Contributions to the Ecclesiastical History of Connecticut Volume 1

Contributions to the Ecclesiastical History of Connecticut 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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...about in small companies, and entered churches and other places of worship in a rude and boisterous manner, and sometimes engaged in different kinds of manual labor in order to break up and interrupt the religious services. Though claiming the right to dissent from the views of the ministry and churches among whom they had sprung up, they seemed to have no true idea of religious liberty and toleration, as was evident from their constant disturbance of the peaceful worship of others. Sandemanians.--This sect originated in Scotland. They received the name of Glasites after John Glas; but in England and in this country, they were called Sandemanians after Robert Sandeman. They held as one of their distinguishing tenets, in the language of Mr. Sandeman, that " the essence of justifying faith is nothing more nor less than the bare belief of the bare truth." By this they meant nothing more than mere speculative or intellectual belief; for, practically, they admitted all to their chinch privileges who avowed such faith, although in their lives they gave no evidence of vital piety. They also administered the Lord's Supper weekly; had love feasts, in which all were required to partake, dining together at each other's houses in the interval of divine service; they gave "the kiss of charity" in admitting new members and at other times; they had a weekly collection before the Lord's Supper for their necessary expenses and for the poor. They made much of mutual exhortations; abstinence from blood and things strangled; washing each others' feet; community of goods so far as the wants of the poor and of the church required; the unlawfulness of laying up treasures upon earth, or setting them apart for any future uncertain use, --all more

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  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236562852
  • 9781236562852