Spiritual Subversives

Hits: 4[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles–2 page.]             [Prefatory Note: As indicated in the publication note at the end of the article below, I wrote it in 1973, almost exactly 50 years before the time of this writing….

Rebellion Against Authority

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Articles 2  page.]             The challenges of recent decades to authority in home, school, marketplace, and military were bound to have their parallels in religion. The very foundation of pontifical authority in Roman…

Preaching to Needs

Hits: 14[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] The ideal sermon deals with the needs of those in the pew. The unending quest of those who preach must be to find the real needs of people and meet them…

“Narrow” Teachings of the New Testament

Hits: 9[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] Truth, whether historical, scientific, philosophical, mathematical, or religious is always narrow and exclusive. The truth that four is the sum of two plus two is very narrow and excludes all…

Women in the Church

Hits: 13[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] I have long observed that major movements in the world will sooner or later have their effect upon religion. Numerous examples exist: As the divorce rate in society has risen, we…

The “Multiplying Ministries” Movement

Hits: 44[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction             The seriousness of cultism has long been demonstrated in such groups as Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists, and Mormons. More recently the Unification Church (“Moonies”), the Jim Jones cult, and the…

“Come Forth, My People”—No. 2

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] When the “Babylon” of the first century was about to be destroyed, God’s faithful people were strongly warned: “Come forth, my people, out of her, that ye have no fellowship…

The Oak Hills Church of Lucado

Hits: 52[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…

Do We Realize What We Have?—Andy McClish

Hits: 12[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…

Changed Doctrine Equals a Changed Church

Hits: 24[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] The church can remain pure only as long as the doctrine it hears remains true. The New Testament contains numerous warnings about false doctrine and its purveyors, the following being typical: If…