Rebellion Against Authority

Visits: 20[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Articles 2  page.]             The challenges of recent decades to authority in home, school, marketplace, and military were bound to have their parallels in religion. The very foundation of pontifical authority in Roman…

Preaching to Needs

Visits: 18[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] The ideal sermon deals with the needs of those in the pew. The unending quest of those who preach must be to find the real needs of people and meet them…

A Tragic and Interesting Story

Visits: 18[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] In 1975, while attending the annual lectures at Abilene Christian College (Now Abilene Christian University) I had the privilege of witnessing an occasion that underscores one of the ironies of our…

A Candidate’s Connections

Visits: 16[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] PLEASE NOTE: This article was written prior to the Presidential Election of 1984.             It is surely a legitimate concern of Christians to be aware of and concerned with the convictions…

Premillennialism—A System of Fatal Error

Visits: 58[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

Visits: 15[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”

Visits: 2[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

Visits: 75[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…

Cheering for Both Teams

Visits: 14[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?

Visits: 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…