On the Impartation of Spiritual Gifts

Visits: 20[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles–1 page. In 1 Corinthians 12:8–10, Paul listed nine miraculous “manifestations” of the Spirit. These gifts were scattered among various members, with some apparently receiving no gift at all (vv. 28–30). Since possession…

What It Means To Be a Christian

Visits: 45[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles–3 page.] The word Christian has greatly changed in meaning through the centuries. In modern usage, one may believe as little or much of the teaching of the New Testament, as long as…

What Is the Church?

Visits: 14[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-3 page.]             There are many terms used to describe the church in the New Testament which help us to understand the nature and substance of the church.             The church is called…

The Significance of the Cross

Visits: 33[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-2 page.]             The cross is the single most enduring symbol of Christianity. Paul said he would not glory in anything except the cross of his lord (Gal. 6:14). The cross remains an…

The Place of Sincerity in Religion—No. 3

Visits: 30[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-2 page.]             God certainly requires us to be sincere in our practice of religion. Insincerity and hypocrisy are intolerable to God (Mat. 6:1–18); 23:4–5; 24:51, etc). However, the popular phrase concerning religion,…

The Church—No. 2 (How People Become Members)

Visits: 23[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-2 page.]             Jesus built His church on the first Pentecost after His resurrection. How did people become members of it? This is an all-important question for those truly interested in being in…

Is Undenominational Christianity Possible?

Visits: 32[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]             To most people, “denominationalism” and “Christianity” are the same thing. Do modern men have the courage and objectivity to accept and face what the Bible teaches about the New Testament…

Getting Into Christ

Visits: 31[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]       Every spiritual blessing God has designed for us is found only “in Christ” (Eph. 1:3). These include forgiveness of sins at which time our condemnation is lifted (Rom. 8:1),…

Blessings in Christ

Visits: 22[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]   “In Christ” is one of the apostle Paul’s favorite prepositional phrases. It is used to show an intimate relationship with Christ. To be “in Christ” indicates fellowship and oneness with…

Chapter 3, Verse 16

Visits: 24[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles–1 page.]             Survey with me some of the important doctrines taught at “3:16” of various New Testament books. “And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway from the water; and lo,…