The Church of God has a rich
inheritance of literature left to it by many who penned their experiences and
their understanding of God's word as they grew in their experience with God.
These saints were common people who were used by God in uncommon ways. Many of
them were not highly educated but they lived close to the heart of God, and God
trusted them with unusual knowledge and wisdom.
God used this literature in the
days that it was written to speak to the hearts of many people who had not heard
a Church of God message. These works were an essential tool of the reformation
of the church in holiness and the restoration of the church to its pristine
glory. If God used these works so many years ago, will He not now use them to
accomplish the move of God we need in our day and age?
works presented in this section reflect teachings, attitudes, and actions of
original Church of God reformers and their successors from 1880 to the present
time. Literature from various splits and groups gives a sense of the issues that
have challenged the Church of God through the years. Some writers were
self-serving; others zealously tried to defend what they believed at the cost of
fellowship with those who disagreed; some were scholarly and some were not. It
is hoped that as the reader peruses these works, he or she will develop an awareness
of the prophetic moving of God in in the Church of God Reformation and that we
are standing on the verge of a much needed revival in the Church and a final
great awakening in the world.
reader must be aware that not every work presented is completely reliable and
sound in doctrine or spirit. Some things will offend some readers and other
things will offend others. The pursuit of truth demands honesty and presenting
literature of the Church of God that both lifts up the truth and exposes our
faults is honest. May God bless the reader and help you to discern the truth.