NEW RELEASE: Memoir of Jacob Creath, Jr.

We would like to announce our newest title – Memoir of Jacob Creath, Jr. by Phillip Donan – is now available.

Memoir of Jacob Creath, Jr. (cover)Jacob Creath, Jr. (1799-1886) played an important role in the first part of the Restoration Movement in the 19th century. Though his name is not as well-known as men like Alexander Campbell, Barton W. Stone, and “Raccoon” John Smith, Creath labored alongside of these men in trying to point people back to the Bible. He spent much of his life laboring in Missouri while also traveling to other states to preach and was the first to preach “the primitive gospel” in St. Paul, Minnesota.

This Memoir of Jacob Creath, Jr. was compiled by Phillip Donan. It also includes a brief biographical sketch of Creath’s uncle, Jacob Creath, Sr. (1777-1854).

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This is the twenty-fifth release in our Ancient Landmarks Collection. This collection is made up of materials that have been produced by those associated with the Restoration Movement. More titles will be added to this collection in the future. Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list to be notified of new releases.

NEW RELEASE: The Root of the Problem: Why We Sin & How We Can Overcome (Second Edition)

We are happy to announce that our newest book – The Root of the Problem: Why We Sin & How We Can Overcome (Second Edition) by Andy Sochor – is now available!

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Jesus Christ came to set us free from the bondage of sin (Romans 6:3-6; John 8:34-36). Yet many Christians are content to remain enslaved to it. They have been convinced that we can never defeat sin; therefore, they have resigned themselves to the belief that they will always struggle with it.

Yet the Bible does not present the removal of sin from one’s life as an unattainable ideal but as a realistic goal. Paul said there is a way of escape for every temptation (1 Corinthians 10:13). Peter spoke of what one needs to do so that he will never stumble (2 Peter 1:10). John wrote so that we may not sin (1 John 2:1). Jesus told the woman allegedly caught in adultery, “Go. From now on sin no more” (John 8:11).

But how can we successfully remove sin from our lives? We first need to understand the reasons why we sin so we can learn how to find the way of escape. This material has been written to help each one of us overcome sin, rather than struggling with it perpetually.

The second edition also contains questions at the end of each chapter to aid in personal and group Bible studies. There is also an appendix at the end with additional articles related to sin and temptation.

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NEW RELEASE: Walking the Narrow Way

We are happy to announce that our newest book – Walking the Narrow Way: A Collection of Essays about Pursuing Holiness and Walking in a Worthy Manner before the Lord by Luci Partain – is now available!

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In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus described two paths that are before each one of us. There is a broad way that leads to destruction and a narrow way that leads to life. The Lord has called us to follow Him down the narrow way, though there are few who will take that path.

In this book, sister Luci Partain discusses this narrow way. Through this collection of essays, she explains what the life of a disciple will look like – pursuing holiness, focusing on what is important, and learning to be like Jesus. As many choose to follow the broad way, we need to be different from the world and keep walking the narrow way.

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NEW RELEASE: Church Leadership

We would like to announce our newest title – Church Leadership by Donald Townsley – is now available.

Church Leadership (cover)By the Lord’s design, local churches are to be overseen by elders – mature, faithful men who would shepherd the flock in that place. This is a vital work. Sadly, though, many churches are lacking qualified men who are able to fill this role.

Donald Townsley (1931-2013) labored as a preacher of the gospel of Christ for over fifty years. Recognizing the lack of qualified, godly leadership in churches and the problems that come from that deficiency, he put together this material on the work of elders. His simple and straightforward outline of the topic will help men prepare themselves for this work and help congregations identify and develop elders among them.

There are questions at the end of each lesson to aid in personal and group studies of this material.

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Queries about Civil Authority and the Christian’s Responsibility

Paul's Epistle to the Romans[The following are comments by Isaiah Boone Grubbs on Romans 13:1-7.]

1. How are the authorities that exist ordained of God?

The context shows that Paul has reference to the principles of government, no matter what the form may be. Government founded upon principles of right and eternal truth. If there were only one true form, we, as Christians, could live only under that form. We must conform ourselves to the principles of justice and equity no matter what the form of the government under which we live may be.

2. What is the limit of our obedience and subjection to the civil authorities? See Acts 5:28-29 and Daniel 6:7-10.

Wherever Civil Law conflicts with religious duties, the Christian ought to disobey it regardless of consequences. When the apostles were forbidden to teach in the name of Jesus, they paid no heed to the prohibition but filled Jerusalem with the doctrine of Christ, and when they were brought before the authorities to give an account of such violation, “Peter, and the apostles answered and said, We must obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:28-29). When there was established a royal statute under king Darius that for thirty days no one “shall ask a petition of any god or man” save of Darius; “and when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, (by the king) he went into his house (now his windows were open in his chamber toward Jerusalem); and he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime”—thus ignoring the decree of king Darius. His miraculous deliverance from the den of lions should encourage every Christian to ignore all laws that conflict with Divine Law.

3. How is the civil ruler a “minister of God to thee for good”?

Paul is not talking about men who pervert their offices, but those who enforce justice. If a ruler does not perform his duty he is disobeying civil authority and divine justice.

4. To what state of things do these instructions apply?

Wherever there is a settled form of Government. They would not apply in a state of revolution.

The above post is an excerpt from the book, Paul’s Epistle to the Romans: An Exegetical and Analytical Commentary by Isaiah Boone Grubbs. Follow the link to learn more about the book and purchase your copy today!