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Joined: 2003/11/8
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leesburg florida

 church of god

was wondering if the church of at anderson indiana and the church of god at cleveland tennesee ever was together in one?

patrick ritter

 2003/11/8 3:16Profile

Joined: 2003/10/6
Posts: 91
Tralee, Ireland

 Re: church of god

Interesting you should ask, I was just reading this on the www the other day...

Several Church of God bodies trace their roots to western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee during the years just before 1900 . . . the Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee); the Church of God of Prophecy; The Church of God (Huntsville, Alabama); and the (Original) Church of God, Inc. But the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) subscribes to Holiness teaching without being pentecostal. Moreover, its history is totally unrelated to the southern Appalachian developments; it is a predominantly Midwestern denomination.


 2003/11/8 4:51Profile

Joined: 2003/7/18
Posts: 6566
Reading, UK


your quote: the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) subscribes to Holiness teaching without being pentecostal.

came across this on a search for something quite different and remembered this thread.

The Church of God (Anderson) owes its founding to David Warner. He believed that the church had been restored to its Apostolic state in three stages: When the Pietists restored the doctrine of justification; When Wesley restored the doctrine of sanctification, and when the Plymouth Brethren started the movement to reestablish the unity of the church.

In 1881 Warner and his followers renounced all creeds and party names and pledged themselves to principles following the apostolic church of the living God.

While the Church of God (Anderson) in principle does not accept creeds, it obviously is thoroughly committed to the Wesleyan doctrine of entire sanctification. Thus it fits squarely into the holiness group. It has a membership of 166,259 in 2,251 congregations. Tithing is common among them and from their midwest base they support missions in Africa, India, Australia, Japan, the SouthSea islands, Europe, and Latin America.

Ron Bailey

 2003/12/2 7:32Profile

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