Shall We Participate in “Promise Keepers”?

Hits: 14[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction1 Perhaps the best way to get this subject before us is to examine the seven promises— the creed—to which those who are members of Promise Keepers must commit themselves: A Promise…

Realized Eschatology and Exposition of Acts 2:29–36

Hits: 14[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The Bible contains numerous outstanding sermons or at least briefs thereof. The minds of Bible students immediately go to the Lord’s “Sermon on the Mount,” Peter’s Pentecost sermon, Stephen’s oration to…

God’s “Ecumenical Movement”

Hits: 14[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page. Introduction For perhaps hundreds of years, the masses of Christendom and its leaders have lauded religious diversity. Most of us have been present where prayers of thanksgiving were offered for the…

Are You Tired?

Hits: 42[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Many people live through each day in a state of physical tiredness due to insufficient rest, over-exertion, illness, anxiety, or other factors. There is another sort of tiredness that we all…

The Holy Spirit, Sanctification, and Sinless Perfection

Hits: 46[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The concept of sanctification is found in the Old Testament word kadhash, and in the New Testament word, hagiazo. In its various cognates (i.e., holy, holiness, hallow, hallowed, consecrate, sanctify, and…

Surprising Things about the Church of Christ

Hits: 142[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction People who are not familiar with the church of Christ frequently express surprise upon learning of some point of doctrine or some practice that is peculiar to it. When we produce…

“Prophesy Ye Not…”—Micah 1:6

Hits: 67[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction             The first verse of Micah’s book is ripe with several important details. The name Micah means “Who is like Jehovah?” and is an abbreviated form of Michaiah, the name of…

The Consequences of Pentecostalism

Hits: 31[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page. Introduction “Even though I don’t believe in ‘speaking in tongues’ or in other claimed miraculous gifts identified with Pentecostalism, I don’t see what it hurts if someone does, as long as…

The Words of Jesus

Hits: 36[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.]             Jesus Christ was remarkable for His “mighty works and wonders and signs” (Acts 2:22). Those who heard Him were also “astonished at his teaching” (Mat. 7:28b). He was fully…

Offering the Invitation

Hits: 9[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] After his sermon on the day of Pentecost, which concluded with the plan of salvation, Peter used “many other words” of exhortation, including the persuasive plea, “Save yourselves from this…