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Must we consume a bite of bread and a sift of wine as a means of remembering Him whose Word declares that ” Ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Or, Spiritual, Not Ceremonial Worship. Account Options Sign in.

Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. How much in the dark are people who fancy that they must consume a bite of bread and a sip of wine as a means of remembering the Lord, when His very last message to the Church is: Many Christians believe that carnal ordinances are obligatory now: We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which ries the tabernacle.

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The religion of the Fathers, even in the Second Century, became a religion of sacraments or ceremonies, as the Catholic religion now is. This backward movement on the part of the Early Church is, as we find, first mentioned in history as appearing in A. Baptismal regeneration, penance, purgatory, and the whole system of Popish emptiness, followed in course of time.

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If so, which is the church? Thinkest thou this, O, vain man and bigot? The principal cause of this I readily look for in the Perverseness of mankind, who are more delighted with the pomp and splendor of external forms than with the true devotion of the heart ; and who despise whatever does not gratify their eyes and ears.


When Luther and the other early Reformers left Rome they carried two or three of these ordinances along, and left the rest behind. But as believers, like Samuel, “grow before the Lord” I Sam.

In his- own manifold journeyings and preachings through the country he attracted many by his evident sincerity, no less than by his eloquence, and led them to embrace his views. All these baptisteries were dedicated to John the Baptist an ante-Christian, Jewish priest and not to Christ. If you find out more about him, please let us gottschalk. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. The Christians were pronounced atheists, because they were destitute of temples, altars, victims, priests, and all the pomp in which the vulgar suppose the essence of religion to consist.

Abolished Rites by Amos H. Gottschall

In general, the more men fell back from the evangelical to the Jewish point of view, the more must the original free constitution of the communities, grounded in those original Christian views, become qbolished. It is a mistake to teach that completeness in Christ by faith is not sufficient, but that some rite, ceremony, or type, administered by human hands, is necessary to completeness and obedience.

O, may those in every persuasion, who are of this spirit, increase a thousand-fold. The pages of martyrology prove that during the earlier centuries of the Church a countless host of worthies passed up to join the blood-washed throng by way of fire, rack, knife, water, and every invention of cruelty and murder that religious monsters could invent ; and for the very reason that they refused to make an idol of bread and wine.

Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the worldand other notations in the work. Because Stephen preached down rites and ceremonies, and held up Jesus as being all-sufficient, he was stoned to death; Acts 6: Hence, when they saw the new religion TO BE destitute of such ceremonies they thought it too simple, and therefore despised it.


They accept the Bible as the work of inspiration and rule of faith and life, believing that in this, the new covenant dispensation, the baptism which embodies saving merit is not that of water, but that of the Spirit ; and that the true communion is not partaking of bread and wine, but spiritual feasting upon Christ by faith. And if any writer will point to us where a ritual law is re-established in the same Testament, marking its form and outline, to the intent that it may be practically apprehended as thus far from God and no farther, and just to what extent when, where and how the will of Christ, the Great Head of the Christian Church, would have us interested in it, we will meekly and thankfully sit at his feet and learn.

If we are complete in Christ alone by faith, why should we still cling to fleshy emblems? But if we have the spirit of Christ, we will not reject those who differ from us upon these non-essentials.

And if any fixed forms were intended to be established, and to be made perpetual in all countries and ages, is it probable that we should be left without any written formularies on the subject? The Catholic Church maintains that the number of ordinances, or sacraments are seven.

Is this ritual then and the supper, about which as many conceits and as many disputes have arisen found woven into Paul’s lofty catholic position, to secure the unity and purity of the Church?