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…

1 Timothy 3:8–16—Deacons and Behavior in the Church

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Several words are used in the Greek New Testament, which are translated by the English word servant.1 Three major types of servitude may be distinguished among these terms….

The Church in Jerusalem

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction On the Pentecost following our Lord’s resurrection and ascension “there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven,” plus numerous proselytes (Acts 2:5, 10).1…

THE EPHESIAN WIDOWS—1 TIMOTHY 5:3–16

Download article as PDF First Timothy 5:3–16 has long been problematical. Perhaps the biggest problem revolves around what seems to be an arbitrary age limit governing widows who can be "enrolled" (v. 9), and, as generally concluded, whom the church can therefore support. The Ephesian…

A STUDY OF DEACONS AND DEACONESSES—1 TIMOTHY 3:8–13

Download article as PDF Introduction The Greek New Testament employs several words which are translated by the English word, "servant." There are three major types of servitude that may be distinguished among these terms. One of these is the concept of one who is hired…