Memoirs of Alexander Campbell; Embracing a View of the Origin, Progress and Principles of the Religious Reformation Which He Advocated

Memoirs of Alexander Campbell; Embracing a View of the Origin, Progress and Principles of the Religious Reformation Which He Advocated

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...fairly to the principal Baptist preachers the exact position which he occupied. Being all assembled in a room at Major Davis', where he stayed, he introduced himself fully to their acquaintance in the following manner, as related by himself: "' Brethren, I fear that if you knew me better you would esteem and love me less. For let me tell you that I have almost as much against you Baptists as I have against the Presbyterians. They err in one thing and you in another; and probably you are each nearly equidistant from original apostolic Christianity.'.' I paused; and such a silence as ensued, accompanied by a piercing look from all sides of the room, I seldom before witnessed. Elder Vardeman at length broke silence by saying: 'Well, sir, we want to know our errors or your heterodoxy. Do let us hear it. Keep nothing back.' I replied, ' I know not where to begin; nor am I in health and vigor, after the toils of the day, to undertake so heavy a task. But, ' said I, ' I am commencing a publication called the Christian Baptist, to be devoted to all such matters, a few copies of which are in my portmanteau, and, with your permission, I will read you a few specimens of my heterodoxy.' They all said, 'Let us hear--let us hear the worst error you have against us.' I went up stairs and unwrapped the first three numbers of the 'Christian Baptist' that ever saw the light in Kentucky. I had just ten copies of the first three numbers. I carried them into the parlor, and sitting down, I read, as a sample, the first essay on the clergy--so much of it as respected the ' call to the ministry as then taught in the ' kingdom of the clergy, ' and especially EFFECTS OF THE DEBATE. 89 among the Baptists. This was the first essay ever read from that work in Kentucky....show more

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  • Paperback | 370 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 658g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236494881
  • 9781236494887