Presbyterian Church


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Presbyterian Church

n.
Any of various Protestant churches governed by presbyters and traditionally Calvinist in doctrine.
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Noun1.Presbyterian Church - the Protestant denomination adhering to the views of John CalvinPresbyterian Church - the Protestant denomination adhering to the views of John Calvin
Protestant denomination - group of Protestant congregations
Presbyterian - a follower of Calvinism as taught in the Presbyterian Church
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In 1835 A.D., the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church resolved that: "slavery is recognized in both the Old and the New Testaments, and is not condemned by the authority of God." The Charleston Baptist Association issued the following, in an address, in 1835 A.D.: "The right of masters to dispose of the time of their slaves has been distinctly recognized by the Creator of all things, who is surely at liberty to vest the right of property over any object whomsoever He pleases." The Rev.
To be sure, the Cuthberts always had gone to William Blair's; it was almost as much a matter of conscience with them as to attend the Presbyterian church and vote Conservative.
A great light of the Presbyterian Church," he added, with a momentary outbreak of his whimsical humor, "once declared, in my hearing, that the invention of printing was nothing more or less than a proof of the intellectual activity of the Devil.
THE REVEREND Curtis Hartman was pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Winesburg, and had been in that position ten years.
The Presbyterian Church held itself somewhat aloof from the other churches of Winesburg.
The house next door to the Presbyterian Church, through the windows of which the minister had seen the sight that had so upset him, was occupied by two women.
I was a good Christian; born and bred in the bosom of the infallible Presbyterian Church. How then could I unite with this wild idolator in worshipping his piece of wood?
Every reader must recollect, that after the fall of the Catholic Church, and the Presbyterian Church Government had been established by law, the rank, and especially the wealth, of the Bishops, Abbots, Priors, and so forth, were no longer vested in ecclesiastics, but in lay impropriators of the church revenues, or, as the Scottish lawyers called them, titulars of the temporalities of the benefice, though having no claim to the spiritual character of their predecessors in office.
Mary Presbyterian Church now, and I rented it from the trustees.
There were two new hotels-- one a "Temperance House," whose ascetic quality was confined only to the abnegation of whiskey--a rival stage office, and a small one-storied building, from which the "Sierran Banner" fluttered weekly, for "ten dollars a year, in advance." Insufferable in the glare of a Sabbath sun, bleak, windy, and flaring in the gloom of a Sabbath night, and hopelessly depressing on all days of the week, the First Presbyterian Church lifted its blunt steeple from the barrenest area of the flats, and was hideous!
First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights is honoring the legacy of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a special concert on Saturday, July 27, at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary.
The newly approved policy directs the Presbyterian Church (USA) to "oppose specific US legislation to suppress measures of economic witness...such as 'The Israel Anti-Boycott Act'." The action further instructs the church to join in legislation opposing state anti-BDS laws through the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in coalition with other religious and human rights groups.

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