Unity in (Spite of) Diversity

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction Was a renewed and intensified “unity” initiative with the Independent Christian Church (ICC) underway? Abilene Christian University had an ICC preacher on its lectureship a few years earlier. The Tulsa…

Changed Doctrine Equals a Changed Church

Hits: 22[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] The church can remain pure only as long as the doctrine it hears remains true. The New Testament contains numerous warnings about false doctrine and its purveyors, the following being typical: If…

Thank God for the Seven Thousand

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.]         While it is necessary on occasion to highlight the extreme departures some who were once among us have made, there is room for some optimism. One of the…

Intellectual Snobbery

Hits: 29[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 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…

An Examination of the Current Unity Movement —Where It Is, How It Got There, Where It Is Going

Hits: 47[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The title of this MS implies certain things, among them, the following: First, there is currently a “unity movement” of some sort underway involving many of our brethren. This movement is primarily…

Reflections on the “Restoration Summit”

Hits: 23 [Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Manuscripts page.]   On August 7-9, 1984, a meeting billed as a “Restoration Summit” was conducted at Joplin, Missouri. The “Summit” was first conceived and suggested by brother Alan Cloyd of Nashville, Tennessee, in…

The “New Hermeneutics”

Hits: 28[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Hermeneutics is a word created from the name of Hermes, a god of Greek mythology, who served as interpreter for the other gods, especially Jupiter. Thus, hermeneutics refers to the science…

The Gospel of Christ Is Unchanged and Unchanging

Hits: 41[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction The cry for change was the main theme of William Jefferson Clinton and a press biased toward him in the 1992 presidential campaign. This cry was what swept him into office…

A Critical Review of “Illusions of Innocence”

Hits: 61[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction             The following quotations tell the reader all he needs to know about the theological agenda of the book under review: To confine themselves to Bible words without explanation would be…

Are Bible Examples Binding?

Hits: 49[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction The question of the title above is actually asking: “Are Bible Examples Binding on Mankind Today?” This question suggests at least the following additional questions: Are all Bible examples binding today?…