A Preacher’s Article and a Preacher’s Response

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Prefatory Note:  The following article by the late Tim Smith, a faithful Gospel preacher appeared in a 2006 issue of Contending for the Faith,  to which Dub McClish responded.  “Endeavoring to…

The Spirit of Judas

Hits: 13[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Six days before the last Passover our Lord would keep, he was anointed with costly ointment by Mary in Bethany (John 12:1–8). The context gives the record of how Judas…

“Smooth and Fair Speech”

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] In connection with his instruction to mark and avoid those who divide the church, Paul warned that such employ “smooth and fair speech” to “beguile the hearts of the innocent”…

Those Who Are Wise

Hits: 44[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction With good reason Bible scholars classify the books of Job through Song of Solomon as “Wisdom Literature.” This is especially true of the book of Proverbs. The words wise, wisely, and…

Deaver Doctrine—Where Does It End?

Hits: 203[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction Solomon observed that there is “a time to keep silence, and a time to speak” (Ecc. 3:7). Perhaps all of us wish for the “wisdom of Solomon” to know just…

An Abomination to God

Hits: 25[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] On one occasion when Jesus was warning His disciples about the peril of riches and materialism, the money-loving Pharisees heard His teaching and ridiculed Him: And he said unto them,…