Cain and Abel

Cain thought the first fruits of the soil a suitable offering, but God rejected both him and his offering, and he became a murderer and a vagabond.

Abel followed the law of God without interposing his own opinion and though slain, yet he lives and speaks in warning to the people of all ages, and of all kindred and countries, warning them, that it is salvation to turn from and reject human opinions and to walk in God’s appointments, even though it brings death. Even when man’s inventions bring present prosperity and triumph, it still is ruin, sure and eternal, to use them in religious service.

Cain and Abel plainly teach that an humble walk in God’s ways, free from the introduction of man’s opinions, even though it brings death, is infinitely preferable to following the opinion of men, though it brings present success and gives earthly power.


The above post is an excerpt from the book, Christian Unity: How Promoted, How Destroyed, Faith and Opinion by David Lipscomb. Follow the link to learn more about the book and purchase your copy today!

NEW RELEASE: Christian Unity

We would like to announce our newest title – Christian Unity: How Promoted, How Destroyed, Faith and Opinion by David Lipscomb – is now available.

Christian Unity (cover)David Lipscomb (1831-1917) was one of the most influential gospel preachers in the South during his lifetime – mostly through his work as the editor of the Gospel Advocate, a work he did for over fifty years. In addition to his editorial writings and gospel preaching, he taught daily Bible classes as the Nashville Bible School which he founded in 1891. He also served as the President of the Board of Trustees of the Fanning Orphan School from its establishment in 1884 until his death.

In Christian Unity, Lipscomb addressed the problem of division in the church and how it was caused by Christians believing their own opinions were equal to or greater than the word of God. This material examines the New Testament and the teachings of early Restoration Movement figures to contrast the difference between faith and opinion.

The updated edition also includes Lipscomb’s comments on Romans 14 and Ephesians 4:1-6.

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NEW RELEASE: Civil Government

Civil Government (Lipscomb)We would like to announce our newest title – Civil Government: Its Origin, Mission, and Destiny, and the Christian’s Relation to It by David Lipscomb – is now available. This is a reprint of a public domain book that has been out of print. It was originally published in the Gospel Advocate in 1866-1867.

Lipscomb was one of the most influential preachers in the South through his work as the editor of the Gospel Advocate. He saw brethren dividing over various issues – including the American Civil War – and appealed for unity among brethren in the kingdom of God. His teaching in Civil Government challenged the popularly held views of brethren in his day and will do the same today. It is worthy of careful consideration.

This is the 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.

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Civil Government is a thought-provoking examination of what the Bible teaches about civil government and how it applies to the Christian. Read more about the book and purchase your copy today!