The Western Messenger Volume 1, Nos. 8-12

The Western Messenger Volume 1, Nos. 8-12

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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. 1836 edition. Excerpt: never the same three weeks together, --excite the merriment of the children, and the pity of the musician; and yet this choir is to assist in public worship! Far better have one good singer, or a whole house full of bad ones. Upon these points we believe some change is needful, and will ere long be called for; and also upon many others connected with public worship; among which is the present necessity put on clergymen of preachin two new sermons every week. This is what no man shoud do, and particularly no Unitarian, for he cannot, like the orthodox, dwell month after month and year after year upon the few points of depravity, election, salvation, damnation, &c.: he must, from his creed, be ever intellectually at work. On this account, more than any other, do Unitarian ministers become weak and broken down sooner than those of other sects, whose faith calls on them for much less reflection and thought. Another point worthy of consideration in large towns, is the propriety of giving up afternoon for evening services, We believe the general adoption of this plan would be of advantage both to preachers and hearers; those that love a nap after dinner, could take it at home, and those that now stay from service to take care of their children, could, in the afternoon, without scandal, walk with them, and in the evening put them to bed, and go themselves to church. All of these matters, at which we have now but hinted, deserve to be treated more fully, and at some future moment may be discussed at large..1. 11. P.. The right of adopting human formularies as the standard of Christian doctrine, is one assumed, not given by Christ or his apostles. We call them human formularies, for we need not say that in them scripture language is by no...
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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236741358
  • 9781236741356