History of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, Band 1

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Presbyterian Publication Committee, 1864

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Seite 182 - took away their cattle; of their camels fifty thousand, and of sheep two hundred and fifty thousand, and of asses two thousand, and of "men an hundred thousand. 22 For there fell down many slain, because the war was of God.
Seite 201 - The Synod of New York and Philadelphia do highly approve of the general principles in favor of universal liberty that prevail in America, and the interest which many of the States have taken in promoting the abolition of slavery...
Seite 201 - ... to give those persons who are at present held in servitude, such good education as to prepare them for the better enjoyment of freedom...
Seite 138 - Both Synods having always approved and received the Westminster Confession of Faith and Larger and Shorter Catechisms as an orthodox and excellent system of Christian doctrine, founded on the word of God, we do still receive the same as the Confession of our Faith...
Seite 122 - I have long been out of conceit of our unsettled, independent, confused way of church government in this land ; and the Presbyterian way has ever appeared to me most agreeable to the word of God, and the reason and nature of things...
Seite 90 - They agree that the Westminster Confession of Faith, with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, be the public confession of their faith, in such manner as was agreed unto by the synod of Philadelphia in the year 1729, and to be inserted in the latter end of this book. - And they declare their approbation of the Directory of the assembly of divines at Westminster, as the general plan of worship and discipline.
Seite 140 - Synod, in order to prevent any misapprehensions, declare their adherence to their former sentiments in favour of them, that a blessed work of God's holy Spirit in the conversion of numbers was then carried on ; and for the satisfaction of all concerned, this united Synod agree in declaring, that as all mankind are naturally dead in trespasses and sins an entire change of heart and life is necessary to make them meet for the service and enjoyment of God; that such a change can be only...
Seite 181 - House. He that will not respond to its accents and strain every nerve to carry into effect its provisions, is unworthy the name of a freeman.
Seite 130 - I replied that we allowed the candidate to mention his objections against any article in the Confession, and the judicature judged whether the articles objected against were essential to Christianity ; and if they judged they were not, they would admit the candidate, notwithstanding his objections...
Seite 366 - Synod is of the opinion, to preach publicly against slavery, in present circumstances, and to lay down as the duty of every one, to liberate those who are under their care, is that which would lead to disorder, and open the way to great confusion.

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