History predating christianity
Tim Whitmarsh, professor of Greek culture at Cambridge, concludes.But “ancient atheism” was effectively written out of history when Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire after the reign of Constantine in the early fourth century, heralding a new era of state-imposed belief, says Whitmarsh in a new book, Battling the Gods, which collates evidence of atheism in the Greek city states.The study breaks the widely assumed link between atheism and progress or modernity but also rejects the idea that faith is a natural, instinctive impulse.Then they would have a scripture reading, observe the Lord's supper and give of their means (cf. In accordance with the law of Christ they required "that all whom we receive into fellowship should believe in their heart, and confess with their mouth, that Jesus is the Christ; that he died for our sins, according to the scriptures; and that upon such confession, and such alone, they should be baptized" (cf. The letter was signed on March 1, 1818 by the congregation's two elders and three deacons.
(Reference: The Christian Baptist, Volume 5, Issue 4, November 1827). As to the order of services, they followed the pattern of Acts two where "they continued in the Apostle's doctrine, and fellowship, and in the breaking of bread, and in prayers" (Acts ).
Modern churches could learn a lesson from this congregation.
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