Tampering with Truth identifies some of the subtle and not-so-subtle
doctrinal movements within churches of Christ, movements that have
hurled the church into its most serious division in a hundred years.
Leaders of this division, men with roots in the 1960s, have retained and
brought into the church the same destructive radicalism as their
counterparts have brought into the political arena.
This book deals with some of the hermeneutical differences that have
created a divided brotherhood: instrumental music in worship,
contemporary Christian rock, feminism, and the work of the Holy Spirit.
Tampering with Truth is presented as a tool to help Christians
understand and deal with the problems posed by the New Left. Of this
work, David Hester says, "It is my fervent prayer that more and more
congregations successfully endure. In this way, the Lord's church can
pursue the true mission given by Jesus: 'Go ye into all the world, and
preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15).
David W. Hester began preaching the gospel in 1978. He is a
third-generation gospel preacher and is also the author of the book
Among the Scholars. David writes for several publications, including
Gospel Advocate and Words of Truth. He and his wife Brenda have two
sons-William and Jonathan-who are both Christians and active in the work
of the Lord's church. David is the preacher for the Springville Road
Church of Christ in Trussville, Alabama.