A Sad Story That Hits “Close to Home”

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in a larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] I spent 8 years of my youth (1946–1953) in the small central town of Burnet, Texas. My father preached for the faithful congregation there the first 4 of those years…

Still Not Convinced?

Hits: 3[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Some seem to think that those of us who continue to warn of the perils of militant atheism and humanism are merely alarmists. They reason, “Surely, it couldn’t be all that…

Do You Desire to Have a Home in Heaven?

Hits: 14[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.]  Naturally those who have no religion apparently do not. Those who are practicing a religion and do not do so for material gains do have this desire. If you have…

Some Observations on Masonry

Hits: 14[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Occasionally I am asked questions about the Masonic Lodge and whether a man can be both a faithful Christian and a faithful Mason simultaneously. It is a question worth considering, for…

“…This Conscience Thing”

Hits: 7[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.]        In 2015, Pro-life, anti-abortion members of Congress  proposed the “Protect Life Act” in an effort “…to prohibit the provision of federal education funding to state or local educational…

The Church of Secularism

Hits: 12[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Secularism is from a Latin term, meaning “relating to an age or period.” When used in a religious context, the secularist stands not only apart from, but also opposed to…

What Is the Restoration Principle, And Is It Scriptural?

Hits: 30[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Our title is composed of two questions. The first of these seeks definition of the “restoration principle.” Permit me to illustrate this definition by means of an automobile “allegory.” Automobiles have…

The Truth About Tradition

Hits: 23[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction Is everything that we call “tradition” bad, dangerous, or even prohibited? Is there such a thing as “good” or even “mandatory” tradition? This word occurs thirteen times in the New…

New Testament Baptism

Hits: 12[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Perhaps there is no teaching of the New Testament over which more controversy has raged than the’ subject of baptism. This is not the case because the New Testament is ambiguous…

Who Is Not a Christian?

Hits: 9[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  2 page.] The word Christian appears three times in the New Testament (Acts 11:26; 26:28; 1 Pet. 4:16). This term is used interchangeably with disciple, but only after Jesus died and built…