An explanation intended to have accompanied the controversy between “Iota” & “W,” in our last.
The modern missionary scheme originated with the pope of Rome in 1622, and has been “practiced” from that period to the present time. It has also been a “long established usage” and “practice of the church,” for the pope and his priests to pretend to forgive sin: – will “Iota” admit this as good evidence of its truth? He must do so, or abandon his hypothesis. The truth is, like all others who cast aside the rule laid down in the New Testament, which “is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,” and substitute the “long established usages” and “practice of the church,” he will find himself adrift without chart or compass liable to be “carried about by every wind of doctrine.”
Signs of the Times
Volume 11, No. 15.
August 1, 1843