What It Means To Be a Christian

Views: 90[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles–3 page.] The word Christian has greatly changed in meaning through the centuries. In modern usage, one may believe as little or much of the teaching of the New Testament, as long as…

The Active Word

Views: 77[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.]             In Hebrews 4:12, the inspired writer tells us that God’s Word is not only living but “active” (powerful—KJV). Energes is the Greek word here used. It is rendered “effectual”…

Commentary on and Review of K.C. Moser’s The Way of Salvation and The Gist of Romans

Views: 223[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page. Introduction This chapter reviews two books, rather than one book, both by the late K.C. Moser: The Way of Salvation and The Gist of Romans). The rationale for this dual review is…

What is a Saint?

Views: 80[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 3 page.] A “saint” to most people implies someone who has attained moral excellence, if not perfection. In the Roman Catholic frame of reference, a “Saint” is someone who lived long ago and…

The Holy Spirit, Sanctification, and Sinless Perfection

Views: 58[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The concept of sanctification is found in the Old Testament word kadhash, and in the New Testament word, hagiazo. In its various cognates (i.e., holy, holiness, hallow, hallowed, consecrate, sanctify, and…

Calvinism and Neo-Calvinism

Views: 55[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction “Calvinism” is not a single doctrine or even a few scattered, unrelated doctrines. It is a system of theology embracing several significant doctrines. These dogmas are all tightly woven together in…

“Neither Could They Blush”

Views: 92[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] The people of our nation have lost their sense of shame over shameful behavior. According to a recent report, even first and second graders are addressing their teachers by such foul names…

Man’s Ultimate Quest

Views: 42[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] All men are seeking something; this is what keeps us going. Various ones seek fame, riches, pleasure, peace, power, and other things. There is only one quest that towers over…

Disinherited Children

Views: 73[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Joan Crawford, the famous movie star of several decades back, left some of her children out of her will. She was not the first to do so, nor is she…

Do You Love Jesus?

Views: 46[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] The apostle Paul lent significance to the question above as he wrote: “If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema…” (1 Cor. 16:22). Anathema means…