What Is the Restoration Principle, And Is It Scriptural?

Hits: 17[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Our title is composed of two questions. The first of these seeks definition of the “restoration principle.” Permit me to illustrate this definition by means of an automobile “allegory.” Automobiles have…

Some Commonly Misapplied Scriptures

Hits: 17[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction The goal of honest and earnest Bible students is to ascertain what the Scriptures actually teach. It must always be our desire to make sure that we are not drawn too…

Instrumental Music—Aid or Addition?

Hits: 12[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…

God’s Commission to Jeremiah—Jeremiah 1:4–10

Hits: 10[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Few Old Testament characters equal and none surpass the prophet Jeremiah’s devotion to Jehovah God (McClish, 41–60). His refusal to compromise the message God commissioned him to preach to Jerusalem’s stiff-necked…

Ezra, A Model for Every Servant of God—Ezra 7:1-10

Hits: 4[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Ezra lived during Judah’s period of captivity in Babylon in the fifth century B.C. He led a group of Jews back to Judea from their land of captivity in about 457…

A Sudden and Curious Emphasis on Balance   

Hits: 2[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Has anyone else besides me noticed a recent upsurge in the cry for “balance” in preaching and writing? Further, am I the only one who has noticed that this emphasis is…

A Study of the Captivity in the Major Prophets

Hits: 8[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction The captivity of God’s covenant people of the Old Testament is one of the saddest chapters of all history. Never was an obscure race of men so marvelously blessed of God,…

“Prophesy Ye Not…”—Micah 1:6

Hits: 41[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction             The first verse of Micah’s book is ripe with several important details. The name Micah means “who is like Jehovah?” and is an abbreviated form of Michaiah, the name of…

“Not Forsaking the Assembly…”

Hits: 11[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Brethren have some very unusual ideas about attending the assemblies of the saints. Many years ago, a member of the church where I preached at the time told me if I…

Annihilationism—A Spiritually Fatal Innovation

Hits: 13[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Hell has fallen on hard times. The most frequent reference to it nowadays is as a term of cursing, swearing, or intensification of expression. Others use it in a weak attempt…