October 23, 2017

How Elders Are Ordained

By Hoyt H. HouchenI. Usages Of The Word "Church"Sometimes the church (Gr. ekklesia) is referred to in the universal sense - the general assembly (Heb. 12:23). The word "church" denotes "a called out assembly." The church in this sense is composed of all the saved, all the redeemed individuals … [Read more...]

Why Do We Quote Those Men Who Plead For A Restoration Of God’s Truth So Much?

By Leonard TylerHear Mr. Alexander Campbell in his first issue of the Christian Baptist."The `Christian Baptist' shall espouse the cause of no religious sect, excepting that ancient sect called `Christians first at Antioch.' It's sole object shall be the eviction of truth, and the exposure of error … [Read more...]

The Holy Spirit’s Work (No. 7): The Spirit’s Influence On Our Conduct

By Johnny StringerIn order to understand this subject, one must remember that the words of the scripture are the words of the Spirit. The Spirit was responsible for revealing God's word to man (John 14:26; 16:13; 1 Cor. 2:12, 13; Eph. 3:3-5; 1 Tim. 4:1), and it is through His words that the Spirit … [Read more...]

Essays On The Scriptures

By Steve WolfgangClarificationIn a prior article, I wrote the. following paragraph:We are told, for instance, by some well-intentioned individuals, that "Christ plus nothing" will save a man; in other words, that a man's own actions or beliefs have absolutely nothing to do with the salvation of his … [Read more...]

Appointed For Thee To Do

By Earl E. RobertsonSaul of Tarsus was going from Jerusalem to Damascus to persecute every Christian he could find. The distance was about one hundred and twenty miles. As he journeyed near Damascus, about noon, the voice of the Lord encountered him. Saul asked, "What shall I do, Lord?" The Lord … [Read more...]

The Holy Spirit’s Work (No. 6): The Gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38)

By Johnny StringerA False ViewPeter promised his audience on the day of Pentecost that if they would repent and be baptized for the remission of sins, they would receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. This fact is used by many to teach that the Spirit automatically comes to all Christians at their … [Read more...]

I Cannot Change The Bible

By Shelby C. SmithThe Bible is an inspired book and I am an uninspired man. There are many things that point to the inspiration of the Bible; it is complete and cannot be changed because it is from God. Since the close of the New Testament scriptures, no religious leader, no matter how many Ph.D.'s … [Read more...]

Have Ye Not Read?

By Hoyt HouchenQuestion: On November 29, 1980 someone wrote into our local newspaper (copy enclosed) claiming that the Bible has at least one contradiction in it and, therefore, is not the exact word of God. To substantiate this claim he used Jesus' cursing of the fig tree from the accounts of … [Read more...]

EVOLUTION: The Christ of Humanism

By Lloyd Dale(Editor's Note: Lloyd Dale is a member of an interdenominational church in Lemmons, South Dakota. Several months ago, I read in the publications of the Creation Research Society that he was fighting in court a decision made by his school board after they fired him for teaching creation … [Read more...]

The I.U.D. — How Does It Work

By John Haley, Jr. M.D.On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that unborn humans were not legal "persons." The out shoot of this decision was the inevitable philosophy that an unborn child is the property of the owner (mother) and, at her request, the pregnancy can be terminated at any … [Read more...]