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" The Assembly intend simply to say, that since Christ and His inspired Apostles did not make the holding of slaves a bar to communion, we, as a court of Christ, h-ave no authority to do so; since they did not attempt to remove it from the Church by legislation,... "
The Presbyterian Historical Almanac and Annual Remembrancer of the Church - Page 46
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The church and the rebellion: a consideration of the rebellion against the ...

Robert Livingston Stanton - History - 1864 - 562 pages
...inspired Apostles did not make the holding of alaves a har to communion, we, as a eourt of Christ, bare no authority to do so; since they did not attempt...have no authority to legislate on the subject We feel constnim-d further lo say, tlmt however desirablf it may be to ameliorate the. condition of the slaves...
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The Church and the rebellion: a consideration of the rebellion against the ...

Robert Livingston Stanton - 1864 - 592 pages
...neither is there rufcpect of persons with Him." (?) The Assembly intend simply to say, that since Christ and His inspired Apostles did not make the holding...slaves a bar to communion, we, as a court of Christ, hove no authority to do BO ; since they did not attempt to remove it from the Church by legislation,...
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PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHES

1866
...Almighty. # $ # ,r- # # # ** The Assembly intend simply to say that since Christ apd His inspired Apostles did not make the holding of...have no authority to legislate on the subject.'^. Here, sir, we have a position carefully taken and thoroughly fortified by the word of God, and yet...
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The Biblical Repertory and Princeton Review, Volume 18

Charles Hodge, James Manning Sherwood - Bible - 1846
...and with so much unanimity last year at Cincinnati. That doctrine is : 1. That since Christ and his apostles did not make' the holding of slaves a bar to communion, we have no authority to do so. The Assembly says, they cannot pronounce slave holding a heinous and scandalous...
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What is Presbyterian Law as Defined by the Church Courts?

John Aspinwall Hodge - Presbyterian Church - 1882 - 545 pages
...sin, agitated all branches of the Christian Church. In 1845 the OS Assembly said that "since Christ and his inspired Apostles did not make the holding...we have no authority to legislate on the subject." As the "Apostles sought to ameliorate the condition of the slaves .... by teaching both masters and...
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What is Presbyterian Law as Defined by the Church Courts?

John Aspinwall Hodge - Presbyterian Church - 1884 - 575 pages
...sin, agitated all branches of the Christian Church. In 1845 the OS Assembly said that "since Christ and his inspired Apostles did not make the holding...we have no authority to legislate on the subject." As the "Apostles sought to ameliorate the condition of the slaves .... by teaching both masters and...
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A history of the Presbyterian churches in the United States

Robert Ellis Thompson - Religion - 1895 - 424 pages
...neither is there respect of persons with him." The Assembly intend simply to say, that since Christ and his inspired Apostles did not make the holding...attempt to remove it from the Church by legislation, \ve have no authority to legislate on the subject. We feel constrained, further, to say, that however...
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Johns Hopkins University studies in historical and political science

Law - 1899
...matter was indefinitely postponed. But it was up again in 1845, when it was resolved that "since Christ and his inspired Apostles did not make the holding...authority to do so ; since they did not attempt to remove 1See " Presbyterianism and Slavery," an official document published for the use of the General Assembly...
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Southern Presbyterian Leaders

Henry Alexander White - Presbytarianism in the U.S. - 1911 - 476 pages
...when Christ has not legislated, nor make terms of membership which He has not made. * * * Since Christ and His inspired Apostles did not make the holding...we have no authority to legislate on the subject." Our traveler found that the official utterance of the Assembly of 1845, thus quoted above, was in entire...
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The History of the Negro Church

Carter Godwin Woodson - African American churches - 1921 - 330 pages
...slaves as real property and not as human beings. They merely intended to say that since Christ and his Apostles did not make the holding of slaves a bar to communion, the church organizations aa the court of Christ had no authority to do so. The apostles of Christ sought...
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