Here’s How…

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] A leaflet making the rounds purports to instruct us on the way to have “an eternal relationship with God.” The suggested four-point plan is as follows: Admit Your Sin—“For all…

Realized Eschatology and Exposition of Acts 2:29–36

Hits: 16[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The Bible contains numerous outstanding sermons or at least briefs thereof. The minds of Bible students immediately go to the Lord’s “Sermon on the Mount,” Peter’s Pentecost sermon, Stephen’s oration to…

The Requirements of Scriptural Baptism

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] For baptism to be what the Lord authorized and what the Scriptures teach, four requirements must be met. The right action is required. The consistent description of baptism in Scripture…

The Church of the Bible—No. 6

Hits: 30[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] The church of the Bible is not time-or earth-bound. Its destiny reaches beyond both. The church/kingdom of Jesus Christ has an eternal destiny. After writing of the church in Hebrews…

New Testament Baptism

Hits: 13[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Perhaps there is no teaching of the New Testament over which more controversy has raged than the’ subject of baptism. This is not the case because the New Testament is ambiguous…

Baptism—What Does the Bible Teach?

Hits: 18[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction In Mark 16:16 Jesus made one of the most explicit statements in the New Testament concerning baptism: “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that disbelieveth shall…

“Prove…the Sincerity of Your Love”— Lavonne James McClish

Hits: 42[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction Sometimes faithful Christians needlessly bear a load of guilt because, while they know they are supposed to love their enemies (Luke 6:35), they do not feel a sentimental affection for…

“Why Are You Here?”

Hits: 17[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] The mail recently brought a small flyer with the question in the title above. The flip-side answers as follows: “You are here to have an eternal relationship with God!” To…

Who Is Not a Christian?

Hits: 9[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  2 page.] The word Christian appears three times in the New Testament (Acts 11:26; 26:28; 1 Pet. 4:16). This term is used interchangeably with disciple, but only after Jesus died and built…

The New Testament Church

Hits: 15[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] If the church as God planned it and Christ built it is to exist in any age, there are certain principles to which men must be committed. As surely as…