Some Things You Might Never Know if You Didn’t Count the Contribution

Hits: 9[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.]              It fell my lot to count the contribution one week back in 1973. It was an eye-opener! First, I got an insight into what some of our families did 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…

Unity in (Spite of) Diversity

Hits: 14[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…

Thank God for the Seven Thousand

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.]         While it is necessary on occasion to highlight the extreme departures some who were once among us have made, there is room for some optimism. One of the…

Premillennialism—A System of Fatal Error

Hits: 16[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction Premillennialism pervades the vast majority of Protestant churches, including the old “mainline” denominations, independent groups, the various Pentecostal sects, and the newer “community” churches. This phenomenon is more than “a doctrine.”…

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…

Some Thoughts on Writing, Editing, and Publishing

Hits: 23[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Those who write, edit, and publish material for others to read have weighty responsibilities that “go with the territory.” This is especially true of those who produce religious materials (e.g., church…

The Place of Sincerity in Religion

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] What place should sincerity play in religion? There are basically three positions from which to choose in answering this question:       Many people believe sincerity is the most essential element in…

“Come Forth, My People”—No. 12

Hits: 10[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] When Christians who love the Truth find themselves in a congregation in which the authority of God’s Truth is mocked by liberalism and apostasy, they sometimes find it hard to break…