Here’s How…

Hits: 10[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] A leaflet making the rounds purports to instruct us on the way to have “an eternal relationship with God.” The suggested four-point plan is as follows: Admit Your Sin—“For all…

Unity in (Spite of) Diversity

Hits: 8[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…

Changed Doctrine Equals a Changed Church

Hits: 19[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…

Realized Eschatology and Exposition of Acts 2:29–36

Hits: 14[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The Bible contains numerous outstanding sermons or at least briefs thereof. The minds of Bible students immediately go to the Lord’s “Sermon on the Mount,” Peter’s Pentecost sermon, Stephen’s oration to…

God’s “Ecumenical Movement”

Hits: 14[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page. Introduction For perhaps hundreds of years, the masses of Christendom and its leaders have lauded religious diversity. Most of us have been present where prayers of thanksgiving were offered for the…

“Repent of Your Faith”

Hits: 10[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] In one of the many church bulletins received at the office every week, there appeared the following words in an article on the subject of becoming a Christian. “Repent of your…

Salvation By “Faith Only”

Hits: 24[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page. In spite of the plainest teachings of the New Testament, men persist in teaching the doctrine of salvation by “faith only.” History reveals that the doctrine was first given great…

The Requirements of Scriptural Baptism

Hits: 9[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] For baptism to be what the Lord authorized and what the Scriptures teach, four requirements must be met. The right action is required. The consistent description of baptism in Scripture…

Reflections on the “Restoration Summit”

Hits: 22 [Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Manuscripts page.]   On August 7-9, 1984, a meeting billed as a “Restoration Summit” was conducted at Joplin, Missouri. The “Summit” was first conceived and suggested by brother Alan Cloyd of Nashville, Tennessee, in…