The Baptist Library; A Republication of Standard Baptist Works Volume 1

The Baptist Library; A Republication of Standard Baptist Works Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...the rigid, bigoted, and intolerant customs of your forefathers, and also of your own selves; and adopt the mild, and gentle, and persuasive law of liberality and candor. The Christian commission was not intended to be kept inviolably; it is to be obeyed or not, just as "weak brethren" may decide. Sincerity is every thing. In future, therefore, you must not be so strict, in 1 And whereas, it has also come to our knowledge, that certain other Christians, under the pretence of adherence to tht; Christian commission, and of imitating our example, and of keeping the ordinances as we delivered them to the primitive churches, (thereby calculating upon our commendation!) do pertinaciously refuse to unite with their erroneous, though confessedly Christian brethren, in church-fellowship: This is to certify, That when we commended lh churches for keeping the ordinances as they were deliv ered, and enjoined on them an exact imitation of our uni form obedience to the Christian commission, and exhort ed them to be followers of us, as we had followed Christ, we did not intend to regulate the conduct of churches in successive ages of the world; but only the affairs of those which were planted by our own instrumentality, or which existed duringour personal ministry. Our authority, (except in granting dispensations, and n buking "schismatics," and "narrow-minded bigots,") terminated with our lives. Be it therefore known to you, That, in future, the law of Christ is to be accommodated to "circumstances," to "new forms of error," and "new modes of aberration from the paths of rectitude and truth;" and that, henceforth, no church is under an obligation to require obedience to the laws of Christ, if any...show more

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  • Paperback | 406 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 721g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123654062X
  • 9781236540621