The Gospel Restored by Walter Scott
Walter Scott (1796-1861) was one of the leading figures in the beginning of the Restoration Movement. He was known as the “Golden Oracle” for his ability to captivate audiences as he proclaimed the ancient gospel. He employed the “five finger exercise” to help his audiences – children and adults – remember the gospel message (faith, repentance, baptism, remission of sins, gift of the Holy Spirit). The Gospel Restored is a discourse of the true gospel of Christ. As Scott stated in the preface, professing Christians had “unhappily strayed from the scriptures and true Christianity.” Therefore, he said there was “no remedy…but a return to original ground.” This return to the “Ancient Order” is the purpose for which this volume was written.