NextLevel Online: History of the Restoration Movement
by Rick Cherok
Philosophy and Background
The Principles of the Restoration Movement are based on Jesus’ prayer in John 17, truth, unity, and evangelism. We also examine other background influences in this first session.
Barton W. Stone and the Last Will and Testament
In session 2 we learn about Barton W. Stone and his work that many consider the beginning of the Restoration Movement.
Thomas Campbell and the Declaration and Address
Thomas Campbell, a lifetime of desiring unity according to Scripture to reach the world for Christ. “Where the Scriptures speak, we speak; Where the Scriptures are silent, we are silent”.
Alexander Campbell: Spokesman for a Movement
In session 4 we look at Alexander Campbell, arguably the most prolific advocate for the Restoration Movement.
Walter Scott and Expansion
In this series we examine Walter Scott, powerful promoter of evangelism. We also see the merging of "Cambellites and Stoneites" as winning the world to Christ becomes the focus of this fast growing movement.
Civil War and the Instrumental Music Division
The Civil War not only divided our country but it also divided our churches, many of which would never reunite. The Restoration Movement was not immune to the political divisiveness of the time.
Theological Liberalism and the Restoration Movement
In this session, we discuss Theological Liberalism, where it came from, and how it affected the Restoration Movement.
Foreign Mission and the Second Division
This session examines the onset and progression of foreign missions in the Restoration Movement, and the division that it ultimately causes.
Overview of the Movement Today
Where are we today? In this final session we compare and contrast the divisions within the Restoration Movement.