Nathan time line, Wm Irvine Founder in 1897? +much much more Aug 19, 2017 9:59:30 GMT -5
Post by CherieKropp on Aug 19, 2017 9:59:30 GMT -5
Nathan wrote: We have a letter of George Walker writing to Selective Service board in 1940s asking if they allow our professing men NOT to bear arms during WW II. On this letter he mentioned of how William Irvine, a Faith Mission preacher came together with the early workers to continue the Faith Mission 2x2 workers apostolic ministry in 1898-1900.... many of these information were passed among the 2x2s and there was no internet back then to publish it or made it known to ALL of the friends and workers.
Nate, I have not seen a copy of this letter, and I'd like to read it, and also post it on TTT.
I have G. Walker's 1942 letter to Selective Service, but it doesnt mention Wm Irvine or the Faith Mission, does not give dates of 1898-1900, and GW wrote it: "for the purpose of enabling the Local Draft Boards to correctly classify Ministers of this Church throughout the United States who are subject to the Selective Service Laws" (not to help the professing men).
Nate, I would greatly appreciate it if you could email a scanned copy of this other letter you say you have to: email@example.com
so I can make it available to everyone.
1942 Letter image: www.tellingthetruth.info/plogger/index.php?level=picture&id=1195 (click next to see pages 2 and 3)
1942 Letter transcript: www.tellingthetruth.info/workers_early/walkergeo.php#Selective
Excerpt: "We take this opportunity to state that during the closing years of the last century and the first years of this century a number of people in the British Isles and in America were exercised in heart and mind, through their study of the Scriptures, in regard to the methods of preaching and worship in the several churches of which they were then members. They were deeply concerned about spiritual things, and became fully convinced that there should be a return to the methods and purposes taught and carried out by Christ and His first disciples. This conviction led to frequent earnest conversations and studies on the subject, which in turn led to religious meetings, and in due time a number of these people went forth to devote their lives to the preaching of the Gospel according to the teaching and example of Christ as given in the New Testament, i.e., "two by two" and without salary or making appeals for financial assistance, putting implicit trust in God and His promise that as they "sought first the Kingdom of God" their natural needs of food and raiment "would be added to them".
"As a result of this step, many people expressed their desire to be in fellowship with such preachers and this led to regular gatherings together of small assemblies in homes for worship and study of God's word. The reason for meeting in homes was primarily because it is scriptural, the Christians during the first centuries of the Christian era met regularly for worship in homes, which fact is also borne out and supported by church history. Thus after serious consideration, the leaders were confident that in their efforts to follow the early Christians they should form church gatherings in homes; therefore no church property or real estate has been acquired by purchase or otherwise, and for this reason incorporation and registration under a denominational name has not been necessary. The meetings continue to the present time in homes and are under the guidance of local Elders. Baptism by immersion and the weekly observance of the Lord's Supper is taught and practiced."