The Dunkers: A Sociological Interpretation (Google eBook)

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Columbia University, 1906 - Church of the brethren - 238 pages
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Page 102 - Province, who confess and acknowledge the one Almighty and Eternal God, to be the Creator, Upholder and Ruler of the World ; and that hold themselves obliged in Conscience to live peaceably and justly in civil Society, shall in no Ways be molested or prejudiced for their religious Persuasion or Practice in Matters of Faith and Worship, nor shall they be compell'd at any Time to frequent or maintain any religious Worship, Place or Ministry whatever.
Page 217 - If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed : for he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
Page 205 - And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the Church : but if he neglect to hear the Church, let him be unto thee as a heathen man and a Publican.
Page 101 - I do, for me and mine, declare and establish for the first fundamental of the government of my province, that every person that doth and shall reside therein shall have and enjoy the free profession of his or her faith and exercise of worship toward God, in such way and manner as every such person shall in conscience believe is most acceptable to God.
Page 102 - THAT all Persons living in this Province, who confess and acknowledge the One Almighty and Eternal GOD, to be the Creator, Upholder and Ruler of the World, and that hold themselves obliged in Conscience to live peaceably and justly in civil Society, shall in no ways be...
Page 101 - Great, in that he is not governed or clogged with the power of his clergy, which in most countries is not only a co-ordinate power, a kind of duumvirateship in government, imperium in imperio, at least an eclipse to monarchy, but a superior power, and rideth the prince to their designs, holding the helm of the government, and steering not by the laws of civil freedom, but certain ecclesiastical maxims of their own, to the maintenance and enlargement of their worldly empire in their church...
Page 19 - Germany, such as exorcism, the real presence of the body and blood of Christ in the Eucharist...
Page 233 - Bownas, Samuel. An account of the life, travels, and Christian experiences in the work of the ministry of Samuel Bownas, with a preface by Joseph Besse.
Page 56 - ... grace, that bringeth salvation, and which hath appeared to all men," by many a voice calling them to awake and repent, so that thereby many were aroused from the sleep and death of sin. These began to look around them for the truth and righteousness, as they are in Jesus, but had soon to see with sorrowful eyes the great decay (of true Christianity) almost in every place. From this lamentable state of things they were pressed to deliver many a faithful testimony of truth, and here and there private...
Page 98 - ... flesh is excellent. Deer exist in great numbers, beside Indian cocks and hens (turkeys?), which weigh from twenty to thirty pounds each, wild pigeons more than in any other place in the world, partridges, pheasants, wild swans, geese, all kinds of ducks, and many other small fowls and animals; so that if the settlers can only supply themselves for the first year with bread, some cows for milk and butter, and vegetables, such as potatoes, peas, beans, etc., they can find flesh enough to eat from...

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