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…

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…

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…

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…

Understanding the Bible

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.]             Nothing is more obvious than that men who profess belief in the Bible do not understand it alike. Some believe this is inevitable or even…

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…

WHAT IS A “CHANGE AGENT”?

   Send article as PDF    Introduction The term, change agent, has been in use at least since 1947 in social psychology circles in reference to those whose task it is to facilitate change in organizations. Lynn Anderson is generally credited with being the first…

GOOD PEOPLE IN BAD CHURCHES

   Send article as PDF    Introduction Rampant liberalism in churches of Christ has produced rampant apostasy over the past five decades. Hundreds of congregations that were at their inception strong in the Truth have become unrecognizable by New Testament standards. This phenomenon has produced…