Does God Really Answer Prayer?

Hits: 25[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Is everything that happens to each one of us determined by the positions of the heavenly bodies (Astrology)? Is everything that occurs to us predetermined, foreordained by God (Determinism, Calvinism)? Is…

Israel’s Doom Declared—Isaiah 9:8–10:34—Andy McClish

Hits: 23[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page. Introduction It is not unreasonable to characterize the book of Isaiah as one of the most significant prophetic works in the Word of God. Its Messianic thrust and its prominence within God’s…

“It Is Finished”

Hits: 21[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Following are some personal observations on John 19:23–52: What a mystery to men that God could see hundreds of years down the stream of time and know what men were…

The Value of Woman and How God Has Used Her in the Past

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction From the beginning of humanity God has placed a great value upon woman. He made her originally to be the “help meet [suitable, fitting]” for man (Gen. 2:18–25). Her appearance was…

The Reality of Sin

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] The very appearance of Christ on earth was predicated on the reality of sin in all men, its destructive consequences, and man’s helplessness to overcome it without a Savior. This…

Strength for Sufferings

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Satan will see that “. . . all that would live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” (2 Tim. 3:12). Peter wrote some words designed to produce courage in the…

The “Santa Claus” Syndrome

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] The song I was taught as a youngster said, concerning “Santa Claus,” “He’s makin’ a list and checkin’ it twice, gonna’ find out who’s naughty or nice.” Somehow, that view…

The Road to Repentance

Hits: 5[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] In Romans 2:4 Paul declares that God leads men to repent by the goodness He expresses to us. The goodness of God refers to His favors and expressions of love….

How God Wants Us to Give

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] There is nothing more basic to Christianity than giving. Salvation through Christ and His church is the result of God’s inestimable gift of Christ (John. 3:16). God is a most generous giver…

The Mission of God’s People

Hits: 21[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] In speaking of “mission” we refer to more than activities in which we might legitimately engage. We refer to the purpose and aim of one’s activities. Upon what principal point…