What It Means To Be a Christian

Views: 88[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles–3 page.] The word Christian has greatly changed in meaning through the centuries. In modern usage, one may believe as little or much of the teaching of the New Testament, as long as…

What About the Old Testament?—No. 4

Views: 75[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-3 page.]             None who have lived since Jesus Christ died on the cross have been responsible for any of the commands of the Old Testament. That body of religious law was “nailed…

What About the Old Testament?—No. 3

Views: 58[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-3 page.]             The Old Testament teaches that it was to be succeeded by a “new covenant” between God and His people (Jer. 31:31–34) and the New Testament teaches that it fulfills the…

What About the Old Testament?—No. 2

Views: 58[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-3 page.]             Having seen that the Bible covers three distinct periods of time, marked off by God’s communicating with man through three distinct bodies of law, (the laws of Patriarchs, the Law…

What About the Old Testament?—No. 1

Views: 71[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…

What Is Baptism? — No. 1

Views: 89[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 3  page.]             There is no single teaching of the New Testament over which more controversy has raged than the subject of baptism. There is only one reason why any controversy at…

God’s Plan of Salvation

Views: 77[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.]             If there is one thing that one must learn in life, it is God’s plan of salvation. Those who never obey the Gospel and do not come to know God…

God’s “Ecumenical Movement”

Views: 55[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page. Introduction For perhaps hundreds of years, the masses of Christendom and its leaders have lauded religious diversity. Most of us have been present where prayers of thanksgiving were offered for the…

Sowing and Reaping

Views: 82[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] A bountiful, but bitter harvest of dishonor, immorality, profanity, drug and drink addiction and uncaring secularism have become commonplace in our beautiful America. They extend from the powerless and poor…

Notes on Musical Instruments in Worship

Views: 86[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] The most often asked question about our belief and practice concerns this issue. This subject relates to our acceptable worship of God. Some in the church now discount the importance…