Devoted to the Propagation and Defense of New Testament Christianity
February 7, 1957

Adventures In Good Reading

All Books Intended For Review In This Column Should Be Sent To C. R. Nichol. Clifton. Texas.

CHURCH OF CHRIST NUMBER TWO, by A. T. DeGroot, T.C.U., Fort Worth, Texas, paper bound, 50 cents per copy.

The author is affiliated with the religious group known as "Disciples of Christ." The existence of this religious body has not been a peaceful one. The author says, "Church of Christ Number One (separated in 1906) and Church of Christ Number Two (separated in 1955)." (Page 2.) He says further, "The split in 1906 represented the work of those in the brotherhood who cared mostly about restoring New Testament Christianity and less, if at all, about the other of the original twin goals, Christian unity.

The latest division, which the author denominated "Church of Christ Number Two" came in 1955, which he says, "The new schism in 1955 came as the result of tensions and opinions that always occur in growing groups with serious beliefs." (Page 3.)

On page 10 Mr. DeGroot says: "The Church of Christ Number One will offer no welcoming hand unless the Church of Christ Number Two will forswear instrumental music. They might not be obliged to renounce missionary societies, for Church of Christ Number One is developing the first forms of these very rapidly — one of which spends over $1,000,000 annually on broadcasting sermons."

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS, by Albert Sidney Higgins, Texline, Texas, cloth bound, 237 pages.

More than one hundred subjects, with quotations of scripture on each subject. A most convenient collation of passages, a time saving book for many Bible students.

The author has some comments on each subject, and his view of what the passages teach. Too often one interprets, without having before him all that may be said on the subject.

"Precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line." (Isa. 28:10.)