A History of the Christian Denomination in America, 1794-1911 A.D. (Google eBook)

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Christian Publishing Association, 1912 - 407 pages
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Page 370 - As our American brethren are now totally disentangled both from the state and from the English hierarchy, we dare not entangle them again either with the one or the other. They are now at full liberty simply to follow the Scriptures and the primitive church. And we judge it best that they should stand fast in that liberty wherewith God has so strangely made them free.
Page 311 - ... and we hold those churches to be evangelical which, maintaining the Holy Scriptures to be the only infallible rule of faith and practice, do believe in the Lord Jesus Christ (the only begotten of the Father, King of kings and Lord of lords, in whom dwelleth the...
Page 368 - Neither was there any distinction as to age, sex, color, or anything of a temporary nature; old and young, male and female, black and white, had equal privilege to minister the light which they received in whatever way the spirit directed.
Page 368 - ... distinguishing doctrines of Calvin. That all who received the true light of the spirit in the inner man and faithfully followed it, would naturally see eye to eye and understand the things of the Spirit alike, without any written tenet or learned expositor. That all who received this true light would plainly see the purity of God, the depravity of man, the necessity of a new birth, and of a sinless life and conversation to evidence it. That God was no respecter of persons willeth the salvation...
Page 311 - Lords, in whom dwelleth the fullness of the Godhead Bodily, and who was made sin for us, though knowing no sin, bearing our sins in His own body on the tree) as the only name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved from everlasting punishment.
Page 379 - Principles, as follows : 1. The Lord Jesus Christ is the only head of the Church. 2. The name Christian is the only appellation needed or received by the Church.
Page 73 - No dissenters in Virginia experienced for a time harsher treatment than did the Baptists. They were beaten and imprisoned; and cruelty taxed its ingenuity to devise new modes of punishment and annoyance.
Page 368 - Lightism meant, that all creeds, confessions, forms of worship, and rules of government, invented by men, ought to be laid aside, especially the distinguishing doctrines of Calvin. That all who received the true light of the spirit in the inner man and faithfully followed it, would naturally see eye to eye and understand the things of the Spirit alike, without any written tenet or learned expositor. That all who received this true light would plainly see the purity of God, the depravity of man, the...
Page 91 - Brethren, this is a sufficient rule of faith and practice, and by it we are told that the disciples were called Christians, and I move that henceforth and forever the followers of Christ be known as Christians simply.
Page 243 - On his fiftieth birthday, the year before he died, recalling the events of his thirty years' ministry he related that he had traveled a sufficient number of miles to girdle the earth a little over six times; he had crossed the Allegheny Mountains fifty times; preached eight thousand, two hundred and forty-three...

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