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The 1934 Merger (and the Rebirth of the RCUS)

      Source: You Shall Be My People. Copyright © 1996 by the Synod of the Reformed Church in the United States. Rev. Peter Grossmann I WAS born, grew up, and was educated in the environment with which much of this project is concerned. My father and grandfather before me were ministers in the Reformed Church in the U. …

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The Theology of the Eastern Church and Mercersburg

Source: You Shall Be My People. Copyright © 1996 by the Synod of the Reformed Church in the United States. By Rev. Frank Walker WHEN a seminary goes bad, the denomination it serves usually follows right behind. This observation, sadly enough, summarizes the history of the Reformed Church in the United States in the mid-nineteenth century. Three professors-Friedrich Rauch, John …

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Boehm’s Church Constitution of 1725

Articles from Rev. John P Boehm’s Church Constitution of 1725 [1] (It is agreed) that all the members of Consistory now in service in all the three villages shall be recognized and remain in their offices for their appointed term. Then all the members of the congregation shall, with the Minister and the rest of the consistory, choose new members …

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Commission to Rev. Michael Schlatter

The Commission and Instructions Given to Rev. Michael Schlatter by the Amsterdam Classis Prior to His Leaving for the Colony of Pennsylvania in 1746 [1] The Classis deputies gave Rev. Schlatter the following: 1. An introduction to the German Reformed Church of Pennsylvania, giving his reasons for being sent thither. a. Because originally the settlers in Pennsylvania were from the …

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Calvinistic Character of the Early German Reformed Church

Source: You Shall Be My People. Copyright © 1996 by the Synod of the Reformed Church in the United States. By Rev. Norman L. Jones INTRODUCTION WHAT were the religious beliefs of those early German emigrants who left their homeland and braved the dangers of ocean travel to settle in the new land called America? This question is an important …

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