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Ray Ausban wrote to Charles, in part:
> Do typical C of C members believe that God
> authorized, guided or inspired the "Restoration
> Movement" which brought the C of C into existence?
> Robert, Todd or others familiar with C of C, can
> weigh in too.
> This is something I have always been curious about.
Not like the Mormons claim that God "guided or inspired" Joseph Smith.
To the extent that folks think there was something good that has come out of the efforts called "The Restoration Movement", it might be supposed that folks think, at a minimum, that God "providentially" was involved.
Some more "liberal" folks might accept the propostion
that God's spirit was directly and literally and personally guiding the likes of Alexander Campbell, Barton W. Stone & others...even up through some of today's preachers; I don't think so.
"Authorized"? We are all authorized to do the right thing without having to have a direct, literal and personal message from God to do so.