What Is Your Idea of “The Church”?

Hits: 9[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] There are many different ideas and conceptions of “the church” throughout Christendom. Some believe that it is a great invisible body composed of all the denominations. Thus, we have the…

Some Thoughts on Liberalism

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] What is it? In asking this question, I am not so much concerned with the technical definition as with the practical demonstration. Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary says: A movement in contemporary…

Follow the Pattern

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Are those who attempt to serve Christ bound to any sort of pattern in their service? The overwhelming answer of millions of sincere people is “NO.” Most of those who profess…

“Elders in Every Church”

Hits: 7[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.]             The words of the title above are from a passage in which Luke describes work that Paul and Barnabas did as they made their way back to Antioch…

The Gospel of Christ Is Unchanged and Unchanging

Hits: 40[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction The cry for change was the main theme of William Jefferson Clinton and a press biased toward him in the 1992 presidential campaign. This cry was what swept him into office…

What Is the Restoration Principle, And Is It Scriptural?

Hits: 30[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…

A Sudden and Curious Emphasis on Balance   

Hits: 25[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 Review of Alvin Jennings’ 3 Rs of Urban Church Growth

Hits: 36[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction  In 1981, a brother in Christ, Alvin Jennings, owner of Star Bible Publications, Inc., wrote and published a book titled, 3 R’s of Urban Church Growth. This book raised many eyebrows,…

A Response to Fellowship Compromises in the Church of Christ1

Hits: 207[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Satan and all of his minions outside the church have always opposed it. He did his best to prevent the Lord from establishing the church in the first place. Although he…

“Prophesy Ye Not…”—Micah 1:6

Hits: 67[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…