Did the First Church of Salem Originally Have a Confession of Faith Distinct from Their Covenant?

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Edward L. Balch, 1856 - 28 pages
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Page 24 - And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you ; and to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake.
Page 26 - We Covenant with our Lord, and one with another; and we do bind ourselves in the presence of God, to walk together in all his ways, according as he is pleased to reveal himself unto us in his blessed word of truth...
Page 24 - Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves : for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
Page 24 - And the Lord said. Who then is that faithful and wise steward. whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season? 43 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing, 44 Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath.
Page 26 - We bind ourselves to study the advancement of the gospel in all truth and peace, both in regard of those that are within or without...
Page 26 - In public or private, we will willingly do nothing to the offence of the church ; but will be willing to take advice for ourselves and ours, as occasion shall be presented.

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