Ecclesiastical Records of the State of New York Volume 4

Ecclesiastical Records of the State of New York Volume 4

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...the establishment of a Coetus for their churches: now, cannot be sure of either correspondence or a Coetus; although Rev. Du Bois, among other things, told Rev. Boel, that whoever is against a Coetus, is the cause of the ruin of the churches there (in America). They console themselves with the righteousness of their cause, and the judgement of the Rev. Classis concerning Rev. Boel; for he was praised, in a letter of Classis, for his carefulness for the rights of Classis, and "Subordination." This is probably the reason why Rev. Du Bois and others are so opposed to Rev. Boel. All four of them remain resolved to persevere in this judgement of Classis, and expect therefrom the desired result for the churches there. They also make known that heretofore Revs. Du Bois, Antonides, and Boel had received from Rev. Classis the Acta of the Synod of North Holland; but that since the year 1734, Rev. Antonides and Boel had not obtained these Acta. The Acta of the year 1737 had been sent. by Rev. van Rhyn, Deputatus Synodi, only to the Rev. Consistory of New York, which had been taken into their own keeping. They do-not know whether this was done at the request of the advocates of the Coetus, but they had understood that Rev. Du Bois, in the name of the Consistory of New Y0rk, ---Rev. Boel not being present on account of illness---had written a letter of thanks therefor to Rev. van Rhyn, and had made a request for the continued sending (of said Acta), and had asked for his assistance in the establishment of a Coetus; but as this letter of Rev. Du Bois had not been inserted in the Minute Book of the Consistory, they did not know its precise contents. They complain that these Acta of Synod got into the hands of the Coetus gentlemen, while more

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  • Paperback | 386 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 685g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236829247
  • 9781236829245