History of the Discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church

History of the Discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church

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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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...that we find, for the first time, among the General Rules, one respecting slaves. It reads, "The buying or selling the bodies and souls of men, women, or children, with an intention to enslave them." In the expression of the original rules, --" that enthusiastic doctrine of devils," the words "of devils" are omitted. After the direction about "buying one of SECTION II. Of Class Meetings. This section contains five questions, the changes in which will be noticed in order. Quest. 1. How may the leaders of classes be rendered more useful? The answer to this question remains substantially the s as in 1784 (See Quest. 13 p. 29.) ame., For this alteration (if indeed it be not a purely typographical error) no authority is found in the journal of the General Conference. Quest. 2. Can any thing more be done in order to make the class meetings lively and profitable? The answer to this remains precisely the same as in 1784. (See Quest. 14, p. 29.) Quest. 3. How shall we prevent improper persons from insinuating themselves into the church? ' 1784. " Quest. 16. How shall we prevent improper persons from insinuating into the society? "Ans. 1. Give tickets to none till they are recommended by a leader, with whom they have met at least two months on trial. "2. Give notes to none but those who are recommended by one you know, or till they have met three or four times in a class. " 3. Give them the rules the first time they meet." 1789. The probation was extended to " six months." 1836. "Give tickets to none," was changed to, " Let none be received into the church;" and, " Give notes to none," into, " Let none be admitted on...
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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236868269
  • 9781236868268