Cart Before the Horse

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.]            Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God (John 3:16), identified both the “horse” and the “cart” in regard to the respective obligations of all mankind: Thou…

The Christian and Persecution

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Life is a testing ground, a time of probation. The tests, trials, temptations, and challenges come in many forms and from many sources. Some are easily recognized because they are so painful…

Ezra, A Model for Every Servant of God—Ezra 7:1-10

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Ezra lived during Judah’s period of captivity in Babylon in the fifth century B.C. He led a group of Jews back to Judea from their land of captivity in about 457 B.C….

Are Reasoned Conclusions Valid?

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction             When the brethren opposed to congregational cooperation and orphan homes ran out of Scriptural positions several years ago they attacked what they called “human reason.” Tom Warren’s devastating unanswerable syllogisms…

Christianity – A Militant Religion

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction Various circumstances have combined in recent years to put the term militant in bad company in the mindsof many.  Radical and lawless left-wing political groups that provoke and engage in behavior…

Religious Pluralism

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.]        Pluralism, when applied to religion, lauds diversity. Wikipedia states: “Religious pluralism holds that no single religion can claim absolute authority to teach absolute truth.” It insists that various religions (e.g., Hinduism,…

“Put Things Right”

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] NASA launched Voyager Spacecrafts 1 and 2 in 1977. They continue to make space exploration history on several counts. After sending back stunning pictures of Saturn (1980), Uranus (1986), and Neptune (1989), Voyager…

Lessons From Josiah the Restorer King

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] Introduction Josiah, the sixteenth king of Judah after Israel divided, began to reign at the extremely young age of eight years. His father and grandfather before him, whose influences he rejected, were wicked…

Jesus’ Testament

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.]        By means of a “last will and testament,” men indicate the desired disposition of their property at death. The title page of the latter section of our Bibles reads, “The New…

Intellectual Snobbery

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] The not-so-well-educated should not despise the well-educated—or vice versa. Yet so often those who obtain advanced degrees lose all of the humility they may once have had. A case in point is…