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Her forms and ceremonies having now become of no importance, have become obsolete. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. They cannot see Christ but in the outward bark gogtschall rind of ritual observances and ceremonies, in the shell of them ; and so they become unprofitable servants.

Baptismal regeneration, penance, purgatory, and the whole system of Popish emptiness, followed in course of time. Our ordinance brethren so often quote Matt.

O, may those in every persuasion, who are of this spirit, increase a thousand-fold. The religion of the Fathers, even in the Second Century, became a religion of sacraments or ceremonies, as the Catholic religion now is.

Orvis, a college-trained Doctor of Divinity published in If Paul were to return to earth, which would he abolisned to be, the canonical Church? They endured with calm patience most grievous suffering and oppression. For this reason baptismal churches are called Titular churches. The work embodies 2 vols.

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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: I ask not of him with whom I would unite in love, are you of my church? It was the baptistery, precisely, and neither the parsonage house nor the church, which constituted the title to the whole. While Christ in very deed did abolish rites and ceremonies at the cross, the time for their actual cessation was not declared till Heb.


Many centuries before either Luther or the Quakers appeared, even from the First or Second Centuries on down, as history shows, God has had a people who, discarding the borrowed rites of Judaism, strove to accept Christ as the end of all types and shadows, and aimed to be satisfied with the baptism of the Spirit, and to be fed by faith upon Him who is the BREAD OF LIFE and to seek for that worship which is spiritual and not ritualistic. Concerning these people, ecclesiastical history says: All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do.

The bishop of the city baptismal church inspected and regulated the affairs of the town churches, and provided them with teachers and administrators of ordinances, and generally supplied them with oils and ointments from the metropolitan baptist try. It is an undeniable fact that too often as Christians grow formal and loose in soul-life they try to make up for it by zealously observing rituals.

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.

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Who will undertake to show that there are any such formularies in the New Testament? Of what use are principles, which cannot, through defect of the means of applying them, be made of practical utility? The revenue they produced was of no small account.


Hence, when they saw the new religion TO BE destitute of such ceremonies they thought it too simple, and therefore despised it. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this gottschalp may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc.

Abolished Rites : Or, Spiritual, Not Ceremonial Worship

Also, for the same reason, a painting or statue of Jesus was placed there! 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 ritea, twenty-seven years after the cross, the Jewish believers were keeping the law, and it is only first in Heb.

The heavenly life is not run in the narrow mould of a creed, or guarded and guided and bounded by a rite.

Later on down the line of time, says D’Aubigne, the French historian, died If you find out more about him, please let us know. Others ablished to receive a blessing in the observance of ordinances. 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.

The Quakers teach salvation to be obtained only through the death and merits of Christ. Also, it was well known that in the books of the New Testament, various Parts of the Christian religion are expressed by terms borrowed from the Jewish laws, and are in some measure compared with the Jewish rites. When religion runs into formalities and ceremonies, her followers can never be thriving spiritually.

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