The Place of Sincerity in Religion—No. 3

Views: 68[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 Place of Sincerity in Religion—No. 2

Views: 88[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-2 page.]             God despises hypocrisy, which is the equivalent of insincerity (Mat. 24:51). But does He require anything more than sincerity? What about the familiar phrase: “It makes no difference what you…

Notes on the Pentateuch—No. 5 (The Book of Deuteronomy)

Views: 77[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]             Deuteronomy means “second law,” not in the sense of an additional body of law besides the one revealed in Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers, but in the sense of a repetition…

Notes on the Pentateuch—No. 4 (The Book of Numbers)

Views: 85[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]             The Old Testament book of Numbers is named after the four important censuses of the Israelites which it records. It could also appropriately be called “The Book of Wanderings” since…

 Notes on the Pentateuch—No. 2 (The Book of Exodus)

Views: 85[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]             The theme of the second book of the Bible and the source from which it draws its name is in Exodus 19:1: “In the third month after the children of…

Getting Into Christ

Views: 78[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),…

Faith and Works

Views: 87[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.] Are men saved by faith or works? Roman Catholicism offers salvation based on works of merit. In 1517, Martin Luther rebelled against Catholicism specifically over the sale of indulgences (i.e., permits)…