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

Hits: 6[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 Review of Some Sermons and Bible Classes

Hits: 27[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction Some time ago a friend and brother in Christ sent me the recordings of a Gospel meeting series he had recently attended, asking me to comment on their content. Since…

The Truth About Beer

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Beer Consumption is considered by the average citizen to be an innocent pass-time for every “good ole boy” and every “good ole girl” in town.  Some parents have heaved signs of…

Those Who Are Wise

Hits: 44[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction With good reason Bible scholars classify the books of Job through Song of Solomon as “Wisdom Literature.” This is especially true of the book of Proverbs. The words wise, wisely, and…

Annihilationism—A Spiritually Fatal Innovation

Hits: 35[Note:This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Hell has fallen on hard times. The most frequent reference to it nowadays is as a term of cursing, swearing, or intensification of expression. Others use it in a weak attempt at…

Making God in Man’s Image

Hits: 7[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] In 1978 the Mormon Church decided to accept black men into its priesthood for the first time. This was a direct repudiation of previous Mormon doctrine and practice. By official…