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…

“Topsy-Turvy”

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] Topsy-turvy refers to anything that is upside down, wrong side up, inverted or reversed from the norm. The topsy-turvy phenomenon in morals and religion has been around almost as long as mankind….

The “Gospel” of “Magic”.

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] In the 1980s, “Magic” Johnson obtained great fame and wealth by his basketball exploits with the Los Angeles Lakers. He has been named one of the fifty greatest basketball players of all…

“Spiritual” Adultery?

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.]             Just when I think I have “heard it all,” something else comes along to prove otherwise. This is particularly true of the subject of marriage, divorce, and remarriage. The weird positions…

Morals in an Immoral Age

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction             It is no secret to those of us who have lived a few decades that our nation has suffered a catastrophic decline in moral principle and behavior over this span. Those who…

“Hell at Last!”

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] To believe in Heaven is to believe in Hell, just as the Bible, especially the New Testament, depicts both of them. Concerning the unrighteous and the righteous, respectively, at The Judgment, Jesus Christ,…

On Wills and Codicils

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Men make their wills on the basis of information available to them at the time. Conditions sometimes change that merit a change in the will. If the changes are extensive, the will is usually…

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…

Fornication and Adultery

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Fornication and adultery were once, without hesitation, deemed “sinful”—forbidden by God and sources of shame and disgrace to the vast majority of US citizens. Lamentably, such behavior has become commonplace, promoted relentlessly by the…

On Being Broadminded

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.]             Broadminded connotes an ample tolerance of beliefs and/or behaviors other than one’s own. Modern philosophers have created a culture that exalts this trait regarding morals and all religions (i.e., apart from those claiming Bible…