Listen to Your Preacher—No. 2

Views: 73[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]             Those who listen to preachers have the responsibility to listen carefully: “Beloved, believe not every spirit but prove the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets are…

Should Preaching Raise or Answer Questions?

Views: 76[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles–2 page.]             Certainly, I believe that preachers should aim at answering questions in the minds of the listeners. Preachers should strive to stay in touch with the questions people have on their…

The Appropriateness of Warnings

Views: 94[Note: This MS is available in a larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] When compared with his letters to the Corinthians, the Galatians, or to Timothy and Titus, Paul’s letter to the Philippians is couched in very mild terms. The Philippian Church was…

Reflections on the “Restoration Summit”

Views: 84 [Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Manuscripts page.]   On August 7-9, 1984, a meeting billed as a “Restoration Summit” was conducted at Joplin, Missouri. The “Summit” was first conceived and suggested by brother Alan Cloyd of Nashville, Tennessee, in…

The “One Faith” of Ephesians 4:5

Views: 126[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction There is one body, and one Spirit, even as also ye were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all,…

Instrumental Music—Aid or Addition?

Views: 120[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction The fuller reading of the title of this manuscript would be, “Is Instrumental Music an Aid or an Addition to the Singing prescribed by the New Testament in Christian Worship?” By…

We Can KNOW that the Bible is the Word of God—Inspiration

Views: 79[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction No doctrine is more fundamental to true religion than that of the inspiration of the Bible. Rejection of the Bible’s inspiration is tantamount to rejection of the Bible itself, and…

Christian Women Are Individual—Lavonne James McClish

Views: 80[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…

Back to Biblical Grace

Views: 74[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] While Jerry and Patricia Norton were viewing the latest recorded episode of “24,” they were interrupted by a phone call. Caller ID indicated it was their neighbor, Bobby Crandall, two doors down…

Are Grace and Law Mutually Exclusive?

Views: 53[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction The prevailing attitude in society concerning morals and behavior in our time is tolerance (except, of course, toward those who dare to expose the fallacy of their misplaced tolerance). This…