The Principes and Practices of Baptist Churches

The Principes and Practices of Baptist Churches

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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: ...but that the Master chose that it should remain just as he left it? Moses was commanded, saying, "See that thou make all things according to the pattern showed thee in the mount." As Jesus Christ has showed us no "pattern," is it desirable for us to make one for ourselves 1 CHAPTER XXXI. ATTEMPTS TO FORM A BAPTIST REPRESENTATION HAVE FAILED.--BAPTIST GENERAL CONVENTION.--MISSIONARY UNION.--NO ONE OF ALL OUR BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATIONS REPRESENT THE BAPTIST DENOMINATION. I Have referred to the doctrine of the independence of the churches, and the grounds on which we suppose it to rest. It is a belief to which the vast majority of our brethren have adhered with a most commendable and consistent tenacity. Notwithstanding this, attempts have been made, at sundry times, among us, to establish some kind of informal representation. They have never met with favour, and have obtained influence among us only through ignorance of their real character. To some of these I will briefly allude. When State Conventions were first proposed, it was by many believed--and of these I freely confess myself to have been one--that through them we might establish a general Baptist organization. If the churches sent delegates to the Association, the Association sent delegates to the State Convention, and the State Convention sent delegates to the General Convention of the Baptists in the United States, or to the Triennial Convention then existing, it would seem that all this might easily have been accomplished. I now rejoice exceedingly that the whole plan failed, and that it failed through the sturdy common sense of the masses of our brethren. The churches were from the first unwilling to confer this power on the Associations. The Associations took veiy...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236487184
  • 9781236487186