Body–Building Exercises

Hits: 13[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Paul frequently speaks of the church as “the body” in his epistles. His constant concern is that it be healthy, growing, vital.  In his Ephesian letter (4:11–16), Paul describes the “exercises”…

Ten Reasons

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.]             Below I have listed and briefly discussed ten reasons why I believe it is good for young people to sit near the front during worship. These reasons assume that these…

The Gospel—a Message of Peace

Hits: 16[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] The Gospel is and contains a message of peace. The angelic host proclaimed “peace on earth” at Jesus’ birth (Luke 2:14). He is called the “Prince of peace” (Isa. 9:6)…

Unity in (Spite of) Diversity

Hits: 14[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…

Shall We Participate in “Promise Keepers”?

Hits: 18[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…

Smaller Colleges Gone Rogue

Hits: 9[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Introduction Various other brethren and I have expressed grave concerns occasionally over the rampant apostasy of the large and prominent universities operated by members of the church (e.g., PU, ACU,…

A Preacher’s Article and a Preacher’s Response

Hits: 8[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…

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

Hits: 62[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…

God’s “Ecumenical Movement”

Hits: 24[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page. Introduction For perhaps hundreds of years, the masses of Christendom and its leaders have lauded religious diversity. Most of us have been present where prayers of thanksgiving were offered for the…

A 20th Century Parable

Hits: 13[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Behold, three prominent denominations of a certain city determined to conduct “union” services for three weeks during the summer months on Sunday evenings. Now a “union” service is ”a service…