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  FREE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND - LoveToKnow Article on FREE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
From the Free Church point of view, the period from which the secessions under Ebenezer Erskine and Thomas Gillespie are dated was also characterized by numerous other abuses on the Churchs part which amounted to a practical surrender of the most important and distinctive principles of her ancient Presbyterian polity.
The Free Church always regarded herself as a National Church, and during this period she sought actively to be true to that character by providing church ordinances for the increasing population of Scotland and applying herself to the new problems of non-church-going, and of the changing habits of the people.
The church met with no sympathy or assistance at the hands of the United Free Church, and her work was conducted at first under considerable hardships, nor was her position one to appeal to the general popular sentiment of Scotland.
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 Free Church of Scotland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Free Church of Scotland (1843-1900) was a Scottish denomination formed by the withdrawal of a large section of the established Church of Scotland in a schism known as the Disruption of 1843.
The Free Church was formed by the Evangelicals who broke from the Church of Scotland in 1843 protest against what they regarded as the state's encroachment on the spiritual independence of the Church.
Free churchmen were at the forefront of the 1859 Revival, and the Moody and Sankey campaign of 1873-5.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Free_Church_of_Scotland   (1118 words)

The Free Church brought into the union 1077 congregations, the United Presbyterians 599; the revenue of the former amounted to 706,546, of the latter to f361,743.
The Free Church could not refuse to consent to this, and in December a commission was appointed, consisting of Lord Elgin, Lord Kinnear and Sir Ralph Anstruther, to inquire into matters connected with the two churches, while the question of interim possession was referred to Sir John Cheyne, as commissioner, for inquiry and action.
They had concluded however that the Free Church was unable in many respects to carry out the purposes of the trusts, which, under: the verdict of the House of Lords, was a condition of their holding the property, and that there was a case for parliamentary interference.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /U/UN/UNITED_FREE_CHURCH_OF_SCOTLAND.htm   (978 words)

 Nec Tamen Consumebatur: The Free Church of Scotland and the Crisis of 1900
Nec Tamen Consumebatur: The Free Church of Scotland and the Crisis of 1900
The Free Church of Scotland and the Crisis of 1900
Committee Appointed by the Synod of the Free Presbyterian Church.
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 AllRefer.com - Scotland, Free Church of (Protestant Denominations) - Encyclopedia
Scotland, Free Church of, the secessionist Presbyterian church established as a result of the great disruption of 1843 in the Church of Scotland.
In 1843, after 10 years of conflict, a body of nonintrusionists in the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland signed a protest, withdrew, and constituted themselves the first Assembly of the Free Church.
This group of 70 congregations continues to be known as the United Free Church of Scotland.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/S/ScotFree.html   (349 words)

The church was destroyed by fire in 1956 and rebuilt shortly after on a much smaller scale.
However the predominant church in Scotland was the Church of Scotland, and in many places the men who occupied the pulpit were not at all interested in the specifics of Bible teaching.
Going further back in history, when the Church of Scotland came into being after the Reformation (around 1560), a vital part of its constitution involved the recognition that the congregation choose their own minister (nowadays we would simply call this democracy).
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 History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Free Church of Scotland was formed in 1843, and separated from the Church of Scotland that year.
The leaders of the evangelical movement in the Church of Scotland regarded this as an unwarranted interference on the part of the State in the affairs of the Church.
They understood the historic position of the Presbyterian Church in Scotland to be that the Church and State were independent in their own spheres, and ought not to interfere in each other's affairs, but help one another for the Christian good of Scotland.
www.backfreechurch.co.uk /History/history.htm   (2682 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Free Church of Scotland
She claimed to represent the Presbyterian Church of the country enjoying its full spiritual independence, and freed from the undue encroachment of the State; but it did not abandon the principle of establishment, or give up the view that the Church and State ought to be in intimate alliance.
A small minority of Free Churchmen resisted the fusion of the two bodies, and these (the "Wee Frees", as they were nicknamed) were successful in the Scottish Courts in claiming, as the original Free Church, nearly all the buildings erected by the body in the previous fifty seven years.
The "Higher Criticism" of the Free Church of today, largely based as it is on the rationalizationing influence of German Protestant theology, goes far beyond the "heresies and errors" for which Smith indicted thirty years ago.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06257b.htm   (1025 words)

 Short History of the United Free Church of Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
When we say that the Church is 'Established' what is implied is that by an act of parliament it is declared to be the National Church that it is intimately connected with the state and in virtue of the state connection enjoys a privileged position.
This was the 'Disruption' associated with Thomas Chalmers and led to the formation of the Free Church.
Autonomy: Historically the United Free Church of Scotland has consistently been opposed to State Establishment of religion, believing it to be a hindrance to the welfare and witness of the Church of Jesus Christ.
www.ufcos.org.uk /hista.htm   (1004 words)

 Frederick Douglass, The Free Church of Scotland and American Slavery
Douglass continued by referring to the Free Church taking the slave money, and saying that their very members, when they looked up to their meeting-houses and reflected that they were built with the price of blood, would yet compel their clergy to send back the blood stained money.
Douglass then referred to the argument of the Free Church that the slaves were favoured with religious instruction, and said he would give them a sketch of a sermon which he had often heard preached.
He pourtrayed in a happy and sarcastic style the encouragement afforded by the countenance of the Free Church to these American slaveholders; and contrasted with it the very different conduct of the celebrated John Wesley and others, of whom he spoke in warm and grateful terms for their labours on behalf of the slave.
www.yale.edu /glc/archive/1066.htm   (3348 words)

 United Free Church of Scotland Web site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The United Free Church of Scotland is Presbyterian and Evangelical.
The United Free Church of Scotland came into being in 1900 with the union of the Free Church of Scotland and the United Presbyterian Church.
As presently constituted it dates from 1929 when a minority of the Church refused to enter a union with the Church of Scotland on the grounds that it opposed the state recognition of any one particular denomination.
www.ufcos.org.uk   (109 words)

Scotland is divided into three physical regions—the Highlands; the Central Lowlands, containing two-thirds of the population; and the Southern Uplands.
Scotland, Free Church of - Scotland, Free Church of, the secessionist Presbyterian church established as a result of the great...
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www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0777806.html   (736 words)

 Info Christian Reformed Churches in the Netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The second part of their name expresses that they are churches of the Reformation, as this movement, following the footsteps of John Calvin, has taken shape in the Netherlands in the l6th and l7th century, by the adoption of the reformed confessional standards, viz.
Being churches in the midst of a western society with all the problems of a progressing secularizationprocess, the CGKN are being confronted with spiritual indifference and apostasy.
The reformed structure of church government implies that in the time between two meetings of a classis or of a synod there is no ecclesiastical ruling body apart from the local consistories.
users.erols.com /mfaber/cgkinfen.htm   (2314 words)

 History of The Free Church of Scotland In Toronto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Throughout this period, the Colonial Committee of the Free Church kept a watchful and sympathetic eye and assisted as it was able.
In 1928 the people, most of whom had belonged to the Free Church in their native land, petitioned the General Assembly to be raised to the status of a fully-sanctioned charge.
We of the Free Church of Scotland in Toronto are a local congregation of the church universal, the body of Christ.
www.reformed.com /epcc/epcchist.htm   (1328 words)

 Articles - Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1893 and claims to be the spiritual descendant of the Reformation.
It is sometimes colloquially known as the Wee Wee Frees (not to be confused with the "Wee Frees" which is the colloquial name for another offshoot of the Church of Scotland, the Free Church of Scotland).
In 1892 the Free Church of Scotland, following the example of the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland and the Church of Scotland (1889), passed a Declaratory Act relaxing the stringency of subscription to the confession, which was widely perceived as paving the way for unification with the United Presbyterian Church.
www.gaple.com /articles/Free_Presbyterian_Church_of_Scotland   (714 words)

 Church History: The Second Disruption: the Free Church in Victorian Scotland and the Origins of the Free Presbyterian ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Church History: The Second Disruption: the Free Church in Victorian Scotland and the Origins of the Free Presbyterian Church.(Book Review)@ HighBeam Research
In 1843, the Church of Scotland suffered the well-known Great Disruption that was set off by disputes over patronage and the emergence of an Evangelical party.
Although patronage rights were repealed in 1874, the Free Church continued as a successful competitor...
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:104522364&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (195 words)

 Fraser, Donald, Malawi, Free Church of Scotland
Donald Fraser was born on June 1, 1870, the fourth of eight children, at Lochgilphead in Argyllshire, Scotland, where his father, William, was the local Free Church of Scotland minister.
As the Ngoni church grew, ways needed to be found for ministering to the large numbers of women converts.
During the 1920s he was successively director of the Scottish Churches' Missionary campaign of 1921-22 and moderator of the United Free Church of Scotland in 1922-23.
www.dacb.org /stories/malawi/legacy_fraser.html   (3106 words)

 Geometry.Net - Religion: Church Of Scotland
Publications This is the Church of Scotland's one-stop portal to more than 1,000 pages of information about the Church and our work and services in local communities across Scotland, the UK and throughout the world.
The Church Of Scotland - Parish Of Ceres And Springfield, Fife
Ceres is one of the most attractive and historic villages in Scotland, notable for its statue of the Provost, the Fife Folk Museum, the Hill of Tarvit Mansion House, Archbishop Sharp's Bridge and for having the shortest High Street in Scotland.
www4.geometry.net /religion/church_of_scotland.html   (2043 words)

 The Scotsman - Scotland - Judge throws out breakaway group's bid to strip Free Church of millions in assets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A BREAKAWAY group which claimed to be the true Free Church of Scotland lost a court action yesterday over millions of pounds in church assets.
She said she was unable to identify any way in which the "residuals" had failed to adhere to the fundamental tenets of the church.
During the case, Lady Paton was taken through a history of the Free Church from its formation in 1843.
thescotsman.scotsman.com /scotland.cfm?id=317072005   (467 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Warring Scots church groups in £10m lawsuit
Two warring factions of the Free Church of Scotland are to go to court today in a multi-million pound dispute over property.
The Free Church Continuing is suing the Free Church of Scotland at the court of session in Edinburgh in an attempt to take control of assets the breakaway church claims belongs to it.
The hearing today centres on some £10m worth of Free Church assets and is being seen as a test case which could lead to court action over up to £100m of Free Church property and assets.
www.guardian.co.uk /uk_news/story/0,3604,1324881,00.html   (231 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Free Kirk split goes to mediation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The dispute between the Free Kirk and a breakaway group had been expected to go to the Court of Session in the autumn.
The church split four years ago after the Free Church theologian Professor Donald Macleod was cleared of sexual assault charges.
The Free Church is an evangelical presbyterian church which dates back to 1843 when its founding members withdrew from the Church of Scotland.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/scotland/3525604.stm   (314 words)

 Free Church of Scotland Reports to the General Assembly | CWC Periodical Detail
Free Church of Scotland, Committees for the Schemes
The principal Church of Scotland Schemes were all functioning before the Disruption, and the Free Church Foreign Missions Committee numbered its reports from 1831, not from 1843.
The Free Church Blue Book, not infrequently referred to around 1900, has yet to be traced.
research.yale.edu:8084 /missionperiodicals/viewdetail.jsp?id=762   (340 words)

 FreeChurch Website
The Free Church of Scotland currently has over 140 congregations in Scotland, as well as 2 in London and 5 in North America, and sister Churches founded by mission work in India, Peru and South Africa.
The Church also has a full time college in the heart of Edinburgh for the training of Ministers and other Christian workers and sustains an extensive Missionary programme relative to the size of the church.
It has close and active relations with many other Reformed churches of Jesus Christ throughout the world and stands firmly in the tradition which accepts the Bible in its entirety as the Word of God and, therefore, derives its forms of teaching, worship, ministry and government from it.
www.freechurch.org   (184 words)

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 SermonAudio.com - Stornoway Free Church of Scotland (cont)
Stornoway is the capital of the Isle of Lewis, an island which has enjoyed a blessed spiritual history, and which still has the highest percentage of church attendance in the United Kingdom.
Stornoway Free Church of Scotland (continuing) adheres unreservedly to the Westminster Confession of Faith.
Free Church of Scotland (continuing) - The Free Church of Scotland (continuing) is Presbyterian in church government,Reformed in doctrine and practice.
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 Bon Accord Free Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The church building is located on Rosemount Viaduct, in the centre of Aberdeen.
Our church is made up of over 200 people: families, young couples, students, singles, senior citizens, teenagers and children.
Bon Accord’s leadership consists of its minister, 12 elders and 7 Deacons; but church life is made up of the support and commitment of many 'ordinary' people who each play their part in making the congregation a lively and united fellowship.
freechurch.org /aberdeen   (196 words)

 GENUKI: Scotland Topics - Church History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Statistical Accounts of Scotland are often helpful in providing information about the various churches in a parish in the 1790s and 1830s.
With local supplements, it covered much of Scotland, and had detailed information on the churches and their denominations.
The Fasti of the United Free Church of Scotland 1900-1929
www.genuki.org.uk /big/sct/ChurchHistory.html   (485 words)

 St Vincent Street-Milton Free Church of Scotland
International Students' Church also meets at 11am at the church.
Welcome to the home page of St. Vincent Street-Milton Free Church who worship in the the Alexander 'Greek' Thomson church on St. Vincent Street in the city centre of Glagow.
Free Church of Scotland, an evangelical, reformed, presbyterian church.
www.greekthomsonchurch.com   (189 words)

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