What About the Old Testament?—No. 1

Visits: 17[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-3 page.]             Do we live under obligation to obey only the Old Testament, only the New Testament, or both? If we fail to understand the correct answer to this question, we will…

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…

“Narrow” Teachings of the New Testament

Visits: 25[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] Truth, whether historical, scientific, philosophical, mathematical, or religious is always narrow and exclusive. The truth that four is the sum of two plus two is very narrow and excludes all…

Thank God for the Seven Thousand

Visits: 8[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

Visits: 21[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

Visits: 127[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

Visits: 12[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

Visits: 21[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”

Visits: 16[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

Visits: 103[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…