The “New Heavens and a New Earth” of Isaiah 65:17

Hits: 22[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Jehovah promised through Isaiah, near the close of his great book, the following: “For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor…

Premillennialism and the Second Coming of Christ

Hits: 3[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction The three great themes of the Bible may be stated as follows (allowing for some overlapping between the New Testament sections listed below): The theme of the Old Testament is “Christ…

A Study of the Final Judgment

Hits: 3[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction             In 2 Corinthians 4:9, Paul begins a lengthy discussion of persecution and even death that may result from faithful service to Christ. Paul argued that even if one must suffer…

“Not Forsaking the Assembly…”

Hits: 11[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Brethren have some very unusual ideas about attending the assemblies of the saints. Many years ago, a member of the church where I preached at the time told me if I…

Will God Change His Mind?

Hits: 26[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] God has “changed His mind” on occasion (e.g., Exo. 32:7–14; Num. 14:11–20). If God never “changes His mind” about anything Deism is justified, and many of our prayers are vain. Often…

Jesus—Some “Why Nots” of His Coming

Hits: 1[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Jesus Himself tells us clearly why He initially came down from Heaven: “For the Son of man came to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10). At various…

Is Matthew 19:3–12 Really So Hard to Understand?

Hits: 20[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction For several years an average of fifty percent of the couples in our nation who say, “I do” have later said, “I don’t.” In some states the ratio has been…

Dealing with Grief—Lavonne James McClish

Hits: 10[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction Since I lost both my parents several years ago within five months of each other, I feel I have learned better how to sympathize than I could before with others…

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…

Who Will Win?

Hits: 1[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] To the entire ungodly world, it appears that Truth and goodness are weak. Most certainly, error and evil have the vast majority of men and the preponderance of wealth and power…