A Consideration of the Acts of the General Conference of the United Brethren in Christ of 1885

A Consideration of the Acts of the General Conference of the United Brethren in Christ of 1885
A Consideration of the Acts of the General Conference of the United Brethren in Christ of 1885
Excerpt from A Consideration of the Acts of the General Conference of the United Brethren in Christ of 1885: The Work of the CommissionThe object in preparing these pages is to lay before the members of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ some facts respecting the form of church government in general, and of the United Brethren in particular.In all the ages past good and wise men have differed in their views. But all manly men, notwithstanding their differences, have maintained the true dignity of men. Good and wise men have differed on some of the great truths of the Bible; and more especially on questions of church polity. But why this difference of opinion? There is but one answer. No form of church government in detail is given in the Holy Scriptures. This is admitted by nearly all theologians and writers on church polity. General principles are given, but nothing more. The mode of governing the Church is left to its own judgment and the exigencies of time and place. No one, except through ignorance and sectarian bigotry, will claim as divine the details of any form of church polity. Constitutions, confessions of faith, and general rules, are all of human origin. If the wise Father had intended that the Church in all time, and in all places, should be governed by one particular form, he would have given it; but it is not given, and we, therefore, conclude that the details of all forms of church government are human. Good and wise men may adopt them, but that does not make them divine or infallible.The history of the United Brethren Church, like the history of every other aggressive and progressive church, is a history of changes in church rules.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.