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1859 Excerpt: ...of the Society have done their best to administer
faithfully, in accordance with this grand principle. Hence the
resistance to every attempt to alter the Consti-Resistance tution
of the Society; the most considerable of which was that?TM i
narrowing made about the year 1830, by those parties who afterwards
the Coninstituted and organized the Trinitarian Bible Society.
This, theSociety. as will be recollected, consisted in an effort,
prolonged and strenuous, to establish a doctrinal test, with a view
to the exclusion of certain specified parties, and as an essential
preliminary to the introduction of a united devotional exercise.
This attempt was resisted on the ground of its striking at the
Society's catholicity. Hence, also, a similar resistance to every
attempt to evade (so to express it) the constitution of the
Society; as when the proposal was made and urged, at the period of
the Apocryphal controversy, that the Society should entirely
withdraw 1854. HOME, from all its continental alliances, and should
carry on no part Ch XVIII. 0I" i foreign work except through the
medium of evangelical Protestantism; and as when, at different
times, and in different places at home, plans of sectional action
have been suggested, which, leaving untouched the Parent Society
itself, should yet, beyond its immediate limits, allow Churchmen to
act without Dissenters, and Dissenters without Churchmen, by the
formation of separate Associations, and the institution of separate
funds. Now all such proposals and plans have been discountenanced,
on the ground of their being a virtual departure from the Society's
catholicity. Individual and congregational aid has indeed been
gratefully received from any quarter, but no associated effort has
been acknowledged and...
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