Library

All Articles

The Brethren Card

This body of Christians originated early in the eighteenth century the church being a natural outgrowth of the Pietistic movement following the Reformation. Firmly accepts …

Read More →

Drowning In A Ditch

When the English explorer Sir Francis Drake returned from his fifth voyage around the world, he was caught in a small but intense storm on …

Read More →

Prayer and Revival

EditorialJuly/August, 2001Volume 36, Number 4 We continue this issue with our theme of revival. By the time you read this, Annual Conference will be in …

Read More →

From Biblical Nonresistance to “Peace”

Editorial March/April, 1999 Volume 34, Number 2 It is necessary to be reminded again of basic New Testament teaching for the Christian. The Sermon on …

Read More →

Brethren Mission Fund — Winter 2022

David and Veola Bucher David Bucher, from the Heidelberg Congregation (ANE District), and his wife Veola, have been serving in prison ministry in Alabama through …

Read More →
heaven, clouds, cloud shape-3335585.jpg

Heaven For the Saved

EditorialJanuary/February, 2021Volume 56, Number 1   The word Heaven appears about (222) times in the New Testament. More than half of those occurrences (127) are …

Read More →

Subscribe

Get notified every time a post is published. 

Regular Columns

Over the years the BRF Witness has carried a number of regular columns besides the News and Comments section. They include:

  • All
  • A Word About Words
  • New Testament Teachings
  • The Bread Basket
All
  • All
  • A Word About Words
  • New Testament Teachings
  • The Bread Basket

The Anointing Service

James 5:13-16 describes a ministry in behalf of the sick. There are many views regarding the passage: The Protestant view generally ignores the instructions; the …

Read More →

Introduction to New Testament Practices

During the Middle Ages, the Roman Catholic Church exercised control (in the religious realm and often in the political realm) throughout Europe. By the early …

Read More →

The Cleansing Blood

There is no such thing as sanctification without the blood of Christ, for in Hebrews 13:12 we read: “Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify …

Read More →

Participation in War

Human life is sacred. One of the Ten Commandments says, “Thou shalt not kill (Exodus 20:13). God is the author of life. He formed man’s …

Read More →

Extravagant and Immodest Dress

One of the clear statements included on “The Brethren Card” is related to outward apparel. It says that the Church of the Brethren “opposes on …

Read More →

The Wearing of Jewelry

God placed the instructions found in 1 Timothy 2:9 and in 1 Peter 3:3 in the Bible for a definite purpose. 1 Timothy 2:9 says, …

Read More →

BRF Views

As a conference, we have written extensively on different views we hold to and why. Below is a list of different topics. 

  • All
  • Abortion
  • Adam and Eve
  • Afghanistan
  • Anabaptism
  • Anabaptist thought
  • Angels
  • Annual Conference
  • Answered prayer
  • Apostasy in the church
  • Applause in church
  • Assurance of Salvation
  • Attitudes toward Jesus
  • Baptism
  • Basic beliefs of the Brethren
  • Biblical Reliability
  • Biblical Trustworthiness
  • Body Piercing
  • Born again?
  • Capital Punishment
  • Capitalism
  • Christ's Advent
  • Christ's Resurrection
  • Doctrine
  • Early Brethren History
  • Euthanasia
  • Justice
  • Later Brethren History
  • New Testament
  • Newer Bible translations
  • Sin
  • Tattoos
  • The "Brethren" name
  • The atonement of Christ
  • The Blood of Christ
  • The fall
  • U.S. Bicentennial
All
  • All
  • Abortion
  • Adam and Eve
  • Afghanistan
  • Anabaptism
  • Anabaptist thought
  • Angels
  • Annual Conference
  • Answered prayer
  • Apostasy in the church
  • Applause in church
  • Assurance of Salvation
  • Attitudes toward Jesus
  • Baptism
  • Basic beliefs of the Brethren
  • Biblical Reliability
  • Biblical Trustworthiness
  • Body Piercing
  • Born again?
  • Capital Punishment
  • Capitalism
  • Christ's Advent
  • Christ's Resurrection
  • Doctrine
  • Early Brethren History
  • Euthanasia
  • Justice
  • Later Brethren History
  • New Testament
  • Newer Bible translations
  • Sin
  • Tattoos
  • The "Brethren" name
  • The atonement of Christ
  • The Blood of Christ
  • The fall
  • U.S. Bicentennial
The Bread Basket

When God Tinkers

The famous American automobile manufacturer, Henry Ford, one day hired an electrical genius, Charlie Steinmetz, to do some repair work at the plant on one …

Read More →
2010 - Present

Recent Concerns Related to the Homosexual Issue — May/June 2012

Recent measures by Church of the Brethren leadership seek to drastically reinterpret or disregard the 2011 Annual Conference decision on homosexuality. One subgroup that promotes …

Read More →
The Bread Basket

Discernment

‘The ability to perceive, recognize, and distinguish” is how Webster defines discernment. He says further that discernment is “the quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what …

Read More →

Don't miss any article!

We will notify you every time we publish a post.