Unity in (Spite of) Diversity

Hits: 8[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…

How Does the Holy Spirit Lead?

Hits: 137 [Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] One is not a child of God, a Christian, unless he is led by the Spirit: “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the…

The Ultimate Perversion

Hits: 19[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] A new movie will be thrown on the theater screens September 23 [1988] from Universal Studios in Hollywood. Unscrupulous, money-hungry, amoral movie producers have produced some awful things in the…

Confidence in Christ—1 John 5:9-15

Hits: 13[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page. Introduction The infidelity of the Gnostic heretics, which constitutes the setting of John’s first epistle, is given one final broadside in chapter 5. In the first 8 verses of the chapter, the…

The Consequences of Pentecostalism

Hits: 31[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page. Introduction “Even though I don’t believe in ‘speaking in tongues’ or in other claimed miraculous gifts identified with Pentecostalism, I don’t see what it hurts if someone does, as long as…

Politics and Religion—Liberals Will be Liberals

Hits: 5[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction Railroad tracks run parallel to each other, as do numerous other things (e.g., lines on a music staff, window blinds, prison bars, et al.). Such items are not only aligned;…

Scriptural “Red Flags” No. 1

Hits: 16[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] The exhortation, Be not deceived, appears several times in the New Testament. Each occurrence prefaces some special danger and should serve as a “red flag” of warning. Accordingly, we will…

“Oh, For an Honest False Teacher”

Hits: 10[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] Under the title above Rubel Shelly wrote a stirring article a few decades ago. In it he ably exposed and decried the hypocrisy and deception of liberals as they made…

An Inspired Warning to “Change Agents”

Hits: 14[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] Solomon long ago had some words of wisdom for all of those who think change for the sake of change is as necessary as breathing: “My son, fear thou Jehovah…

What is Appropriate in Preaching?

Hits: 71[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction To the Corinthians Paul wrote: “For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of; for necessity is laid upon me; for woe is unto me, if I preach…