Unity in (Spite of) Diversity

Hits: 9[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…

The Qualifications of Deacons and Behavior in the Church— 1 Timothy 3:8–16

Hits: 5[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Several words are used in the Greek New Testament, which are translated by the English word servant.1 Three major types of servitude may be distinguished among these terms. One of these…

A Salute to the Faithful

Hits: 10[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] It is easy to get “bogged down” in our evaluations of things that surround us. It seems at times that most of our elected officials are dishonest and self-seeking. While some…

The Older I Get

Hits: 9[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Growing older has its disadvantages. Someone has quipped that it’s better than the alternative, even so. Now, I don’t consider myself to be elderly yet, by a long shot. In…

What Kind of Light?

Hits: 4[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Paul described the Philippians as “lights in the world” in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation (Phi. 2:15). In Paul’s time I suppose there was only one kind…

On Ignoring “Issues”

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] There is a rather persistent cry being made by some members of the church that preachers and writers should not bother the brethren with all of the “issues.” I have…

The Barren Fig Tree Cursed and Withered—Mark 11:12-25

Hits: 14[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Introduction When Jesus cursed the fig tree on the way to Jerusalem from Bethany it appears that his principal intent was to demonstrate God’s   judgment upon fruitlessness and hypocrisy, especially…

Religious—But Lost

Hits: 11[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] How can this be? Doesn’t religious equal saved? “It makes no difference what you believe as long as you’re sincere” is a very old slogan that implies as much. (The…

Religious Titles

Hits: 77[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.]          A great variety of titles and terms of address exist relative to those who occupy places of religious leadership, especially those who preach or hold ecclesiastical office. Members of the…

Is the Doctrine of Premillennialism a “Fatal Error?”—Andy McClish

Hits: 24[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction                         This manuscript centers around the issue of just how serious a matter is the doctrine of Premillennialism (from the standpoint of a person’s spiritual condition and destiny). Specifically, this…