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The General Conference.
This body was organized in October, 1827. It is composed of a delegation from all the yearly meetings in our connection. Its design is to promote unity, scriptural holiness, and Bible doctrine and discipline, throughout the whole connection. It was holden annually until 1833. The next session is to be in October, 1835. At the Conference in 1833, its powers were thus defined: "The General Conference has no powers except such as are committed to the delegates by those bodies who appoint them. We consider it the proper business of our General Conference to deliberate on all such points of doctrine and practice that are subjects of revelation as may be referred to it from the yearly and quarterly meetings composing the Conference, or proposed by any delegate of the Conference, and to give such advice thereon as they may think the Scriptures to warrant, and the welfare of our connection to require: also, to recommend any measures, not inconsistent with the Scriptures, that are of a general nature, and that are for the general interest and benefit of the connection; such as our Book Concern, the establishment of Sabbath Schools, Foreign Mission Societies, Temperance
Societies, an Itinerant Ministry, Seminaries of Learning, and other Benevolent Institutions necessary to the prosperity of the church. And we consider it the duty of the Conference to advise or recommend, and not to make laws. We also consider it the duty of our brethren, so far as their circumstances will admit, and so far as they are prepared to receive such advice, to comply with all recommendations and advice from the Conference, that are not inconsistent with Scripture."
1. Rise of the Freewill Baptists
Being and Attributes of God
Atonement and Mediation of Christ