September 20, 2018

Two Entirely Different Perspectives

By Cecil Willis(EDITORS NOTE: The following article constitutes one of the brief chapters in a new book published by Biblical Research Press of Abilene, Texas. J. D. Thomas is the Editor. and I presume the owner of Biblical Research Press. The first books were received by me on October 10, 1974. So … [Read more...]

“They Can Pack a Wallop”

By Austin MobleyWe have heard and read all kinds of attempts to justify mechanical instruments of music in worship. They range all the way from misrepresentations ("you don't believe in music"); prejudice and self-will ("I know the Bible says sing, but I like the organ"); emotional appeals ("The … [Read more...]

“You Have Heard C But”

By A. C. GriderSeveral times, in his sermon on the mount, Jesus called attention to what the people had heard and then expressed his own rules for conduct in the matter. He would start by saying, "You have heard that it hath been said . . . , but I say unto you. . . ." See Matt. 7:21, 27, 31, 33, … [Read more...]

What is There to Do?

By Cecil WillisOne of the songs we sing says "there is much to do; there's work on every hand. . ." There are many passages that teach that we must be busy in the Lord's work. Jesus said, "We must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work" (Jno. … [Read more...]

The “Unity Movements” Distinction between “Gospel” and “Doctrine”

By Mike WillisIn order to justify the unity in diversity which they advocate, Ketcherside and his comrades, whom he considers to be the only free thinkers in the brotherhood, have contended that a distinction exists between "gospel" and "doctrine." Everyone must believe the same facts about the … [Read more...]

That’s a Good Question

By Larry Ray HafleyQUESTION:From Oklahoma: AAfter a brief discussion with a Missionary Baptist preacher of Billings, Oklahoma, he sent me Bogard's book, a very amusing mess. But what about his rendition of Acts 2:38?"EXPLANATION:Our brother refers to the little booklet Campbellism Exposed by Ben M. … [Read more...]

False Accusations Made to Nigerians

By Donald P AmesControversy has been raging in Nigeria for some time regarding the "issues" we have been fighting here in America. Although conservative brethren formerly worked well in the Western part of that country, while the liberals dominated the Eastern part, the war there disrupted the whole … [Read more...]

1974 A.C.C. Preachers – Elders Workshop

By Ron HalbrookJanuary 7, 8, 9, 1974, we attended the annual Abilene Christian College preacher workshop. Every session was attended, extensive notes were taken. Not only did we discuss the speeches with other sound brethren who attended, we talked to some of the speakers personally and even got a … [Read more...]

Book Briefs

By Mike WillisScriptural Elders And Deaconsby H E. PhillipsWhen Cogdill Foundations secured the right to re-print this book by Brother Phillips, no one could have been more delighted than I was. There have been few books which I have considered to be worth enough of my time to outline, but this was … [Read more...]

Repentance

By Jeffery KingryShould they whisper false of you,Never trouble to deny;Should the words they say be trueWeep and storm and swear they lie! Paul wrote to the Corinthians "godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death" (2 Cor. 7:10). … [Read more...]