“Play On, Miss Bertha”

By Roy C. Deaver [Note: This piece was written by my grandfather, Roy Deaver, many years ago, giving some of the sad history of the school that would in time become Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth--Weylan]. These words are sad words—some of the saddest ever uttered in all Restoration history. The dictionary says…

Giving New Life To Old Error

By Mac Deaver The Bales-Deaver Debate on marriage, divorce, and remarriage was published by the Firm Foundation Publishing House in 1988. That is twenty six years ago now, and a lot has changed in our world and in the brotherhood since that time including the continuing demise of morality in our country. Many who are…

Lectures of Mac Deaver

We’ve just added a new page of previous lectures delivered by Mac Deaver in recent years, including titles such as “Instrumental Music–The Tip of the Iceberg,” “Liberalism Enters the Church: 1970-2006,” “Remembering Roy C. Deaver,” and several others. Simply go to the top menu and click the audio tab, then drop down in the menu…

A Study of Crucifixion

By Weylan Deaver Christians today see the cross as a symbol of salvation by divine grace. So did the earliest Christians two millennia ago. Paul would write, “But far be it from me to glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world hath been crucified unto me, and I unto the…

Deaver-Preston Debate

Mac Deaver debated Don Preston on March 13-15, 2008, as part of the Second Annual Carlsbad Eschatology Conference in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Preston affirmed: “The Bible teaches that the Second (i.e. final) coming of Christ occurred at the time of the fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70.” Deaver denied. Deaver affirmed: “The Bible teaches that…

The Scientific Method: Two Problems

By Mac Deaver I want to mention two problems with what has been termed the “scientific method.” But before identifying the problems let me assure the reader that I am well aware of the fact that the “method” has over many years resulted in much benefit to the human family. It is the method of trial and…