Premillennialism—A System of Fatal Error

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction Premillennialism pervades the vast majority of Protestant churches, including the old “mainline” denominations, independent groups, the various Pentecostal sects, and the newer “community” churches. This phenomenon is more than “a doctrine.”…

Smaller Colleges Gone Rogue

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Introduction Various other brethren and I have expressed grave concerns occasionally over the rampant apostasy of the large and prominent universities operated by members of the church (e.g., PU, ACU,…

A Sad Story That Hits “Close to Home”

Hits: 13[Note: This MS is available in a larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] I spent 8 years of my youth (1946–1953) in the small central town of Burnet, Texas. My father preached for the faithful congregation there the first 4 of those years…

Truth under Assault

Hits: 98[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Pontius Pilate asked our Lord, “What is truth?” (John 18:38). Perhaps we will never know whether Pilate was sincere or sarcastic. However, there is no excuse for anyone who has…

On Bidding God Speed—No. 2

Hits: 14[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.]           The apostle John clearly warned about complicity with false teachers: “For he that biddeth him God speed is apartaker of his evil deeds” (2 John 9). This includes offering support,…

On Bidding God Speed—No. 1

Hits: 70[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] John wrote words of stern warning in 2 John 9: “For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.” John was warning about our attitude toward…

Cheering for Both Teams

Hits: 17[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] If an intellectually challenged person cheers with equal zeal for both teams on the football field, it is understandable—perhaps the unfortunate fellow knows no better. If a fan with even average…

Are They Really So Nice?

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] It is common knowledge that a serious new thrust is being made to create unity between the churches of Christ and the Independent Christian Church. It has been distinctly implied…

The “New Hermeneutics”

Hits: 27[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…

Reject, But Don’t Deny—#1

Hits: 9[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] God has never forced anyone to obey Him. Likewise, Jesus Christ, His Son, never coerced anyone to serve Him. Rather, He invites men to follow Him: “Come unto me…” (Mat. 11:28)….