The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 88
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which god has given to her, subject to the government and desci-
plene of the Church.
8th We believe in the internal work of the holy spirit, In ex-
peremental religion, The call to, and work of the ministray, and
that it is the duty of the Church of god, to distinguish herself
from all fals sects, by the expressions of her faith in Christ, and
her understanding in the word of god as taught her by the divine
spirit, and we will therefore have no Christian union nor fellow-
ship with those who are denying these things.
9th We believe, that, the scripturs of the old and new Testa-
ments are of divine origion and authorety, and is the only infail-
able rule of faith and practise and we therefore agree that the
scripturs of devine truth, is, and shall be, by us, considered the
only standard by which our faith and practise, is, or shall be tryed,
keeping in view the expressions of our understanding therein as
principles upon which we have agreed to unite.
10th. We Believe that the Church or kingdom of god set up
in the world is a spiritual kingdom-that men in a state of nature
cannot see it, as to its spiritual existence-that it is the door or
medium by or through which the children of god, (the converted
soul) or subjects of the redeemers kingdom may step into their
Christian duty, and shew forth the prays of him who hath called
them out of darkness into his marvilous light, and that it is there-
fore the duty of the church, to recieve members by their relating
their hope in Christ as their experimental knowledge of salvation
by grace, wrought by that divine spirit which the world cannot
receive, by which the heart felt union takes place, with those who
the Mexican law, it forbade the organization of a Protestant church in
Texas, but not the immigration of such a church already organized. He,
therefore, organized the "Pilgrim" church in Illinois, and then the mem-
bers moved to Texas, retaining their organization.
Daniel Parker was a prominent member of the Consultation and of the
Council of the Provisional Government. He was elected to the Congress
of the Republic in 1839; but the constitution made ministers of the gospel
ineligible, and he was, therefore, refused his seat. He died December 3,
The facts concerning Daniel Parker here given are taken mainly from
a sketch furnished by Daniel Parker, Sr., through whom the Church Book
was obtained. See also John Henry Brown, Encyclopedia of the New
West, 290, and Morrell, Flowecrs and Fruits, 32, 72.
The footnote annotations are by the editor, who, because of the pecu-
liarly quaint and interesting character of the original, has made fewer
changes in the form than might otherwise have been desirable.
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