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That 1906 census thingy & 70-549!

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  • rlbaty50
    I saw this link on another list and have copied it with relevant excerpts: ####################################
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 28, 2004
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      I saw this link on another list and have copied it with relevant
      excerpts:

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      http://www.courier-journal.com/localnews/2004/06/26ky/B4-church06260-
      8151.html

      By MURRAY EVANS
      Associated Press

      PARIS, Ky. —

      This weekend, members of the three groups will meet in the church
      building where Stone once preached to mark two centuries of history
      and celebrate the completion of the first reference book on the
      movement — edited by one man from each of the three groups.

      On June 28, 1804, six men, five of them Presbyterian ministers, met
      at Stone's church at Cane Ridge, northeast of Paris. They signed a
      document, The Last Will and Testament of the Springfield Presbytery,
      that declared them free from church creeds and traditions and stated
      their will to "sink into union with the Body of Christ at large."

      Ron Bever, a retired professor of speech at Oklahoma Christian
      University — a Church of Christ-affiliated school in Oklahoma City —
      said the document was broadly circulated in religious publications of
      that era.

      Churches in the Stone-Campbell movement became known as "churches of
      Christ" or "Christian churches" and typically were individually
      autonomous, practiced adult baptism by immersion and took the Lord's
      Supper, or communion, each Sunday.

      By the 1860s, some of the movement's churches had begun using musical
      instruments in worship, and a formal split between those that did and
      did not use instruments first was recognized by the U.S. religious
      census in 1906.

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      Sincerely,
      Robert Baty
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