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.



Articles And Powerpoint Presentations Available

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The Declaration And Address - Thomas Campbell - 1809

Last Will And Testament Of The Springfield Presbytery - 1804

A Sermon On The Law - Alexander Campbell - September 1, 1816

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

Restoration History of Scotland - John Renwick - .ppt

Scopes Trial Interview, By John D. Boren

The Incident At Midway, Kentucky: The Addition Of The Instrument

The Reformation For Which We Are Pleading: What Is It? by Moses E. Lard - Lard's Quarterly Vol, 1 #1

The Way Of Unity Between "Christian Churches" And Churches Of Christ By H. Leo Boles - May, 1939

The Secret Baptism Of Abraham Lincoln By John O'Kane By Jim Martin

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

Articles Written By Earl Kimbrough

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1 Ongoing Work of Restoration

2 Pioneer Preachers of Northwest Alabama 1 John H. Dale

3 Pioneer Preachers of Northwest Alabama 2 John Taylor

4 Pioneer Preachers of Northwest Alabama 3 Green M. Haley

5 Pioneer Preachers of Northwest Alabama 4 James M. Pickens

6 Pioneer Preachers of Northwest Alabama 5 T.B. Larimore

7 The Unity Philosophy of Alexander Campbell

8 Attitudes in Controvery Among Churhes of Christ

9 Editors' Approach: Influence Of Editor On The Brotherhood

10 Alexander Campbell's Restoration Goals

11 The Rise of Liberalism In The Restoration Movement

12 Thomas Campbell's Declaration and Address

13 Alexander Campbell and the Missionary Societies Symptoms of the Future

14 The Irenic Spirit of Barton W. Stone

15 The Relevance F. B. Srygley, Part One

16 The Releavance of F. B. Srygley, Part Two

17 The Relevance F. B. Srygley, Part Three

18 The Treatment of Brethren, etc.

19 T.B. Larimore Evanmgelist to the World

20 Restoration Journals and the Church

22 The Restoration of Apostolic Preaching, Part 2

23 The Restoration of Apostolic Preaching, Part 3

24 Harmonious Individuality 1 Stone Campbell

25 Harmonious Indivduality 2 McGarvey Errett

26 John William McGarvey

27 F.B. Srygley, His Way of Thinking

28 Sletches from the History of the Restoration Movement In Canada

29 F. B. Srygley's Alabama Roots

30 Alabama Christian College at Berry

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