October 23, 2017

Jesus Christ: The Christian’s Leader

By Mackey W. HardenAlexander the Great; Napoleon Bonaparte; George Washington; Abraham Lincoln; Winston Churchill; Douglas McArthur; Dwight David Eisenhower; they all had something in common - they were all great leaders. The annals of World History are replete with these and more; men who possessed … [Read more...]

Ephraim’s Idols: The Church’s Mission Beautifully Expressed

By Ron HalbrookThe original Gospel Guardian was short lived, consisting of only eight issues from October of 1935 through June of 1936, but its call for sound doctrine rang loud and clear, far and wide. The editor was Foy E. Wallace, Jr. (1896-1979), who turned the subscription list over to the Firm … [Read more...]

Diotrephes

By Vernon LoveThe apostle John wrote unto Gaius, and condemned Diotrephes for his "love for preeminence." Then he told Gauis what he would do to him when he arrived. If you have ever met a Diotrephes, you will know why John was condemning him. Let's look at John's description of Diotrephes and … [Read more...]

God’s People At Work (1)

By Arthur M. OgdenLittle study of the New Testament is necessary to learn that God expects His people to work. The saved are "created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained" (Eph. 2: 10), and Jesus went to the cross to "purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good … [Read more...]

“Christian Colleges “

By Wayne S. WalkerNearly all the denominations, especially the Baptists and the Pentecostals, have what are called "Christian colleges, " as do also the Christian Churches and even some "churches of Christ." Practically every faithful congregation of God's people have received numerous requests from … [Read more...]

“Husbands Love Your Wives . . .”

By John SmithFour times in Ephesians 5 Paul compels husbands to love their wives. In Ephesians 5:25 the God of heaven inspired Paul to write, "Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself up for her." We, who are husbands, have a sacred duty to love our wives to … [Read more...]

Bible Basics: Inherited Sin

By Earl E. RobertsonSalvation has to do with saving one from his own sins, not the sins of others (Ezek. 18:4, 20). Contrary to the old creeds which teach that all are born into this world with sin (inherited depravity), the Bible teaches babies are safe. Usually the Calvinistic theologian will … [Read more...]

Elijah’s Temptation To Drop Out

By William C. SextonIf the phrase "a prophet of God" is spoken, the Bible student would likely think of Elijah. He was a powerful prophet in the Old Testament; when Jesus was transfigured before certain of the apostles (Mt. 17:1-5). He appeared with Elijah to represent the prophets Jesus referred to … [Read more...]

Things To Think About During The Lord’s Supper

By M. Thaxter DickeyThe need to think properly during the Lord's Supper is illustrated in 1 Corinthians 11: 17-34. Misuse of the Lord's Supper results in serious consequences for those who partake unworthily. In this case many members of the church were sick and some even dead because of abusing the … [Read more...]

Thinkin’ Out Loud: Of Kinky Closets and Catholics

By Lewis WillisHaving observed a rather significant shift in public thought during my life-time regarding a question of morality, I decided that something needed to be done to bring the practice of the church into conformity with the thinking of the world about us. The particular issue to which I … [Read more...]