Intellectual Snobbery

Hits: 30[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] The not-so-well-educated should not despise the well-educated, nor should the latter despise the former. Yet, so often those who obtain advanced degrees leave behind all the humility they may have…

Introduction to 2 Corinthians—Andy McClish

Hits: 16[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Before beginning a serious study of any passage of Scripture, whether a verse, a chapter, or an entire book, it is extremely beneficial (and often essential) to know something of the context…

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

Hits: 55[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction The meaning of the phrase, the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38), has for many years been a topic of discussion among brethren.One’s understanding of this phrase is closely related…

Hagar: The Bondwoman Who Was Cast Out—Lavonne J. McClish

Hits: 123[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction And the child grew and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned. And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she…

The Consequences of Pentecostalism

Hits: 37[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page. Introduction “Even though I don’t believe in ‘speaking in tongues’ or in other claimed miraculous gifts identified with Pentecostalism, I don’t see what it hurts if someone does, as long as…

Elders—Their Crucial Role

Hits: 16[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] When the Lord Jesus returned to the Father, He first entrusted the church to the apostles (Mat. 16:18–19; John 14:16–18), who had the responsibility of receiving the revealed Word (John 16:13)…

Answering the Perseverance of the Saints Error—Lavonne J. McClish

Hits: 46[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Recently I attempted to help a friend and fellow-Christian who was involved in a discussion with a co-worker concerning the question, “Can a child of God fall from grace?” or “Can…

Those “Arrogant” Apostles

Hits: 15[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Some statements of the apostles may sound downright arrogant to the casual reader. To the Corinthians Paul wrote: If any man thinketh himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let…

The Gospel and Conflict

Hits: 10[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] The angels proclaimed “peace on earth” at the birth of Jesus (Luke 2: 14). He is called the “Lord of peace” (2 The. 3:16), and His Father is the “God…

The Church Should Have Failed

Hits: 8[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] By all human standards the church Jesus established through His apostles should never have “gotten off the ground.” Everything seemed to be against its success and survival. The men charged…