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A Lover’s Quarrel: A Colony of Heaven

Garrett’s twelfth and final wish for the Churches of Christ is — Let us be a colony of heaven — Cross-shaped, grace-oriented, Spirit-filled. There’s too much to say on this, so I’ll just quote Garrett –

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A Lover’s Quarrel: Renewed Assemblies

Garrett’s eleventh wish for the Churches of Christ is — Let there be renewal in our assemblies. We must find ways to make our assemblies more exciting and fulfilling. … Our preaching often lacks passion and a sense of urgency, … Continue reading

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A Lover’s Quarrel: Women and Men

Garrett’s tenth wish for the Churches of Christ is — Let us bring women into the church as equals; let us cease being male-dominated. I’m on record on this one. The Bible does not teach male domination of women. Rather, … Continue reading

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A Lover’s Quarrel: Shooting Our Wounded

Garrett’s ninth wish for the Churches of Christ is — Let us cease shooting our own wounded We sometimes reject our sisters and brothers in Christ when they need us most. It may be when they are going through a … Continue reading

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A Lover’s Quarrel: Knowing Who the Enemy Really Is

Garrett’s eighth wish for the Churches of Christ is — Let us realize who the enemy really is. I doubt that I need to explain this one. We savage sister congregations that are trying their best to honor God. We … Continue reading

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A Lover’s Quarrel: More Responsibly Biblical

Garrett’s seventh wish for the Churches of Christ is — Let us become more responsibly biblical. We have supposed that the New Testament produced the church, when in fact it was the church that produced the New Testament. … The … Continue reading

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A Lover’s Quarrel: Radical Congregationalism

Garrett’s sixth wish is — Let us reject our radical congregationalism and become more responsibly organized for the tasks before us. No local church, nor group of area churches, can do what the church as a whole can do. We … Continue reading

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A Lover’s Quarrel: Joining the church of Christ

Garrett’s fifth wish for the Churches of Christ is — Let us become part of the body of Christ at large, cooperating with other Christians in the work of redeeming the world. We can do this without surrendering any truth … Continue reading

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A Lover’s Quarrel: Preserving Our Heritage

Garrett’s fourth wish is — While we are to continue to be Churches of Christ, let us become what Churches of Christ truly ought to be — in the light of Scripture and our own heritage I disagree with those … Continue reading

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A Lover’s Quarrel: Instrumental Music

Garrett’s third wish is — Let us, in particular, repudiate our historic position of making instrumental music a test of fellowship and a cause of division. Obviously, those who claim to stand in the shoes of Thomas Campbell while damning … Continue reading

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