The Place of Sincerity in Religion—No. 1

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-2 page.   There are three positions taken on this subject: Some people believe sincerity is all important as indicated by the familiar statement, “It makes no difference what you believe as long…

Do You Really Love God?

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.]             Jesus said that the first and great commandment to men is to love the Lord with all one’s heart, soul, strength, and mind (Luke 10:27; Mat. 22:37–38). If all righteous…

Body–Building Exercises

Hits: 14[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Paul frequently speaks of the church as “the body” in his epistles. His constant concern is that it be healthy, growing, vital.  In his Ephesian letter (4:11–16), Paul describes the…

Self-Assertiveness

Hits: 13[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.]             The world seems to have gone mad over self-assertiveness. A few generations ago, the cry was “know thyself.” Then it became, “assert thyself.” It appears that this is one…

Love Is Not

Hits: 14[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: 46[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: 13[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…

How Do You Say, “I Love You”?

Hits: 14[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,…

Church Discipline—the Real Reason Why It Is Not Practiced

Hits: 11[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: 23[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…