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Birthing the Church of Brotherly Love # 116

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Creating a Sober World

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     Today we will be descussing a book that we are preparing to help our members set up their own Chruch of Brotherly Love Groups. This is the Forwad to that book:     In the 1930’s God poured out his spirit through a group of Christians called the Oxford Group. The Group (or groups) was made up mostly of young adults and collage-aged people from universities in England, Europe and America. They called themselves “World Changers” and a “First Century Christian Fellowship.” Those who are most familiar with their work know them as the Oxford Group. They were the spearhead of a world wide Christian revival movement that changed individuals and whole nations in the years leading up to the Second World War  The war hampered their movements and brought an end to the momentum that had developed among them. But their method of organizing and their basic principles for bringing about personal change in themselves and others were preserved by the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous and have been passed on to us. 

    Many Christians in who have become involved in the recovery movement though AA, NA, and Celebrate Recovery etc. and have become aware of the roots of AA, have rediscovered the message of the Cross which Oxford Group Founder Frank Buchman heard at a conference at Keswick England in 1908. This message was the flowering of years of Intense Bible Research and holy living passed down from the reformers through the Plymouth Brethren and the Keswick conferences to Frank and then to us. We who have received the fruits of their faithful ministry have entered into a deeper understanding of what we call the Crucified Life.  This booklet is designed to bring each person who is attracted to the Church of Brotherly Love into the full knowledge of these principles and practices of this way of living the Christian life so that each one can pass on to others, .....