In chapter 2 of his autobiography, Nathan J. Mitchell relates the story of his conversion to the ancient gospel and his earliest travels and efforts to preach. It is not only an exciting story of the times in which he lived, but also a demonstration of the effect the gospel of Christ had in his life and the lives of many others in the early 1800s.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be born and raised, and later travel and preach in frontier America in the early 1800? Let Nathan J. Mitchell tell you in his own words. One of the lesser known preachers of the Restoration Movement, Mitchell tells a fascinating story of his birth, childhood, and youth in chapter 1 of his autobiography–“Reminiscences and Incidents in the Life and Travels of a Pioneer Preacher of the Ancient Gospel”–published 1877.
Image: old railroad map of Belmont County, OH where Mitchell grew up.
Campbell discusses the nature of man, first as he was before he sinned, and as he is after he sinned. Chapters 6 & 7 here
Chapters 3, 4, and 5 of the Christian System by Alexander Campbell are titled “God,” “The Son of God,” and “The Spirit of God.” Here Campbell ably discusses the nature of God and the inter-relations between Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each is about 5 minutes.
Chapter 2 of The Christian System, by Alexander Campbell, “The Bible.” In this short chapter, Campbell reviews some important principles of Biblical interpretation [length 10 min. 48 sec.]
It is an understatement to say that Alexander Campbell had a way with words. In chapter one of his book “The Christian System,” titled “The Universe,” consisting of less than two pages, he explains how the vast intricacies of God’s incomprehensible creation must inspire humility in anyone who ventures to speak for God. Have a listen!
Sermon #13 in Volume 1 of “The Gospel Preacher” by Benjamin Franklin is “Union of Christians.” Franklin criticizes denominational division on the basis of the New Testament’s teaching on unity.
Another great sermon by Benjamin Franklin in which he demonstrates that obeying the gospel is a must to be saved. Listen here.
I have now added the last 5 audio portions of Aylette Raines’ “A Refutation of the Doctrine of Total Hereditary Depravity” (1833 edition). These portions are files 13 thru 16 on the link below and the “Introduction” which I did not have when I started the book. Even though nearly 200 years old, this book is still very relevant today. And even though relatively short (only 96 pages), it is nevertheless a thorough refutation of the doctrine. Listen online or download freely as you wish.
The Complete Book here
Predestination and the Foreknowledge of God is an important Bible subject. Benjamin Franklin explains this Bible doctrine in simple and unmistakable terms in his Sermon #11 from “The Gospel Preacher Vol. 1” published in 1869.