Thank God for the Seven Thousand

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.]         While it is necessary on occasion to highlight the extreme departures some who were once among us have made, there is room for some optimism. One of the…

A Preacher’s Article and a Preacher’s Response

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Prefatory Note:  The following article by the late Tim Smith, a faithful Gospel preacher appeared in a 2006 issue of Contending for the Faith,  to which Dub McClish responded.  “Endeavoring to…

An Examination of the Current Unity Movement—Where It Is, How It Got There, Where It Is Going

Hits: 45[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The title of this MS implies certain things, among them, the following: First, there is currently a “unity movement” of some sort underway involving many of our brethren. This movement is primarily…

The Necessity of Truth in Doctrine

Hits: 24[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…

Spiritual Strength Is Available

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Paul commanded, “Be strong in the Lord” (Eph. 6:10). The fact that we are ordered to be spiritually strengthened necessarily implies that it is possible for us to attain such…

“For the Truth’s Sake”

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] The title above appears in 2 John 2:  “for the truth’s sake which abideth in us, and it shall be with us for ever” John addressed this brief letter to one…

False Theories versus the Truth on Inspiration

Hits: 47[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Few subjects are more significant and far-reaching than the subject of the inspiration of the Bible. Rejection of the inspiration of the Bible equals rejection of the Bible because it claims…

The Consequences of Pentecostalism

Hits: 32[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…

On “Evolving Standards”

Hits: 13[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction The Associated Press began a news story a few years ago as follows: The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday [March 1, 2005] that the Constitution forbids the execution of killers who…

Lest We Forget…

Hits: 12[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction The news media gave wall-to-wall coverage to the illness and death (April 2, 2005) of John Paul II, the Roman Catholic Pontiff. I do not recall hearing anything, whether from…