What is Baptism? — No. 4

Hits: 2[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.]             In previous articles in this series, we have seen that by actual definition, the Greek word baptidzo means to overwhelm, dip, plunge, submerge or immerse, both in its literal and…

A Tragic and Interesting Story

Hits: 10[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] In 1975, while attending the annual lectures at Abilene Christian College (Now Abilene Christian University) I had the privilege of witnessing an occasion that underscores one of the ironies of our…

A Time To Be Hardheaded

Hits: 18[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] The call and commission of Ezekiel to be the prophet of God among the exiled Jews in Babylon is interesting. God said to the prophet: Behold, I have made thy face…

The Oak Hills Church of Lucado

Hits: 48[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…

The Power of Incrementalism

Hits: 9[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] The following notice, titled “Euro-English,” made the e-mail rounds some time ago: The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union…

Smaller Colleges Gone Rogue

Hits: 9[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Introduction Various other brethren and I have expressed grave concerns occasionally over the rampant apostasy of the large and prominent universities operated by members of the church (e.g., PU, ACU,…

God’s “Ecumenical Movement”

Hits: 24[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…

The Necessity of Truth in Doctrine

Hits: 52[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…

Soldiers of Christ and Their Warfare—Ephesians 6:10–13

Hits: 31[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Ephesians is one of four letters Paul wrote from Rome in about 62 A.D. while he was appealing his case to Caesar. In describing this period of incarceration, Luke reported that…

Shall We Participate in “Promise Keepers”?

Hits: 220[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction 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…