Unity in (Spite of) Diversity

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction Was a renewed and intensified “unity” initiative with the Independent Christian Church (ICC) underway? Abilene Christian University had an ICC preacher on its lectureship a few years earlier. The Tulsa…

“Come Forth, My People”—No. 9

Hits: 14[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] When brethren who are faithful at heart find themselves in a congregation that is no longer faithful, they often have great difficulty leaving. Among the excuses these brethren employ for continuing…

Spiritual Strength Is Available

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Paul commanded, “Be strong in the Lord” (Eph. 6:10). The fact that we are ordered to be spiritually strengthened necessarily implies that it is possible for us to attain such…

Higher Secular Education— What Should You Expect Your Child to be Taught?

Hits: 702[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The general election of November 2008 was historic: The first black president of the United States was elected. However, his convictions far outweigh his race in making this election historically significant….

Time Will Tell

Hits: 5[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] The passing of time has a great way of putting things in true perspective. A president may be hated and cursed by his contemporaries, but his administration may be given a…

The “Purpose-Driven” Church Paradigm

Hits: 61[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction Churches should have goals and aims. In this sense every congregation of the Lord’s people should be driven by purpose rather than stumbling along haphazardly. However, purpose-driven has taken on…

Who Is Your Master?

Hits: 7[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] We must clearly decide whom we will serve. Jesus said, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he…

“We Are Commanded to Grow”

Hits: 18[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] While speaking of the local church, the preacher said, “We are commanded to grow.” He immediately quoted Mark 16:15 as his proof text: “Go ye into all the world, and…

Shall We Have Deaconesses?

Hits: 11[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] For several years it has been the practice of some religious groups (including the Independent Christian Church) to appoint “deaconesses.” Predictably, some of the “faddists” among us are adopting the…