Saturday, July 25, 2009

Declaration and Address

2009 marks the bicentennial of the publication of Thomas Campbell's Declaration and Address, one of the foundational documents of the Stone-Campbell movement. Here is his opening proposition:

That the Church of Christ upon earth is essentially, intentionally, and constitutionally one; consisting of all those in every place that profess their faith in Christ and obedience to him in all things according to the Scriptures, and that manifest the same by their tempers and conduct, and of none else; as none else can be truly and properly called Christians.

Believing division among Christians "a horrid evil," Campbell's vision of unity continues to influence present-day Disciples.

To read from the Declaration, click here.

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