Love Is Not

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Numerous Biblical words have been wordnapped, hijacked, redefined, and misused (e.g., grace, faith, miracle, elect, foreordained). Love is another of these much-abused words. The most frequently occurring Greek word for…

Digression and Division

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Division in all the churches of Christ cannot come at once. There is no human head to order such simultaneous action. More than a century ago, those who were determined…

Blessings That Are Burdens

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] I once heard a corny story about a bunch of crows that gorged themselves in a California prune grove. When they had finished, they jumped up on an old plow handle…

Christians Regardless

Hits: 105[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] By the time Paul wrote to the Philippians he had learned the lesson of being content to serve Christ faithfully regardless of the hostile circumstances or forces he faced (Phi….

Spiritual Freedom

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Introduction Surely, one of the most appealing themes of the New Testament is freedom or liberty in Christ. Sadly, many have mistaken liberty for license, freedom for lack of law…

Living the Life of Dogs (Warnings About Dogs)—Philippians 3:1-2

Hits: 20[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction When compared to the Corinthian epistles or to the respective letters to the Galatians, Timothy, or Titus, the letter to the Philippians is written in mild terms. The reason for this…

What Love Is Not

Hits: 37[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction Several rich and beautiful Biblical words have been “wordnapped,” redefined, misused, and abused. Among them are grace, faith, miracle, elect, and predestined. Love is another of these words. I will only…

God’s Grace—What It Does Not Do

Hits: 27[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.]             Grace in the Bible refers to God’s favor men do not deserve and cannot merit. Few subjects are more widely misunderstood—or perverted. It is imperative that men understand this…

A Study of the Necessity of Careful Obedience to the Word of God

Hits: 122[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction From almost the first page of the Bible, and certainly to the last, God’s Word sets before us the necessity of obedience to God. This is so much so that we…