On Persecution

Hits: 10[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Persecution of godliness is becoming increasingly common in our nation, even though, ironically, America was founded by men who believed in God and in the Bible. Also, ironically, many of the…

Lessons from Micaiah, the Unheralded Prophet

Hits: 13[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Just as there are several men named “James” in the New Testament, there are several Old Testament characters named “Micaiah.” Although at least eight persons (including one woman) have this name,…

“I Shall Not Be Moved”

Hits: 17[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page. David wrote of God, “Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved” (Psa. 16:10). God needs more men, women, boys, and girls who have such faith in…

The Necessity of Truth in Doctrine

Hits: 22[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction No epistle in the New Testament begins more abruptly than the Galatian letter. No epistle is more frankly and plain-spokenly launched on its major course than the Galatian letter. No brethren in…

”Ye Shall Die in Your Sins”—John 8:24

Hits: 19[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] In John 8:24 Jesus said, “I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for except ye believe that I am he, ye shall die in your…

Preaching First Principles is Still Important

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction The implication of the title of this article is that some no longer believe “first principles” need to or even should be preached. Evidence that this is so abounds in our…

Values of a Gospel Meeting

Hits: 15[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Gospel meeting time will be here very soon. Some people have discounted such efforts by saying that they don’t hold any value in our age. Admittedly, there are more things that…

On Elders and Preachers

Hits: 25[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] Much could and should be said on what preachers owe elders. Many sad problems have been precipitated by unfaithful, unappreciative, and sometimes unscrupulous preachers. Such men give every faithful and…

Practical Problems of Preachers

Hits: 55[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Preaching the gospel in a community, working with a local church, has its problems. If there are still any people so naïve as to think that preachers “have it made”…

Taking Things “Personally”

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] You may have heard the following story. A preacher preached on profanity, knowing of at least one brother who would be there who was a notorious offender. After plainly denouncing…