The Christian Disciple Volume 4

The Christian Disciple Volume 4

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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. 1816 edition. Excerpt: quietly consigned to oblivion. Thus the waters of life, instead of that unobstructed circulation which would diffuse health, fertility and beauty, arc diverted from their channels, and drawn into pools and reservoirs, where, from their stagnant state, they acquire feculence and pollution." ' Nothing is more common, than for leal to overshoot its mark. If a determined enemy of the Baptists had been consulted on the most effectual method of rendering their principles unpopular, there is little doubt but that he would have recommended the very measures we have pursued: the first and most obvious effect of which has been to generate an inconceivable mass of prejudice in other denominations. To proclaim to the world our determination, to treat as "heathen men and publicans," all who are not immediately prepared to concur with our views of baptism, what is it less, than the language of hostility and defiance; admirably adapted to discredit the party which exhibits, and the principles which have occasioned such a conduct. By thus investing these principles with an importance which, does not belong to them, by making them co-extensive with the existence of a church, they have indisposed men to listen to the evidence by which they are supported; and attempting to establish by authority, the unanimity, which should be the fruit of conviction, have deprived themselves of the most effec tual means of producing it. l'o say, that such a mode of proceeding is not adapted to convince, that refusing Piedobaptists the right of communion has no tendency to produce a change of views, is to employ most inadequate language; it has a powerful tendency to the contrary; it can scarcely fail to produce impressions most unfavorable to the system with...
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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236557638
  • 9781236557636