The Bible Doctrine of Faith

Hits: 15[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.]             Faith and belief (in their various cognates) are among the most frequently found words and concepts in the Bible. They are also among the most misunderstood and abused Biblical words….

Biblical Faith—No. 3

Hits: 10[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] The Gospel is often called “the faith” in an objective sense. When so used, the faith refers to that whole body of doctrine in which men must invest their faith. Note…

Unity in (Spite of) Diversity

Hits: 9[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…

Shall We Participate in “Promise Keepers”?

Hits: 15[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction1 Perhaps the best way to get this subject before us is to examine the seven promises— the creed—to which those who are members of Promise Keepers must commit themselves: A Promise…

“Dumbing Down” the Message

Hits: 24[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Paul stated a wonderfully simple and obvious analogy in 1 Corinthians 13:11: When I was a child, I spake as a child, I felt as a child, I thought as a…

“I Shall Not Be Moved”

Hits: 19[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page. David wrote of God, “Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved” (Psa. 16:10). God needs more men, women, boys, and girls who have such faith in…

The Necessity of Truth in Doctrine

Hits: 24[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction No epistle in the New Testament begins more abruptly than the Galatian letter. No epistle is more frankly and plain-spokenly launched on its major course than the Galatian letter. No brethren in…

You and Responsibility

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Recently I came across a statement containing the following thought: “A person who shoulders his responsibilities has little room left for chips.” There is so much truth in the sentence…

Values of a Gospel Meeting

Hits: 16[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Gospel meeting time will be here very soon. Some people have discounted such efforts by saying that they don’t hold any value in our age. Admittedly, there are more things that…