Why the Church Is So Great—No. 4

Views: 117[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-3 page.]             Among all the organizations and institutions that have existed or that continue to exist on earth, the church of Jesus Christ remains paramount. It has Jesus Christ as its founder…

Militant Christianity

Views: 75[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.]             The radicals and liberals in our society have put the term militant in bad company for many of us. In their militant campaigns on college campuses and in street…

Rebellion Against Authority

Views: 97[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Articles 2  page.]             The challenges of recent decades to authority in home, school, marketplace, and military were bound to have their parallels in religion. The very foundation of pontifical authority in Roman…

Shall We Participate in “Promise Keepers”?

Views: 104[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction1 Perhaps the best way to get this subject before us is to examine the seven promises— the creed—to which those who are members of Promise Keepers must commit themselves: A Promise…

Do We Realize What We Have?

Views: 88[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] One of the greatest advantages that a person can be given in life is to be trained from birth as a child of God. Surely those of us who have…

“Kingdom” In Matthew 13:41

Views: 93[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Jesus said, “The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and them that do iniquity.” To what…

The Ethic of Honesty

Views: 79[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.          Introduction Willard Sperry tells an interesting story in the book, We Prophesy in Part, of a 19th century preacher of some repute.1 He preached the same sermon in three different New York…

“I’m Not Very Compatible with the Church”

Views: 72[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] A couple of years ago I was visiting with a young man who had attended worship and Bible classes frequently where I preached. He had moved away for a while…