The Objective Gospel Versus Subjectivism

Hits: 15[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] There has always been a strong tendency in men to base their religious convictions upon feelings and experiences. Perhaps this trend has never been stronger than at present. It has…

Miracles Have Ceased

Hits: 44[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] Many thousands have been caught up in the resurgence of “Pentecostalism” in the past few years. Such organizations as the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International have helped spread the phenomenon…

The Holy Spirit, Sanctification, and Sinless Perfection

Hits: 67[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The concept of sanctification is found in the Old Testament word kadhash, and in the New Testament word, hagiazo. In its various cognates (i.e., holy, holiness, hallow, hallowed, consecrate, sanctify, and…

The Destructive Consequences of Pentecostalism

Hits: 53[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction             A new surge of belief in modern-day miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit began in the 1960s.[1] It has been labeled “Neo-Pentecostalism.” The “old” Pentecostalism[2] was generally given little respect…

Calvinism and Neo-Calvinism

Hits: 279[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction “Calvinism” is not a single doctrine or even a few scattered, unrelated doctrines. It is a system of theology embracing several significant doctrines. These dogmas are all tightly woven together in…

A Review of “How Does the Holy Spirit Convict Today?”

Hits: 52[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction “That which hath been is that which shall be; and that which hath been done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.” So…

The Consequences of Pentecostalism

Hits: 37[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page. Introduction “Even though I don’t believe in ‘speaking in tongues’ or in other claimed miraculous gifts identified with Pentecostalism, I don’t see what it hurts if someone does, as long as…

Deaver Doctrine—Where Does It End?

Hits: 224[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction Solomon observed that there is “a time to keep silence, and a time to speak” (Ecc. 3:7). Perhaps all of us wish for the “wisdom of Solomon” to know just…

Are Reasoned Conclusions Valid?

Hits: 18[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction When the brethren opposed to congregational cooperation and orphan homes ran out of Scriptural positions several years ago, they attacked what they called “human reason.” Tom Warren’s devastating unanswerable syllogisms…

“What Is Truth?”

Hits: 17[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 3  page.] Pontius Pilate asked our Lord the question of our title (John 18:38). Perhaps we will never know whether Pilate was sincere or sarcastic. However, there is no excuse for anyone…