Thems Fightin Words!

Orphans homes, Bible versions, premillinialism, Christian colleges and universities, a piano, hand clapping, “camp” songs, one cup, grape juice, four-part harmony, even the proverbial color of carpet- these have all been fightin words.

At least for us of the Restoration heritage. Each one at some point has polorized a part of us and set us against each other. Pointed fingers and poisened pens got busy and the battle was engaged. When the dust settled there lay unity victimized once again.

Just how did all of this come out of a handshake of harmony from Stone and Campbell?

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