Studies in Evolution — No. 1

Hits: 2[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.]             The world has shifted drastically in its frame of reference since the beginning of the 20th century. This has been especially noticeable in the Western World (Western Europe and the…

What is Baptism? — No. 1

Hits: 1[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.]             There is no single teaching of the New Testament over which more controversy has raged than the subject of baptism. There is only one reason why any controversy at all…

Preaching to Needs

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] The ideal sermon deals with the needs of those in the pew. The unending quest of those who preach must be to find the real needs of people and meet them…

“Narrow” Teachings of the New Testament

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Truth, whether historical, scientific, philosophical, mathematical, or religious is always narrow and exclusive. The truth that four is the sum of two plus two is very narrow and excludes all other…

Women in the Church

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] I have long observed that major movements in the world will sooner or later have their effect upon religion. Numerous examples exist: As the divorce rate in society has risen, we…

The “Multiplying Ministries” Movement

Hits: 40[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction             The seriousness of cultism has long been demonstrated in such groups as Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists, and Mormons. More recently the Unification Church (“Moonies”), the Jim Jones cult, and the…

“A Movement in Transition”

Hits: 14[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 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…

Lessons from Micaiah, the Unheralded Prophet

Hits: 22[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: 14[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: 22[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…