Need help finding PBU & ORB Churches

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  1. Jeremiahpbc

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    I'm interested in knowing where in PA & MD there are Primitive Baptist Universalist & Old Regular Baptist Churches. I've seen mention of there being both in both states but not where exactly. Hoping someone can help.
     
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    Hmm, PBU - rare indeed but you will find some in the Appalachians.

    I had thought they went the way of all flesh but there seems o be a few extant.

    They are called "no-Hellers" However they do believe that there is a hell but that it is a temporary place where folks learn sanctification the hard way.

    Here is a book. There is a site which contains many of the chapters. You may find reference to a few existing local PBU Churches.

    https://books.google.com/books/about/In_the_Hands_of_a_Happy_God.html?id=7Mr-zilSKdgC

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    I'm working on family history and finding PBU's. Explains some things. They do believe in hell, but that it is temporal (here.)

    Anybody out there know of a PBU church in OK, Missouri, Tennessee, or Mississippi?

    Or Univeralist church in those places? NOT Unitarian Universalist, but just Universalist? Might help me if I could find more church records.
     
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    If you mean non-PBU Trinitarian Universalists, I don't think so.

    In all my reading (From a former study of the development of the Trinitarian doctrine) I have only ever found one Trinitarian Universalist pastor (apart from PBU) and I don't even remember his name but I believe he was a Congregational minister at one time. I do remember he hailed from Boston around the mid 1800's.

    I may have retained one of his document s for footnoting purposes, I'll see if I can find it.

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    All I could find in my archives is a man named J.W. Hanson, D. D (1800's).
    who wrote on universalism in the complete history of the church.

    If you Google his name you will find a little bit about his connection with Trinitarian churches.

    Trinitarian Universalism documentation on a local church level is a very rare subject because it's a very rare commodity so you won't find much written on the subject.

    Universalism's biggest problem: The Scriptures.

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    Thank you for the link to the book, Hank. I'll take a gander at the link & the chapters. Been busy so just now getting to respond. Wish there were a more informative website where I could find these churches. I'd rather live in Appalachia where all these different Baptist churches could be easily found.
     
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    If you find an elder/deacon in one of the PB/PBU churches, write to him, he will be more than happy to give you the local church history, they are good at keeping journals of the past and their debates.

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    That's some good advice. Will definitely try that. Thank you!!
     

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