Rebellion Against Authority

Hits: 9[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.]             The challenges of recent decades to authority in home, school, marketplace, and military were bound to have their parallels in religion. The very foundation of pontifical authority in Roman Catholicism…

Preaching to Needs

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] The ideal sermon deals with the needs of those in the pew. The unending quest of those who preach must be to find the real needs of people and meet them…

A Tragic and Interesting Story

Hits: 10[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] In 1975, while attending the annual lectures at Abilene Christian College (Now Abilene Christian University) I had the privilege of witnessing an occasion that underscores one of the ironies of our…

Equal Responsibility

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] An esteemed brother, Hollis Miller, of Murray Kentucky, once wrote the following in the College Street Bulletin: When one denies the faith, after all Biblical efforts of brotherly love to retain…

A Time To Be Hardheaded

Hits: 18[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] The call and commission of Ezekiel to be the prophet of God among the exiled Jews in Babylon is interesting. God said to the prophet: Behold, I have made thy face…

Lessons from Micaiah, the Unheralded Prophet

Hits: 22[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Just as there are several men named “James” in the New Testament, there are several Old Testament characters named “Micaiah.” Although at least eight persons (including one woman) have this name,…

A Preacher’s Article and a Preacher’s Response

Hits: 8[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…

The Necessity of Truth in Doctrine

Hits: 52[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction No epistle in the New Testament begins more abruptly than the Galatian letter. No epistle is more frankly and plain-spokenly launched on its major course than the Galatian letter. No brethren in…

”Ye Shall Die in Your Sins”—John 8:24

Hits: 20[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 3 page.] In John 8:24 Jesus said, “I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for except ye believe that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.”…

On Elders and Preachers

Hits: 31[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] Much could and should be said on what preachers owe elders. Many sad problems have been precipitated by unfaithful, unappreciative, and sometimes unscrupulous preachers. Such men give every faithful and…