Church of God (Restoration)

A nonresistant group, whose members have died for rejecting medicine

1982 - present

Family of Elder D. Ray Tinsman, pastor of the congregation in Greenville, OH

The Church of God (Restoration) is very similar to conservative Anabaptists in that they have plain dress, are non-resistant, and stay separate from the rest of the world, but come from the Holiness tradition instead. They have made the news due to their belief in spanking children, which got them in trouble with Canadian authorities, and for deaths resulting from members refusing medicine.

Religion: Christianity

Denomination: Holiness

Founder: Daniel ("Danny") Wilburn Layne

Founded: 1982

Location: International (original congregation is currently in Ontario, CA; see current list of locations)


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