Realized Eschatology and Exposition of Acts 2:29–36

Hits: 26[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.]  Brethren, I may say unto you freely of the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us unto this day. Being therefore a prophet, and…

An Examination of the Current Unity Movement —Where It Is, How It Got There, Where It Is Going

Hits: 62[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The title of this MS implies certain things, among them, the following: First, there is currently a “unity movement” of some sort underway involving many of our brethren. This movement is primarily…

To Eat or Not to Eat in the Church Building

Hits: 33[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] The apostolic church enjoyed common meals in their places of worship, and these meals were formally designated by the term, “love feasts” (or agapais in the Greek language). Jude 12 and 2…

Some “What Ifs” to Consider

Hits: 9[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] What if the church where you worship met every day of the week instead of only two days a week? What if the sermon lasted four or five hours on…

Reflections on the “Restoration Summit”

Hits: 27 [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 Church of the Bible—No. 5

Hits: 13[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] The church of the Bible was/is not just whatever men want it to be. Jesus did not build His church on the basis of a community survey of what His…

The Church of the Bible—No. 3

Hits: 11[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] The church/kingdom Jesus promised to build (Mat. 16:18–19) became a reality in Jerusalem on the first Pentecost day after His resurrection and ascension (Acts 2:22–47). Although we can pinpoint the…

The Church of the Bible—No. 2

Hits: 51[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our New Uploads  page.] Jesus promised to build His church (Mat. 16:18). He also promised it would be established in the lifetime of His apostles (16:28; Mark 9:1). Various Old Testament prophecies foretold the coming…

The Church of the Bible—No. 1

Hits: 104[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Jesus promised, “Upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it” (Mat. 16:18). The “rock” to which He referred was the…

What Is the Restoration Principle, And Is It Scriptural?

Hits: 32[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Our title is composed of two questions. The first of these seeks definition of the “restoration principle.” Permit me to illustrate this definition by means of an automobile “allegory.” Automobiles have…