Come Home; An Appeal on Behalf of Reunion

Come Home; An Appeal on Behalf of Reunion

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...ARE THE DIVISIONS CONTINUED? It is evident from the foregoing examination of the origin and history of the various Denominations that they have either themselves abandoned, at least in practice, the reasons assigned for their separation; or those reasons have been found to be based upon defective information, or upon forged and misleading quotations. We would, therefore, naturally expect that on the causes which seemed to constrain men into separation being removed or found to be of no constraining force, the divisions which were based upon these causes would be abandoned; and that, in the interests of economy, both of men and money, in the interests of the power of truth, which is almost inconceivably diminished by our divisions, and in the interests of brotherly love and charity, which are so hindered and destroyed by our Denominationalism, men would desire and seek above all things to bring about a reconciliation between the shattered fragments of the Christian host. We know that it is not so, and that the only movement that has been made in that direction has been made, not by those who made the separations and left their natal Home, but by those from whom they separated opening wide their door and stretching out their hands with the earnest entreaty, "Come Home." It is said that every effect has its cause. What then is the cause of this alienated attitude of the Denominations? Why is it that neither as Denominations, nor as individuals, are they seeking or desiring to restore the unity which, under what they regarded as their constraining principles, they broke? For in every case they left the Church of their fathers and refused any longer to hold communion with her; she did not in any case turn them out. No doubt more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123650383X
  • 9781236503831