Realized Eschatology and Exposition of Acts 2:29–36

Hits: 16[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The Bible contains numerous outstanding sermons or at least briefs thereof. The minds of Bible students immediately go to the Lord’s “Sermon on the Mount,” Peter’s Pentecost sermon, Stephen’s oration to…

Thoughts on Easter

Hits: 23[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] The word Easter is the anglicized form of the name of a Teutonic mythical goddess, Esostre, Ostana, or Ostern,—the goddess of spring and the dawn. The venerable Bede (A.D. 673–735)…

What About the Bible?

Hits: 9[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Poets and orators are sometimes said to be “inspired” when they produce a masterpiece. A sermon may have been “inspiring” to those who heard. But the inspiration claimed for the Bible…

Christ and Christmas

Hits: 19[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] I received a letter from an out-of-state recipient of the Granbury Gospel. Enclosed was a copy of our paper in which I had referred to Christmas by using the abbreviated form, “Xmas.” The…

Where Do You “Tune Him Out”?

Hits: 5[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] When I was a small boy my family was very close to a Godly medical doctor in Liberty Hill, TX. This man had a hearing problem and wore a hearing…

The Blessings of Baptism

Hits: 15[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Introduction Baptism is a frequent subject of the New Testament. When its function and purpose are understood, it is not surprising that it receives so much emphasis. God has made…

Premillennialism and the Second Coming of Christ

Hits: 19[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…

Confidence in Christ—1 John 5:9-15

Hits: 15[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page. Introduction The infidelity of the Gnostic heretics, which constitutes the setting of John’s first epistle, is given one final broadside in chapter 5. In the first 8 verses of the chapter, the…

What Ever Happened to the “First Principles”?

Hits: 17[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] To speak of “first principles” in any field of endeavor is to speak of things basic, elementary, fundamental, and rudimentary. The Hebrews writer referred to “the rudiments of the first principles…

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

Hits: 93[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…