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Title: The Pilgrim Church Author: E H Broadbent * A Project Gutenberg Australia eBook * eBook No.: ronaldweinland.info Language: English Date first posted: July. Download The Pilgrim Church free in PDF & EPUB format. Download E. H. Broadbent's The Pilgrim Church for your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or. (Pdf Book) The Pilgrim Church by E.H. Broadbent Topic: Ebooks. Description: Edmund Hamer Broadbent (–) was a Christian missionary and author.
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They were aware of immediate communion with their Redeemer; no man and no religious form came between their souls and Him. With those called Mystics, they found that abiding in Christ and He in them, they shared His victory over the world.
Their fellowship with Him enabled them to understand their communion with those who shared it with them, and in their churches to realize the fellowship of saints. These churches had various beginnings, various histories, and differed according to the character of the persons in them; but all were alike in their desire to adhere to the pattern of primitive Christianity found in the New Testament.
Therefore they refused infant baptism, which the Reformers could not do, and they refused all worldly aid, without which it seemed to the great professing Churches impossible to maintain themselves.
He does not avoid the confusion and disrepute brought upon the Anabaptists by the revolt at 14 Ibid. Broadbent speaks well of Baptists as they appear in these various settings, but sees their denominational tendencies, and even their prerequisite of believers baptism for membership, as a hindrance to pilgrim church principles.
He quotes the Baptist, John Bunyan, in support of open membership without demanding the baptism requirement. The Lord deliver me from superstitious and idolatrous thoughts about any of the ordinances of Christ and of God. Since you would know by what name I would be distinguished from others, I tell you I would be, and hope I am—a Christian, and choose if God should count me worthy, to be called a Christian, a believer, or other such name which is approved by the Holy Ghost.
He provides an account of their history, a 15 Ibid. Broadbent does not give the reference information for this quote. It may be from this work that this quote was taken. Darby among them, and a final challenge to these assemblies to remain true to the biblical vision of non-denominationalism. Broadbent sees the history and strength of the Brethren associated with three men and their ministries, i.
Broadbent then outlines the background and influence of John Nelson Darby, including his ministry in London, England and Lausanne, Switzerland. He might call, even out of Islam, submissive, devoted disciples of Christ whom He could use in His service among that people.
He says, There is a difference between a church and an institution, such as a hospital or school. These may be of the utmost value, commending the gospel, gaining the confidence of the people; but if a hospital or school, of foreign origin, comes to be regarded as the center around which the church is gathered, and upon which it depends, such a church cannot develop according to the New Testament pattern. It remains a foreign religion dependent on supplies from abroad.
He says — As we review the long path already traversed by the Pilgrim Church, certain salient points appear. Rising above the mass of detail. The Pilgrim Church has possessed in the Scriptures a safe and sufficient guide. The Pilgrim Church is separate from the world. It never becomes an earthly institution. The Church is One. Insofar as we know ourselves to be members of the Pilgrim Church, we acknowledge as our fellow-pilgrims all who tread the Way of Life.
Titus Broadbent rehearses continuously how the pilgrim church rejected infant baptism, and that such a rejection became a mark of its identification amid the paucity of evidence from the period of the Dark Ages.
Broadbent preserves a number of valuable quotes and paraphrases of ancient evangelical works that are not readily available today. However, he habitually leaves out the reference information for his sources. To do so, understandably, was the norm in his day. But having the references for those quotations would have added greatly to the scholarly effect of his work, which, up to this point, has been virtually nonexistent.
The scholarly effect of The Pilgrim Church, of course, was also diminished unfortunately because Broadbent was a nondenominational evangelical minister without formal seminary credentials who was writing an unflattering account of the ecclesiastical history of the main denominations of his day. Also Broadbent briefly mentions the influence of the non Roman Catholic, Irish and Scottish missionaries in Britain and on the Continent at the beginning of the Dark Ages.
They accepted the Holy Scriptures as the source of faith and life and preached justification by faith. However, Broadbent needed to include more concrete evidence and more direct quotations from sources contemporaneous to those Celtic evangelicals. He did not even mention or quote from the Confession of St. Patrick or the Synod of Whitby, i. One wonders why a dedicated historian of evangelical history would not have given greater detail of what concerns his own British homeland.
Two groups in particular, and important texts from each of them, deserve special note. The Priscillianists and the eleven tractates supposedly composed by their founder, Priscillian, are reported by Broadbent as evidence of an evangelical witness that existed in Spain through the fifth and into the sixth century.
This continued for centuries to be the generally received opinion of them. He says they include the following evangelical doctrine — Faith in God, who has revealed Himself, is a personal act which involves the whole being in acknowledgement of dependence on God for life and for all things. It brings with it the desire and the decision to be wholly consecrated to Him.
Moral works follow of themselves because in receiving the new life, the believer has received into himself that which contains the very essence of morality.
Scripture is not only historical truth, but is at the same time a means of grace. The spirit feeds upon it and finds that every portion of it contains revelation, instruction, and guidance for daily life. The same can be said for the Paulicians, though they are at least mentioned by those Baptist historians who hold to a successionist view of Baptist history, i.
Paraphrasing from The Key of Truth, a Paulician work from as early as the seventh century, Broadbent outlines their evangelical doctrine as embracing — Our Lord. When a child is born, the elders of 26 Ibid. Major modern reference works still continue the Roman Catholic accusation of Priscillian as a Manichaean heretic. This should be accompanied by prayer, the reading of the Scriptures, and giving the child a name. When anyone is baptized, it should be at his or her earnest request.
Baptism should be in rivers, or other water in the open air. The one baptized should on his knees in the midst of the water, confess his faith before the congregation present, with great love and tears. The one who baptizes should be of a blameless character.
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The Pilgrim Church by E. It ought to be obvious to even the casual observer of history that the real story of the Church is not the one recorded in secular history. This classic work by E.
Broadbent demonstrates that the true heart of this amazing drama is not even recorded in church history books. This is the saga of those intrepid believers over the centuries , who not only were persecuted by civil authorities, but were denounced, defamed, and decimated by the professing church.
This intriguing book was introduced to me by my friend Matthew G.
At the time of posting this link I am still reading the book I purchased my hard copy through a publisher in Canada that had recently taken up the task of restoring it to print.
This is one of the only titles I do not host locally on this website due to copyright uncertainties. This particular ebook edition was produced by an Australian organization called Project Gutenberg Australia eBooks, which creates ebooks from printed editions that are considered to be in the public domain in Australia.
It also, unfortunately, does not contain the excellent forward by Dave Hunt, which is present in the hard cover edition of the book. I cannot confirm whether this link will always be available or not so you may want to view it while you can. If you would like to purchase a hard copy of the book, visit thepilgrimchurch.
Corinthian Elders by Jack Fortenberry. We are to be disciples of Christ but not of Christian leaders.
Corinthian Elders addresses the Pauline concern that following leaders will harm our relationship with Christ. The book concludes that following teachers hindered the Corinthians from abiding in Christ and this is corroborated by passages in Colossians where Paul was alarmed when believers were following authoritative leaders.
The author, Jack, was gracious to share this PDF version of the book freely and readers can also purchase a hard copy from Amazon. God bless! If you would like to purchase a hard copy of the book, visit Amazon. If you would like to get other versions of this title to read on other devices like a Kindle, visit free-ebooks. For it to be otherwise, the church would have had to remain pure down through the years, and that would require a total rewriting of history.
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