Notes on the Pentateuch—No. 4 (The Book of Numbers)

Views: 87[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]             The Old Testament book of Numbers is named after the four important censuses of the Israelites which it records. It could also appropriately be called “The Book of Wanderings” since…

Weary in Well-Doing

Views: 71[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 3 page.]             We have a real problem concerning members who grow Weary in Well-Doing and/or decide the Truth is just too narrow and drop out. It is very difficult for those…

Self-Assertiveness

Views: 86[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.]             The world seems to have gone mad over self-assertiveness. A few generations ago, the cry was “know thyself.” Then it became, “assert thyself.” It appears that this is one…

Did Jesus Have Long Hair?

Views: 82[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.]             It is a common misconception that Jesus wore shoulder-length hair. Many have used this myth to justify long hair on males today. What does history reveal about this matter?…

Elders and the Unruly

Views: 94[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] There are three key passages of Scripture that place the responsibility of local church discipline upon the elders. In Acts 20:28–31 Paul tells elders to take heed to the flock,…

How We May Triumph

Views: 61[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] God’s Word clearly teaches that each one of us can triumph over Satan and his snares. However, even those who understand and believe this sometimes err greatly in their conception of…

Strength for the Fight

Views: 85[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Just as God’s people in the Old Testament had their physical armies to wage war against the enemies of God, so His New Testament people are figuratively depicted as soldiers…

On Ignoring “Issues”

Views: 90[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…

A Study of the Necessity of Careful Obedience to the Word of God

Views: 146[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction From almost the first page of the Bible, and certainly to the last, God’s Word sets before us the necessity of obedience to God. This is so much so that we…

When the Heart Is Missing

Views: 89[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] When we study the sad history of the cyclical apostasies of the descendants of Jacob, it is difficult not to be harshly critical of their folly. God never did before or…