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The Restoration Plea

"To Restore the New Testament Church"

We are a Restoration Movement Church that stands on Christ as King and Scripture as God's authoritative Word. These are the principles and mottos on which our movement was founded, not to look down on other congregations or on denominations, but to, God willing, unify the Church. 

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Key Principles

The Restoration Movement has been characterized by several key principles:

  • Christianity should not be divided; Christ intended the creation of one church.

  • Creeds divide, but Christians should be able to find agreement by standing on the Bible (from which they believe all creeds are but human expansions or constrictions)

  • Ecclesiastical traditions divide, but Christians should be able to find common ground by following the practice (as best as it can be determined) of the early church.

  • Names of human origin divide, but Christians should be able to find common ground by using biblical names for the church (i.e., "Christian Church", "Church of God" or "Church of Christ" as opposed to "Methodist" or "Lutheran", etc.).

Thus, the church "should stress only what all Christians hold in common and should suppress all divisive doctrines and practices"

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Slogans of the Restoration Movement

  • "Where the Scriptures speak, we speak; where the Scriptures are silent, we are silent."

  • "The church of Jesus Christ on earth is essentially, intentionally, and constitutionally one."

  • "We are Christians only, but not the only Christians."

  • "In essentials, unity; in opinions, liberty; in all things love." 

  • "No creed but Christ, no book but the Bible, no law but love, no name but the divine." 

  • "Do Bible things in Bible ways." 

  • "Call Bible things by Bible names."

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