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…

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…

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…

The Truth About Tradition

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction Is everything that we call “tradition” bad, dangerous, or even prohibited? Is there such a thing as “good” or even “mandatory” tradition? This word occurs thirteen times in the New Testament (ASV),…

Intentional Ignorance

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] It would be difficult to exaggerate the cursed consequences of ignorance. Various prophets explicitly blamed the downfall of God’s Old Testament people on their ignorance of God and His law. God’s indictment…

Black to Biblical Grace

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page. While Jerry and Patricia Norton were viewing the latest recorded episode of “24,” they were interrupted by a phone call. Caller ID indicated it was their neighbor, Bobby Crandall, two doors down…

The Gospel and Conflict

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] The angels proclaimed “peace on earth” at the birth of Jesus (Luke 2:14). Paul called Him the “Lord of peace” (2 The. 3:16), and His Father is the “God of peace” (Rom….

Lessons From Josiah the Restorer King

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] Introduction Josiah, the sixteenth king of Judah after Israel divided, began to reign at the extremely young age of eight years. His father and grandfather before him, whose influences he rejected, were wicked…

Cleansing the Temple

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] Jesus twice “cleansed” the temple (actually the court of the temple) in Jerusalem by driving the merchants and moneychangers from it. The first time was near the beginning of His work (John…

The Conversion of Saul

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.]             Saul of Tarsus is a fierce persecutor of Christians when he first appears in the New Testament record (Acts 7:58–8:3). His change from cruel crusader against the church to Jesus’ ardent advocate…