James 1:1–15—Testing Our Faith

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction Life is a testing ground, a time of probation. The tests, trials, and challenges come in many forms and from many sources. Some are easily recognized because…

Little Word—Big Meaning

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Jesus once said, “We must work the works of him that sent me…” (John 9:4). Must refers to that which is necessary, indispensable, required, or obligatory. What are…

“Enemies of the Cross”

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] In the mildest of his epistles (in terms of rebuke and correction), the apostle Paul nonetheless warned the Philippian saints of “enemies of the cross of Christ” (3:18–19),…

Annihilationism—A Spiritually Fatal Innovation

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Hell has fallen on hard times. The most frequent reference to it nowadays is as a term of cursing, swearing, or intensification of expression. Others use it in…

Judgment Day Surprises

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] One of the recurring themes of the New Testament is that of the final accounting that all men must make before their Creator—The Day of Judgment. Jesus described…