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….

The Destructive Consequences of Pentecostalism

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction             A new surge of belief in modern-day miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit began in the 1960s.[1] It has been labeled “Neo-Pentecostalism.” The “old” Pentecostalism[2] was generally given little respect by…

God Hath Spoken the Living Word

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction From his Roman prison cell, Paul wrote concerning the Gospel, “Wherein I suffer hardship unto bonds, as a malefactor; but the Word of God is not bound” (2 Tim. 2:9). Paul thus…

Exposition of Jeremiah 1:4–10

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction             The time was about 1500 B.C. The chilling words of warning from Jehovah to Israel through Moses were these: But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the…

Declaring War on the Fellowship of The Lord’s Church

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction  Satan and all of his minions outside the church have always opposed it. He did his best to prevent the Lord from establishing the church in the first place. Although he was…

Micaiah —Lessons From a Little–Known Prophet

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction We call the twelve authors of the short prophetic books “minor prophets.” In actuality there are no minor prophets among those who have been faithful to God. Not all of God’s…

Respect for Authority

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.]             In every system there is a basic, core principle that largely determines the nature and operation of the whole. In the business world, the guiding principle is to turn a…

“Put Things Right”

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] NASA launched Voyager Spacecrafts 1 and 2 in 1977. They continue to make space exploration history on several counts. After sending back stunning pictures of Saturn (1980), Uranus (1986), and Neptune (1989), Voyager…

Murmuring at Marah

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] Exodus 15:22–26 gives the account of Israel’s murmuring at the bitter waters of Marah. At this very beginning part of their journey from the Red Sea toward Canaan, their water supplies were exhausted….

“It Fills A Space”

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] I have been reading church bulletins more than six decades. I have served as editor of church bulletins for over five decades. At one time, the mailbox of the church where I…