“Take Heed to the Ministry….”

Hits: 86Introduction Paul wrote the exhortation contained in the title above to Archippus, a member of the Colossian Congregation. Ministry is from a cognate of the Greek word from which translators gave us deacon. It simply means a servant or minister, which term the New…

A Primer on the Meaning of Faith

Hits: 39[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction There is hardly a more important subject for mankind to contemplate—and understand— than that of faith. It is a subject (and word) that men widely abuse and misuse. This misunderstanding…

“What Is Truth?”

Hits: 17[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Pontius Pilate asked our Lord the question of our title (John 18:38). Perhaps we will never know whether Pilate was sincere or sarcastic. However, there is no excuse for anyone…

“We Are Commanded to Grow”

Hits: 18[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] While speaking of the local church, the preacher said, “We are commanded to grow.” He immediately quoted Mark 16:15 as his proof text: “Go ye into all the world, and…

The Thousand-Year Reign

Hits: 22[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] The vast majority of Protestants believe the “thousand years” of Revelation 20:1–7 refers to the tenure of Christ’s reign in an earthly kingdom upon His return. Since He will come…

The Gospel and Conflict

Hits: 10[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] The angels proclaimed “peace on earth” at the birth of Jesus (Luke 2: 14). He is called the “Lord of peace” (2 The. 3:16), and His Father is the “God…

The Gift of Tongues

Hits: 40[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] One of the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit is the gift of tongues (1 Cor. 12:10, 30; 19:6; 14:2; et al.). What were these tongues in which some of…

Impartation of Spiritual Gifts

Hits: 26[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] In 1 Corinthians 12:8–10, Paul listed nine miraculous “manifestations” of the Spirit. These gifts were scattered among various members, with some apparently receiving no gift at all (vv. 28–30). Since…

“Repent” or “Perish”

Hits: 32[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] Jesus twice stated, “except ye repent, ye shall…perish” (Luke 13: 3–5). His statement signals the indispensable place of repentance in the scheme of redemption. We will thus do well to understand its…

Resist Satan in the Faith—1 Peter 5:5–14

Hits: 63[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Bible students have long noticed that those who were truly inspired of God were able to express the most sublime concepts with the greatest economy of words. The first letter from…