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Should Christians Meet on Sunday?

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Weekly Lord’s Supper – True Beliefs of the Restoration Movement

Alexander Campbell wrote an article, “Weekly Communion”, in 1834 concerning the Lord’s Supper. Campbell stated, “The whole gospel is first pronounced in words; then fully exhibited in Christian immersion, in the Lord’s day, and in the Lord’s supper. We hear … Continue reading

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The Fellowship of Communion (A Restoration of the Ancient Order of Things. No. 10)

[By Alexander Campbell, with emphasis added in bold by Scott Shifferd Jr.] Η ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΑ, koinonia, translated fellowship, communion, communication, contribution, and distribution, occurs frequently in the apostolic writings. King James’ translators have rendered this word by all those terms. A … Continue reading

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On the Breaking of Bread.–No III. (A Restoration of the Ancient Order of Things. No. 8)

[By Alexander Campbell, with emphasis added in bold by Scott Shifferd Jr.] WE have proposed to make still farther apparent that the primary intention of the meeting of the disciples on the first day of the week, was to break … Continue reading

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On the Breaking of Bread–No. II. (A Restoration of the Ancient order of Things. No. 7)

[By Alexander Campbell, with emphasis added in bold by Scott Shifferd Jr.] THE apostles were commissioned by the Lord to teach the disciples to observe all things he had commanded them. Now we believe them to have been faithful to … Continue reading

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On the Breaking of Bread.–No. I. (A Restoration of the Ancient Order of Things. No. 6)

[By Alexander Campbell, with emphasis added in bold by Scott Shifferd Jr.] IN our last number we demonstrated from rational principles, that there necessarily must be, and most certainly is, a divinely instituted worship for Christian assemblies; and that this … Continue reading

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Order of Worship (A Restoration of the Ancient Order of Things. No. 5)

[By Alexander Campbell, with emphasis added in bold by Scott Shifferd Jr.] WE shall now inquire what was the ancient order of worship in the Christian church. Preparatory to this it may be expedient to consider whether there be any … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Rise on the Sabbath or the First Day of the Week?

The Gospels are clear: “[T]oday is the third day since these things happened. Yes, and certain women of our company, who arrived at the tomb early, astonished us. When they did not find His body, they came saying that they … Continue reading

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Why We Do Not Keep the Sabbath Day, but Observe the First Day of the Week

The following is excerpt from a comment regarding keeping the Sabbath. Here is my reply to the assertion that the breaking of bread, the Lord’s Supper, was to be kept daily, which leads into the Lord’s Day and the Sabbath. … Continue reading

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