The “I Am” Claims of Jesus In John’s Gospel Account

Hits: 29[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction The study of figures of speech employed by the inspired writers is engrossing, fascinating, and rewarding to the serious student. Figurative language enriches the meaning of various concepts beyond that which…

Addressing Some Problem Passages in Romans

Hits: 12[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction The letter of Paul to the saints in Rome is generally acknowledged not only to be among the most profound documents in the Bible, but also in all of literature as…

Occurrences Upon Jesus’ Return

Hits: 5[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] The New Testament not only frequently and plainly tells us that Jesus Christ will return, but it also tells us what things will occur when He comes. Great sounds and noises…

Thoughts on the “Rapture”

Hits: 6[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] A bumper sticker reads: “In case of the rapture, this car will be driverless.” The Rapture refers to an event that will allegedly occur at the “first second coming” of Christ….

The Thousand-Year Reign

Hits: 9[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] The vast majority of Protestants believe the “thousand years” of Revelation 20:1–7 refers to the tenure of Christ’s reign in an earthly kingdom upon His return. Since He will come before…

Exposition of Daniel 12 and Realized Eschatology

Hits: 34[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Some Preliminary Considerations To mutilate some lines from Shakespeare’s Sonnet 43, “By how many names do we know thee? Let us count the names:” “Kingism,” “AD 70 Theology,” “Realized Eschatology,” “Preterism,” “Covenant…

Brief Surveys of Some New Testament Epistles

Hits: 37[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction The following brief introductions to and surveys of 2 Corinthians–Colossians are part of the book, A Bible Handbook—Authored by Preachers in the Churches of Christ, edited by Jerry Moffitt. Bible students…

Losing All Things to Gain Christ

Hits: 66[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction When compared to the Corinthian epistles or to the respective letters to the Galatians, Timothy, or Titus, the letter to the Philippians is written in mild terms. The reason for…

Revelation 1:1–20—The Christ Addresses the Seven Churches

Hits: 31 [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction Perhaps the most important chapter of the Revelation for the reader to understand is the first chapter. It gives us many things that are helpful—and some I deem necessary—to approach the remainder of…

Soldiers of Christ and Their Warfare—Ephesians 6:10–13

Hits: 62 [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction Ephesiansis one of four letters Paul wrote from Rome in about 62 A.D. while he was appealing his case to Caesar. In describing this period of incarceration, Luke reported that ”Paul was…