The Church and Moral Problems—Immodest Apparel and Worldliness

Hits: 26[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…

Spiritual Strength Is Available

Hits: 5[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Paul commanded, “Be strong in the Lord” (Eph. 6:10). The fact that we are ordered to be spiritually strengthened necessarily implies that it is possible for us to attain such…

Seeking Peace Too Soon

Hits: 9[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] There are some perverted folk who enjoy strife and controversy. Some actually revel in a good fight or even in warfare. I am sure that most folk prefer peaceful relations…

The Ultimate Perversion

Hits: 17[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] A new movie will be thrown on the theater screens September 23 [1988] from Universal Studios in Hollywood. Unscrupulous, money-hungry, amoral movie producers have produced some awful things in the…

Soldiers of Christ and Their Warfare—Ephesians 6:10–13

Hits: 27[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Ephesians is one of four letters Paul wrote from Rome in about 62 A.D. while he was appealing his case to Caesar. In describing this period of incarceration, Luke reported that…

What Are They Teaching Our Children?—Andy McClish

Hits: 84[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] The July 2000 issue of this publication carried my article titled “What Are We Teaching Our Children?” The thrust of that piece was that Christians (parents, teachers, and others) need to…

Christian Women Are Individual—Lavonne James McClish

Hits: 22[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] We are unique. Science is only now learning just how unique. The discovery of DNA, which contains all of the genes—the genetic code—that make up a human being, has brought about…

A Perpetual Pitfall of Preachers

Hits: 39[Note:  This MS is available in a larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction I made my first miserable attempt at preaching a Gospel sermon in July 1954 to a Sunday evening assembly of the old Fourth and Bannock Streets Church in Boise,…

Worldliness

Hits: 7[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] The word worldliness does not appear in the standard versions of the Bible, but the trait is referred to often. Worldliness is the condition of being worldly. The “world” God’s…

The Scandal of the Church

Hits: 2[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] In worship, organization, work, and other features, the faithful churches of Christ in the first century and in the twenty-first century are identical. This is that for which those who…