Strictures on Baldwin's Letters Volume 1

Strictures on Baldwin's Letters Volume 1

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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. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...honouring them with their approbation. Brethren, to the Law, and to the Testimony, and, in so far as founded on this Word, to our Confession of Faith, and Church Discipline, let us direct our regards, and not to individuals, nor party-interests, lest haply we be found even to fight against God. If sincere in our profession, Christ is our Master, and we are brethren. Let us leave others presumptuously to say, " We will not have this man to reign over us." O that the language of our tempers and conduct may be, "he Is Lord Of All." Be it our constant aim to take the right side of all questions, whoever it may affect, that, knowing no man after the flesh, we may have the honour to be "fellow helpers to the truth." Fiually, brethren, if, in the spirit of conciliation and love, you will show that with, or without provocation, we have made any false statement, or taken a single step in an unwarrantable course, we are prepared to retread this, and correct that, with a view to the harmony of the Churches, and the glory of God. And, from an equally sincere regard to the same important objects, we doubt not but you will calmly review your minutes, as they respect our conduct, and do us that justice the case may require. Since our last communication, we have received by baptism 75--by letter 27--dismissed 31--excluded 12--deceased 17--present number 492. Wishing you a session distinguished by many tokens for good, we remain, as ever, yours in gospel bonds. Signed the evening before the opening of the Association, in behalf of the whole church--without a dissenting voice. John M'leod, Clerk. Joseph S. Walter, Assistant Clerk. Should it be thought that confidence and esteem were not sincerely expressed in this letter, it...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236783271
  • 9781236783271