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….

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…

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…

Unity in (Spite of) Diversity

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction Is a renewed and intensified “unity” initiative with the Independent Christian Church (ICC) underway? Abilene Christian University had an ICC preacher on its lectureship not…

Church Renovation

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] “Church Undergoes Renovation,” the newspaper headline read. The words were positioned above a photo of a church building surrounded by scaffolding, with workmen on its roof….

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…

An Inspired Warning to Change Agents

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] Solomon long ago had some words of wisdom for all of those who think change for the sake of change is as necessary as breathing: “My son,…

The Gospel of Christ Is Unchanged and Unchanging

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The cry for change was the main theme of William Jefferson Clinton and a press bi­ased toward him in the last presidential campaign. This cry was…

History Repeats

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] A century and a half ago, a few brethren who were determined to have what pleased them in religion were willing to sacrifice respect for both…

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…