The Early Relation And Separation Of Baptists And Disciples by Errett GatesThe Early Relation And Separation Of Baptists And Disciples by Errett Gates

The Early Relation And Separation Of Baptists And Disciples

byErrett Gates

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. THE SEPARATION: CAUSES. The causes of the separation lay, as a matter of course, in the differences, either real or imaginary, between the Baptists and Reformers. The Baptists saw danger to their cherished beliefs and their ecclesiastical order in the teachings of Alexander Campbell. He struck at many of the fundamental doctrines that underlay their denominational edifice. It had been rapidly and successfully built up on these doctrines, and they believed their strength was due to them. To take away the doctrines and usages of Baptist faith, would be to remove the cornerstones of the foundation and let the entire building fall. They could not conceive of the replacement of other stones just as sound and adequate. No religious body has ever been known to permit a deliberate replacement of old with new doctrines in the foundation of their faith and life. It would have been hard to convince a Baptist of the first quarter of the nineteenth century that any other system of doctrine than Calvinism would do, though the early Baptists of New England and the Separates of Virginia were at first Armenian. Their complete change of front from Armenianism to Calvinism is attributed to their conflict with the Methodists, who were essentially Armenian. Their antagonists in New England, the Congregationalists, were Calvinists. That drove them into the Armenian camp. Their new antagonists in the South and East, the Methodists, were Armenian. That drove them into the Calvinistic camp. The adoption of the Philadelphia Confession in 1742 established permanently the Calvinism of the Baptists. The differences between Campbell and the Baptists existed from the very beginning of the union, but they were unobserved or condoned for the sake of obtaining such a rising genius as ...
Title:The Early Relation And Separation Of Baptists And DisciplesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217583393

ISBN - 13:9780217583398