Retreat From Excellence

Views: 93[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…

Styles of Preaching

Views: 80[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.]             It doesn’t just seem like the preaching that comes from most pulpits across the land is different from what it was several years ago—it is different. This is the conclusion…

Sin—the Greatest Hypocrite

Views: 92[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] In Hebrews 3:13, the Bible speaks of the “deceitfulness of sin” To be deceitful is to give a false impression by appearance, direct statement, or influence. Sin is never honest. It…

Biblical Ignorance: Cures

Views: 87[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.]             How can we overcome the great famine of Bible knowledge that is so prevalent among the saints? The few things suggested below may seem like treating surgery with a…

Biblical Ignorance: Consequences

Views: 85[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.]             If one is totally ignorant of the Bible, so that he never learns its message of salvation, he will be lost eternally (Mark 16:15–16; 2 The. 1:8–9). Even those…

Excursus on the Power of Darkness in Colossians

Views: 102[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction One of the most striking inspired descriptions of man’s redemption is found in Colossians 1:12–14: Giving thanks unto the Father, who made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of…

Thank God for the Seven Thousand

Views: 57[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.]         While it is necessary on occasion to highlight the extreme departures some who were once among us have made, there is room for some optimism. One of the…

Coping With the Plague of Biblical Ignorance

Views: 67[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten…

Editorial Responsibility

Views: 71[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles–1 page.] Editors and publishers of religious material have a weighty responsibility. I have in mind editors of church bulletins, periodicals, and books and publishing houses. Some brethren in the publishing business apparently…

The Open Heart

Views: 81[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] The Bible often uses the “heart” and the “mind” of man interchangeably. Scripture often extols the virtue of the open heart/mind. In Jesus’ Parable of the Sower. He taught that…