On Persecution

Hits: 10[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Persecution of godliness is becoming increasingly common in our nation, even though, ironically, America was founded by men who believed in God and in the Bible. Also, ironically, many of the…

The Oak Hills Church of Lucado

Hits: 21[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] It was a long time coming. Oak Hills “Church of Christ,” San Antonio, Texas, is no more. No, it did not close its doors (unfortunately). It will now be just “Oak…

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…

A Sad Story That Hits “Close to Home”

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in a larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] I spent 8 years of my youth (1946–1953) in the small central town of Burnet, Texas. My father preached for the faithful congregation there the first 4 of those years…

On Bidding God Speed—No. 2

Hits: 13[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.]           The apostle John clearly warned about complicity with false teachers: “For he that biddeth him God speed is apartaker of his evil deeds” (2 John 9). This includes offering support,…

Do We Realize What We Have?

Hits: 9[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] One of the greatest advantages that a person can be given in life is to be trained from birth as a child of God. Surely those of us who have…

God’s “Ecumenical Movement”

Hits: 14[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page. Introduction For perhaps hundreds of years, the masses of Christendom and its leaders have lauded religious diversity. Most of us have been present where prayers of thanksgiving were offered for the…

On Bidding God Speed—No. 1

Hits: 70[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] John wrote words of stern warning in 2 John 9: “For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.” John was warning about our attitude toward…

Elders Are Not “Lords Over” the Local Church

Hits: 23[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Every context in the New Testament having to do with the responsibilities of elders of the church speaks of the authority of the eldership. This is plain enough in the…

The “New Hermeneutics”

Hits: 18[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Hermeneutics is a word created from the name of Hermes, a god of Greek mythology, who served as interpreter for the other gods, especially Jupiter. Thus, hermeneutics refers to the science…