What It Means To Be a Christian

Visits: 45[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…

The Place of Sincerity in Religion—No. 2

Visits: 28[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-2 page.]             God despises hypocrisy, which is the equivalent of insincerity (Mat. 24:51). But does He require anything more than sincerity? What about the familiar phrase: “It makes no difference what you…

John Calvin and Calvinism—No. 4

Visits: 28[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]             The third foundation principle of Calvinistic theology relates to the nature of man. The statement resolved by the Synod of Dort states: “All men are conceived in sin, and born…

Lessons From the Ark

Visits: 15[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles–1 page.]         The Biblical account of Noah and his ark is not for little children alone. The closer I examine this event and its surroundings the more impressed I…

The Active Word

Visits: 16[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.]             In Hebrews 4:12, the inspired writer tells us that God’s Word is not only living but “active” (powerful—KJV). Energes is the Greek word here used. It is rendered “effectual”…

The Great Invitation of Christ

Visits: 21[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.]             The entire Gospel message is one great invitation to men to return to God through Christ. However, the classic summary of this Heavenly invitation is in Jesus’ Words of…

God and Good Will Triumph

Visits: 31[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] The Revelation was given to John to restore hope and strengthen resolve in the beleaguered and harassed saints at the close of the first century.  The message of that grand book…

Sin—the Greatest Hypocrite

Visits: 30[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] In Hebrews 3:13, the Bible speaks of the “deceitfulness of sin” To be deceitful is to give a false impression by appearance, direct statement, or influence. Sin is never honest. It…

The Deaths of Man

Visits: 20 [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.]             Cats supposedly have nine lives. Men may die more than once. In fact, man may experience as many as four deaths.             Those who are living in sin…

Excursus on the Power of Darkness in Colossians

Visits: 35[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…