Respect for Bible Terms—No. 1

Hits: 17[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-2 page.]             The Bible claims inspiration for itself in both the Old and New Testaments. One does not read far in the New Testament without being struck by the reverence of its…

A Mighty Blow for Discipline

Hits: 2[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.]             I confess to being a football addict. I like to watch it, whether pee-wees or professionals are playing. New Year’s Day is always eagerly awaited by this scribe, because…

Joshua—Who Did as the Lord Bade Him

Hits: 26[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Joshua was one of the outstanding characters in all of history. The key to his greatness is found in Joshua 11:9: “And Joshua did unto them as Jehovah bade him: he…

“Dumbing Down” the Message

Hits: 25[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Paul stated a wonderfully simple and obvious analogy in 1 Corinthians 13:11: When I was a child, I spake as a child, I felt as a child, I thought as a…

Respect for Authority

Hits: 79[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] In every system there is a basic, core principle that largely determines the nature and operation of the whole. In the business world, the guiding principle is to turn a profit….

When a House Becomes a Home

Hits: 57[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 3 page.] The words house and home are often used interchangeably. A $350,000 house may be called a “beautiful home” when it is full of hatred, strife, and unhappiness. It is only a…

That Stuff Called “Time”

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Many of our words are related to the passage of time. We have the precise measurements of seconds, minutes, hours, etc. We also use many words to approximate time lapse…

Notes on Musical Instruments in Worship

Hits: 16[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] The most often asked question about our belief and practice concerns this issue. This subject relates to our acceptable worship of God. Some in the church now discount the importance…