On Persecution

Hits: 10[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Persecution of godliness is becoming increasingly common in our nation, even though, ironically, America was founded by men who believed in God and in the Bible. Also, ironically, many of the…

Intellectual Snobbery

Hits: 24[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: 13[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: 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…

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

Hits: 104[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: 31[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: 45[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: 13[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…