The Church and Moral Problems—Immodest Apparel and Worldliness

Hits: 52[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The church and the world are to be kept distinct, because they are distinct. There are so many places in the Word of God that emphasize this. In Colossians 1:13 Paul…

Respect for Authority

Hits: 73[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] In every system there is a basic, core principle that largely determines the nature and operation of the whole. In the business world, the guiding principle is to turn a profit….

“Dare to Go Bare”

Hits: 20[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] The title above is taken from an advertisement in a national women’s magazine, according to an AP news story. It is part of a campaign by the American Sunbathing Association…

Seeking Peace Too Soon

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] There are some perverted folk who enjoy strife and controversy. Some actually revel in a good fight or even in warfare. I am sure that most folk prefer peaceful relations…

I’m Sick of Progress!

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Progress is a relative term. To a skunk progress is squirting a hunting dog in the face and escaping. But the dog would not call that “progress.” So with humans. What…

God’s Commission to Jeremiah—Jeremiah 1:4–10

Hits: 25[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Few Old Testament characters equal and none surpass the prophet Jeremiah’s devotion to Jehovah God (McClish, 41–60). His refusal to compromise the message God commissioned him to preach to Jerusalem’s stiff-necked…

The Same Subjects, but New Applications

Hits: 8[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction Occasionally I review some of the sermon material I preached as a young man several decades ago (and am still preaching). I am often impressed with a striking phenomenon: Several…

The Narrow Gate

Hits: 5[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] A multitude of brethren (and most all the world) would almost rather be shot than be called “narrow-minded.” However, the Lord said: Enter ye in by the narrow gate: for…

Separation

Hits: 9[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page The Bible teaches the doctrine of “separation” throughout. God requires His people to recognize that they distinctly belong to Him and to behave accordingly. God gave Israel His Law through…

Modesty

Hits: 27[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] Modest can apply to one’s salary, house, or any number of things in the sense of that which is moderate, appropriate, humble, or unostentatious. However, there is another important implication…