The Place of Sincerity in Religion—No. 3

Views: 68[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-2 page.]             God certainly requires us to be sincere in our practice of religion. Insincerity and hypocrisy are intolerable to God (Mat. 6:1–18); 23:4–5; 24:51, etc). However, the popular phrase concerning religion,…

The Church—No. 2 (How People Become Members)

Views: 84[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-2 page.]             Jesus built His church on the first Pentecost after His resurrection. How did people become members of it? This is an all-important question for those truly interested in being in…

Getting Into Christ

Views: 78[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]       Every spiritual blessing God has designed for us is found only “in Christ” (Eph. 1:3). These include forgiveness of sins at which time our condemnation is lifted (Rom. 8:1),…

Chapter 3, Verse 16

Views: 75[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles–1 page.]             Survey with me some of the important doctrines taught at “3:16” of various New Testament books. “And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway from the water; and lo,…

New Testament Conversions (No. 10)—The Twice-Baptized Ephesians

Views: 65[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]             When Paul arrived in Ephesus, he discovered some disciples (about 12 men, Acts 19:7). He quickly realized through conversation with these men that their baptism was irregular, not according to…

What Is Baptism? — No 7

Views: 83[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 3  page.]             Is immersion in water an act done by a Christian (one who is already saved) or is it an act done in order to become a Christian (be saved)?…

What Is Baptism? — No. 6

Views: 77[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 3  page.]             In previous articles, we have seen that the action of baptism is immersion, both by definition and description in the New Testament. This is substantiated by the scholarship of…

What Is Baptism? — No. 5

Views: 62[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads 3  page.]             Having surveyed the overwhelming evidence showing the only Scriptural action of baptism to be immersion, we will now seek to discover the Scriptural purpose of baptism. What does baptism…

What Is Baptism? — No. 1

Views: 89[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 3  page.]             There is no single teaching of the New Testament over which more controversy has raged than the subject of baptism. There is only one reason why any controversy at…