December 16, 2018

Who Gave Thee This Authority? (2)

By Morris W. R. Bailey The church of Jesus Christ was brought into existence by the preaching of the gospel. Jesus said, "The seed is the word of God." Luke 8:11. Thus wherever the gospel in its purity was preached, churches sprang up. The apostles and other inspired men of New Testament times … [Read more...]

Suicide … By Russian Roulette or Tobacco!

By Luther W. Martin Judas Iscariot committed suicide . . . but he had betrayed our Saviour! Many people today deliberately follow a suicidal course, yet perhaps they never admit it to anyone, least of all to themselves. Possibly our readers have heard of 'Russian Roulette' . . . a 'game' in … [Read more...]

Alexander Campbell and Church Cooperation

By Stephen D. Lane One of the most difficult problems to come out of the restoration movement's early history in America is that of Alexander Campbell's attitude toward church cooperation. The question of congregational cooperation was one of the earliest issues to arise among the reformers, and … [Read more...]

Debate on Church Benevolence

An anonymous discussion pertaining to the extent and limit of the church's responsibility toward needy people. RESOLVED: "The scriptures teach that the church, from its treasury, is authorized, in the field of benevolence, only to care for needy saints (brethren)." THIRD AFFIRMATIVE by Adelphos … [Read more...]

A Medley of Matters – Preachers and Preaching

By James P. Needham This subject furnishes a wide field for needed comments, and we shall write under this heading quite often, no doubt. The present attitude of the church toward preachers, and preachers toward churches and the work of preaching is a source of many problems among us. Some things … [Read more...]

Editorial: Diestelkamps to Nigeria

By Bryan Vinson, Jr. Bro. and Sis. Diestelkamp have decided to journey to Nigeria next summer to spend two years working in this needy field. They are to be commended for their willingness to leave their native land and journey into a far and distant country in order to help fulfill the "Great … [Read more...]

Hardened Spiritual Arteries

By Avon Malone ". . . Having their consciences seared as with a hot iron" (I Tim. 4:2). Paul used this expression to describe the hardened, calloused condition of the apostate. In contrast to the seared conscience, mature Christians "by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both … [Read more...]


By Karl Diestelkamp We are living in a world that is filled with pressures. We have family pressures, social pressures, political pressures and others too numerous to mention. All of these are exerting their power upon us and many times we yield to them to the point of surrendering Christian … [Read more...]

Radio and TV Commercials

By James C. Curtis We usually think of radio and TV commercials as being a nuisance to society, and I suppose, in some instances they are. Especially when they are false and misleading. Some commercials tell the truth, some a falsehood. I happened to be listening to the radio the other day and … [Read more...]

Landmarks of the Lord’s Church (No. 3)

By Earl Kimbrough The Lord's church exisits on earth today because the divine landmarks which were established in the beginning are recognized and adhered to by God-fearing people. The Lord's church can continue to exist on earth today only so long as this condition prevails. If those who are … [Read more...]