Intellectual Snobbery

Hits: 22[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 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 once…

The Necessity of Truth in Doctrine

Hits: 19[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction No epistle in the New Testament begins more abruptly than the Galatian letter. No epistle is more frankly and plain-spokenly launched on its major course than the Galatian letter. No…

What About the Bible?

Hits: 4[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Poets and orators are sometimes said to be “inspired” when they produce a masterpiece. A sermon may have been “inspiring” to those who heard. But the inspiration claimed for the Bible…

Christianity Evolved?

Hits: 3[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] In a Bible class I attended several months ago, we were discussing some of the events that occurred in the period between the Testaments. This period of about four centuries is…

Arguing with Jesus—#3

Hits: 73[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Brief Articles page.]             Did Jesus “argue” with Himself in some of His statements? Did Paul, Peter, and John, writing under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, contradict some of the things Jesus taught? Did…

Arguing with Jesus—#2

Hits: 90[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] As strange as it seems, some who profess belief in Jesus Christ “argue” with Him by their doctrines. Their doctrines also contradict the Lord’s apostles and other inspired men (which equals…

Arguing with Jesus—#1

Hits: 45[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Brief Articles page.]             As strange as it seems, some who profess belief in Jesus Christ “argue” with Him by their doctrines. They do not consciously do so and will deny doing so, but they…

Is Matthew 19:9 A Part of The Law of Christ?

Hits: 61[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction  In order to please God, the doctrine of Christ must ever control our desires. Conversely, men behave exceedingly dangerously when desire becomes the father of their doctrine. This very phenomenon…

A Response to Fellowship Compromises in the Church of Christ1

Hits: 196[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: 14[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…