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The Administration of the Mystery

by F.B. Hole

Tom said ...

We do press upon our brethren the fact that when differences arise as to matters of reception and church order and service, the procedure of of withdrawing and separating to form a fresh community or party, which is to be free of the thoughts or practices objected to, is not what the truth of Scripture as to the church demands. It is rather just that which it condemns.

Interesting, as that is exactly what JND did in 1845.

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020 : 01:43
Michael Schneider said ...

Probably written with the "Little Glanton" division in mind?

I also like this passage (p. 15):

We have to remember that we are not under the law, but under grace. For this reason it is unsafe to attempt to use Old Testament laws as a guide to church action. It has been done too frequently in the past, especially when there was a complete lack of New Testament authority for the action proposed.

Thursday, Feb 27, 2020 : 02:11

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