The Cross and the Church

Hits: 10[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] The Cross and the Church Dub McClish Some think it possible to magnify the death of Christ, symbolized by His cross while ignoring or minimizing His church. To attempt such is…

What Is Your Idea of “The Church”?

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 3 page.] There are many different ideas and conceptions of “the church” throughout Christendom. Some believe that it is a great invisible body composed of all the denominations. Thus, we have the…

To Eat or Not to Eat in the Church Building

Hits: 33[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] The apostolic church enjoyed common meals in their places of worship, and these meals were formally designated by the term, “love feasts” (or agapais in the Greek language). Jude 12 and 2…

Too Social, Too Frivolous

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] In a recent Ann Landers column, she printed a letter in which someone complained about how “social” and “frivolous” worship meetings had become in the Protestant church of which he…

The “One Faith” of Ephesians 4:5

Hits: 133[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction There is one body, and one Spirit, even as also ye were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all,…

Undenominational Christianity

Hits: 14[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles–3  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 with…

The Church of the Bible—No. 6

Hits: 31[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] The church of the Bible is not time-or earth-bound. Its destiny reaches beyond both. The church/kingdom of Jesus Christ has an eternal destiny. After writing of the church in Hebrews…

The Church of the Bible—No. 5

Hits: 13[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] The church of the Bible was/is not just whatever men want it to be. Jesus did not build His church on the basis of a community survey of what His…

The Church of the Bible—No. 1

Hits: 104[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Jesus promised, “Upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it” (Mat. 16:18). The “rock” to which He referred was the…

A Strong Church

Hits: 78[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] “Be strong in the Lord” (Eph. 6:10) applies to individuals and churches alike. Assuming that we all want the church to be strong, what are (and are not) these sources…