“A Movement in Transition”

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] We have read in a church bulletin that a special series of Wednesday night lectures was conducted on the theme, “Movement in Transition: A Vision for the Future.” Accompanying comments on…

Do We Realize What We Have?—Andy McClish

Hits: 9[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] One of the greatest advantages that a person can be given in life is to be trained from birth as a child of God. Surely those of us who have…

Changed Doctrine Equals a Changed Church

Hits: 21[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…

Shall We Participate in “Promise Keepers”?

Hits: 15[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction1 Perhaps the best way to get this subject before us is to examine the seven promises— the creed—to which those who are members of Promise Keepers must commit themselves: A Promise…

Simple New Testament Christianity

Hits: 4[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] The only thing that Jesus ever promised to build was His church (Mat. 16:18). It was of such exceeding worth to Him that He paid the ultimate price of His…

Respecting Authority— A Basic Principle

Hits: 10[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] In every system there is a basic, nucleus principle that determines the spirit and operation of the whole. In God’s plan for man, the basic principle is respect for and…

Religious Authority

Hits: 51[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] The challenges of recent years to authority in home, school, marketplace and military were bound to have their parallels in religion. The very foundations of pontifical authority in Roman Catholicism…

Why Miracles?

Hits: 18[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.]             Why did God empower men in the first century to work miracles? One of the Biblical words for “miracle” (semeion) provides a clue. This word connotes an act…

“Forget the Church—Follow Jesus”

Hits: 29[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.]           Thus screamed the cover of a Newsweek (April 9, 2012). The cover pointed to an article inside (by Andrew Sullivan) titled: “The Forgotten Jesus.” Its subtitle encapsulates the article’s thrust:…

Undenominational Christianity

Hits: 14[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.]             Thoughtful Bible students realize that denominational “churchianity” bears no resemblance to New Testament Christianity. It is not only fundamentally undenominational; it is antidenominational. Men have so long lived…