“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…

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…

Respecting the Silence of Scripture

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction             Some 3,500 years ago, Moses explained the tragic enslavement of Israel in Egypt in a single, succinct statement: “Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who knew not Joseph” (Exo….

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 Ultimate Capitulation

[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, baptism,…

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…

Faithfulness and the Sermon on the Mount

[Note: This MS is available inlarger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Christ does not require us to be rich, good-looking, multi-talented, socially-prominent, or formally-educated. There is one thing He requires of everyone of his servants: faithfulness.The faith has been “once for all delivered” into our…

Ezekiel, the Prophet of the Exiles

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction Four Old Testament prophets are called “major prophets," or as some style them, “the four greater prophets":1 Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, and Ezekiel. The lives of the last three overlap each other somewhat, but the work of…

Now or Not?

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] A pesky stumblingblock to proofreaders is catching the “correct error”—the word that is spelled correctly, but is the wrong word. Failure to note these flaws can result in everything from nonsense to saying the opposite of…

Denominational Attitudes and Tactics Among Brethren

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.]  Introduction Ten years or so ago [1962, DM], most of the erroneous religious principles I addressed in my preaching and writing were apparent in the denominational world. Now, along with many other…