Those of us who are conservative in doctrine insist that the church of Christ is not a denomination, and never will be. However, there are those within the church who seemed determined to change that.
Today’s addition to the Jimmie Beller Memorial eLibrary is an interesting and worthwhile contribution to this discussion.
David Edwin Harrell, Ph.D., is a recognized scholar, whose writings have been reviewed (usually positively) by major scholarly journals in the field of history and religion. He’s also a Christian.
In this short book, Harrell traces the rise of the Restoration Movement from what historians and sociologists call a “sect” (a devout conservative group) to a “denomination” (a liberal, complacent group). He shows how a portion of the church fought against being denominationalized, but that the same movement is being made once again within the church.
It shows very clearly, from an objective historian’s perspective, that it is the liberals among us that are trying to turn the Lord’s church into something different–and that they are either “ignorant or dishonest” to claim otherwise.
We are happy to present to you this book. Like always, we have proofread it, reformatted it, and made it just right for reading on your computer, phone, tablet, or other such device! Just click the link below!
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It is sinful to try to make the Lord’s church that He died for and make it just another unfaithful, apostate denomination. Those that do so will certainly be punished, unless they repent, by our Lord Jesus Christ when He comes again (2 Thessalonians 1:8).
Christians should not support any of this (Ephesians 5:11). We need to be careful of the example that we set (Romans 14:21-23).