Constitution

This Church shall have full power, in its own body, to govern itself in all cases whatever, which shall not interfere with the prerogative of the convention, or association, of which this church is a member and, to choose its own officers for which, and for other business, it shall meet annually. Section 2. The officers of said Church shall consist of a Moderator, Clerk, Treasurer, and such a number of Deacons as shall be thought necessary. These officers shall be chosen annually,...

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We believe there is one God, whose nature is love revealed in one Lord Jesus Christ, by one Holy Spirit of grace, who will finally restore the whole family of mankind to holiness and happiness. We believe, that holiness and true happiness are inseparably connected and that believers ought to maintain order, and practice good works, for these things are good and profitable unto men. 3. The trustworthiness of the Bible as 5. The final harmony of all souls with God

Moral Health

SCRIPTURE LESSON, LUKE 15. They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. IF it be allowable to use a metaphor, where more exact terms are scarcely possible, and where the quality represented gains vastly more in force, than it loses in rigid truth, it may be proper to characterize a state of grace, by the terms moral health. The sacred writers show no reluctance in the use of this figure, which at once suggests the analogies between spiritual wholeness...

Church Covenant

That we may the better promote the declarative glory of God the more effectually advance the kingdom and religion of our Redeemer, in the world and render ourselves the more pure examples to believers, we, therefore, in the presence of a Holy God, angels and men, most solemnly and sincerely dedicate ourselves to God as Christians and to Jesus Christ as disciples, and to each other as brethren and sisters in the bonds of gospel faith and solemnly promise that we will take the Holy Bible as the...

The Way of Gods Spirit

Perhaps, at times, even from childhood. when hearing the Word of God, you may have felt a magnetic power drawing you toward Christ. But then, you may have thought that childhood, like vanity, is filled with illusions. Moreover, in later years, perhaps during your teens, your twenties or thirties, when you heard the message of salvation, you felt as though you were being won over to it. But even then, you failed to realize that it was the spirit of God drawing you to Christ. At first, you may...

Article X Concerning the Extent of Salvation

Eph. 1 9-11, and 2 4 Prov. 21 1 Ps. 110 3 Rev. 5 13 We believe that God, who is rich in mercy, who turns the hearts of the children of men as the rivers of water are turned, who works all things after the counsel of his own will, whose people shall be willing in the day of his power, will, in the dispensation of the fulness of times, gather together in one all things, in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth, even in him and that every (intelligent) creature in heaven, and on...

Concerning the Punishment of Disobedience

Rom. 2 6, 9 Col. 3 25 Prov. 13 15 Matt. 16 27 Isa. 57 20, 21 We believe that God, as the righteous and moral Governor of the universe, will render to every man according to his deeds tribulation and anguish upon every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Gentile that he who does wrong shall receive for the wrong which he has done, and there is no respect of persons that the way of transgressors is hard that the wicked are like the troubled sea when it cannot rest, whose...

What is Universalism

(From the Universalist Herald, February 15, 1891) What is Universalism The belief that every soul will obey God sometime, somewhere. Suppose the soul says, as thousands do, I will not obey God will punish it until it comes to itself and says, I will obey. Suppose the sinner dies and goes to hell in that condition He does not have to die in order to go to hell. Every soul that says that is in hell already, but death makes no difference with the necessity laid upon him to repent. God wants him...

Questions Without Answers

Many people have a very limited view of God's plan of salvation and when approached with questions, are unable to give an answer, or, unable to give a correct answer. This can be, first and foremost, attributed to lack of true Bible study. It can be caused by the bias of denominational beliefs, creeds, other individual interpretations, or from relying on other people to answer for them. But, what does the Bible have to say about the individual Christian being able to give an answer when...

Is Universalism a Licentious Doctrine

(From the UniversalistHerald,May 4, 1860) Our opposers accuse us of preaching a licentious doctrine -- they say we remove all incentives to virtue -- that wicked people love universalism, & c Are those charges so Let us consider what Universalism if founded on, and what it teaches, and then we shall be better enabled to answer those charges. 1. Universalism is founded on the existence of one living and true God, whose nature is Love who is omniscient, omnipresent, all-powerful, just and...

The Beauty of Christian Universalism

Christian Universalism appears to me very simple, consistent, and beautiful. It regards this world as God's, and the whole human family as His children. It accepts without distrust the fundamental fact of the gospel, that God, out of his great love to mankind, now alienated from him by sin, sent his only begotten Son to seek and to save that which was lost, and by redeeming men from sin, to restore them to their right relations with God, and thus fit them to glorify and enjoy Him forever. It...

Concerning the remedial Design and Limitation of Punishment

Lam. 3 31, 32 Isa. 54 7, 8, and 57 16-18 Heb. 12 7-11 Ps. 89 30-35, and 119 67 We believe the Lord will not cast off forever but though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies that he will not contend forever, nor be always angry, lest the spirit should fail before him, and the souls he has made that although he may apparently forsake his children for a small moment, but with everlasting kindness will he have mercy on them, and heal them, and lead...

The Christian Universalist Faith

Many people confuse TRUE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSALISM with pluralistic, humanistic, or secular universalism. Questions asked every day betray the general ignorance prevailing as to the beliefs of TRUE Christian Universalism. No faith is so grand or complete as true Christian Universalism, and yet so misunderstood. People ask if the Christian Universalists believe in God, if they believe in Christ, if they believe in the Bible, if they believe in a hereafter, if they believe in prayer, and even if...

The Inestimable Value of Souls

A sermon delivered before the Universalist Society in Medway, Massachusetts, May, 1830 What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul -Matt. 16 26 It is the design of my present discourse, not only to explain and illustrate the text, but also to show that it does not oppose the doctrine of universal restoration. The remarkable frequency and emphasis with which it has been urged against this doctrine, seems to...

Olethron Aionion

'Aion, transliterated aeon, is a period of longer or shorter duration, having a beginning and an end, and complete in itself. Aristotle peri ouravou, i. 9,15 says The period which includes the whole time of one's life is called the aeon of each one. Hence it often means the life of a man, as in Homer, where one's life aion is said to leave him or to consume away Iliad v. 685 Odyssey v. 160 . It is not, however, limited to human life it signifies any period in the course of events, as the period...