Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Decently and in Order?

In 1707, Francis Makemie, the father of American Presbyterianism, preached in New York without an official license and got imprisoned for two months. Edward Hyde, then governor of New York wrote that Makemie was "a preacher, a doctor of physic, a merchant, and attorney and...worst of all, a distrober of governments" quoted in Ideas for Church Leaders. Congregational Ministries Publishing. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A)

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