Mason, OH – In a newly discovered manuscript that includes Revelation 20, scholars have discovered a written list of the names in the Book of Life.  After locating the manuscript in the basement of J. W. McGarvey’s former home, researchers have examined the names, and the evidence led to the Christian Restoration Association.  The names exactly matched the subscribers to the Restoration Herald.  The key principles behind the periodical are “In essentials, unity; in opinions, unity; in all things, judgment,” and “We are not the only Christians, but, really, we are.”

Scholars were surprised that James DeForest Murch, the first editor of the periodical, was not included in the list.  A spokesman for the organization explained, “It’s not surprising.  He became too liberal with his work with the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) and Christianity Today.

The list included Alexander Campbell’s name, but it was crossed out.  The current theory is that he was eliminated after claiming, in the Lunenburg Letter, that some Christians would be saved without being immersed.


 

Photo Credit: By Johnpreacher (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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