Will God Change His Mind?

Hits: 43[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] God has “changed His mind” on occasion (e.g., Exo. 32:7–14; Num. 14:11–20). If God never “changes His mind” about anything Deism is justified, and many of our prayers are vain. Often…

Baptism—What Does the Bible Teach?

Hits: 18[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction In Mark 16:16 Jesus made one of the most explicit statements in the New Testament concerning baptism: “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that disbelieveth shall…

Are Grace and Law Mutually Exclusive?

Hits: 33[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction The prevailing attitude in society concerning morals and behavior in our time is tolerance (except, of course, toward those who dare to expose the fallacy of their misplaced tolerance). This…

Answering the Perseverance of the Saints Error—Lavonne J. McClish

Hits: 45[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Recently I attempted to help a friend and fellow-Christian who was involved in a discussion with a co-worker concerning the question, “Can a child of God fall from grace?” or “Can…

A Primer on the Meaning of Faith

Hits: 41[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…

“They…Believe a Lie”

Hits: 12[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] For generations, millions of otherwise rational beings, claiming to be disciples of Jesus, have mouthed the slogan: “It makes no difference what you believe, as long as you are sincere…

Respect for Scripture

Hits: 5[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Of the law of Moses Jesus said: Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven:…

On “Dumbing Down” God

Hits: 6[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] In recent years, dumbing down has entered the vernacular, meaning to diminish the original effect, power, or significance of an entity. Thus, one might say that the institution of marriage has…

Oh, How He Loved Her!

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] In the Ephesian letter, Paul wrote of the most moving love story of all time: Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself up…

Lost Souls on Pentecost

Hits: 6[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] The first Pentecost Day after Jesus’ ascension to Heaven found a throng in Jerusalem from “every nation under heaven” (Acts 2:5). Of that number, 3,000 obeyed the apostolic message by…