Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Collection customs of Philadelphia Baptists, an example

"The case of our brethren suffering under ecclesiastical oppressions in New England, being taken into consideration, it was agreed to recommend to our churches to contribute to their necessities, agreeable to the pattern of the primitive churches, who contributed to the relief of the distressed brethren in Judea. And that the money raised for them be remitted to Mr. Backus, to be by him, in conjunction with the committee of advice in said colony, distributed to the brethren." 
-- Philadelphia Baptist Association minutes From 1707 to 1807, p. 141

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