The Qualifications of Deacons and Behavior in the Church— 1 Timothy 3:8–16

Hits: 4[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Several words are used in the Greek New Testament, which are translated by the English word servant.1 Three major types of servitude may be distinguished among these terms. One of these…

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…

Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage

Hits: 24[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction Every other couple that says, “I do,” is later saying, “I don’t.” The ratio is three out of five marriages ending in divorce in California. Divorce laws in America have been…

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…

Corinth, the Carnal Church

Hits: 20[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] In the 1st century, Corinth was a cosmopolitan city of Greeks, Romans and Jews, numbering about 500,000, a large percentage of which were slaves. On the lower appendage of Greece…

The Career Woman

Hits: 10[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Introduction “Career” connotes a type of work or a profession for which one prepares, and which one pursues. The term usually implies a job or profession outside of the home….

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…

Seek First the Kingdom

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Jesus forever settles where God’s church, the kingdom on earth, should come in one’s list of values: “But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness” (Matt. 6:33). But when and…

Casual Marriage, Casual Divorce

Hits: 5[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.]             Divorce has become a casual, almost regular and normal occurrence. The only way that divorce could have become so casual is that somewhere along the line, marriage has come to…

Why Get Married?

Hits: 12 [Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2   page.] The “Sexual Revolution” of the 1960’s and 1970’s raised questions about the value or even the need for marriage. The continued increase of the divorce rate coming ever nearer…