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Summary: To Bring us back to God’s orginal blueprint and pattern for His church.

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Restoration History-PART ONE

TEX:IITIM 1;13

AIM: TO BRING US BACK TO THE ORGINIONAL BLUEPRINT.

INTRODUCTION:

A. WHAT IS RESTROATION

1. RELIGION: BECOMES APART OF ONE’S LIFE. SIMPLY PUT, IT IS EXTENSION OF ONES FAITH. OUR FAITH WILL NEVER BECOME SOCIAL,

UNTIL IT BECOMES PERSONAL. “…I BELIEVE THEREFORE I SPOKE…”(ROM.4:13).

A. RELIGION AS WE KNOW IT TODAY HAS BECOME A FAITH “ABOUT” INSTEAD OF

ONE CENTERED IN JESUS

B. THIS IS WHY WE A CONTINUAL RENEWEL OF GOING BACK TO THE ORIGINAL BLUEPRINT OF THE WORD.

2. THE FRUIT OF THIS TYPE OF RELIGION=INSTITUTINAL RELIGION.

A. CHURCHES CAN LOSE ALL RESEMBLANCE TO THE ORININAL CHURCH.

B. THIS LEADS TO IMPERSONAL RELIGION. (IITIM3:5)

C. CYCLES THAT RELITION RUNS IN:

(1. OBLIVIOUSNESS-VERY ZEALOUS AT FIRST.

(2. COMPROMISE-TONE DOWN YOUR PREACHING(ITIM.41-4).

(3. THE “ACTS SAKE”, JONAH SYNDROME, CONCERNED WITH THE BUILDING AS MOST IMPORTANT.

D. THEY QUENCH THE SPIRIT OF GOD (ITHESS.5:19)

*ONE BECOMES LEGALISTIC AND OUTWARD IN THEIR RELIGION. THEY LOSE

IDENTITY-DEATH IS IMMEMIENT.

E. O.T. EXAMPLES:2KINGS 18:4;23:1-20.RESTORATION BRINGS A CLEANSING AND

GIVES VIBRIANT GROWTH TO THE CHURCH.REMEMBER, TRUE PROGRESS IS MADE BY GOING BACK TO THE ORIGINAL FOUNDER. THEREFORE, RESTROATION

IS OUR POWER. (REV.1:3).

I. HISTORY OF SUCH MOVEMENTS

A. CATHOLIC HISTORIANS-BURIED MUCH EVIDENCE OF “RESTORATION MOVEMENT”.

ARCHEOLOGY HAS FUTHERED THIS ALONG IN RECOVERING MUCH OF THE PAST.

B. SOME MOVEMENTS IN THE PAST:

1. CATHERS PURITANS 2ND. CENT. ROMAN EMPIRE STRONG ORGANIZATION-PULLED

AWAY AT THIS TIME.

2. PRICILLIAMISTS 4TH. CENT. SPAIN-CALLED PEOPLE BACK TO THE PATTERN IN THE N.T. –BEHEADED

3. VIGILANTICS-4TH-FRANCE:PREACHED TO THE POOR, SOLD ALL THAT THEY HAD.

4. WALDENSES-12TH-FRANCE:BELIEVED IN ONE HEAD OF THE CHURCH;AND APOSTOLIC AUTHORITY.

5. JOHN HUSS-15TH.BOHEIAM. BURNED AT THE STAKE.

6. ANABAPTISTS-16TH.GERMANY, CZECH.HOLY SPIRIT-MOVEMENT, MIRACLES ETC.

7. PILGRIMS, PURITANS, CONGREGATIONALISTS 16-17TH.

8. JA;DEMS. ERVOMG-LET COLLEGE STUDENTS IN HIS HOUSE-ALEXANDER C CAMPBELL WAS ONE OF HIS STUDENTS.

II. RESTORATION IN BIBLICAL VIEW

A. RESTORATION PLEA UNITY:JOHN 17:21-WORLD BELIEVES WHEN THE CHURCH IS

UNITED.

1. HISTORICAL PRECEDENT:

* CATHOLIC, CHURCH OF ENGLAND, GREEK ORTHODOX-WE ARE RIGHTCHURCH BECAUSE WE CAN TRACE OUR HERITAGE.

2. NATIONAL CHURHC-STATE WILL DETERMINE WHAT THE CHURCH WILL DO.

3. TYPES OF UNITES DESPITE WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS.

A.MERGER-DESPITE THE TRUTH

B. FELLINGS-FEELINGS ARE THE BASIS AND NOT THE TRUTH(IIPET.1:3).

C. ECUMENICAL VIEW-ALL RELIGIONS ARE TRUE NO MATTER WHAT THE BIBLE STATES (COL.2:20-23).

B. BIBLE VIEW CONCERNING RESTORATION.

1. BELIEVE JESUS BUILT WHAT HE WANTED (MATT. 16;16-18).

2. Church WARNED AGAINST APOSTASY(I&II TIM. 4:1-4)

3. RIGHT THING TO DO IS BUILD WHAT JESUS HAD BUILT. PATTERN PRINIPLE.(ROM.6:17).GREEK TUPOS-FORM PATTERN.

C. THE KINGDOM: (MK. 1:14-15).

D. THE CHURCH

1. ROOTED IN ETERNITY-BEFORE TIME AND SPACE (EPH. 1:3FF).

* FOUNDED ON APOSTOLIC TRUTH (MAT. 16:18-19;ACTS 2:42;EPH.2:20;4:11-16).

2. CHRIST THE HEAD EPH. 1:22-23-FORM;POLITY, UNITY, AND WORSHIP.


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