Why the Church Is So Great—No. 3

Views: 62[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles–3 page.]             The church of which we read in the New Testament is incomparable. It was planned from eternity by God and built by Christ through the work of His inspired apostles…

Why the Church Is So Great—No. 2

Views: 77[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles–3 page.]             The New Testament church is the greatest institution ever built. This is so because it is ordained of God and built by Christ through the work of His apostles (Mat….

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 Church—No. 1 (Its Beginning)

Views: 82[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-2 page.]             The church of the Bible had its origin long before it was established. Its origin was in the eternal purpose of God (Eph. 3:10–11). From the earliest moment in God’s…

The Great Commission

Views: 82[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-2 page.]             When Jesus told His apostles to preach the Gospel to all creation so that all men might have opportunity to be saved, He gave them what is commonly called, “The…

The Church

Views: 81[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-2 page.]             Perhaps no institution on earth has been more misunderstood and abused than the church Jesus established. In a sense, of course, the church is not an institution but a group…

The Cross and the Church

Views: 93[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”?

Views: 67[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

Views: 95[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

Views: 64[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…