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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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British and Foreign Anti-slavery Reporter, Volume 7

Slavery - 1852
...simply to lay, that since Christ and his inspired apostles did not malee the holding of slave! a tar to communion, we, as a court of Christ, have no authority to do so ; since they did not attempt to remote ii from the church by legislation, we hate no authority to legislate on the subject." We will...
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Reformed Theology in America: A History of Its Modern Development

David F. Wells - Religion - 1985 - 317 pages
...where 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...legislation, we have no authority to legislate on the subject.15 This view of the church, which prevented the Assembly from legislating on the issue of slavery,...
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Principles of Conduct: Aspects of Biblical Ethics

John Murray - Religion - 1957 - 272 pages
...beings, rational, accountable, immortal . . . The Assembly intend simply to say, that since Christ and his inspired Apostles did not make the holding...as a court of Christ, have no authority to do so' (ibid., pp. 16f.). In the following year, 1846, the General Assembly (Old School), in answer to memorials...
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Religion and the Antebellum Debate Over Slavery

John R. McKivigan, Mitchell Snay - History - 1998 - 391 pages
...Christ has not legislated, nor make the terms of membership which he has not made. . . . Since Christ and his inspired Apostles did not make the holding of slaves a bar to communion, we, as a part of Christ, have no authority to do so." Even in the organizational bonds of a conservative denomination,...
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