Re: Ignorance on Display
- I believe Rev. Steele was born in 1803 so I wonder if what is on
display is really ignorance or was it just a typing lapse? And if the
latter, why were we so quick to assume the former?
--- In email@example.com, "Susan"
> Obviously, this was a perfectly titled firstname.lastname@example.org, "weeping_calvinist"
> --- In
> <raging.calvinist@v...> wrote:
> > From the DataRat's "Theological Glossary"
> > (http://www.datarat.net/DR/FramesLexGloss.html):
> > Steelites: Extremist sect of Covenanter Presbyterians who
> > elevate non-essential and secondary doctrines to primacy,
> > and denounce all Reformation Christians who disagree with
> > them as "public idolators", heretics, and blasphemers.
> > They diverge from all other Covenanters by their insistence
> > that only their form of Presbyterianism represents the
> > True Church.
> > Named after David Steele (born 1893, died 1884) who schismed
> > from the Reformed Presbyterian Church in 1840. He was most
> > noted for labeling all who disagreed with him as "false brethren"
> > (a tradition continued by modern Steelites !).
> > ---
> > gmw.