Lessons from Micaiah, the Unheralded Prophet

Hits: 13[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Just as there are several men named “James” in the New Testament, there are several Old Testament characters named “Micaiah.” Although at least eight persons (including one woman) have this name,…

Unity in (Spite of) Diversity

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction Was a renewed and intensified “unity” initiative with the Independent Christian Church (ICC) underway? Abilene Christian University had an ICC preacher on its lectureship a few years earlier. The Tulsa…

Thank God for the Seven Thousand

Hits: 4[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.]         While it is necessary on occasion to highlight the extreme departures some who were once among us have made, there is room for some optimism. One of the…

Premillennialism—A System of Fatal Error

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction Premillennialism pervades the vast majority of Protestant churches, including the old “mainline” denominations, independent groups, the various Pentecostal sects, and the newer “community” churches. This phenomenon is more than “a doctrine.”…

A Preacher’s Article and a Preacher’s Response

Hits: 6[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…

Jeremiah—God’s Humble, Faithful Prophet

Hits: 27[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction To learn the way God measures preachers and preaching we need to return repeatedly to the faithful prophets as our models. There is no nobler model than Jeremiah in the…

Truth under Assault

Hits: 94[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Pontius Pilate asked our Lord, “What is truth?” (John 18:38). Perhaps we will never know whether Pilate was sincere or sarcastic. However, there is no excuse for anyone who has…

Some Thoughts on Writing, Editing, and Publishing

Hits: 22[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Those who write, edit, and publish material for others to read have weighty responsibilities that “go with the territory.” This is especially true of those who produce religious materials (e.g., church…

Commentary on and Review of K.C. Moser’s The Way of Salvation and The Gist of Romans

Hits: 45[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page. Introduction This chapter reviews two books, rather than one book, both by the late K.C. Moser: The Way of Salvation and The Gist of Romans). The rationale for this dual review is…

An Examination of the Current Unity Movement—Where It Is, How It Got There, Where It Is Going

Hits: 41[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The title of this MS implies certain things, among them, the following: First, there is currently a “unity movement” of some sort underway involving many of our brethren. This movement is primarily…