Impressed with Numbers

Hits: 1[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] We notice it when a business or service attracts a large clientele. An advertisement recently stated, “15 million people can’t be wrong.” Likewise, when a religious group manifests rapid numerical growth…

All or None

Hits: 5[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] In an article on OneNewsNow.com, Peter Heck reviewed recent statements by Rob Bell, identified with “the hipster emerging church movement.” Heck discussed Bell’s suggestion of universal salvation, which implies a denial…

A Plea for Doctrinal Purity

Hits: 8[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] There was never a more devilish doctrine than that doctrinal purity is unimportant. None can read the New Testament with an unbiased eye and keep from seeing this emphasis. It begins…

Brief Surveys of Some New Testament Epistles

Hits: 28[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction The following brief introductions to and surveys of 2 Corinthians–Colossians are part of the book, A Bible Handbook—Authored by Preachers in the Churches of Christ, edited by Jerry Moffitt. Bible students…

Exposition of Jeremiah 1:4–10

Hits: 27[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…

A Tribute to Jehovah’s Word

Hits: 31[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…

Whatever Happened to the “First Principles”?

Hits: 34[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…

Losing All Things to Gain Christ

Hits: 61[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…

The Ultimate Capitulation

Hits: 27[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction One can hardly imagine any subject in religion but that men have capitulated the Biblical teaching on it. The mere mention of the inspiration of the Bible, the authority of Scripture,…

Elders — Their Crucial Role

Hits: 33[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page. When the Lord Jesus returned to the Father, He first entrusted the church to the apostles (Mat. 16:18–19; John 14:16–18), who had the responsibility of receiving the revealed Word (John 16:13)…