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.

Tillett S. Teddlie - powerpoint presented at 2016 Faulkner University Lectures by Ancil Jenkins
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

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