A Preacher You Would Not Tolerate

Hits: 143 [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] He consistently arrives a few minutes late for worship, disturbing others as he enters. He and his wife sit on the back seat. They sit stoically through the songs…

The “New Hermeneutics”

Hits: 27[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Hermeneutics is a word created from the name of Hermes, a god of Greek mythology, who served as interpreter for the other gods, especially Jupiter. Thus, hermeneutics refers to the science…

The Destructive Consequences of Pentecostalism

Hits: 50[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction             A new surge of belief in modern-day miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit began in the 1960s.[1] It has been labeled “Neo-Pentecostalism.” The “old” Pentecostalism[2] was generally given little respect…

A Sudden and Curious Emphasis on Balance   

Hits: 27[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Has anyone else besides me noticed a recent upsurge in the cry for “balance” in preaching and writing? Further, am I the only one who has noticed that this emphasis is…

Elders—Their Crucial Role

Hits: 16[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] When the Lord Jesus returned to the Father, He first entrusted the church to the apostles (Mat. 16:18–19; John 14:16–18), who had the responsibility of receiving the revealed Word (John 16:13)…

Are Grace and Law Mutually Exclusive?

Hits: 33[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction The prevailing attitude in society concerning morals and behavior in our time is tolerance (except, of course, toward those who dare to expose the fallacy of their misplaced tolerance). This…

Whatever Happened to Sin?

Hits: 7[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] We seldom read the word sin in the newspaper or hear it on TV, in the movies, or even in conversation. It has almost become a sin to mention sin….

The Narrow Gate

Hits: 5[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] A multitude of brethren (and most all the world) would almost rather be shot than be called “narrow-minded.” However, the Lord said: Enter ye in by the narrow gate: for…

The Myth of Relativism

Hits: 6[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Is 7 the sum of 2+2? Is “up” above us or below us? Does the law of gravity operate only in certain cultures? Is the rape of a seven-year-old child…

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…