On Persecution

Hits: 10[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Persecution of godliness is becoming increasingly common in our nation, even though, ironically, America was founded by men who believed in God and in the Bible. Also, ironically, many of the…

Lessons from Micaiah, the Unheralded Prophet

Hits: 13[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: 6[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: 22[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: 19[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 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…

A Preacher’s Article and a Preacher’s Response

Hits: 16[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…

On Elders and Preachers

Hits: 25[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…

Practical Problems of Preachers

Hits: 55[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Preaching the gospel in a community, working with a local church, has its problems. If there are still any people so naïve as to think that preachers “have it made”…

Taking Things “Personally”

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] You may have heard the following story. A preacher preached on profanity, knowing of at least one brother who would be there who was a notorious offender. After plainly denouncing…

A Preacher’s Article and a Preacher’s Response —“Endeavoring to Keep the Unity of the Spirit in the Bond of Peace”

Hits: 25[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] The words selected for our title come from the fourth chapter of the Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians, verse three. What do they mean? How do they apply to the…