Body–Building Exercises

Hits: 13[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Paul frequently speaks of the church as “the body” in his epistles. His constant concern is that it be healthy, growing, vital.  In his Ephesian letter (4:11–16), Paul describes the “exercises”…

The Bible Doctrine of Faith

Hits: 18[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Faith and belief (in their various cognates) are among the most frequently found words and concepts in the Bible. They are also among the most misunderstood and abused Biblical words. Without…

Where Do You “Tune Him Out”?

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] When I was a small boy my family was very close to a Godly medical doctor in Liberty Hill, TX. This man had a hearing problem and wore a hearing…

A Weighty Principle

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Paul urges, “But I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple unto that which is evil” (Rom. 16:19b). There is a weighty principle of truth in…

The Barren Fig Tree Cursed and Withered—Mark 11:12-25

Hits: 14[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Introduction When Jesus cursed the fig tree on the way to Jerusalem from Bethany it appears that his principal intent was to demonstrate God’s judgment upon fruitlessness and hypocrisy, especially…

“Not Forsaking the Assembly…”

Hits: 54[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…

Intentional Ignorance

Hits: 51[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] It would be difficult to exaggerate the cursed consequences of ignorance. Various prophets explicitly blamed the downfall of God’s Old Testament people on their ignorance of God and His Law. God’s…

Are Reasoned Conclusions Valid?

Hits: 18[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction When the brethren opposed to congregational cooperation and orphan homes ran out of Scriptural positions several years ago, they attacked what they called “human reason.” Tom Warren’s devastating unanswerable syllogisms…

A Primer on the Meaning of Faith

Hits: 42[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction There is hardly a more important subject for mankind to contemplate—and understand— than that of faith. It is a subject (and word) that men widely abuse and misuse. This misunderstanding…