Love Is Not

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Numerous Biblical words have been wordnapped, hijacked, redefined, and misused (e.g., grace, faith, miracle, elect, foreordained). Love is another of these much-abused words. The most frequently occurring Greek word for…

Four Fruits of Love

Hits: 44[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page. When Jesus said, “By their fruits ye shall know them,” He was talking about true and false prophets (Mat. 7:15–20). The principle is one that we commonly apply to our varied…

Should Parents Be Concerned with Selfish Traits in Their Children?

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction The traits of rudeness, disobedience and uncooperativeness are all problems of attitude, whether in children or adults. They all relate to one basic attitude problem—selfishness. Such traits are both anti-social…

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…

How Do You Say, “I Love You”?

Hits: 10[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Surely, the case does not need to be argued that the New Testament teaches Christians to be a loving people to all men. This includes not only our fleshly kin,…

Christ and Christmas

Hits: 17[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] I received a letter from an out-of-state recipient of the Granbury Gospel. Enclosed was a copy of our paper in which I had referred to Christmas by using the abbreviated form, “Xmas.” The…

Church Discipline—the Real Reason Why It Is Not Practiced

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] While cases involving the exercise of discipline in the church may vary greatly and may depend on many factors, I believe our failure to practice appropriate discipline may almost invariably…

One More Vicious Attack On “Conservatives”

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction The extreme to which some liberals in the church are willing to go in an attempt to discredit those who reject their agenda was demonstrated at the 1991 annual lectureship at…

Christianity, A “First-Hand” Religion

Hits: 13[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page. Sometimes a second-hand car gives good service; a second-hand religion never does. The religion of Christ must always be first-hand. I have said this and believed it for a long…

“Evangelize! Evangelize!”

Hits: 5[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] The English word evangelize does not appear in the common versions of the New Testament. Yet, it is an imminently Scriptural word. It comes about as near being transliterated, letter…