The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 86
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ciples, are but stratigems of the enemey and markes of hypocrisy.
Therefore we whose names are set to the following articals or ex-
pressions of faith, being of the regular Baptist faith and order, do,
and have hereby agreed to unite, and live together in a church
capasaty, upon said articals of faith, acknowledging our accounti-
bility to each other, in the maintana[n]ce of the doctrine implied,
or expressed therein
Articals of faith
1st. We believe in one only true and living god, eternal and Im-
mutable. The creator of all created things, Visible and invisable
Who governs all things in rightousness according to the Counsel
of his own will, and that he has revealed himself to the Children
of men in the scriptures of truth, under the Charrector of Father,
Son, and holy ghost.
2d. We believe that god created man good and upright, but that
man by his sins and transgrassions has become dead in trespasses
and sins and is utterly unable to change his own heart, or to de-
liver himself from the fallen depraved state which he has fallen
into under the influance of the Power of Darkness.
3d. We believe that god.s Elect were chosen in Christ before
the world began, and was therefore appointed to faith and obedi-
ence in love, which is effected by the Power and spirit of god
in the work of regeneration, according as god has purposed in
himself to do, and that Jesus Christ was set up from everlasting
as the head of his body the church, and that in consequnce of
his union, or relationship thereunto as the head of the body, His
organized "on strictly gospel principles," and adds that he meant the
first Baptist church. But Morrell's own expression (Flowers and Fruits,
77), "with no anti-missionary element in its body," shows that he meant
the first Missionary Baptist church. The "Pilgrim" church, he evidently
meant to exclude.
The loan of the original Church Book belonging to this church for the
purpose of copying and publishing these records was obtained through the
kindness of Daniel Parker, Sr. Mr. Parker is a son of Benjamin Parker,
who was for many years pastor of the church; and Benjamin Parker was
a son of Daniel Parker, who was its organizer. The book consists of
three parts, each made up of some twenty sheets of paper fastened to-
gether, and the first part contains the matter which appears in this
number of THE QUARTERLY. The other two parts carry the record for-
ward to October 16, 1897.
Daniel Parker, who organized the "Pilgrim" church, and whose name
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