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…

John Calvin and Calvinism—No. 5

Views: 92[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]             The fourth plank in the Calvinistic platform relates to the grace of God and the free will of man. This point flows naturally from the previous one. If man is…

John Calvin and Calvinism—No. 1

Views: 78[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]             The name of John Calvin is still nearly a household term although he has been dead over four centuries. As a religious reformer, he rode the crest of the sixteenth…

Ingredients of God’s Grace

Views: 103[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] In the New Testament, the “grace of God” refers to the unearned and unearnable favor God has extended to mankind. In the classical Greek literature, such grace was extended only to…

Excursus on the Power of Darkness in Colossians

Views: 96[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction One of the most striking inspired descriptions of man’s redemption is found in Colossians 1:12–14: Giving thanks unto the Father, who made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of…

Commentary on and Review of K.C. Moser’s The Way of Salvation and The Gist of Romans

Views: 216[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page. Introduction This chapter reviews two books, rather than one book, both by the late K.C. Moser: The Way of Salvation and The Gist of Romans). The rationale for this dual review is…

Salvation, the End of Your Faith

Views: 99 Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Peter identified salvation as “the end of your faith” (1 Pet 1:3–9).  Salvation summarizes the theme of the Bible in one word. There are many sub-themes in Scripture, but…

What Is Calvinism?

Views: 71[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 3 page.] As a religious reformer, John Calvin rode the crest of the 16th century Reformation, a little younger than, but contemporary with, Martin Luther. Born in 1509, Calvin was reputedly the…

Preaching to The Brethren

Views: 64[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] I am noticing more and more that the very errors I was exposing in the denominational doctrine and practice 20–25 years ago I am now having to expose in our…

God’s Grace—What it is and What it is Not

Views: 59[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] Grace in the Bible refers to God’s favor men do not deserve and cannot merit. Few subjects are more widely misunderstood—or perverted. It is imperative that men understand this Bible…