Handbook of All Denominations: Containing an Account of Their Origin and History; a Statement of Their Faith and Usages; Together with the Latest Statistics on Their Activities, Location, and Strength, Nineteen Fifteen

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Publishing House of the M.E. Church, South, Smith & Lamar, Agents, 1915 - Sects - 191 pages
 

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Contents

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Page 104 - About a quarter before nine, while he was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ, I felt my heart strangely warmed. I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone, for salvation; and an assurance was given me, that He had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death.
Page 138 - And the better to effect the intended reformation, we desire there may be a general synod of the most grave, pious, learned and judicious divines of this island ; assisted with some from foreign parts, professing the same religion with us, who may consider of all things necessary for the peace and good government of the Church...
Page 183 - the fatherhood of God, the brotherhood of man, the leadership of Jesus, salvation by character, and the progress of mankind onward and upward forever.
Page 112 - A civil authority is exercised over them, partly by the congress, partly by the provincial assemblies. But no one either exercises or claims any ecclesiastical authority at all. In this peculiar situation some thousands of the inhabitants of these states desire my advice ; and in compliance with their desire, I have drawn up a little sketch. Lord King's "Account of the Primitive Church...
Page 112 - Church convinced me many years ago that bishops and presbyters are the same order, and consequently have the same right to ordain. For many years I have been importuned from time to time to exercise this right by ordaining part of our travelling preachers. But I have still refused, not only for peace...
Page 150 - ... doctrine of God's eternal decree is held in harmony with the doctrine of his love to all mankind, his gift of his Son to be the propitiation for the sins of the whole world, and his readiness to bestow his saving grace upon all who seek it; that, concerning those who perish, the doctrine of God's 149 eternal decree is held in harmony with the doctrine that God desires not the death of any sinner...
Page 154 - The two Sacraments ordained by Christ himself, — Baptism and the Supper of the Lord, — ministered with unfailing use of Christ's words of Institution, and of the elements ordained by him. 4. The Historic Episcopate, locally adapted in the methods of its administration to the varying needs of the nations and peoples called of God into the unity of his church.
Page 112 - Lord King's Account of the Primitive Church convinced me, many years ago, that bishops and presbyters are the same order, and consequently have the same right to ordain.
Page 112 - BY a very uncommon train of providences, many of the provinces of North America are totally disjoined from the mother country, and erected into independent states. The English government has no authority over them, either civil or ecclesiastical, any more than over the states of Holland. A civil authority is exercised over them, partly by the congress, partly by the provincial assemblies. But no one either exercises or claims any ecclesiastical authority at all. In this peculiar situation, some thousands...
Page 149 - Christ, the doctrine of God's eternal decree is held in harmony with the doctrine of his love to all mankind, his gift of his Son to be the propitiation for the sins of the whole world, and his readiness to bestow his saving grace upon all who seek it; that, concerning those who perish, the doctrine of God's 149 eternal decree is held...

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