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…

Annihilationism—A Spiritually Fatal Innovation

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Hell has fallen on hard times. The most frequent reference to it nowadays is as a term of cursing, swearing, or intensification of expression. Others use…

Denominationalism—Its Causes, Contradictions, Consequences, and Cures

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The Apple Online Dictionary defines the religious connotation of denomination as “a recognized autonomous branch of the Christian Church.” The honest and perceptive student of Scripture…

“Big-Tent” Religion

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] Members of both major political parties talk about “big-tent” policies. By big-tent they mean inclusion of those who hold views diverse from and/or contradictory to core…

Intellectual Snobbery

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Long Articles page.] Introduction All of humanity profits from the accomplishments of those who have achieved advanced educations. Most of the advancements in technology and medicine and the modern…

The Church of Christ Is Not a Denomination

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The church of Christ is not only constitutionally non-denominational, but anti-denominational. Christ built only one church (Mat. 16:18); denominationalism encourages the idea of many churches. The…

The Church—Its Uniqueness, Distinctiveness, and “Exceptionalism”

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Long Articles page.] Introduction While fighting a war against terrorism that seeks to destroy our nation from without, it is also in the throes of a crucial civil war….

Annihilationism—A Refutation

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The doctrine of annihilationism cannot be discussed without discussing the Bible doctrine of Hell. The Bible depicts Hell as a place where sinners who die in…

THE BIBLE IS THE INSPIRED WORD OF GOD

   Send article as PDF    Introduction One can hardly imagine any subject in religion but that men have capitulated the Biblical teaching on it.1 The mere mention of the inspiration of the Bible, the authority of Scripture, baptism, the church, grace, repentance, worship, the…