What Is the Biblical Name of the Universal Church?

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] The title above is one of several questions a visitor to my Website, TheScripturecache.com, submitted on December 28, 2017. His reading my MS, “The Church of Christ Is…

Conversion Confusion

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.]             Conversion is the theme of the New Testament. It embraces redemption, forgiveness, and salvation—the purpose of Jesus’ coming. To “convert” means to change/turn from one’s present course. One’s…

Why the Plan of Salvation Was Necessary

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Long Articles page.] Introduction The Bible is a book about sin and a Savior. Paul announced wonderful news in this regard: There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are…

Twin Parables—The Treasure and the Pearl—Matthew 13:44–46

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The Dickson New Analytical Bible lists thirty-one parables spoken by our Lord. Since I deny that the account of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19–31) is a…

Baptism—What Does the Bible Teach?

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction In Mark 16:16 Jesus made one of the most explicit statements in the New Testament concerning baptism: “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he…