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…

All He Asks is All We Have

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] Why do so many people fail in living the Christian life? While many answers have been offered, I believe there is one overriding reason that fits every case. People have failed either…

What is the Restoration Principle and Is It Scriptural?

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Our title is composed of two questions. The first of these seeks definition of the “restoration principle.” Permit me to illustrate this definition by means of an automobile “allegory.” Automobiles have intrigued me…

The Man to Whom the Lord Will Not Reckon Sin

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction The title of this chapter is taken from a declaration by Paul in Romans 4:6–8: Even as David also pronounceth blessing upon the man unto whom God reckoneth righteousness apart from works,…

The Difference Between the Lord’s Church and the Religions of Men

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction             Let us begin by defining some of the terms in this chapter’s title: The Lord’s church: By the Lord, I refer to the Lord Jesus Christ, Whom God the Father acknowledged as…

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…

The “New Heavens and A New Earth” of Isaiah 65:17

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Jehovah promised through Isaiah, near the close of his great book, the following: “For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come…

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…

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…

A Sudden and Curious Emphasis on “Balance”

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page Introduction Has anyone else besides me noticed a recent upsurge in the cry for “balance” in preaching and writing? Further, am I the only one who has noticed that this emphasis is not…