The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 87
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Records of an Early Texas Baptist Church.
righteous life, death, resurrection and assension, is the means or
meritorious cause why the church is ever reconsiled to god.
4th We believe that god.s elect or chosen in Christ, will in
time be effectually called, regenerated, and born of the Holy Spirit
and stand justifyed before god, in Christ, which is the righteous-
ness of god imputed to them, and that they will persevere in, or
by grace to glory and never finely fall away, so as to be lost
5th We believe that good works in the acts of obedience, are
the fruites of the faith of god.s elect, and follows after they are
born of the spirit, as the effect of grace in the heart, by which
their Justification is externally declared to the glory of god, and
formes one of the main basses of the Christian union, which can-
not be dispensed with
6th. We believe, that the union and relationship of the mem-
bers in the church or body of Christ, is such, that each memeber
should submit themselves to the Church, with a fealing interest
therein, and that Baptism and the Lords supper are ordinences in
the Church of god, to be administered to none but believers in
Christ, and that to be legally immersed in water is the only gos-
pel act or mode of Baptism.
7th We believe, that none have a right to administer the gos-
pel ordenances, but such ministers of the gospel who have received
the legal authorety from the laws of Zion, by the laying on of the
hands of the Presbytery, who act under, and by the authorety of
the gospel Church, and that the church should hold her own keys
of government in her own hands, and the ministray with which
she is blessed are to considered her servents as lights and gifts
appears so frequently in the record of its proceedings, was born in Cul-
pepper County, Virginia. While he was yet a little -boy, his father moved
to Franklin County, Georgia, and there Daniel grew to manhood. In 1802
he joined the Baptist church, and in 1803 was licensed to preach. March
11, 1802, he married Patsey Dickerson, and in 1803 he moved to Dixon
County, Tennessee, and settled on Turnbull Creek. May 20, 1806, he was
ordained at Turnbull Creek church; and soon afterwards he moved to
Sumner County, i here he was pastor of the Bledsoe Creek church for
ten years. In 1817 he moved to Illinois and settled near Palestine in
Crawford County. Palestine, Texas, is said to have been named by John
Parker, the son of Daniel Parker, for this Illinois town where the family
had previously lived. During his residence in Illinois, Daniel Parker
published a work on the "Two Seed" doctrine and edited two volumes of
his church paper. He was also twice elected to the State Senate of
In 1832 Mr. Parker visited Texas. According to his construction of
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