Jim Hackney and his ACU band says that Alexander Campbell said there was no pattern of LITURGY in the New Testament. Therefore, HE has the right to BIND or LOOSE and he can INVENT his own and you have no choice
In the Christian Baptists 1824
However, Campbell said that there was NO LITURGY and imposing a system would be wrong.
"who, at the same time are ignorant of, and even averse to, the religion it inculcates; and whilst others profess to embrace it as a system of religion, without imbibing the spirit, realizing the truth, and experiencing the power of its religious institutions; but merely superstruct to themselves, rest in, and are satisfied with, a form (acts) of godliness; and that, very often, a deficient, imperfect form, or such as their own imagination has devised;
"let us, with an open bible before us, distinguish and contemplate that religion which it enjoins and exhibits--I mean the religion of christianity, for it also exhibits the religion of Judaism;
but with this, in the mean time,
we christians have nothing directly to do--
we derive our religion immediately from the New Testament. TC
See Why Thomas Paine was a Deist.
Without Thomas Paine you would have no POLITICAL or RELIGIOUS liberty FROM Institutional Religionism.
But the men most and best informed upon the subject of theology rest themselves upon this universal article, and hold all the various superstructures erected thereon to be at least doubtful, if not altogether artificial.The intellectual part of religion is a private affair between every man and his Maker, and in which no third party has any right to interfere.
The practical part consists in our doing good to each other. But since religion has been made into a trade, [NOTE: French: "since the most scandalous hypocrisy has made of Religion a profession and the basest trade." -- Editor.
Acts 10:35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
Psalms 15:1 LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?
Psalms 15:2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.
the practical part has been made to consist of ceremonies performed by men called priests;
and the people have been amused with ceremonial shows, processions, and bells.
By devices of this kind true religion has been banished; and such means have been found out to extract money even from the pockets of the poor, instead of contributing to their relief.
[NOTE: French adds: "du superflu de la richesse." (from their superfluous wealth). -- Editor.]
No man ought to make a living by Religion. It is dishonest so to do.
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