Have We Surrendered All Modesty?

Hits: 10[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.]             I fear that many parents of youngsters in their teen years have failed to teach them any sense of modesty. Perhaps this is so because many of us didn’t learn…

A Look at the “You Can’t Legislate Morals” Myth

Hits: 17[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Every time someone wishes to perpetrate or justify some kind of societal moral evil, their watchword is, “You cannot legislate morals.” This has been true of the protagonists for unlimited abortion,…

The Church and Moral Problems—Immodest Apparel and Worldliness

Hits: 87[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: 31[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: 12[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: 19[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: 33[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: 18[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: 9[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: 16[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…