The seventh volume of The Christian Messenger is full of fascinating articles and arguments (and other stuff as well). This Restoration Movement journal has Barton W. Stone calling out (in multiple articles) Thomas Campbell for his views on the purpose of Jesus’ death. Alexander Campbell shares an article or two. Several folks write in to argue with Stone on the millennium, on justifiable killing, on the mode and purpose of baptism, and on whether or not Stone is really a Christian anymore (yep, it is in here).
Add to this articles and reports from Jacob Creath, Jr., Walter Scott, David Purviance, David S. Burnett, John Rogers, Levi Purviance (who reported a preacher dead, and then added a PS that it turned out the preacher was still alive), and John Thomas, MD (who later went off the deep end and founded the Christadelphians), and you have perhaps the best volume of this classic journal!
And you’ll enjoy the promos for other journals of that time… like John O’Kane’s Christian Casket.
This edition is perfect for readers and researchers. The text has been reformatted, enlarged to a readable size, but we have also kept the same pagination as the original.
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