Scriptural Principles of Gathering

A. P. Gibbs

 

It has been well pointed out that in the early days of Christianity there were congregations of believers, but no “Congregationalists!” There were baptized believers, but no “Baptists!” There were presbyters in the assembly, but no “Presbyterians!” They had method in their meeting, but there were no “Methodists!” They had bishops in the church, but there were no “Episcopalians!” They trembled at the word, but there were no “Quakers!” They all shared in the blessings of Pentecost, but there were no “Pentecostalist!” The brethren had all been united to Christ, but there were no “United Brethren!” They met simply as Christians, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and were obedient to His precious word.

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