There may be some things presented in the material that fly in the face of some preaching that is going on today. Certainly it contradicts the statements of some preachers and the guidance of some elders that this writer has talked with. Knowing that, I am confident that it will challenge the traditional viewpoints
of many. The intent of the material, however, is not so much to fight with tradition as it is to present the activities of the early church so that we might learn from their mistakes and follow in those areas in which they were divinely guided. Walking that path, no matter how difficult it may seem, we can do no less than be improved and perfected in our service to our Lord.