church-membership love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Membership in a church.
  • noun The collective body of members of a church.


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  • Women being more empathizing leads them to be more sociable than men which leads to church-membership; and also more 'spiritual' than men - which may be unconnected with church-going but instead related more to New Age-type consumption and lifestyle patterns.

    A Kuranian Take on the Religious Gender Gap, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • And the church-membership surveys Ms. Duin cites do not include nondenominational churches.

    Sunday Morning, Staying Home

  • For men in particular it is often difficult to ascertain where we are, as we often tend to focus on what we do and what we have, which might actually camouflage a deep sense of isolation hiding beneath the facade of degrees, stocks, bonds, church-membership growth, or whatever you deem as a measuring stick of achievement.

    Reposition Yourself

  • Where men have relations, where they have acquaintance, where they have been old friends, where they agree in humour and converse, -- there is an appearance of love; and where they agree in a party and faction, there is an appearance of love: but upon the pure spiritual account of Christianity and church-membership, we have, I say, scarce the shadow of it left among us.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • Gentile world, in the times of the first Christian emperors, pressed into the church, and were admitted on much easier terms than those before mentioned, whole nations came to claim successively the privilege of church-membership, without any personal duty performed or profession made unto the purpose on their part.

    A Discourse concerning Evangelical Love, Church Peace, and Unity

  • Grant Thorburn was suspended from church-membership for shaking hands with him.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 21, July, 1859

  • The Massachusetts synod changed here and there a word in order to emphasize the church-membership of children as a right derived through the Half-Way Covenant, and also to state explicitly the right of the civil authority to interfere in questions of doctrine.

    The Development of Religious Liberty in Connecticut

  • Considerations of church-membership and baptism, for which the Cambridge Synod of 1648 was summoned, were destined, because of political events in England, to be thrust aside and to wait another eight years for their solution in that conference which framed the

    The Development of Religious Liberty in Connecticut

  • They advocated liberty of conscience, the entire separation of church and state, believer's baptism by immersion, and a converted church-membership; -- principles for which they have earnestly contended from the beginning.

    The New England Magazine, Volume 1, No. 1, January 1886 Bay State Monthly, Volume 4, No. 1, January, 1886

  • But I will not linger here, because my words have led me to the discussion of the obligations of those who have made a profession of Christianity, and taken upon themselves the vows of Christian church-membership.

    Lessons in Life A Series of Familiar Essays


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