On the Impartation of Spiritual Gifts

Visits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles–1 page. In 1 Corinthians 12:8–10, Paul listed nine miraculous “manifestations” of the Spirit. These gifts were scattered among various members, with some apparently receiving no gift at all (vv. 28–30). Since possession…

Christian Certainties — No. 3

Visits: 25[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.]             Because of the philosophies that deny absolutes and advocate relativism and nebulosity for all oral and spiritual issues, it is more necessary than ever that we understand that there…

“A Movement in Transition”

Visits: 2[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] We have read in a church bulletin that a special series of Wednesday night lectures was conducted on the theme, “Movement in Transition: A Vision for the Future.” Accompanying comments…

Shall We Participate in “Promise Keepers”?

Visits: 27[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…

Is Religious Unity Possible? 

Visits: 5[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Most men say, “No.” The New Testament says, “Yes.” God’s Word not only teaches the possibility of religious unity among those who have faith in Christ, it teaches the necessity of unity….

Spiritualty

Visits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] “Spirituality” is the state or condition of being spiritual, that is, of attending to and being influenced by the spirit world, rather than merely by the material world. “Spirituality” is a…

How Does the Holy Spirit Lead?

Visits: 2 [Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] One is not a child of God, a Christian, unless he is led by the Spirit: “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are  sons…

The Holy Spirit, Sanctification, and Sinless Perfection

Visits: 7[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…

The Book of Micah—a Brief Commentary

Visits: 5[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Micah 1:1 serves as an appropriate outline for introductory details: The word of Jehovah that came to Micah the Morashtite in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah,…