Discussion of the contributions of S.R. Cassius, Marshall Keeble, and G. P. Bowser to the Restoration Movement. Really enjoyable study of oft-overlooked individuals in the Restoration Movement, their style, methodology, and reception.
Sources for Further Study:
Underlying Dedication - The Story of G. P. Bowser 1961
Third Birth of a Nation R. S. Cassius 1920
"Keeble in California" - E. N. Glen The Christian Leader 1931
Biography and Sermons of Marshall Keeble Marshall Keeble 1931
To Save My Race From Abuse Edward J. Robinson
"Show Us How You Do It - Marshall Keeble and the Rise of Black Churches of Christ in the United States, 1914-1968" Edward J. Robinson (University of Alabama Press, 2008)
"Samuel R. Cassius - A Forgotten Pioneer." Edward J. Robinson Restoration Quarterly
https://www.therestorationmovement.com/_states/california/cassius.htm A. L. Cassius son of R. S. Cassius
How was the Restoration Plea received by the people who heard it? Barton W. Stone's biography says that their message was received, "like fire in dry stubble". When we get back to the Bible for how we are to act and how we are to worship we have a solid foundation to stand on. That gives confidence and assurance that we are well-pleasing and acceptable to God. Just like those three thousand souls who were converted on the Day of Pentecost, we too must preach and teach the same gospel invitation. When it is presented in a truthful and loving way it will be received in the same way: like a fire set in dry stubble.
Back to the Bible - Evangelism Material
Ivan Stewart's Open Bible Study
An examination of the 2nd Century AD account of the "Martyrdom of Polycarp" and his great example of faith that outruns time.
Links and Resources
- Early Christians Speak Vol. 1 & 2 by Everett Ferguson
- Thinking - Living - Dying - Early Apologists Speak to the 21st Century by Everett Ferguson
- ohiovalleyrestorationresearch.com -- Bruce Daugherty's website
- therestorationmovement.com -- Scott Harp's website
- "Friends of the Restoration" - Facebook Group
The motto of the Restoration Movement that still persists to this day is, "Speak where the Bible speaks, and be silent where the Bible is silent". What is it's origins and its meaning? We examine that quote and how it has been applied to our interpretation of scripture.
An introduction and scope to the podcast exploring Church and Restoration History by Father & Son. Realizing the blessing of such as study for Preachers and Christians alike recognizing ROOTS, RESOURCES, REALISM, & REMINDERS.