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A platform of church-discipline

A platform of church-discipline

gathered out of the Word of God, and agreed upon by the elders and messengers of the churches assembled in the Synod at Cambridge, in N.E. : to be presented to the churches and General Court for their consideration and acceptance in the Lord, the 8th month, anno 1649

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Published by Printed for D. Henchman in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Congregational churches -- New England,
  • Congregationalism,
  • New England -- Church history

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesSelected Americana from Sabin"s Dictionary of books relating to America, from its discovery to the present time -- 26375
    ContributionsRawson, Edward, 1615-1693
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationxv, 36, [3] p.
    Number of Pages36
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18090627M

    The governments of Massachusetts and New A platform of church-discipline book "never absolutely merged church and state. Toward the end of the 19th and early 20th century, churches became more interested in reforming society e. Like all pioneers and reformers, she had gathered elements hard to control, and would-be citizens neither peaceable nor reasonable in their interpretation of the new range of freedom. Louise Greene, Ph. The first type includes Pastors and Teachers, who are ministers of the Gospel. In a pioneer community and a primitive commonwealth, developing slowly in accord with the new democratic principles underlying both its church and secular life, the "maintenance of the peace and welfare of the churches," [28] which was intrusted to the care of the General Court, was frequently equivalent to maintaining the civil peace and prosperity of the colony.

    The type, as we have seen, was Congregationalism, and the Congregational church became the established church in each of the four colonies. Matthew To keep sin from spreading throughout the church. It was this theory and this conviction, ever present in their minds, that underlay all ecclesiastical laws, all special legislation with reference to churches, to their members, or to public fasts and thanksgivings. In more liberal Plymouth and Connecticut, the "watch and ward" over one's fellows, which the early colonial church insisted upon, was extended only over church members, and even over them was less rigorous, less intrusive. The Saybrook The whole body of the clergy; preachers as a class; also, preaching.

    His too warm adherents in the Salem church were, A platform of church-discipline book, rightful members of the community, and they had been punished for upholding one whom the General Court, advised by the elders of the churches, had seen fit to censure. John Davenport of New Haven voiced the Massachusetts sentiment as well as his own in: "Civil government is for the common welfare of all, as well in the Church as without; which will then be most certainly effected, when Public Trust and Power of these matters is committed to such men as are most approved according to God; and these are Church-members. In reality, however, the idea of church discipline is an essential parallel to the first two marks. But how do we know when repentance is genuine?


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A platform of church-discipline Download PDF Ebook

This admonishing, is not restricted to church leaders, but may be done by any person in the body with another if that person is Spirit controlled and spiritually minded cf.

Churches should practice discipline for the sake of love. Finally and most importantly, church discipline is done for the glory of God.

No two cases are alike. Churches should practice discipline for the sake of loving the individual caught in sin, that he or she might come to repentance 1 Cor. The one right motivation for discipline is love.

This book will fire your imagination, stir your soul, and light your path. These incidents from early colonial history in some measure illustrate the practical working of the theory of Church and State.

The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church

Each member of a church has a responsibility to help others as they struggle with sin—not through judgment and criticism, but rather with gentleness and an eye toward restoration, knowing that he too is subject to temptation Gal. The conviction that the State should support one form of A platform of church-discipline book, and only one, was ever present to the colonial mind.

Several examples of church discipline are found in Scripture. The recognition of such danger made many persons satisfied to submit to government by an exclusive class, comprising in Massachusetts one tenth of the people and in the New Haven colony one ninth.

Church discipline should never begin at the stage of some kind of formal action. Churches should move to the final step of church discipline excommunication only for sins that are unrepentant, outward, and significant. By this time, the Westminster Confession of Faithwhich had been written by English Puritans, had already been adopted by Parliament.

If further action is necessary, it is to be taken before the whole church 2 Thess. There is also the idea that church discipline appears out of touch with our modern understanding of Christian liberty, an A platform of church-discipline book in which the individual Christian A platform of church-discipline book his own judge in all matters regarding the Christian faith and the Christian life.

Thereafter her General Court kept a rigorous oversight over the purity of her churches and the conduct of their members. Just like parents should take care to faithfully and biblically apply discipline to their children, leaders in the church must use their authority with consistency and love.

Remember the consequences listed above. The starting-point of precedent for the elders of the church to be regarded as advisors only and the General Court as authoritative seems to have been in a matter of taxation, when, in February,the General Court assessed the church in Watertown.

Before the session of the Court, the elders of the Massachusetts churches, jointly and individually, labored with the Salem people and brought the majority to a conviction of their error in supporting Roger Williams.

In reality, however, the idea of church discipline is an essential parallel to the first two marks. In addition, Presbyterians did not insist upon a regenerate church membership and allowed all "non-scandalous" churchgoers to receive the Lord's Supper.

Leeman has shown that church discipline is an essential dimension of the disciple-making process, and thus an extension of the preaching of the gospel itself. It is always right His too warm adherents in the Salem church were, however, rightful members of the community, and they had been punished for upholding one whom the General Court, advised by the elders of the churches, had seen fit to censure.

Its influence extended beyond what is today the United States. Thomas Buckingham of Saybrook, a founder of the Saybrook Collegiate School, was amongst the participants and, with Reverend James Noyes, was chosen as a moderator.Jan 17,  · That church discipline is a difficult task for our professional clergymen is abundantly clear.

Bungled cases and mangled people are strewn along the 9Marx highway in a scene of carnage reminiscent of the highway from Kuwait City to Baghdad in the first Gulf War. I guess our clergy just need more “practice” to get it right.

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As a verb platform is to furnish with or shape into a. African Methodist Episcopal Church; Discipline; Filed under: African Methodist Episcopal Church -- Discipline.

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Church Discipline: How the Church Protects the Name of Jesus

E. Church (Baltimore: Hoffman and Co., ca. ), by A. W. Wayman (page images A platform of church-discipline book HathiTrust) Items below (if any) are from related and broader terms.The purpose of church discipline is the spiritual restoration of fallen members and the pdf strengthening of the church and glorifying of the Lord.

The presence of additional witnesses is as much a protection for the one being approached as it is for the one approaching.The Revised Book of Church Order and Discipline download pdf the United Church of Jesus Christ (Apostolic), historically referred to as “The Black Book,” is offered to the ministers, laypersons, and church members of the United Church, in hopes that it will assist them as they carry out the varied and essential responsibilities of ministry.Southern Baptists and Church Discipline Gregory A.

Church Discipline

Wills Gregory A. Wills is Assistant Pro-fessor ebook Church History at the South-ern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He is the author of the highly acclaimed Democratic Religion: Freedom, Author-ity and Church Discipline in the Baptist South, (Oxford University Press, ).