Avoiding New Fads

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction The worldly, fashion-mad nature of humankind has changed little through the centuries. Luke provides an interesting description of the philosophers whom Paul encountered at Mars Hill in…

Billingslyism, a Response—Who Has Fallen From Grace?

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction In order to please God, the doctrine of Christ must ever control our desires. Conversely, men behave exceedingly dangerously when desire becomes the father of their doctrine….

Recognizing and Interpreting Synecdoches

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Both literature and the spoken word abound with figures of speech—words or phrases that are used to mean something other than their normal or literal meanings. Figures of…

The Gospel of Christ Is Unchanged and Unchanging

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The cry for change was the main theme of William Jefferson Clinton and a press bi­ased toward him in the last presidential campaign. This cry was what swept…

History Repeats

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] A century and a half ago, a few brethren who were determined to have what pleased them in religion were willing to sacrifice respect for both the statement…