On the Impartation of Spiritual Gifts

Visits: 12[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 possession…

New Testament Conversions (No. 2 )—The Conversion of the Three Thousand

Visits: 11 [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.] The Gospel in its fullness was first preached on the first Pentecost after Jesus’ resurrection and ascension. The record of this historic day and its dramatic results is found in…

New Testament Conversions—No. 1

Visits: 9 [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.] No more practical and important material can be found in the Bible than the accounts of people being converted to Christ and His saving Truth. This begins a series of…

“Take Heed to the Ministry….”

Visits: 81Introduction 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

Visits: 36[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?”

Visits: 23[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 3  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”

Visits: 17[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 3  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

Visits: 33[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

Visits: 16[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

Visits: 32[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…