“Narrow” Teachings of the New Testament

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Truth, whether historical, scientific, philosophical, mathematical, or religious is always narrow and exclusive. The truth that four is the sum of two plus two is very narrow and excludes all other…

Excursus on the Power of Darkness in Colossians

Hits: 16[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction One of the most striking inspired descriptions of man’s redemption is found in Colossians 1:12–14: Giving thanks unto the Father, who made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of…

Godliness

Hits: 20[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Near the end of Peter’s inspired list of traits that characterize those who are “partakers of the Divine nature”and who have escaped a corrupt world, is “godliness” (2 Pet. 1:6)….

Strength for Sufferings

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page. Satan will see that “. . . all that would live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” (2 Tim. 3:12). Peter wrote some words designed to produce courage in the…

The “Santa Claus” Syndrome

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] The song I was taught as a youngster said, concerning “Santa Claus,” “He’s makin’ a list and checkin’ it twice, gonna’ find out who’s naughty or nice.” Somehow, that view…

Affection for God’s House

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.]             “I have set my affection on the house of my God” (1 Chr. 29:3). David spoke the forgoing words to express his consuming desire to see a great temple erected…

The Pattern for Our Life

Hits: 2[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.]         Luke tells us more about the first 30 years of Jesus’ earthly life than the other three who wrote about His life. Even with what Luke tells us we still…

The Road to Repentance

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] In Romans 2:4 Paul declares that God leads men to repent by the goodness He expresses to us. The goodness of God refers to His favors and expressions of love….

How God Wants Us to Give

Hits: 13[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] There is nothing more basic to Christianity than giving. Salvation through Christ and His church is the result of God’s inestimable gift of Christ (John. 3:16). God is a most generous giver…