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 139 - ... 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, and also adhere to the plan of worship, government, and discipline, contained in the Westminster Directory, strictly enjoining it on all our members and probationers for the ministry, that they preach and teach according to the form of sound words in said Confession and Catechisms, and avoid and oppose all errors contrary thereto.
Seite 130 - Davies's reply shows with what propriety the fathers of American Presbyterianism have been represented as ipsissima verba men. " I replied," he says, "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 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 182 - 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 344 - The first sentence with which he broke the awful silence was a quotation from Rousseau : " Socrates died like a philosopher, but Jesus Christ like a God.
Seite 125 - Annals, iii. 14. superiority marked him out as the individual fittest to preside in so important an undertaking. Under his counsels a charter was procured for a college from Governor Hamilton, and the infant institution went into operation at Elizabethtown, with Dickinson at its head. Continuing still the discharge of his pastoral duties, he took charge also of the instruction and discipline of th-e students. It was, however, only for a brief twelvemonth that he was permitted to occupy this important...
Seite 79 - Their principles and practice of rash judging and condemning all who do not fall in with their measures, both ministers and people, as carnal, graceless, and enemies to the work of God, and what not, as appears in Mr.
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 79 - God, but rather appears to be borrowed from a worse dialect; and so industriously working on the passions and affections of weak minds, as to cause them to cry out in a hideous manner, and fall down in convulsion-like fits, to the marring of the profiting both of themselves and others, who are so taken up in seeing and hearing these odd symptoms, that they cannot...

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