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…

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…

1 Timothy 3:8–16—Deacons and Behavior in the Church

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Several words are used in the Greek New Testament, which are translated by the English word servant.1 Three major types of servitude may be distinguished among…

The Church in Jerusalem

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction On the Pentecost following our Lord’s resurrection and ascension “there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven,” plus numerous proselytes (Acts…

THE SCOPE OF THE COVENANTS—ARE ALIEN SINNERS AMENABLE TO THE GOSPEL?

   Send article as PDF    Introduction In the early 1950s W. Carl Ketcherside and Leroy Garrett were disturbing churches with their hobby that drew a distinction between gospel and doctrine. They alleged that only the “gospel” of the New Testament as they defined it…

MICAIAH, THE UNHERALDED PROPHET

   Send article as PDF    Introduction Just as there are several Jameses in the New Testament, there are several Old Testament characters named “Micaiah.” Although at least eight persons (including one woman) have this name, the subject of our study was a prophet in…

‘MOVEMENT IN TRANSITION”

   Send article as PDF    Some time ago an announcement in the bulletin of a large (1,000+ member) West Texas “Church of Christ” caught my eye. The church had planned a special summer series of Wednesday night lectures on the theme, “Movement in Transition:…

THE AUTHORITY OF ELDERS

   Send article as PDF    Introduction The problem of authority is always with us. Most of the world does not even recognize the existence of God anymore, much less His authority. There have been those in the church through the years who have sought…

“PREACHERS” OR “PASTORS”?

   Send article as PDF    Those who become upset with people who devote their lives to religious work sometimes call them some very unflattering names. However, that’s a subject for another time. Rather, let’s consider—in light of Bible teaching—a commonly used title applied to…

THE CHURCH—ITS UNITY AND UNDENOMINATIONAL CHARACTER

   Send article as PDF    Introduction  From his earliest knowledge that God planned the church, Satan has despised the very concept of it and everything pertaining to it. His first plan of attack was to do all that he could to prevent its establishment….