Objections to Evolution

Visits: 33[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]             Through books, movies, magazine articles, television programs, and other media, the public is constantly bombarded with the evolutionary theories concerning the origin of the universe and the life within it….

New Heavens and New Earth

Visits: 38[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]      Both Peter and John mention “new heavens and a new earth” in reference to the future, eternal abode of the righteous (2 Pet. 3:13; Rev. 21:1). The Jehovah’s Witness…

John Calvin and Calvinism—No. 6

Visits: 39[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]             The final point of Calvinistic theology relates to “Perseverance of the saints,” and reads as follows from the Doctrines of the Synod of Dort: God … does not wholly take…

John Calvin and Calvinism—No. 5

Visits: 28[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]             The fourth plank in the Calvinistic platform relates to the grace of God and the free will of man. This point flows naturally from the previous one. If man is…

John Calvin and Calvinism—No. 4

Visits: 28[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]             The third foundation principle of Calvinistic theology relates to the nature of man. The statement resolved by the Synod of Dort states: “All men are conceived in sin, and born…

John Calvin and Calvinism—No. 3

Visits: 33[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]             The second major platform of Calvinism has to do with the atonement of Christ for sin. Calvinism teaches a limited atonement, denying that Christ died for all men or for…

John Calvin and Calvinism—No. 2

Visits: 36[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]             The first of the five points of classic Calvinism is Predestination. This word simply means to decide beforehand, to foreordain, to prejudge. Based on a misunderstanding or misapplication of certain…

John Calvin and Calvinism—No. 1

Visits: 32[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]             The name of John Calvin is still nearly a household term although he has been dead over four centuries. As a religious reformer, he rode the crest of the sixteenth…

When Hurting Helps

Visits: 29[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles–3 page.]             God is in the helping business. He has always acted in such a way as to help and benefit mankind. To be true to Him we must seek to be…

What Shall We Call the Preacher?

Visits: 21[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles–3 page.]             Frequently we hear Christians using terms that convey unscriptural ideas concerning religious subjects. We believe it is essential for us to use words that convey Scriptural ideas as nearly as…