The “Multiplying Ministries” Movement

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction             The seriousness of cultism has long been demonstrated in such groups as Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists, and Mormons. More recently the Unification Church (“Moonies”), the Jim Jones cult,…

Thank God for the Seven Thousand

Hits: 6[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…

Jerusalem, the Model Church

Hits: 98[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Jerusalem is where the church began. It was no accident that the first Gospel sermon was preached there, resulting in its establishment (Isa. 2:2–4; Luke 24:47). The early chapters of…

Antioch, the Evangelistic Church

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] The first great Gentile church was in Antioch of Syria, whose beginnings are described in Acts 11:19–30. This city was one of 16 so named by Selecus Nicator, who became…

Jesus’ Mission is My Mission

Hits: 16[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] There is no more basic place to begin a study of New Testament evangelism and our responsibility toward it than to understand the purpose of Jesus’ first coming. To try to evangelize…

“Evangelize! Evangelize!”

Hits: 5[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] The English word evangelize does not appear in the common versions of the New Testament. Yet, it is an imminently Scriptural word. It comes about as near being transliterated, letter…

Reflections on the “Restoration Summit”

Hits: 23 [Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Manuscripts page.]   On August 7-9, 1984, a meeting billed as a “Restoration Summit” was conducted at Joplin, Missouri. The “Summit” was first conceived and suggested by brother Alan Cloyd of Nashville, Tennessee, in…

Emphasizing “The Basics”

Hits: 11[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] Any time men stray very far from “the basics,” they fall far below their potential. A football team can have splendid athletes but neglecting crisp blocking and sure tackling neutralizes…

Lessons from Josiah the Restorer King

Hits: 48[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction Josiah, the sixteenth king of Judah after Israel divided, began to reign at the extremely young age of eight years. His father and grandfather before him were wicked and idolatrous,…

First or Twenty-first?

Hits: 57[Note: This MS is available ilarger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Jesus promised to build His church, which He identified as his spiritual kingdom (Mat. 16:18–19; John 18:36). Gabriel told Mary that Jesus, the Son she would conceive of the Holy Spirit, would…