Census Bulletin; Statistics of Churches

Census Bulletin; Statistics of Churches

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...tables, which are believed, however, to be the most complete of any ever before published: I.--DISCIPLES OF CHRIST. BY COUNTIES. I.--DISCIPLES OP CHKIST--Continued. THE CHRISTIANS, OR CHRISTIAN CONNECTION. This body, which is commonly known simply as the Christian Connection, but owns only the simple designation "The Christians,"had its beginning in the early part of the present century in the union of three distinct movements--one in which Rev. James O'Kelley, of Virginia, a Methodist, was prominent; another in which Abner Jones, M. D., of Vermont, a Baptist, was first, and a third in which Barton W. Stone and other Presbyterian ministers in Kentucky and Ohio co-operated. These three movements, each independent and unknown to the leaders of the others until 1806, were alike in taking the Bible as the only rule of faith and in rejecting Calvinism. Mr. Stone and many ministers and congregations subsequently united with the Disciples of Christ, with which this denomination is often confounded. They are much alike in many respects; they have no creeds, taking the Bible simply as their rule of faith and practice; they emphasize the importance of the union of all believers in Christ; they believe that immersion is the only true form of baptism (a few ministers among the Christians also believe that sprinkling is baptism), and that believers only are its proper subjects, rejecting infant baptism. The Christian Connection makes difference of theological views no bar to membership. Holding to the inspiration and divine authority of the Bible, it allows every one to interpret it for himself. It believes in the divinity of Christ and in his pre-existence, and that he made atonement for the sins of all men. It admits to the communion table...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236939719
  • 9781236939715