“A Movement in Transition”

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] We have read in a church bulletin that a special series of Wednesday night lectures was conducted on the theme, “Movement in Transition: A Vision for the Future.” Accompanying comments on…

On Persecution

Hits: 10[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Persecution of godliness is becoming increasingly common in our nation, even though, ironically, America was founded by men who believed in God and in the Bible. Also, ironically, many of the…

Lessons from Micaiah, the Unheralded Prophet

Hits: 13[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Just as there are several men named “James” in the New Testament, there are several Old Testament characters named “Micaiah.” Although at least eight persons (including one woman) have this name,…

Unity in (Spite of) Diversity

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction Was a renewed and intensified “unity” initiative with the Independent Christian Church (ICC) underway? Abilene Christian University had an ICC preacher on its lectureship a few years earlier. The Tulsa…

Changed Doctrine Equals a Changed Church

Hits: 19[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] The church can remain pure only as long as the doctrine it hears remains true. The New Testament contains numerous warnings about false doctrine and its purveyors, the following being typical: If…

Thank God for the Seven Thousand

Hits: 4[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.]         While it is necessary on occasion to highlight the extreme departures some who were once among us have made, there is room for some optimism. One of the…

Premillennialism—A System of Fatal Error

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction Premillennialism pervades the vast majority of Protestant churches, including the old “mainline” denominations, independent groups, the various Pentecostal sects, and the newer “community” churches. This phenomenon is more than “a doctrine.”…

Smaller Colleges Gone Rogue

Hits: 6[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,…

On Bidding Godspeed—No. 1

Hits: 17[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] John wrote words of stern warning in 2 John 9: “For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.” John was warning about our attitude toward…

On Bidding God Speed—No. 2

Hits: 5[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.]           The apostle John clearly warned about complicity with false teachers: “For he that biddeth him God speed is a partaker of his evil deeds” (2 John 9). This includes…