To Eat or Not to Eat in the Church Building

Hits: 26[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] The apostolic church enjoyed common meals in their places of worship, and these meals were formally designated by the term, “love feasts” (or agapais in the Greek language). Jude 12 and 2…

Some “What Ifs” to Consider

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] What if the church where you worship met every day of the week instead of only two days a week? What if the sermon lasted four or five hours on…

Where Do You “Tune Him Out”?

Hits: 4[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] When I was a small boy my family was very close to a Godly medical doctor in Liberty Hill, TX. This man had a hearing problem and wore a hearing…

The Church of the Bible—No. 5

Hits: 12[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] The church of the Bible was/is not just whatever men want it to be. Jesus did not build His church on the basis of a community survey of what His…

Is Restoration Desirable or Possible? A Critical Review of “Illusions of Innocence”

Hits: 55[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction             The following quotations tell the reader all he needs to know about the theological agenda of the book under review: To confine themselves to Bible words without explanation would be…

Instrumental Music—Aid or Addition?

Hits: 47[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction The fuller reading of the title of this chapter would be, “Is Instrumental Music an Aid or an Addition to the Singing prescribed by the New Testament in Christian Worship?” By…

The New Testament Church

Hits: 14[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] If the church as God planned it and Christ built it is to exist in any age, there are certain principles to which men must be committed. As surely as…

Separation

Hits: 9[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page The Bible teaches the doctrine of “separation” throughout. God requires His people to recognize that they distinctly belong to Him and to behave accordingly. God gave Israel His Law through…

On Freckles and Hairs

Hits: 5[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] The apostle Paul’s most frequently used term in reference to the church is “the body.” In using this expression, he draws on comparative features in our physical bodies. We find…

Oh, How He Loved Her!

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] In the Ephesian letter, Paul wrote of the most moving love story of all time: Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself up…