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Discussion in 'Baptist History' started by rlvaughn, Jul 24, 2021.

  1. rlvaughn

    rlvaughn Well-Known Member
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    A couple of samples:

    Dissidents from the popular church in the early ages, compelled to leave it from the growing corruption of its doctrines and morals, were found everywhere. Men of apostolic life and doctrine contended for the simplicity of the church and the liberty of Christ's flock , in the midst of great danger. What the pen failed to do, the sword of the magistrate effected.

    Evans, The Early English Baptists, Volume 1, p. 1​

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    The trewe markes of Christes churche, &c.

    The order of the priuye churche in London, whiche by the malice of Satan is falselie slaundred, and euell spoken of.

    The myndes of them, that by the strengthe and workinge of the almighty, our Lorde Iesus Christe, haue set their hands and hartes, to the pure vnmingled and sincere worshippinge of God, accordinge to his blessed and glorious worde in al things, onely abolishinge and abhorringe all tradicions and inuentions of man, what soeuer in the same Religion and Seruice of oure Lord God, knowinge this alwayes, that the trewe and afflicted churche of oure Lorde and sauyoure Iesus Christe, eyther hathé [sic], or else euer more continually vnder the crosse stryueth for to haue. Fyrste and formoste, the Glorious worde and Euangell preached, not in bondage and subiection, but freely, and purelye. Secondly to haue the Sacraments mynistred purely, onely and all together accordinge to the institution and good worde of the Lorde Iesus, without any tradicion or inuention of man. And laste of all to haue, not the fylthye Cannon lawe, but dissiplyne onelye, and all together agreable to the same heauenlye and allmighty worde of oure good Lorde, Iesus Chryste.

    Richarde Fytz, Minister

    Burrage, The Early English Dissenters in the Light of Recent Research, Volume II, p. 13​
     
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    RighteousnessTemperance& Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. And that lone "[sic]" is a nice touch. :Wink It seems easier to read it fast rather than slow.
     
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