History of the Restoration Movement

Classes, Articles, Speeches On Restoration

The power of the pen has long been the strongest and longest lasting influence in the Restoration of New Testament Christianity. Addresses such as the Last Will and Testament of the Springfield Presbytery of 1804 and The Declaration And Address of 1809 stand as hallmark documents of the movement, pointing men back to the Bible for it's authority alone in spiritual matters. Writings have the potential to change the hearts and minds of men forever.

One difficulty of studying documents of old is the potential of taking things one reads out of the historical and geographical context in which they were written. It should always be remembered when reading the writings of the men of the Restoration Movement that the words and works authored by any man outside of the Bible is open to scrutiny. All men are fallible and able to make mistakes. Therefore it should be understood that when reading the writings of anyone, judgment on that person's faithfulness or level of maturity in Christ can not be taken on the basis of any one article they may have written. This is especially true of the people of the Restoration Movement. Many articles appeared in journals during the time when their authors were in the process of coming out of the darkness of denominational discipline. Therefore an article written by a man early in his effort to leave denominational error, may or may not reflect the position that writer ultimately took.

The purpose of this part of www.TheRestorationMovement.com is to post articles that seek to set out the ideals, truths, principles, and objectives of the leaders of the Restoration Movement. Articles here may appear to define and refute false claims leveled against the principles and teachings of men identified as leaders in the movement. Clarifications of doctrines of Scripture and pleas for unity based on Biblical Authority will also be reported here.

Also included on this part of the www.TheRestorationMovement.com are class schedules, speeches, and other works introduced for the assistance this site can provide to further Restoration Movement education.

Baptism And Restoration: Campbell And The Lunenburg Letter By Alan E. Highers
Chapel Talks by J.W. McGarvey
History Of The Catoma Street Church Of Christ By Durden Stough
H.T. Anderson's Translation Of The Bible, By John Augustus Williams
Hymnals In The Restoration Movement, A Study Of, by Steve Wolfgang
Play On Miss Bertha: A Paper On In Addition Of The Instrument At Thorp Spring, Texas By Kevin Griffith
The Incident At Midway, Kentucky: The Addition Of The Instrument
The Reformation For Which We Are Pleading: What Is It? by Moses E. Lard
The Way Of Unity Between "Christian Churches" And Churches Of Christ By H. Leo Boles
The Secret Baptism Of Abraham Lincoln By John O'Kane By Jim Martin
Scopes Trial Interview, By John D. Boren
Restoration History of Scotland - John Renwick - .ppt



Classes With Ancil Jenkins

August 28th, 2008

Lesson 1 - Assignments (MS Word)
The Restoration Principle (Powerpoint)
The Restoration Principle II (Powerpoint)

September 4th, 2008

Read the following at TheRestorationMovement.com

Lesson Five - Independent Movements of Campbell/Stone


Open Powerpoint Presentations/Also .PDF Version 

Lesson Seven (A) - Independent Movements of Campbell/Stone I  PDF
Lesson Seven (B) - Independent Movements of Campbell/Stone II  PDF
Lesson Seven (C) - Independent Movements of Campbell/Stone III  PDF
Lesson Eight - Benjamin Lynn  PDF


Under “Master Index” read the following

John Taylor

Christian Herman Dasher

Sheldon C. Dunning

James O'Kelley

Wade Barrett

Old Philadelphia

John Mulkey

Rock Springs

September 11, 2008


The American Frontier (Powerpoint)


      Read the last two speeches
2. Read in Search for the Ancient Order. This will be abbreviated as SFTAO
     The Stone Movement

3. Read The Story of the Restoration 

4. Barton W. Stone Readings





Finals - Powerpoint Presentations

The Scottish Influence 
The American Frontier
Barton W. Stone
Rice Haggard
Joseph Thomas, The White Pilgrim
Life And Work Of Walter Scott



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