The Pattern Principle

Views: 91[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-2 page.]             Is it important to strictly follow the New Testament’s teaching about the church? Most religious people have been led to believe it is not. The crux of the matter is,…

The Man God Called a Fool

Views: 81[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-2 page.]             In Luke 12:15–21, a very wealthy man is described by God as a fool. In the eyes of his fellow citizens, this man was probably very successful. Surely, he was…

The Cause of It All

Views: 68[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-2 page.]             Our physical world and we, ourselves are not eternal; death, decay, and depletion remind us that the material universe is temporary. This important fact implies another: if we and our…

Notes on the Pentateuch—No. 1 (The Book of Genesis)

Views: 89[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]             Genesis means “beginning.” It reveals the beginning of everything except God. Unless one understands and believes the message of Genesis, his understanding of and belief in the rest of the…

Lessons From the Ark

Views: 68[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles–1 page.]         The Biblical account of Noah and his ark is not for little children alone. The closer I examine this event and its surroundings the more impressed I…

Resurrection Failure

Views: 97[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.]             “After praying over a freezer for more than two hours, a preacher admitted Sunday that he had failed to raise his mother from the dead” (Fort Worth Star Telegram,…

Studies in Evolution — No. 4

Views: 81[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  2 page.]             How did man and his universe originate? By creation or evolution? These are really the only two causes that have been seriously suggested or that seem to be conceivable…

Christian Certainties — No. 4

Views: 85[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.]             Despite the negative, skeptical philosophies that seem to control the minds of most of mankind, there are yet some matters that are certain and sure. Puny man will never overthrow…

Ingredients of God’s Grace

Views: 117[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] In the New Testament, the “grace of God” refers to the unearned and unearnable favor God has extended to mankind. In the classical Greek literature, such grace was extended only to…

The Adequate Cause

Views: 100 [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] The matter is really very simple: We live in a cause-effect universe—every effect must have a cause, yea, an adequate or sufficient cause, to explain it. A wristwatch implies a…