Changed Doctrine Equals a Changed Church

Hits: 19[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] The church can remain pure only as long as the doctrine it hears remains true. The New Testament contains numerous warnings about false doctrine and its purveyors, the following being typical: If…

Premillennialism—A System of Fatal Error

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction Premillennialism pervades the vast majority of Protestant churches, including the old “mainline” denominations, independent groups, the various Pentecostal sects, and the newer “community” churches. This phenomenon is more than “a doctrine.”…

On Penknives and the Bible—No. 2

Hits: 10[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.]             Jehoiakim, the ungodly sixth-century BC king of Judah, unceremoniously took his penknife to the pages of Holy Writ as they were read to him, casting them into the…

The Church of the Bible—No. 5

Hits: 12[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] The church of the Bible was/is not just whatever men want it to be. Jesus did not build His church on the basis of a community survey of what His…

Unshakeable Entities

Hits: 17[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.]             Our world is one of perpetual flux and uncertainty. Nations rise and fall. Our nation is under siege by hedonistic, God-hating Humanism, disguised as “secularism”—causing cataclysmic cultural and moral rot….

Reviewing Some Fundamental Principles

Hits: 14[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction The church as God planned it and as Christ built it is revealed in only one place: the New Testament. It is a Divine institution. It was no mere man—not even…

“Not Forsaking the Assembly…”

Hits: 51[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Brethren have some very unusual ideas about attending the assemblies of the saints. Many years ago, a member of the church where I preached at the time told me if I…

The Church of Christ Is Not a Denomination

Hits: 20[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction The church of Christ is not only constitutionally non-denominational, but anti-denominational. Christ built only one church (Mat. 16:18); denominationalism encourages the idea of many churches. The way of Christ is…

Politics and Religion—Liberals Will be Liberals

Hits: 5[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction Railroad tracks run parallel to each other, as do numerous other things (e.g., lines on a music staff, window blinds, prison bars, et al.). Such items are not only aligned;…

Elders—Their Crucial Role

Hits: 16[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] When the Lord Jesus returned to the Father, He first entrusted the church to the apostles (Mat. 16:18–19; John 14:16–18), who had the responsibility of receiving the revealed Word (John 16:13)…