Take-Your-Pick Theology

Hits: 6[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.]             Does God operate a theological cafeteria? Are all of the world’s religions (i.e., Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, et al.) on His “steam table”? Is Christianity on the menu as merely one…

A Response to Fellowship Compromises in the Church of Christ1

Hits: 11[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Satan and all of his minions outside the church have always opposed it. He did his best to prevent the Lord from establishing the church in the first place. Although he…

What Ever Happened to the “First Principles”?

Hits: 3[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…

The Gift of Tongues

Hits: 24[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] One of the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit is the gift of tongues (1 Cor. 12:10, 30; 19:6; 14:2; et al.). What were these tongues in which some of the…

The Bible’s Great Claim of Inspiration

Hits: 8[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] The Bible claims to be the exclusive revelation of the true and living God. The Old Testament prophets enjoin, “Hear the word of the Lord,” or like expressions, hundreds of times….

Impressed with Numbers

Hits: 1[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] We notice it when a business or service attracts a large clientele. An advertisement recently stated, “15 million people can’t be wrong.” Likewise, when a religious group manifests rapid numerical growth…

All or None

Hits: 8[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] In an article on OneNewsNow.com, Peter Heck reviewed recent statements by Rob Bell, identified with “the hipster emerging church movement.” Heck discussed Bell’s suggestion of universal salvation, which implies a denial…

A Plea for Doctrinal Purity

Hits: 8[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] There was never a more devilish doctrine than that doctrinal purity is unimportant. None can read the New Testament with an unbiased eye and keep from seeing this emphasis. It begins…

Brief Surveys of Some New Testament Epistles

Hits: 37[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction The following brief introductions to and surveys of 2 Corinthians–Colossians are part of the book, A Bible Handbook—Authored by Preachers in the Churches of Christ, edited by Jerry Moffitt. Bible students…

Exposition of Jeremiah 1:4–10

Hits: 30[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction             The time was about 1500 B.C. The chilling words of warning from Jehovah to Israel through Moses were these: But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto…