Antioch, the Evangelistic Church

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] The first great Gentile church was in Antioch of Syria, whose beginnings are described in Acts 11:19–30. This city was one of 16 so named by Selecus Nicator, who became…

“Your Adversary, the Devil”

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] An adversary us an avowed, obvious enemy. He (or she) makes things adverse as often as he can.  He opposes, contradicts, discourages, thwarts, and belittles everything that doesn’t please him. …

Religious—But Lost

Hits: 11[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] How can this be? Doesn’t religious equal saved? “It makes no difference what you believe as long as you’re sincere” is a very old slogan that implies as much. (The…

Instrumental Music—Aid or Addition?

Hits: 49[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction The fuller reading of the title of this manuscript would be, “Is Instrumental Music an Aid or an Addition to the Singing prescribed by the New Testament in Christian Worship?” By…

“Not Forsaking the Assembly…”

Hits: 52[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Brethren have some very unusual ideas about attending the assemblies of the saints. Many years ago, a member of the church where I preached at the time told me if I…

The “Purpose-Driven” Church Paradigm

Hits: 65[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction Churches should have goals and aims. In this sense every congregation of the Lord’s people should be driven by purpose rather than stumbling along haphazardly. However, purpose-driven has taken on…

Why Should I Attend Bible School?

Hits: 8[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Every Sunday morning and Wednesday evening the congregation conducts Bible classes. Dedicated teachers prepare for their teaching duties each week. Lamentably, some do not take advantage of these learning opportunities….

The Heart or the Head?

Hits: 20[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Heart in our title refers to feelings, (e.g., joy, sorrow, fear, anger, hate, love, et al.). Head refers to reasoned conclusions based on evidence. Bible students immediately recognize the validity of…