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Alexander Campbell stood up for immersion.
Conducting a critical examination of another’s beliefs is easily done. Conducting a critical examination of one’s own beliefs is another matter. When such an examination is conducted, making changes in long held and cherished beliefs is even more difficult.
When Lee surrendered at Appomattox courthouse in Virginia on April 9, 1865, the long nightmare of war was finally over. The nation then turned its energies to healing the division.
How did the instrumental music controversy and the Civil War intersect in Restoration History?
All was not well in the United States in 1849. The issue of slavery was threatening the very existence of the union. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s incendiary book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin was but three years away.
In previous Forthright articles on the Restoration Movement, we have explored the meaning of the Restoration Plea, discussed the lives and efforts of the leading men among the many early leaders of the Restoration Movement, and learned of the efforts to bring unity among the followers of Jesus.
John Smith returned to Stockton’s Valley in Wayne County, Kentucky a chastened man; chastened by the Lord for his desire to be rich, which becomes a stare to many men and costs their faith. Never again would dreams of wealth tempt John Smith.
by Michael D. (Mike) Greene Saturday, January 15, 1815 was a bright but cold day. John left his home to visit and preach for one of his father’s old friends some distance from their humble rented cabin. His lovely wife, Anna, who had a beautiful singing voice, was called to cheer a dying neighbor with [...]
Life was not easy for John Smith in Wayne County, Kentucky in 1804. Like many of his fellow Kentuckians, John Smith wanted a better life than those who had gone before.
In 1778, just two years after the colonies declared their independence from England, Daniel Boone made his way through the Cumberland Gap and blazed the Wilderness Trail into the frontier. Fourteen years later, the state of Kentucky was founded.