January 18, 2019

Have Ye Not Read?

By Hoyt HouchenQuestion: Can a man qualify to be a deacon if he has adopted children, but has none of his own? What do the Scriptures teach?Reply: Some believe that a man cannot qualify to serve as an elder or a deacon in the local church unless his children are his natural descendants (his own … [Read more...]

Candid Capsules

By Weldon E. WarnockIn this article we will deal briefly with a variety of things. We trust they will be profitable to you.Sound BrethrenSomebody has said that there are three kinds of "sound" brethren: (1) those that sound off at the mouth, (2) the ones that are sound asleep and (3) those that are … [Read more...]


By Raymond E. HarrisToday we are dealing with a term that has all but become obsolete in the English language.With the exploitation of sex and nudity in TV, movies and magazines, we find ourselves living in a generation when most seem to have lost all sense of modesty. "Modest" is defined as … [Read more...]

“Show Thyself Approved . . . . “

By Eugene CrawleyIn writing to Timothy, among other things, Paul made this very interesting and vital admonition, "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" (2 Tim. 2:15).This is a statement with which most brethren are … [Read more...]

Father’s, Too, Are People With Feelings

By William C. SextonWomen seem to steal the show most of the time. They are often given the most attention being, no doubt, the most attractive of the two sexes. They are often held up as being the purest of the human creatures in society and, at times, she certainly demonstrates such in her … [Read more...]

The One Hundred and Forty-Four Thousand Of The Jehovah’s Witnesses

By Fred HolthouserWhen a Witness talks to you about "the little flock," he always has reference to the 144,000 which they call the heavenly class or the anointed. All other Witnesses are what they refer to as "the other sheep" or the earthly class. In John 10:16 Jesus says, "And other sheep I have, … [Read more...]

Thank You For The Encouragement!

By Ron HalbrookSome things ought not change in our world of change. Those who walk in a steady pattern encourage the rest of us by making us realize that we can do the same. Christians who "rejoice evermore'' and who "pray without ceasing" (1 Thess. 5:16-17) are likely to have children who follow … [Read more...]

Add To Your Faith Knowledge

By O. C. Birdwell, Jr.In a series of articles we are looking at the seven characteristics, commonly called "graces," which Peter commands to be added to our faith (2 Pet. 1:5-9). Knowledge is the second one given and the one for this week's study.The word "knowledge" is from gnosis which means, … [Read more...]

Bible Basics

By Earl E. RobertsonThe Church Of The Lord (2)Having been born again, born of water and the Spirit (John 3:5), one becomes a new creature in Christ. Paul said, "Put on the new man. . . " (Eph. 4:24). The infinitive "put on" demands action! The adjective "new" is used in the nominative case and, … [Read more...]

Essays On The Scriptures

By Steve WolfgangBaptism And SalvationIn an article discussing the definition of baptism, which appeared in this journal some time ago, we noted that "many who would leave baptism so undefined also deny the necessity of the act for salvation." Such individuals ignore or pervert passages such as 1 … [Read more...]