This is a relevant question to the historic landmark belief. We know there are at least two major groups of landmarkers: Mother/Daughter Self-Constitution Each group claim to be the historic position regarding landmarkism. This is true regardless of any doctrine discussed, each group represented will always claim theres is the Biblical and historic position. Just so you guys know, I am a Mother/Daughter or what is sometimes called a strict landmarker. I hesitate to call this chain-link, because I don't think the other group is necessarily denying a succession at least in their understanding of what is necessary to constitute a church. My question comes from finding and beginning to read the article posted by rsr concerning the Sandy Creek church. Both groups of landmarkers will claim succession through this group as well at least many in each group will go this way. In that article and I have seen discussed in other places the notion that the Philadelphia Assoc. 'sent' men out from themselves to do the work of evangelism. If this is true, imho, those works founded in that way would not meet the requirements of a true NT church. Is this true and where can it be found referenced from historical sources? Did this association act in this way or were they only recognizing men sent from local bodies who were in the association? Thanks. Bro. Dallas Eaton Remember a chain is only as strong as it's weakest link and wherever a link is found to be broken, the chain becomes two and is then no longer the same.