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…

Why the Church Is So Great—No. 1

Visits: 13[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-3 page.]             The church described in the New Testament is the greatest institution in all the world and through all time. This can be said without qualification because the church is a…

The Church—No. 1 (Its Beginning)

Visits: 21[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-2 page.]             The church of the Bible had its origin long before it was established. Its origin was in the eternal purpose of God (Eph. 3:10–11). From the earliest moment in God’s…

The Greatness of the Church

Visits: 13[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-2 page.]             It is common to hear the church spoken of as if it were of no consequence or importance at all. Some, even preachers among them, believe the church is completely…

The Church

Visits: 18[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-2 page.]             Perhaps no institution on earth has been more misunderstood and abused than the church Jesus established. In a sense, of course, the church is not an institution but a group…

The Cross and the Church

Visits: 18[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] The Cross and the Church Dub McClish Some think it possible to magnify the death of Christ, symbolized by His cross while ignoring or minimizing His church. To attempt such is…

Premillennialism—A System of Fatal Error

Visits: 58[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.”…

Realized Eschatology and Exposition of Acts 2:29–36

Visits: 63[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.]  Brethren, I may say unto you freely of the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us unto this day. Being therefore a prophet, and…

The “One Faith” of Ephesians 4:5

Visits: 74[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction There is one body, and one Spirit, even as also ye were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all,…

The Church of the Bible—No. 3

Visits: 15[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] The church/kingdom Jesus promised to build (Mat. 16:18–19) became a reality in Jerusalem on the first Pentecost day after His resurrection and ascension (Acts 2:22–47). Although we can pinpoint the…