Grace and Moser—”Misunderstood”?

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction             On March 3, 2010, I delivered a lecture on the closing night of the Spring, Texas, Contending for the Faith Lectureship. The lectureship was devoted to reviewing books (in one case, a…

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…

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…

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…

Shall We Surrender the Scriptural Purpose of Baptism?

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page. The subject of the one age-lasting baptism (Eph. 4:5; Mat. 28:19–20) has stirred discussion and controversy for centuries. Men have hotly contested various facets of the subject in countless conversations and thousands…

Elements of “Conversion”

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.]             Jesus said: “Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven” (Mat. 18:3, KJV). It is thus imperative that we comprehend and…

Christian Evidences

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] The Study of “Christian evidences” is the study of facts and issues that give substance to the claims of the Gospel and its principal figure, Jesus Christ. Scholars and students commonly divide…

All That Matters

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.]             In Jesus’ incomparable Sermon on the Mount, He said: Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of…

“Repent” or “Perish”

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] Jesus twice stated, “except ye repent, ye shall…perish” (Luke 13: 3–5). His statement signals the indispensable place of repentance in the scheme of redemption. We will thus do well to understand its meaning…

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…