“Relationship, Not Religion”

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] Some time ago a denomination in Dallas, Texas, advertised its aim as “relationship, not religion.” When I read it, I thought, “At last, truth in advertising!” Actually, most of the religious groups…

Cart Before the Horse

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.]            Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God (John 3:16), identified both the “horse” and the “cart” in regard to the respective obligations of all mankind: Thou…

Our Cares and God’s Care

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] A verse that we all should commit to memory and upon which we should ever rely is the following: “casting all your anxiety upon him, because he careth for you” (1 peter…

The Church and the COVID-19/Coronavirus Pandemic

[Note: This MS is available in  larger font on our New Uploads page.] As some have probably learned from visiting various church Websites, our brethren are responding in different ways to the current COVID–19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic. Some have canceled Wednesday night meetings while continuing all Sunday…

Grace and Moser—”Misunderstood”?

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction             On March 3, 2010, I delivered a lecture on the closing night of the Spring, Texas, Contending for the Faith Lectureship. The lectureship was devoted to reviewing books (in one case, a…

The Principle of “Ought”

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.]             Believers can’t deny that some who claim to be “Christians” are odd (said oddities occurring not because of, but in spite of the Bible). Believers don’t have a patent on oddness, however….

Prayer Pointers

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads  page.] We all are subject to drifting into behavior and speech habits that convey unscriptural concepts. Sometimes such speech habits are manifested in the prayers in our assemblies. Such mistakes are doubtless made…

An Abomination to God

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] On one occasion when Jesus was warning His disciples about the peril of riches and materialism, the money-loving Pharisees heard His teaching and ridiculed Him: And he said unto them, Ye are…

Baptism and Jesus’ Blood

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] Those who teach and practice the New Testament doctrine concerning baptism in God’s plan of salvation have been accused of teaching “water salvation.” Acts 22:16 may elicit this accusation more often than…