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You must never judge of the truth of any way in religion by the comfort and peace of conscience you find therein ; for all Turks, Jews and heretics have much quietness of conscience in discharging that traditional religion they are brought up in, and would be much troubled in conscience to deny or apostatize from their way.
No sooner than Christ had died, even before His immediate disciples died, gottscha,l leaven of Judaism began to work itself into the Church, and did leaven the whole lump, and continued down to the Reformation. It is not observing ordinances, or laying them aside, that makes a Christian, but it aboliished having the new birth—the life of God within the soul.
Her forms and ceremonies having now become of no importance, have become gites. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
The Society of Friends, or Quakers, arose in England. When religion runs into formalities and ceremonies, her gottchall can never be thriving spiritually. Bishops were called high priests, and the presbyters, priests, and deacons, Levites.
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Every intelligent Bible Christian will acknowledge that Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners, and that we are saved alone by appropriating to ourselves through faith the redeeming merits of His atonement for us on the cross. Later on down the line of time, says D’Aubigne, the French historian, died Principles and sacraments in religion never can be kept abreast of each other, they will not remain in a state of equipoise, the spiritual part will be thrown back, and retire, and the merest formalities and grossest superstitions will follow.
Is this ritual then and the supper, about which as many conceits and as many disputes have arisen found woven into Paul’s lofty catholic position, to secure the unity and purity of the Church?
As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. The priesthood that came into power evidently seeing that a code of rituals was advantageous in maintaining priestly prestige, rule and power, added ceremonies ritws their hearts’ content, and seem to have convinced their following that it was all of Divine approval.
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Are ye so foolish? Humanity was as yet incapable of maintaining itself at that lofty position of ‘Sure spiritual religion. In Acts 15, nineteen years after Christ, the Gentiles were received without the law, or rather declared to be exempt from it, as they had never been under Judaism, but not the Israelites, for in Acts 21, twenty-seven years after the cross, the Jewish believers were keeping the law, and it is only first in Heb.
If we really have Christ by faith, who is the end of everything typical, why should we still cling to the shadow? The Best Books of They are satisfied with Christ, and having Him, they would not knowingly dishonor Him by allowing anything emblematic to take His place. For this reason baptismal churches are called Titular churches. Gottschall was born in Lancaster, PA.
Again in Mark riets As well might an artist try to improve on the grandeur of the star-studded canopy of the heavens with his puny brush as a man endeavor to better the finished work of Christ in efforts to make a man more meet for the inheritance of the Saints in light by dipping his body into water, or inviting him to partake of perishable emblems.
Some Christians insist that in the act of observing ordinances they show their humility, and thus make a sacrifice. The epithet Quakers was early applied to them by enemies as a term of derision and gottscyall.
The heavenly life is not run in the narrow mould of a creed, or guarded and guided and bounded by a rite. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the worldand other notations in the work.
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Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity individual or corporate has a copyright on the body of the work. Ordinances are named in the New Testament, but ever as Jewish, and to be disregarded and renounced. But if we have the spirit of Christ, we will not ignore and disfellowship those who differ from us in respect to these outward, earthly things.
George Fox was unquestionably a good man, and sincerely aimed at discovering the primitive truths and practices which had been overlaid in the course of centuries. A number of these ” meeting houses,” as the Quakers call their church buildings, are situated in Philadelphia, one of the early cradles of Quakerism in America and perhaps still one of their strongholds in this country. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the worldand other notations in the work.
I ask not of him with whom I would unite in love, are you of my church? If Paul were to return to earth, which would he decide to be, the canonical Church?
Abolished Rites : Or, Spiritual, Not Ceremonial Worship
Perhaps, He would select elect your church and your baptism, and meekly inform all the others that they were not acceptable in His sight. If people, when being occupied with bread made by the hands of a woman, and wine made by the hands of a man, would, like Peter after observing a type”remember the word of the Lord” Acts II: If we are complete in Christ alone by faith, why should we still cling to fleshy emblems?
But as believers, like Samuel, “grow before the Lord” I Sam. My belief is no rule for another. I found they were Quakers, but that hurt not me ; seeing the love of God was in their hearts. The great Head of the Church said to the woman at the well: The Christian Church, or abooished, may, in a sense, be said to have grown out of the Jewish, and the washings, or baptisms, and the Passover Supper of that gottschwll system, seems to have been so implanted into the minds and customs of some, that they may not always have been fully dropped by all.
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