Smaller Colleges Gone Rogue

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Introduction Various other brethren and I have expressed grave concerns occasionally over the rampant apostasy of the large and prominent universities operated by members of the church (e.g., PU, ACU,…

Spirituality

Hits: 5[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] “Spirituality” is the state or condition of being spiritual, that is, of attending to and being influenced by the spirit world, rather than merely by the material world. “Spirituality” is…

Miracles in our Time?

Hits: 29[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] Many modern religionists claim the power to perform the same miracles and signs as those recorded in the Bible. Claiming and doing are two different things. Some can make claims…

The All-Sufficiency of the Scriptures and the Cessation of Miracles

Hits: 33[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction Among other things that love, grace, faith, elect, and miracle have in common is that they are all words that have been “wordnapped,” redefined, and misused. Miracle is loosely used…

What Kind of Assembly?—1 Corinthians 14:26–40

Hits: 7[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Is it Scriptural for a woman to translate a Gospel message delivered by a man from one language to another for a mixed assembly of men and women? In about 1995,…

What Is “The Gift of the Holy Spirit”?—Acts 2:38

Hits: 42[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Good, able, scholarly, sincere brethren through the years have held—and many presently hold—that the Holy Spirit “dwells” in the Christian only figuratively; that is, He does not actually and personally dwell…

The Destructive Consequences of Pentecostalism

Hits: 48[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction             A new surge of belief in modern-day miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit began in the 1960s.[1] It has been labeled “Neo-Pentecostalism.” The “old” Pentecostalism[2] was generally given little respect…

The Providence of God as Seen in the Lives of Elijah and Ahab

Hits: 79[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Our English word, providence, comes from the Latin word, providentia, meaning foresight or to foresee. The equivalent Greek word is pronoia, but, ironically, it is not used in reference to God…

Ezra, A Model for Every Servant of God—Ezra 7:1-10

Hits: 19[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Ezra lived during Judah’s period of captivity in Babylon in the fifth century B.C. He led a group of Jews back to Judea from their land of captivity in about 457…

What Ever Happened to the “First Principles”?

Hits: 16[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] To speak of “first principles” in any field of endeavor is to speak of things basic, elementary, fundamental, and rudimentary. The Hebrews writer referred to “the rudiments of the first principles…