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…

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…

Exposition of Acts 2:29-36

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction             The Bible contains numerous outstanding sermons or at least briefs thereof. The minds of Bible students immediately go to the Lord’s “Sermon on the Mount,” Peter’s Pentecost sermon, Stephen’s oration to…

Calvinism and Neo-Calvinism

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction “Calvinism” is not a single doctrine or even a few scattered, unrelated doctrines. It is a system of theology embracing several significant doctrines. These dogmas are all tightly woven together in a…

Are Bible Examples Binding?

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page Introduction The question of the title above is actually asking: “Are Bible Examples Binding on Mankind Today?” This question suggests at least the following additional questions: Are all Bible examples binding today? Are…

A Tribute to Jehovah’s Word

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page Introduction As Joseph Bryant Rotherham tried to conclude his introduction to the 119th Psalm, he had considerable difficulty doing so. He wrote: It was hoped to close this merely introductory “exposition” with the…

Whatever Happened to the “First Principles”?

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] To speak of “first principles” in any field of endeavor is to speak of things basic, elementary, fundamental, and rudimentary. The Hebrews writer referred to “the rudiments of the first principles of the…

Responsibility of Motherhood—by Lavonne J. McClish

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] During the years when her children are young, motherhood is the Christian woman’s number one job, after her duties to her husband. If she fails, entire generations will be affected, and the…

Losing All Things to Gain Christ

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction When compared to the Corinthian epistles or to the respective letters to the Galatians, Timothy, or Titus, the letter to the Philippians is written in mild terms. The reason for this…

A Primer on the Meaning of Faith

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction  There is hardly a more important subject for mankind to contemplate—and understand— than that of faith. It is a subject (and word) that men widely abuse and misuse. This misunderstanding is…