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  Free Church of Scotland (post 1900) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The contemporary Free Church of Scotland is that part of the original Free Church of Scotland that remained outwith the union with the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland in 1900.
It remains a distinct Presbyterian denomination in Scotland to this day, and is commonly referred to (in Highland English, and mostly by outsiders) as The Wee Frees, though this nickname is sometimes used for the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland (also occasionally known as The Wee Wee Frees).
In 1900 the Free Church of Scotland united with the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland to form the United Free Church of Scotland.
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 Free Church of Scotland - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
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.
In the former year the Free Church, having almost entirely shed the establishment principle on which it was founded, began to rival the United Presbyterian Church in its resolutions calling for the disestablishment of the Church of Scotland.
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 Presbyterian Church of Scotland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1893 and claims to be the spiritual descendant of the Scottish 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.
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 Free Church of Scotland
According to the Free-Church view, the Church of Scotland, from the date of its inception in 1560, upon the overthrow of the old religion had possessed the inherent right of exercising her spiritual jurisdiction through her elected assembly, absolutely free of any interference by the civil power.
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.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/f/free_church_of_scotland.html   (1019 words)

  
 Church of Scotland
In 1560 after a brief civil war the Church of Scotland was officially established and the Scotch parliament adopted a Reformed confession of faith written by Knox and forbade the mass.
The creation of the Free Church of Scotland in 1843 was similar to the conflicts between Christianity and liberalism that took place later on in the Netherlands and in the United States resulting in the creation of the Gereformeerde Kerken der Nederlanden (GKN) and the Presbyterian Church of America.
The Free Presbyterians acknowledge that there were some problems in the church, but contend that the church was overwhelmingly sound, and that the split was caused by a few extremists.
www.americanpresbyterianchurch.org /the_church_of_scotland.htm   (1883 words)

  
 Free Church - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Free Church, Protestant denominations in England and Wales that are not part of the Church of England; for example, the Methodist Church, Baptist...
Free Church of Scotland, name commonly applied to the church established by a group of about 450 ministers who seceded from the Church of Scotland...
Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, body that seceded from the Free Church of Scotland in 1893.
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 Short History of the United Free Church of Scotland
Presbyterianism has always asserted pointedly the duty of every member of Church to care personally for the Church and to further it in all its activities by his personal support and interest.
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.
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)

  
 FREE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND - Online Information article about FREE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND
United Presbyterian Synod, and with the representatives of such other disestablished churches as might be willing to meet and deliberate with a view to an incorporating union.
incumbent on the magistrate to endow the church and on the church to accept his endowment, the United Presbyterians maintained that in no case was this lawful either for the one party or for the other.
The failure of the bureau system and its discontinuance in the midst of reconstruction without harm to the fls, and the intense hostility of the Southern whites to the institution caused by the irritating conduct of bureau officials, are indications that the institution was not well conceived nor wisely administered.
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 History of the Free Church of Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Free Church of Scotland is a Presbyterian Church adhering in its worship and doctrine to the position adopted by the Church of Scotland at the reformation.
When the Free Church was confronted with this dilemma, a minority took the view that the doctrines which were being treated as open questions were to vital to the faith that the duty of Christian unity had to yield to the higher duty of fidelity to the truth.
The consequence was that when the great majority of the Free Church entered the Union of 1900 to form the United Free Church of Scotland (and in 1929 to reunite with the Church of Scotland) a small minority elected to continue the Free Church of Scotland.
www.freechurchcontinuing.co.uk /history.htm   (551 words)

  
 Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland
We are a main descendant branch of the Church of Scotland.
When doctrinal liberalism and religious doubt overcame the Presbyterian churches in the 19th century, we took up a separate position in 1893 to preserve the Church of Scotland of the Reformation, and to maintain Reformed doctrine, worship and practice.
The subordinate standard of the Church is the Westminster Confession of Faith - the doctrines of which all office-bearers in the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland swear by solemn ordination vows to assert, maintain and defend.
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 Gospel and the Free Church Act of 1892 by James Sinclair   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The historical significance of the Declaratory Act is that it was the formal reason for the separation of the Free Presbyterians from the Free Church of Scotland in 1893.
Instead of this, the Free Church, in order to please the fickle tastes of carnal men has traitorously lowered the standard of accepted truth, and weakened down the saving doctrines of the Gospel, so that they shall be powerless for any spiritual good to this or future generations.
In the Presbyterian Church scope has certainly been given to Christian laymen to exercise their gifts both in public prayer and public address, but it has never been affirmed that it was the duty of all such thus to make known the Gospel.
www.fpcr.org /blue_banner_articles/Free-Church-Act-1892.htm   (4880 words)

  
 Edinburgh Free Church (Continuing) - History
At the dawn of the 21st century the Free Church of Scotland, numbering about 100 active ministers and 120 pastoral charges, witnessed an exodus of 22 of her ministers from the Commission of the General Assembly meeting in the Assembly Hall at the top of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.
The constitution of the Association was identical with that of the Free Church of Scotland.
When the Free Church was allocated St John's Church in Johnston Terrace (built for the congregation of the Disruption minister, Dr Thomas Guthrie) in 1907 for their Assembly Hall, that building also became the home of the St Columba's congregation, whose name was transferred to it.
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 Presbyterian & Reformed churches
The Church of Scotland's governing system is presbyterian in nature, which means the organisation is run by a system of courts at local, district and national level rather than by individuals.
Presbyterian Church in Canada (PCC), federated with the University of Toronto, and a founding member of the Toronto School of Theology (TST).
Presbyterian Church in Canada and a member of the McGill University Consortium of theological colleges.
www.ecumenism.net /denom/reformed.htm   (4052 words)

  
 The Apostolic Church - Which is it?
Prelacy is that form of Church Government which is administered by archbishops, bishops, deans, archdeacons, and other ecclesiastical office ­bearers depending on that hierarchy; and is such as we see exemplified in the Greek Church, the Church of Rome, and the Church of England.
Presbytery is that form of Church Government which is dispensed by presbyters or elders, m«t in Session, Presbytery, Synod, or General Assembly; and is such as is presented in the several Presbyterian Churches of Ireland, Scotland, England, and America.
When we employ, for instance, such a designation as the Presbyterian Church of Ireland, the word Church is used precisely in the Scriptural sense to denote a society of Christians, which we learn from the context professes Presbyterian principles and resides in Ireland.
www.apuritansmind.com /WCF/WitherowThomasApostolicChurchWhich.htm   (9516 words)

  
 (CCI - CiB 2) Church of Scotland
The Church of Scotland began with St Ninian and St Columba in the 5th and 6th centuries.
The Free Church of Scotland and the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland are the largest remaining separate groups.
The Church of Scotland is the national church of Scotland, although its organisation is quite different from the Church of England.
www.refuel.org.uk /curric/belief_file/p2_scot.html   (106 words)

  
 Ship of Fools: The Mystery Worshipper
The church: The Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland is informally known (but not by its members) as the Wee Wee Frees, to distinguish it from the Wee Frees (Free Church of Scotland, from which it seceded following the latter's earlier secession from the Church of Scotland).
The neighbourhood: The church is in Glasgow's West End, probably the most affluent area of the city, relatively close to the city centre in one direction and to Glasgow University in the other.
The Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland believes that all we need for worship has been given to us by God in the psalms, and worship should not be sullied by man-made inventions.
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 Associated Presbyterian Churches of Scotland and Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
And while the Church must never leave the foundation of her Presbyterian heritage, she should always be looking at ways of strengthening it.
The Associated Presbyterian Church of Vancouver, reformed and evangelical, came into being in 1989 following the perceived failure of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland to put into practice two chapters of the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Church's Subordinate Standard.
We are ecclesiastical decedents of the original Church of Scotland, holding to the historic faith of our Reformed heritage and maintaining the selfsame testimony of the Revolution Settlement of 1690.
www.apcvan.com /who.htm   (245 words)

  
 United Free Church of Scotland Web site
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)

  
 Wildlife Hebrides - wildlife in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
Wildlife Hebrides - wildlife in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
A Presbyterian Church adhering in its worship and doctrine to the position adopted by the Church of Scotland at the Reformation.
As the National Church in Scotland, we are committed to providing communities of worship and the comfort and care of the Christian faith in every area of the country.
www.wildlifehebrides.com /todo/worship   (203 words)

  
 ANSWERS TO SOME COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Denominations are schismatic which had no moral right to be created as separate denominations in the first place, because there was already existing at the time a church which was the **rightful** established church.
For example, those who left the Free Church of Scotland should have joined with the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, as some actually did.
They thus rend Christ's visible church, and they are opposed to precisely was intended to be set up by the Solemn League and Covenant and the Westminster Assembly.
www.puritans.net /Reformation_Party/answers.htm   (1401 words)

  
 Appendix A in The Covenanted Reformation Defended
The Reformation Presbyterian Church (by requiring the Deed of Separation in her ordination vows) recognizes the Revolution Church as valid and its Acts of General Assembly as authoritative.
In effect, the Revolution Church was a group of men, of whom, the vast majority were unqualified (by means of perjury) to be ministers of God, and who brought forth a schismatic body (a pretended Assembly) upon a backslidden version of the original constitution of the Church of Scotland.
I unswervingly affirm that the officers of the Reformation Presbyterian Church are required to swear to a false constitution which is schismatic and destructive to the Church of Christ.
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 Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
An Essay, on the Warrant, Nature and Duties of the Office of the Ruling Elder, in the Presbyterian Church.
Presbyterianism the Truly Primitive and Apostolical Constitution of the Church of Christ.
Glasgow: Publications Committee of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, 1967.
www.all-of-grace.org /pub/others/churchgov/churchgov7.html   (297 words)

  
 Reformed & Presbyterian Churches & Denominations in North America
[The numbers in brackets are the number of churches in a particular denomination, along with the number, or a listing, of the states and/or provinces in which these churches are located.
Church of the Redeemer, Mesa, AZ Community Presbyterian Church, Tyler, TX Evangelical Reformed Church, Tacoma, WA Hawaii Reformed Bible study, Honolulu, HI Honolulu Bible Church, Honolulu, HI Independent Presbyterian Church, Savannah, GA Puritan Evangelical Church of America, San Diego, CA Reformation Presbyterian Church, Boerne, TX St. Andrew's Chapel, Sanford, FL (Dr.
We should remember to pray regularly for these churches, and for all Christians throughout the world who profess the true religion: the catholic, universal church; the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; the house and family of God.
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 Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Rev Roderick Macleod B.A., Free Presbyterian Manse, Tarbert.
Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland Residential Care Home, Ferry Road, Leverburgh, Isle of Harris, Scotland, U.K., HS5 3UA.
Rev Dr James R Tallach, Free Presbyterian Manse, Raasay, Kyle, IV40 8PB.
www.holybible.com /resources/kjv_churches/scottish.htm   (993 words)

  
 Murray on the Free Offer: A Review by Matthew Winzer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Matthew Winzer of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland located in Grafton-Brushgrove, Australia, has written a masterful review of The Free Offer of the Gospel by Professors John Murray and Ned Stonehouse.
Their article, a report submitted to the Fifteenth General Assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, is now several decades old.
is essentially a report submitted to the Fifteenth General Assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church by one of its distinguished professors, John Murray of Westminster Theological Seminary, who penned the report with the editorial assistance of another distinguished professor, Ned B. Stonehouse of the same institution.
www.fpcr.org /blue_banner_articles/Murray-Free-Offer-Review.htm   (11331 words)

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