Resurrected Living
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Archive for the ‘Restoration Movement’ Category

The Importance of Mystery

January 8, 2016

“What we have fully explored and comprehended, wearies us by familiarity, and loses its attractive charm. But mystery awakens curiosity; engages attention; excites inquiry; gives activity to thought and zest to enjoyment. How just, then, that the most important things should be the most mysterious! How proper that we should be thus led to dwell […]

The Problem With Liberal and Conservative Labels

March 22, 2014

The rally call of the restoration movement was to be Christians only. Preachers and others called people to give up labels that caused division and just be Christians. Sadly, we have gotten away from this restoration principle and we have both accepted and given labels that are not found in Scripture. The labels that now […]

David Lipscomb’s Theology of the Kingdom

July 22, 2013

On November 13, 1862 David Lipscomb met with Tolbert Fanning, E. G. Sewell, R. B. Trimble and several other men to discuss how Christians should respond to the Civil War. What came out of that meeting was a letter written by Fanning but containing the beliefs of all the men present.(1) The letter was addressed to “his excellency […]

Musings

June 27, 2013

What We Can Learn From Atheists This article has floated around the internet for a couple of weeks, but it is a great read. The author interviewed young atheists about their experience with church and the results are fascinating. The author writes, Some had gone to church hoping to find answers to these questions. Others […]

Musings

June 7, 2013

Studying the Ten Commandments Leon R. Kass has written a lengthy, but excellent study of the ten commandments. If you want to know more about these incredible statements from the mouth of God, then I would suggest you begin with this article. Speaking of the Decalogue, Krass states, “It is less a founding legal code, […]

Cordell Christian College

May 28, 2013

Although many people may not be familiar with the history of Cordell Christian College it has an interesting one. It was founded in 1907 by three businessmen, J. C. Harrel, G. A. W. Fleming, and W. D. Hockaday. The school went through several name changes. It began as Cordell Christian College, but was renamed Western […]

David Lipscomb on the Poor

April 24, 2013

David Lipscomb experienced poverty firsthand while living in the South following the Civil War. He believed it was the Christian’s duty to help the poor, sick, and suffering. For Lipscomb, caring for the poor and sick was not just the responsibility of the individual Christian, but it was a central part of the work of […]

A Prayer by J.N. Armstrong

April 11, 2013

J.N. Armstrong was the first president of Harding University and the son-in-law of James A. Harding. He believed that Christians were not to participate in war. He made statements like, “To hate our enemies only hurts us” and “We cannot join in the hating, the bitterness, but must keep the spirit of Christ, and try […]