Commissioning by the Philadelphia Association

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  1. Frogman

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    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.
     
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    H. Leon McBeth, The Baptist Heritage, p. 246

    H. Leon McBeth, The Baptist Heritage, p. 366

    BTW: Good to see you again, Dallas and Brother Glen.
     
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    Thanks Brother Glenn and rsr.

    rsr, does the first quote you provide mean the Philadelphia association sent these men out as the church in Antioch sent Paul and Barnabas? Or were these men recommended to the work by local churches?

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    Dallas, I can only gather that the evangelists were employed by the association, as opposed to the churches; McBeth uses the same exact language about the Philadelphia Association again on page 366, just above the comment about the Charleston Association, as well as on page 349.
     

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