What It Means To Be a Christian

Views: 88[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…

Why Will Few be Saved?

Views: 85[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-3 page.]             Jesus plainly teaches that most people will be eternally lost, separated from Him forever, while few will be saved (Mat. 7:13–14). From both observation and Scripture some reasons few will…

What Is the Church?

Views: 61[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 Church—No. 2 (How People Become Members)

Views: 84[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…

The Great Commission

Views: 78[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-2 page.]             When Jesus told His apostles to preach the Gospel to all creation so that all men might have opportunity to be saved, He gave them what is commonly called, “The…

New Testament Conversions (No. 11)—Summary of Conversions

Views: 68[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]             We have surveyed the subject of “New Testament Conversions” in ten previous articles in this series of brief articles in The Scripture Cache. This survey covered nine distinct cases of…

New Testament Conversions (No. 10)—The Twice-Baptized Ephesians

Views: 65[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]             When Paul arrived in Ephesus, he discovered some disciples (about 12 men, Acts 19:7). He quickly realized through conversation with these men that their baptism was irregular, not according to…

New Testament Conversions (No. 9)—Conversions in Corinth

Views: 62[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]          It was the apostle Paul’s custom upon entering a city where he had previously not been to seek out the Jewish populace first and reason with them about Christ as…

New Testament Conversions (No. 8)—The Conversion of a Jailer

Views: 62[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]             While in the Eastern European city of Philippi, Paul and Silas were beaten and thrown into prison (Acts 16:19–24). Instead of bemoaning their unjust treatment, they were praying and singing…