Unity in (Spite of) Diversity

Hits: 5[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction Apostate brethren took a renewed and intensified “unity” initiative with the Independent Christian Church (ICC).  The intensity of this initiative grew and gained momentum in the years immediately leading up…

Thank God for the Seven Thousand

Hits: 2[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.]         While it is necessary on occasion to highlight the extreme departures some who were once among us have made, there is room for some optimism. One of the…

A Preacher’s Article and a Preacher’s Response

Hits: 4[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Prefatory Note:  The following article by the late Tim Smith, a faithful Gospel preacher appeared in a 2006 issue of Contending for the Faith,  to which Dub McClish responded.  “Endeavoring to…

On Bidding Godspeed—No. 1

Hits: 16[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] John wrote words of stern warning in 2 John 9: “For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.” John was warning about our attitude toward…

On Bidding God Speed—No. 2

Hits: 4[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.]           The apostle John clearly warned about complicity with false teachers: “For he that biddeth him God speed is a partaker of his evil deeds” (2 John 9). This includes…

“Vacation Bible School” Reinvented

Hits: 5[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] For several years some have been imitating the denominations in such things as parking lot sales and car washes to fund their programs. A growing number of congregations have become deeply…

On Bidding God Speed—No. 2

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.]           The apostle John clearly warned about complicity with false teachers: “For he that biddeth him God speed is apartaker of his evil deeds” (2 John 9). This includes offering support,…

Some Thoughts on Liberalism

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] What is it? In asking this question, I am not so much concerned with the technical definition as with the practical demonstration. Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary says: A movement in contemporary…

Acappella and the Acappella Vocal Band

Hits: 75[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] The musical group, “Acappella” and its corollary, the “Acappella Vocal Band,” have become extremely popular among brethren (especially “youth directors” and young people) in recent years. What is the origin of…

“Come Forth, My People”—No.  13

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] “This church has many problems in doctrine and practice, but so did the Corinthian church and Paul still called it a ‘church of God.’” Liberals have so often made this justification…