On Seeds and Harvests

Hits: 1[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] A bountiful, but bitter harvest of dishonor, immorality, profanity, drug and drink addiction, and blatant secularism have become commonplace in our beautiful USA. These behavior patterns extend from the powerless poor…

Changed Doctrine Equals a Changed Church

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] The church can remain pure only as long as the doctrine it hears remains true. The New Testament contains numerous warnings about false doctrine and its purveyors, the following being typical:…

Thank God for the Seven Thousand

Hits: 1[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.]         While it is necessary on occasion to highlight the extreme departures some who were once among us have made, there is room for some optimism. One of the…

Premillennialism—A System of Fatal Error

Hits: 1[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction Premillennialism pervades the vast majority of Protestant churches, including the old “mainline” denominations, independent groups, the various Pentecostal sects, and the newer “community” churches. This phenomenon is more than “a…

Shall We Participate in “Promise Keepers”?

Hits: 4[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Perhaps the best way to get this subject before us is to examine the seven promises— the creed—to which those who are members of Promise Keepers must commit themselves: A Promise…

The Power of Incrementalism

Hits: 0[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Dub McClish The following notice, titled “Euro-English,” made the e-mail rounds some time ago: The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the…

Recognizing and Interpreting Synecdoches

Hits: 0[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction Both literature and the spoken word abound with figures of speech—words or phrases that are used to mean something other than their normal or literal meanings. Figures of speech are…

Smaller Colleges Gone Rogue

Hits: 3[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction Various other brethren and I have expressed grave concerns occasionally over the rampant apostasy of the large and prominent universities operated by members of the church (e.g., PU, ACU, DLU,…

A Preacher’s Article and a Preacher’s Response

Hits: 2[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Prefatory Note:  The following article by the late Tim Smith, a faithful Gospel preacher appeared in a 2006 issue of Contending for the Faith,  to which Dub McClish responded.  “Endeavoring to…

Realized Eschatology and Exposition of Acts 2:29–36

Hits: 2[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The Bible contains numerous outstanding sermons or at least briefs thereof. The minds of Bible students immediately go to the Lord’s “Sermon on the Mount,” Peter’s Pentecost sermon, Stephen’s oration to…