“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…

God’s “Ecumenical Movement”

Hits: 14[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page. Introduction For perhaps hundreds of years, the masses of Christendom and its leaders have lauded religious diversity. Most of us have been present where prayers of thanksgiving were offered for the…

The Church of the Bible—No. 6

Hits: 29[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] The church of the Bible is not time-or earth-bound. Its destiny reaches beyond both. The church/kingdom of Jesus Christ has an eternal destiny. After writing of the church in Hebrews…

The Church of the Bible—No. 2

Hits: 50[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our New Uploads  page.] Jesus promised to build His church (Mat. 16:18). He also promised it would be established in the lifetime of His apostles (16:28; Mark 9:1). Various Old Testament prophecies foretold the coming…

The Church of Christ

Hits: 37[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.]             If the church Christ built is to exist in any age, there are certain principles to which men must be committed. As surely as men abandon any of these…

Instrumental Music—Aid or Addition?

Hits: 47[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction The fuller reading of the title of this chapter would be, “Is Instrumental Music an Aid or an Addition to the Singing prescribed by the New Testament in Christian Worship?” By…

Reviewing Some Fundamental Principles

Hits: 14[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction The church as God planned it and as Christ built it is revealed in only one place: the New Testament. It is a Divine institution. It was no mere man—not even…

What Is the Work of the Church?

Hits: 36[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction Several years ago, a family visited the Lord’s day morning assembly where I preached. In conversation with them afterward they asked some questions: “What sort of program do you have…

On “Evolving Standards”

Hits: 13[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction The Associated Press began a news story a few years ago as follows: The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday [March 1, 2005] that the Constitution forbids the execution of killers who…

Baptism—What Does the Bible Teach?

Hits: 17[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction In Mark 16:16 Jesus made one of the most explicit statements in the New Testament concerning baptism: “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that disbelieveth shall…