The Providence of God as Seen in the Lives of Elijah and Ahab

Hits: 26[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Our English word, providence, comes from the Latin word, providentia, meaning foresight or to foresee. The equivalent Greek word is pronoia, but, ironically, it is not used in reference to God…

What Ever Happened to the “First Principles”?

Hits: 3[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] To speak of “first principles” in any field of endeavor is to speak of things basic, elementary, fundamental, and rudimentary. The Hebrews writer referred to “the rudiments of the first principles…

We Can KNOW that the Bible is the Word of God—Inspiration

Hits: 67[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction No doctrine is more fundamental to true religion than that of the inspiration of the Bible. Rejection of the Bible’s inspiration is tantamount to rejection of the Bible itself, and…

The Consequences of Pentecostalism

Hits: 1[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction “Even though I don’t believe in ‘speaking in tongues’ or in other claimed miraculous gifts identified with Pentecostalism, I don’t see what it hurts if someone does, as long as…

The All-Sufficiency of the Scriptures and the Cessation of Miracles

Hits: 31[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction Among other things that love, grace, faith, elect, and miracle have in common is that they are all words that have been “wordnapped,” redefined, and misused. Miracle is loosely used…

On Miracles and Revelation

Hits: 23[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction The word miracle is one of several Biblical words that have been “wordnapped,” redefined, and misused. Miracle is popularly used to describe a spectacular game-winning catch of a football in…

Deaver Doctrine—Where Does It End?

Hits: 17[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction Solomon observed that there is “a time to keep silence, and a time to speak” (Ecc. 3:7). Perhaps all of us wish for the “wisdom of Solomon” to know just…

Answering the Perseverance of the Saints Error—Lavonne J. McClish

Hits: 16[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Recently I attempted to help a friend and fellow-Christian who was involved in a discussion with a co-worker concerning the question, “Can a child of God fall from grace?” or “Can…

What Is a Miracle?

Hits: 13[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] The Bible records numerous miracles in both the Old and the New Testaments. God caused some of these directly (e.g., the astounding miracle of creation with which the Bible begins). In…

The Words of Jesus

Hits: 32[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] Jesus Christ was remarkable for His “mighty works and wonders and signs” (Acts 2:22). Those who heard Him were also “astonished at his teaching” (Mat. 7:28b). He was fully conscious of…