The Significance of the Cross

Visits: 33[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-2 page.]             The cross is the single most enduring symbol of Christianity. Paul said he would not glory in anything except the cross of his lord (Gal. 6:14). The cross remains an…

The Place of Sincerity in Religion—No. 3

Visits: 30[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-2 page.]             God certainly requires us to be sincere in our practice of religion. Insincerity and hypocrisy are intolerable to God (Mat. 6:1–18); 23:4–5; 24:51, etc). However, the popular phrase concerning religion,…

The Ideal Home—No. 1

Visits: 23[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-2 page.]             House and home are often used interchangeably in everyday conversation. A million dollar house may be called a “beautiful home,” when actually it is full of jealousy, hatred, strife, and…

Getting Into Christ

Visits: 31[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]       Every spiritual blessing God has designed for us is found only “in Christ” (Eph. 1:3). These include forgiveness of sins at which time our condemnation is lifted (Rom. 8:1),…

Blessings in Christ

Visits: 22[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]   “In Christ” is one of the apostle Paul’s favorite prepositional phrases. It is used to show an intimate relationship with Christ. To be “in Christ” indicates fellowship and oneness with…

New Testament Conversions—No. 1

Visits: 19 [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.] No more practical and important material can be found in the Bible than the accounts of people being converted to Christ and His saving Truth. This begins a series of…

What Is Baptism? — No. 9

Visits: 28[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 3  page.]             Scriptural evidence has established the following truths concerning baptism: It is immersion (Rom. 6:4). It is in water (Acts 8:36; 10:47; 1 Pet. 3:20–21). It is a condition of…

“Narrow” Teachings of the New Testament

Visits: 25[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] Truth, whether historical, scientific, philosophical, mathematical, or religious is always narrow and exclusive. The truth that four is the sum of two plus two is very narrow and excludes all…

Excursus on the Power of Darkness in Colossians

Visits: 35[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction One of the most striking inspired descriptions of man’s redemption is found in Colossians 1:12–14: Giving thanks unto the Father, who made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of…

Smaller Colleges Gone Rogue

Visits: 25[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Introduction Various other brethren and I have expressed grave concerns occasionally over the rampant apostasy of the large and prominent universities operated by members of the church (e.g., PU, ACU,…