Why the Church Is So Great—No. 3

Views: 60[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles–3 page.]             The church of which we read in the New Testament is incomparable. It was planned from eternity by God and built by Christ through the work of His inspired apostles…

Getting Into Christ

Views: 78[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]       Every spiritual blessing God has designed for us is found only “in Christ” (Eph. 1:3). These include forgiveness of sins at which time our condemnation is lifted (Rom. 8:1),…

A Vain and Useless Hope

Views: 82[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]             Millions of people who profess faith in Jesus Christ as God’s Son are entertaining a vain and useless hope concerning His Kingdom. It is vain because their concept of the…

Needless Burdens

Views: 64[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.]             When taking a trip, my family has often taken more clothes (and other items) than necessary to assure that we will have sufficient supplies while away from home. Only when…

The Great Invitation of Christ

Views: 76[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.]             The entire Gospel message is one great invitation to men to return to God through Christ. However, the classic summary of this Heavenly invitation is in Jesus’ Words of…

What Is Baptism? — No 7

Views: 83[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 3  page.]             Is immersion in water an act done by a Christian (one who is already saved) or is it an act done in order to become a Christian (be saved)?…

“Narrow” Teachings of the New Testament

Views: 88[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] Truth, whether historical, scientific, philosophical, mathematical, or religious is always narrow and exclusive. The truth that four is the sum of two plus two is very narrow and excludes all…

The Cross and the Church

Views: 90[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] The Cross and the Church Dub McClish Some think it possible to magnify the death of Christ, symbolized by His cross while ignoring or minimizing His church. To attempt such is…

Christ and Christmas

Views: 82[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] Once I referred to Christmas in a church bulletin article by the abbreviation Xmas. One who read the article wrote inquiring, “What happened to Christ?” and stated, “It has always…

 On Developing Like Christ

Views: 82[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.]        Luke tells us more about the first thirty years of Jesus’ earthly life than the other three who wrote about His life. Even with what Luke tells us, we…