“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…

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…

The Responsibility of Elders and Deacons to Keep the “Unity of the Spirit”

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction More than any other group of men, whether considered on a congregational basis or in the church as a whole, elders are in a position to promote and preserve the pure faith…

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…

Fellowship and Family Members

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Perhaps no Christian family has escaped seeing a family member depart from the faith, either in doctrine or behavior (or in both). When a husband, wife, son, daughter, brother, or sister falls away or…

Liberalism and Anti-ism—Two Erroneous Extremes

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction History reveals that men are susceptible to extremes in almost every arena of thought and behavior. This is no more clearly demonstrable than in the field of religion. A classic illustration is seen…

Religion by Majority

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] A Pew Poll of 35,000 Americans, released in June 2008, revealed some interesting statistics about religious beliefs. More than half (57%) of “evangelicals” (strong in their belief in the Bible and in Jesus…

Will God Change His Mind?

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] God has “changed His mind” on occasion (e.g., Exo. 32:7–14; Num. 14:11–20). If God never “changes His mind” about anything Deism is justified, and many of our prayers are vain. Often the very…

God Rewardeth the Fool and the Transgressors—Proverbs 26

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction As Solomon concluded his lament over his own vain choices in life, he announced that he had issued warnings to help others avoid his errors: “And further, because the Preacher was wise, he…

A Refutation of Premillennialism and Crossroadsism in Acts 1–11

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Premillennialism What is premillennialism? The word premillennial means “pertaining to or believing in some event that will occur before a millennium.” A millennium is a period of 1,000 years, which in the Biblical context refers…