What It Means To Be a Christian

Views: 88[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles–3 page.] The word Christian has greatly changed in meaning through the centuries. In modern usage, one may believe as little or much of the teaching of the New Testament, as long as…

Retreat From Excellence

Views: 90[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-2 page.]             Without intending to be pessimistic, it appears to me that our world has suffered a large-scale “retreat from excellence” in recent years. Those who are experts in the language arts…

The Active Word

Views: 74[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.]             In Hebrews 4:12, the inspired writer tells us that God’s Word is not only living but “active” (powerful—KJV). Energes is the Greek word here used. It is rendered “effectual”…

Shall We Participate in “Promise Keepers”?

Views: 95[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction1 Perhaps the best way to get this subject before us is to examine the seven promises— the creed—to which those who are members of Promise Keepers must commit themselves: A Promise…

Jesus Describes the Christian Life

Views: 96[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Jesus is the great pattern for every man’s life, according to scripture: “And he said unto all, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his…

The Church and Moral Problems—Immodest Apparel and Worldliness

Views: 65[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The church and the world are to be kept distinct, because they are distinct. There are so many places in the Word of God that emphasize this. In Colossians 1:13 Paul…

“A Different Kind Of ‘Christian Evidences'”

Views: 67[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] “If you were accused of being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?”         Many Christians have probably heard or seen this question before, but just how…

Do We Realize What We Have?

Views: 87[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] One of the greatest advantages that a person can be given in life is to be trained from birth as a child of God. Surely those of us who have…

”Ye Shall Die in Your Sins”—John 8:24

Views: 82[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 3 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 sins.”…

Should Parents Be Concerned with Selfish Traits in Their Children?

Views: 67[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction The traits of rudeness, disobedience and uncooperativeness are all problems of attitude, whether in children or adults. They all relate to one basic attitude problem—selfishness. Such traits are both anti-social…