The Spirit of Restoration

Church History

There can be no restoration without the spirit of restoration which is the desire to take the New Testament as the standard of obedience. One cannot have the spirit of restoration without completely laying aside all human creeds, decrees of popes, and religious organizations unknown to the New Testament. Here are some vital facts that we must know and believe about the New Testament if we are to be successful in restoring New Testament Christianity: (1) The New Testament is divine – from God (2 Tim. 3:16-17); (2) It is authoritative (John 12:48); (3) It is intelligible (Eph. 3:4; 5:17); (4) It is universal (Mark 16:15-16); (5) It needs no revision (James 1:25; 1 Cor. 13:10); (6) It is sufficient (2 Tim. 3:16-17); and (7) It has life and power to bring the church into existence any time men choose to let it have its way in their lives (Luke 8:11; Heb. 4:12).

So I say to you, brother or sister in Christ, are you interested in restoring New Testament Christianity, or do you find yourself blindly following the popular crowd without seriously checking to see whether or not your practice is after the New Testament order? Remember, we are the Lord’s church ONLY if we walk according to God’s divine truth (1 John 2:19; 1 Cor. 11:19)!


The above post is an excerpt from the book, Church History: The Church, the Falling Away, and the Restoration by Donald Townsley. Follow the link to learn more about the book and purchase your copy today!

NEW RELEASE: Church History

We are happy to announce that our newest book – Church History: The Church, the Falling Away, and the Restoration by Donald Townsley – is now available!

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A study of church history helps us understand present-day conditions in the religious world and the origin of the various denominations. It also helps us to have a greater appreciation for the church in the New Testament. This study should serve as a warning against the introduction of innovations and errors, no matter how innocent and insignificant they may appear.

Donald Townsley (1931-2013) was a preacher of the gospel of Christ who devoted himself to that work for over fifty years. In Church History, Townsley outlines the history of the church, departures from the faith that led to the formation of various denominations, and attempts at reformation and later restoration. Special emphasis is given to the Restoration Movement and various issues that impacted churches of Christ in the 20th century.

Townsley’s ability to condense a vast amount of information into a concise volume arranged in an easy to digest outline makes this book a valuable reference work for anyone interested in a history of the church, the falling away, and the restoration.

Read more about this new book and purchase your copy today!

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NEW RELEASE: Benevolence: An Apologetic on the Use of Church Funds for the Needy

We would like to announce our TWO newest titles – Benevolence: An Apologetic on the Use of Church Funds for the Needy (Student and Instructor’s Manuals) by Wade Holt – are now available.

Benevolence (both covers)

NOTE: There are TWO versions of this book – a student manual and an instructor’s manual.

These books contain a comprehensive study on the topic of benevolence and the use of church funds. The material covers such ideas as Bible authority, the work of the church, the responsibility of individuals with their money, historical controversies, practical guidelines for offering benevolence, and more. There are case studies to consider and questions at the end of each section to help facilitate discussions when used in group Bible studies.

Note about the instructor’s manual: In addition to the material in the student manual, this instructor’s manual also includes additional comments from the author and answers to the questions contained in the study.

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Benevolence is an important work for individuals and churches. There have been questions and debates about this issue throughout the years. Wade Holt has put together a thorough (over 200 pages) study of this topic, arranged in a way that can be used for personal and group Bible studies (including questions throughout the book) with a student and instructor’s manual.

Besides the Bible class setting, the instructor’s manual contains almost 50 extra pages of additional comments and can be a stand-alone volume that would make a valuable resource for the library of every serious Bible student.

LIMITED TIME OFFER: Now through 10/10/19, use coupon code B15 at checkout to receive 15% OFF and FREE SHIPPING when you order either book!

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“One Church Is Just As Good As Another”

The True Church of the Bible

The predominant theme in the denominational world is that one church is just as good as another. That way they can pretend to be accepting of those with differences even though they would not teach or do those same things. Because so many people believe this, churches are built in such a way as to attract people with the amenities they offer. These amenities are not a reflection of what God wants in His church, but rather of what men desire. And the various churches seek to out-do one another, adding more programs and perks than their neighbors. Often, advertisements for churches fail to mention any kind of spiritual message at all, and are consumed with the various physical functions that are available. Sports teams, drama presentations, musical concerts, and the like are the new normal for these churches. Actually, Bible study is a rarity.


The above post is an excerpt from the book, The True Church of the Bible: Examining the Error of Denominationalism by Carey W. Scott. Follow the link to learn more about the book and purchase your copy today!

NEW RELEASE: The True Church of the Bible

We would like to announce our newest title – The True Church of the Bible: Examining the Error of Denominationalism by Carey W. Scott – is now available.

The True Church of the Bible (cover)What is the church of Christ? Is it different from the denominations, or is it just another denomination itself?

Using the Bible as the standard, author Carey W. Scott examines the church’s worship, work, doctrine, and more; and contrasts it with what can be found in the denominational world.

This is a vital study for all who desire to serve the Lord faithfully in His church today.

Each lesson contains questions at the end, making it helpful for both personal and group Bible studies.

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LIMITED TIME OFFER: Now through 7/14/19, you can purchase a copy of this book for just $8 – that’s 20% off the retail price!

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