Disinherited Children

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Joan Crawford, the famous movie star of several decades back, left some of her children out of her will. She was not the first to do…

The Principle of Restoration in the Battle for Truth

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction This subject deals with attitude. Neither restoration nor maintenance of the church of Christ is possible apart from the proper and wholesome attitude toward Truth….

Darwinism and Morality

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Until about fifty years ago in America, lasciviousness, adultery, and fornication were almost universally deemed reprehensible. Divorce was shameful, pornography was underground, and homosexuality was illegal….

God’s Providence as Seen in the Lives of Elijah and Ahab

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction Our English word, providence, comes from the Latin word, providentia, meaning foresight or to foresee. The equivalent Greek word is pronoia, but, ironically, it is…

Laid Back, Hip—And Irreverent

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] The general abandonment of decorum in society over a couple of generations has obviously had its impact on the Lord’s people—especially observable in our worship assemblies….

Stand Fast or Compromise

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] The whole point of a soldier’s being well-armed is not for the parade ground, the reviewing stand, or mock maneuvers, but for the field of combat….

James 1:1–15—Testing Our Faith

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction Life is a testing ground, a time of probation. The tests, trials, and challenges come in many forms and from many sources. Some are easily…

Little Word—Big Meaning

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Jesus once said, “We must work the works of him that sent me…” (John 9:4). Must refers to that which is necessary, indispensable, required, or obligatory….

“Enemies of the Cross”

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] In the mildest of his epistles (in terms of rebuke and correction), the apostle Paul nonetheless warned the Philippian saints of “enemies of the cross of…

Avoiding New Fads

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction The worldly, fashion-mad nature of humankind has changed little through the centuries. Luke provides an interesting description of the philosophers whom Paul encountered at Mars…