On the Impartation of Spiritual Gifts

Views: 77[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles–1 page. In 1 Corinthians 12:8–10, Paul listed nine miraculous “manifestations” of the Spirit. These gifts were scattered among various members, with some apparently receiving no gift at all (vv. 28–30). Since possession…

The Deity of Jesus Christ—No. 3

Views: 77[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-2 page.]             The Bible not only records the claims Jesus and the apostles made concerning His Deity. It also furnishes abundant evidence to support the claims. The prophecies (exceeding 300) that are…

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…

Jesus—Mere Man or God Incarnate?

Views: 75[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.] Was Jesus Christ merely a “good man” or was he more than man? The second century Gnostics and their modern counterparts (e.g., the Jehovah’s Witnesses) say he was merely a created…

Resurrection Failure

Views: 84[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.]             “After praying over a freezer for more than two hours, a preacher admitted Sunday that he had failed to raise his mother from the dead” (Fort Worth Star Telegram,…

Studies in Evolution — No. 5

Views: 67[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Acceptance of the Biblical account of the origin of all things, and particularly of life, requires faith. The believer in the creation of all things by an all-powerful, personal God…

Christian Certainties — No. 4

Views: 82[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.]             Despite the negative, skeptical philosophies that seem to control the minds of most of mankind, there are yet some matters that are certain and sure. Puny man will never overthrow…

Biblical Faith—No. 4

Views: 62[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Our faith in God (and in all things Biblical) has to do with the elements of belief, trust, confidence, assurance, and conviction. Hebrews 11:1 describes the true nature and meaning…

The Necessity of Truth in Doctrine

Views: 59[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction No epistle in the New Testament begins more abruptly than the Galatian letter. No epistle is more frankly and plain-spokenly launched on its major course than the Galatian letter. No brethren in…

Miracles Have Ceased

Views: 95[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] Many thousands have been caught up in the resurgence of “Pentecostalism” in the past few years. Such organizations as the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International have helped spread the phenomenon…