History of the Churches and Ministers Connected with the Presbyterian and Congregational Convention of Wisconsin; And of the Operations of the American Home Missionary Society in the State for the Past Ten Years with an Appendix

History of the Churches and Ministers Connected with the Presbyterian and Congregational Convention of Wisconsin; And of the Operations of the American Home Missionary Society in the State for the Past Ten Years with an Appendix

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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: ...was erected over his grave, and an appropriate record made in the minutes of the Convention. See p. 7, 1855. Slavery. On the evil of American Slavery, the Convention has, during the last ten years, as heretofore, calmly yet candidly and steadily, by repeated action, borne iU testimony, affirming the essential antagonism of that institution to Christ's law of love, and the guilt of those who participate in it, or defend it. The following summary presents the main points referred to in resolutions passed at ditferent times, expressed for the most part in the words of the resolutions. The Convention ha said, '59, p 11: "1st. That we regard the voluntary claim made by one human being on another as property, as itself sin and all the adjuncts of slaveholding which involve that claim as also sinful and an abomination in the sight of God." And further, 1853, p. 15, "that the ministry and churches are bound to rebuke all sin, to labor earnestly for the removal of oppression, and to withhold Christian fellowship from all those who persist in holding in slavery their fellow men." 2d. It has expressed these convictions kindly and faithfully to the benevolent societies with which it co-operates, and other ecclesiastical bodies with which it holds correspondence. Thus it has declared the conviction, 1853, p. 6, that the American Tract Society and the American Sabbath School Union, in their attempt to furnish a Christian Literature for the country, should, though their publications, give at least the same prominence to the sin of oppression that they do to other open and flagrant sins. With expressions of abiding interest and attachment for the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, it has respectfully urged that body, 1858, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236640004
  • 9781236640000