,

      I appreciate your logging on to The Scripturecache and expressing thanks for what you found. Please feel free to print, translate, copy, and distribute any of these materials in your teaching/preaching efforts. I hope you will tell others about the Website.

      Yours in the Cause,

      Dub McClish

  21. My dear Brother, 

    I am Swapon sarker your of your face book friend. 


    I see your side 



    Swapon sarker

    1. Dear Swapon,

      Thank you for visiting The Scripturecache and leaving a note. I hope you will visit often and find material that will be helpful. Please tell others about my Website.


      Dub McClish

  22. Dub, Nathan here. Just a line to see how you are doing. Sure wish I could visit with you. Everything is going as well as can be expected here. Have a new couple coming to worship. They moved here from Tennesse. Have't placed membership yet, but I know they are going to. Tell everyone there hello for me and take care.

    In Christ


    1. Nathan,

      Thanks for the nice note. I’m well, as I hope you and yours are. I’m breaking in a “new” eye after cataract and Lasik surgery on 8/31. It has turned out well, and I hope to have the other one done in a couple of months. Yes, we are overdue for a good visit. All is going well at Northpoint, and I’m glad to hear that it there as well. Godspeed.

      Yours in the Cause,

      Dub McClish

  23. Thanks so much for blessing us with the Gospel of Christ Jesus. May the love of Christ Jesus remain in you as reach the world. 

    My prayers is that the Lord will allow you tomorrow visit us here in Africa KENYA. Blessings. Daniel Anyango 

    1. Dear Daniel,

      Thank you for visiting The Scripturecache and for writing the very encouraging note. Please tell others about the Website. I would like to visit you and the brethren in Kenya, but because of some health difficulties it is not wise for me to make international preaching trips any more. Thank you for the invitation.

      Yours in the Cause,

      Dub McClish

    1. Dear Ram,

      Thank you for visiting The Scripturecache and for taking the time to leave your nice comment. Please use if freely, including translating and distributing any of my material to others.

      Yours in the Cause,

      Dub McClish

  24. Sorry to learn about your bride's death. The message is good and will continue to go through the archives.

    God bless you.

    1. Dear Benedict,

      Thank you for your kind words. I hope you will find my Website helpful.

      Yours in the Cause,

      Dub McClish

  25. Great moment brethren for this greater sacrifice you devout yourself because of the Gospel of Christ, indeed your rewards are higher in heaven,though Africa mainly Kenya maybe far but through your efforts we are getting reached. Iam also Glad to have you in Kenya.

    1. Dear John,

      I’m glad you have visited our Website and found it to be profitable for your labors in the kingdom. Please use the material on it freely in preaching and teaching the Truth.

      Yours in the Cause,

      Dub McClish

    1. Dear Akola,

      You are most welcome, and I appreciate your nice and encouraging words. I hope you will tell others about The Scripturecache.

      Yours in the Cause,

      Dub McClish

  26. greetings to you in the love ly name of our lord jesus christ the gratest son of man plase pray for my ministry my whatsaap no +91 9666498706 please pray for me thanking you so much your brother in christ k vasantharao chinthalapadu village tiruvuru mandal krishna district Andhrapradeah south INDIA PIN CODE 521235


    1. Dear Vasntha,

      I appreciate your visiting The Scripturecache. I hope you will find it helpful in your work for our Lord. I pray continually for those who faithfully preach the Word.

      Yours in the Cause,

      Dub McClish

  27. Thankyou so much Brother, and convey my best regards to our belived Brothers, those are participate in this and once again i thanks to so . And please prey my family.

    1. Dear Jithendra:

      Thank you for visiting The Scripturecache and for writing the very nice note. I hope you will find many things on my Website that will be helpful in your work. I will pray for your faithful work.

      Yours in the Cause,

      Dub McClish

  28. Dear brother McClish,

    Just happened across this website, and what a wealth of useful information you have here.  Thank you for the foresight in compiling this material and having it available, thereby, for many years to come.  I hope many will avail themselves of this tremendous resource.

    John M. Brown

    Flatwoods, KY

    1. Dear John,

      My, what an encouraging note—for which I am most grateful! I’m glad you stumbled across The Scripturecache. It’s still a work in progress, with much more of my material yet to be uploaded as I can properly curate it. Yes, by this means I hope to keeping preaching/teaching the Word till the Lord comes. Please tell others about the Website, and may God bless your faithful efforts for Him.

      Yours in the Cause,

      Dub McClish

      PS I’m taking the liberty of adding you to my “Good Saturday Morning!” email list.

    1. Dear Ochekwu,

      Thank you for your words of encouragement. May the Lord bless your faithful work for Him.

      Yours in the Cause,

      Dub McClish

  29. Dub,

    At one time you published an article about the top ten goals you have as a preacher. I combed my library and could not find that article nor could I find it on this site. Sure would appreciate it if you would place it on this site. It was a very good article.


    1. Dear Rick,

      Thank you for visiting The Scripturecache, although I’m sorry you didn’t find the article you sought. Yes, I remember that article, and thank you for reminding me of it and requesting it. I’ll dig into my files, and if I can find it, I’ll upload it. 

      Yours in the Cause,

      Dub McClish

  30. Dub, me here Nathan. I was sorry to hear you wasn't going to preach at the Spring Lectures this year. I was in hope I would get to see you. Hope everything is going well with you and the North Point c of Christ. I wouls love to come and visit but my wife is not able to travel long distances right now. Maybe soon. Well you take care of youself Dub. Hope to see you in the near future.

    Your brother in Christ


    1. Hello Nathan,

      Thanks for your note. Although I’ll not be speaking at the lectureship, Lord willing, I will be present. In fact, Jerry Brewer and his wife spent the night with me, and we will leave my house later this morning to drive down there. I’m sorry to hear that your wife is not well. I look forward to seeing you at Spring, Lord willing.

      Yours in the Cause,

      Dub McClish



    By Dub McClish


    Bro. McClish,

    I have read with interest your article stated above.  I would appreciate your helping me understand the meaning of the words "Fornication" and "Adultery".  It has been my understanding that the words are different.  I have looked at the meanings in Thayer and fornication means:1) illicit sexual intercouse and 1a) adultery, fornication, ect., and adultery means: 1) to have unlawful intercourse with another's wife, to commit adultery with.  Also I looked at the meanings in Strong and fornication means:  "harlotry(including adultery and incest)" and adultery means: "to commit adultery".  Therein lies my problem understand the words.  It seems to me they mean the same, but in Hebrews 13:4 the writer uses both words, fornicators and adulterers.  Also in Matthew 15:19 both words are uses.  One more, 1 Cor. 6:9, again both words are used which would imply to me they have different means.  

    Would I be wrong in saying the fornication is commited by a single person and adultery is commited by a married person.  So if a married man commited illicit sexual intercouse with a single woman, the man would be committing adultery and the single person formication.  If a married man commits adultery and not fornication, would Matthew 19:9 apply to him?  If a married man can commit fornication I don't understand why both words are used in the verses given above.  

    Thank you in advance for helping me with this concern.

    In Christian Fellowship,


    1. Dear Dan,

      Thank you for visiting TheScripturecache and for reading the MS you mentioned. To answer you questions relating to the distinction(s) between fornication and adultery, I am going to refer you to another one of my MSS, which specifically addresses the meaning and applications of these terms. It is titled, “Fornication and Adultery—Moral Issues We Face,” and you will find it on the same page where you found my MS you have already read. Briefly, fornication is the broad, “umbrella” term that refers to every act of sexual perversion (including adultery), while adultery refers more specifically to sexual intercourse engaged in by a married person with one other than his or her spouse, whether such one is or is not married. Thus all adulterers are fornicators, but not all fornicators are adulterers. So when both terms are used in the passages you cited, illicit sexual acts are condemned in both those married and those unmarried. I hope these few words, but moreso, the MS, will be helpful to you. I commend you on your serious study.

      Yours in the Cause,

      Dub McClish

  32. Bro. McClish,

    I was so sad when I read the pdf about the demise at the Pearl street congregation but so happy to find this website. My late husband graduated from the Southwest School of Biblical Studies and we enjoyed attending the lectureship during those years. I will be sharing this website with our son.

    1. Dear Laura,

       I was very glad to get your note. First, let me express my condolences on the loss of your husband. I can truly sympathize with you, having lost Lavonne over 5 years ago. Yes, the Pearl St. story is a sad one indeed. Fortunately, the good effects of the lectureship will live on through the books that contain the lectures. I am interested in knowing how you learned of The Scripture Cache. I am still working to add more material to it as I have the time to do the necessary editing, proofing, and formatting. I hope it may continue to glorify God long after I am no longer here. Thanks for telling your son about it. May the Lord bless you.

      Yours in the Cause,

      Dub McClish

      1. Bro. McClish,

        I have a friend in Denton and I was searching for sound congregations in that city. While researching the history of Pearl street and a couple of other congregations I ran across the Scripture Cache. 

        1. Laura,

          Thanks for your response. If you found the Website for the Northpoint congregation, you found the only sound congregation in Denton. I hope you will visit us if you are ever in Denton on a Sunday or a Wednesday night.



  33. Dear Rev. McClish, I read your editorial in the DRC. I can tell you have very strong opinions about your interpretation of the meaning of verses in the Bible.

    In regards abortion, you find that the Bible condemns it, I find it does not. I have never found the Lord to hem-haw around, have you? When He means Thou shalt not, he says thou shalt not and when He means Thou shalt, He says Thou shalt. At least with me. He has never been shy about telling me when I have done something wrong.

    For example, a few years ago I had some Mormons come to my house to testify to me. I prayed to God about it because I like the Mormon lifestyle, but could not accept that Joseph Smith is a true prophet. He seemed more like a con-artist to me. So I asked God, “What about them Mormons, Lord?”

    He said, “I love them.”

    I said, “Yeah, but you love everybody, so that doesn’t really count. What about Joseph Smith? Is he a true prophet or is he a con-artist? This whole doctrine of Moroni and the angels –what about all that, Lord?”

    God firmly and clearly said to me, “That is not for you to judge. I, and I alone judge Joseph Smith and his writings. You leave my Mormons alone.”

    Well, Reverent McClish, that shut me up. And then God added that He is well able to speak for himself and does not like it when people try to speak for Him. It bothers me at how many people claim that they speak for God when they are just stating their own opinions about the interpretation of the Bible. The problem, He told me, is that people will not listen to Him. They come to Him with a preconceived idea and then believe they hear God confirm their opinion. They just will not listen to God.

    Well, I am trying very hard to listen to Him. It seems that many preachers believe they speak for God when they are really just speaking for themselves.

    What do you think?

    1. Dear Ram,

      Thank you for your response. Rarely have I seen so much incoherence in so brief a letter as yours. It matters not what I think about such matters, but what God has spoken. To put it in your terms, The Lord has told me, “Answer not a fool according to his folly, Lest thou also be like unto him” (Pro. 26:4). You obviously have no respect whatever for the Word of God.


      Dub McClish (not “Rev. Dub McClish”)

  34. Dear Brother McClish,

    Thank you for the work you do in the cause of Christ. Your website and articles are valuable. I was hoping you could shed some light on a question. In short, some of my congregational brethren assert that God hates – but not just transgression of His law (i.e., sin), but the person, the individual him/herself who commits the sin, He hates too. In other words not just the behavior, but the person. Now, I certainly agree/understand that God hates sin and the behavior, actions and so forth pertaining to sin. But I disagree (do not understand) how God hates the person. In fact, it seems reasonable that if God hates the actual person, yet sent His Only Begotten Son to die for the man He hates – who He created – God would be illogical. If that stands to be true (i.e., God is illogical), how could we reason and prove the scriptures? Perhaps there is some reconciliation in the meaning, understanding and common usage of the word hate. This is a separate issue from the view that God punishes unrighteousness and the unrepented sinner or one walking in sin (of course He punishes the sinner and abhors sin – I certainly know of no honest person who would assert He does not punish sinners). So, my question is not whether God is solely love, nor is it whether He does or does not punish. Rather, my question is simply straightforward: does God indeed hate the person – the man and soul who is wayward, unfaithful in obedience or a complete alien sinner? It may seem unworthy of response, but while teaching a Bible study (and I am no scholar of theology, nor am I a paid evangelist, knowledgeable elder, or wise deacon) a number of brethren insisted that God actually hates the person, not just the sin itself, hence my inquiry. I sincerely hope you will so kindly address my inquiry; I greatly appreciate your thoughtful and scriptural reply.

    Most respectfully, — Your brother in Christ PL

  35. I am sure we are not on the same page in many areas, but I regret what some of your “friends” are doing to you. I believe it is the fruit of being saved by perfect understanding of scripture. This idea is opposed to some of the teachers in the Restoration Movement and many leaders in the church in the early 1900s (Gus Nichols, Guy N Woods and etc)

    1. Dear Jerry,

      My apologies for a very tardy response to your kind note. Traveling three weeks out of the month of June has caused me to neglect the comments section of my Website, and I’m still scrambling to catch up because of my absence. I appreciate your expression of concern. The stress of the present will pass, but I fear that the alienation of long-time intimate friends and co-workers will long linger. My greater anxiety is the harm it is doing to and the distraction it has created from the Cause I love. These matters are exacerbated by its being altogether senseless and needless. Thank you again.

      Yours in the Cause,

      Dub McClish

    1. Dear Jim,

      Many thanks for your nice endorsement of our efforts through The Scripture Cache, and thank you for your help in making my writings available to readers all over the world. Godspeed.

      Yours in the Cause,

      Dub McClish

  36. Dub, Linda and I enjoyed greatly the time we were able to spend with you and Diane. Also visiting with sister Grace was a great treat. We hope to see the two of you again before too long. Thanks so much for the great articles on this marvelous site

    Charles pogue

    1. Dear Charles,

      It was our pleasure to visit with you all and with Grace, our dear sister-in-Christ. Yes, we need to spend more time together. I appreciate your kind words concerning The Scripture Cache. Godspeed!

      Yours in the Cause,


  37. Greeting Dub. Congratulations on your wedding. Glad you are doing well. I want to thank you for making the volume of your writings available for reading and study. I have recently cross trained into the Chaplain Assistant career field and several of Andy and your writings have helped keep me grounded in the pluralistic environment that is military religious affairs.

    As an update on myself, my wife Shelly and I have to little girls and are members of the Dripping Springs congregation in, well, Dripping Springs Texas.

    Warmest Regards,
    Lon Calvert

    1. Hi Lon,

      What a pleasant surprise to hear from you after quite a few years. Thanks for the congratulations. God has blessed me richly in so many ways, including allowing me to find Diane. I’m pleased that you have visited The Scripture Cache, but more so that you have found its contents valuable. I’m interested in knowing how you learned of our Website? I’ve passed your kind words on to Andy, and I’m sure he will appreciate them, also. It is still a “work in progress,” and Diane is working very hard on it with me. I still have additional material to upload as I can find time to do so. I can only imagine how challenging your new work must be and the restrictions you must be running into. I pray that you’ll be able to find ways to advance the Truth of God’s Word in what must often be an unwelcoming environment.

      Thanks for telling me of your family situation, which sounds like a good one, indeed.

      Yours in the Cause,

      Dub McClish

  38. Hello Andy,

    Yes, I remember our conversation after you introduced Kathy and yourself to us Sunday evening—from the pew immediately in front of ours. Thanks for taking a look and The Scripture Cache and for reading some of the material on it. From your comments, I infer that you have read either my MS, “Liberalism and Anti-ism—Two Erroneous Extremes” or “A History of Anti-ism.” I don’t intend it to sound combative, but I would be interested in hearing what you might specifically have in mind when you said that, per my suggestion, you would be categorized as a “liberal.” I appreciate your kind comments on my material on “Anti-ism.” I would be pleased to discuss such matters with you, as you indicate you would like to do. By the way, my Andy has some excellent articles and MSS on the Website that you might want to take a look at. Thanks again for reading—and for writing!


    Dub McClish

    1. Dear Nancy,
      Thank you for visiting The Scripture Cache and for your request to be included in my emails. I apologize for my tardy response to your request. I’m not sure what emails you are requesting. Please specify the emails you wish to receive. I’ll await further word from you.
      Dub McClish

  39. Hello,

    Can I have my email address removed from this site’s postings. I cannot find a unsubscribe link in the posts and nothing on this site to remove my email address.

    Thank You

    1. Hello Alex,

      I apologize for any inconvenience or annoyance you have experienced from receiving email notifications of our postings. I will ask our Webmaster to delete your address.

      Cordially, Dub McClish

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