The Church and Moral Problems—Immodest Apparel and Worldliness

Hits: 49[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The church and the world are to be kept distinct, because they are distinct. There are so many places in the Word of God that emphasize this. In Colossians 1:13 Paul…

Back to the Bible

Hits: 28[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.]             The Bible has been translated into 1,250 languages and dialects, making it available to about 95% of the world’s population. It is the best-distributed book in the world with…

On Ignoring “Issues”

Hits: 10[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] There is a rather persistent cry being made by some members of the church that preachers and writers should not bother the brethren with all of the “issues.” I have…

The Doctrine of Divorce—Ancient and Modern

Hits: 17[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Carl Rowan, syndicated newspaper columnist, wrote an article appearing in the San Angelo [TX] Standard-Times edition of February 18, 1970, titled, “Divorce Increase Cause of Troubles.” In his article Rowan…

The Book of Micah—A Brief Commentary

Hits: 27[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Micah 1:1 serves as an appropriate outline for introductory details: The word of Jehovah that came to Micah the Morashtite in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah,…

The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree—Luke 13:6–9

Hits: 16[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction And he spake this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came seeking fruit thereon, and found none. And he said unto the…

The Best-Known Verse of Scripture

Hits: 6[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction If you were to guess the verse of Scripture more people (even those who are not Christians) can quote than any other, which one would it be? Surely, there are…

The “Gospel” of “Magic”

Hits: 15[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] In the 1980s, “Magic” Johnson obtained great fame and wealth by his basketball exploits with the Los Angeles Lakers. He has been named one of the fifty greatest basketball players…

The Principle of “Ought”

Hits: 44[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  2 page.]             Believers can’t deny that some who claim to be “Christians” are odd (said oddities occurring not because of, but in spite of the Bible). Believers don’t have a patent…

Life Begins at Conception—So Abortion Is Murder

Hits: 151[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] January 22, 2022 marks the 49th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. In that span more than 61,670,000 totally innocent, helpless human beings have been slain in the…