CHAPTER 2. CAST OUT OF THE SYNAGOGUE!

State of Virginia.

We are presently transcribing published articles and letters, documenting the trouble and division caused by the introduction of the modern mission system, with its false teaching of arminianism, in several of the churches of the Ketocton Association of Virginia. Churches in almost every Association in Virginia were also led off into the new unscriptural innovations, or else compelled to suffer persecution from the leaders of the new system, when they refused to change. Every conceivable intrigue was used to destroy those who refused to conform. The churches and Associations in the State of Virginia were originally established on the doctrines and practices of the New Testament church, and they were greatly blessed, and multiplied. When the modern mission system began to be introduced, by Luther Rice, William Staughton, William F. Broaddus, and others, some (such as the New River Association) immediately recognized its error and rejected it. In the Ketocton Association, where the Regular and Separate Baptist had tried to join together in 1787, the tendency toward arminianism of the Separate Baptists was revived by the modern mission movement, and resulted in a struggle for several years, before the Ketocton Association was able to rid itself of the new measures of the Arminian heresy. Throughout the State of Virginia a great effort was made by the leaders of the modern mission movement (some of whom were in New York and Pennsylvania), to overthrow and cast out all who would not bow down, and conform to the popular, but false, arminian system.

STRICTURES ON THE AMERICAN BAPTIST HOME MISSION SOCIETY, PART IV. , Click Here

(The first three Parts of these "Strictures" have not been transcribed, but are available.)

KETOCTON ASSOCIATION (1766)(REGULAR)

For a sketch history of the Ketocton Association published in the Signs of the Times, August 1837, Click Here

For excerpts of history of the struggle in the churches of the Ketocton Association to rid themselves of the modern mission system, written at the time it was taking place, Click Here

The Salem Union Association was formed by churches drawn off into the modern mission system by William F. Broaddus. The Ketocton Association passed a Resolution of Non-Fellowship for the Modern Mission System in all its branches, in 1834.

RAPID-ANN (GENERAL) ASSOCIATION (1770)(SEPARATE)

For a sketch history of the Rapidan (General) Association published in , Click Here

The Separate Baptists divided their General Association in Virginia into four Associations, in 1783: The Dover, the Middle District, the Roanoke, and the Orange.

STRAWBERRY ASSOCIATION (1776)(SEPARATE)

For a sketch history of the Strawberry Association published in , Click Here

DOVER ASSOCIATION (1783)(SEPARATE)

For a sketch history of the Dover Association published in , Click Here

MIDDLE DISTRICT ASSOCIATION (1783)(SEPARATE)

For a sketch history of the Middle District Association published in , Click Here

A large minority of churches withdrew from the Middle District Association due to opposition to the modern mission system. They organized the Old Fashioned Baptist Corresponding Meeting, which later took the name of Zoar Association. Part of these churches later joined the Staunton River Association.

ROANOKE ASSOCIATION (1783/1788?)(SEPARATE)

For a sketch history of the Roanoke Association published in , Click Here

Eight churches withdrew in opposition to the modern mission system and organized the Staunton River Association in 1842.

STAUNTON RIVER ASSOCIATION (1842)

For a sketch history of the Staunton River Association published in , Click Here

ORANGE ASSOCIATION (1783)(SEPARATE)

The Orange Association divided into the Goshen, Albemarle, and Culpeper (later called Shiloh) in 1792.

For a sketch history of the Orange Association published in , Click Here

VIRGINIA PORTSMOUTH ASSOCIATION (1790)(FROM THE KEHUKEE)

For a sketch history of the Virginia Portsmouth Association published in , Click Here

CULPEPER (LATER SHILOH) ASSOCIATION (1792)

For a sketch history of the Shiloh Association published in , Click Here

The Rappannock Association was formed by churches which withdrew from the Shiloh Association, after it became corrupted with the arminian Modern Mission System.

GOSHEN ASSOCIATION (1792)

For a sketch history of the Goshen Association published in , Click Here

ALBEMARLE ASSOCIATION (1792)

For a sketch history of the Albemarle Association published in , Click Here

NEW RIVER ASSOCIATION (1793)(CHURCHES DISMISSED FROM THE STRAWBERRY ASSOCIATION)

In 1814 and 1815, when Luther Rice began to spread his heresy and mission plan, it met with immediate opposition. An example, appears in the New River Associaton of Virginia:

New River Association of Virginia, 1816 - "A request from Bethel Church for opening a regular correspondence with the Board of Foreign Missions - after considerable altercation, finding it could not be carried into effect, liberty was obtained to withdraw the request."

For a sketch history of the New River Association published in , Click Here

APPOMATTOX ASSOCIATION (1804)

For a sketch history of the Appomatox Association published in , Click Here

ACCOMACK ASSOCIATION (1809)

For a sketch history of the Accomack Association published in , Click Here

The Accomack Association was formed by churches dismissed from the Salisbury Association for that purpose.

WASHINGTON ASSOCIATION (1811)(FROM THE HOLSTON ASSOCIATION)

For a sketch history of the Washington Association published in , Click Here

COLUMBIA ASSOCIATION (1820)

For a sketch history of the Columbia Association published in , Click Here

Several churches withdrew and organized the Virginia Corresponding Meeting in 1838, when, by a very slim majority brought about by disorderly tactics, the Columbia Association became corrupted with or by the leaders of the modern mission system.

EBENEZER ASSOCIATION (1828)(FROM THE SHILOH ASSOCIATION, BEFORE IT DEPARTED FROM ITS ORIGINAL FAITH)

For a sketch history of the Ebenezer Association published in , Click Here

OLD FASHIONED BAPTIST CORRESPONDING MEETING (LATER, ZOAR ASSOCIATION)(1835)

For a sketch history of the Old Fashioned Corresponding Meeting published in , Click Here

Several churches withdrew from the Middle District Association due to that body becoming corrupted with the modern mission system.

VIRGINIA CORRESPONDING MEETING (1836)

For a sketch history of the Virginia Corresponding Meeting published in , Click Here

The churches which organized this Corresponding Meeting had formerly been part of the Columbia Association, until it became corrupted with the arminian modern mission system.

RAPPAHANNOCK ASSOCIATION (1837)

For a sketch history of the Rappahannock Association published in , Click Here

The churches which organized this Association withdrew from the Shiloh Association when it went over to the modern mission system.


State of West Virginia.

UNION ASSOCIATION (1804)

For a sketch history of the Union Association published in , Click Here

Several churches withdrew and organized the Tygart's Valley Association in opposition to the modern mission system, which had corrupted the Union and Broad Run Associations.

GREENBRIER ASSOCIATION (1807)

For a sketch history of the Greenbrier Association published in , Click Here

TEAYS VALLEY ASSOCIATION (1812)(FORMED BY DIVISION IN THE GREENBRIER)

For a sketch history of the Teays Valley Association published in , Click Here

Several Churches withdrew in opposition to the modern mission system and organized the Patterson's Creek Association.

PATTERSON'S CREEK ASSOCIATION (1828)

For a sketch history of the Patterson's Creek Association published in , Click Here

POCATALICO ASSOCIATION (1835)

For a sketch history of the Pocatalico Association published in , Click Here

TYGART'S VALLEY ASSOCIATION (1838)

For a sketch history of the Tygart's Valley Association published in , Click Here

INDIAN CREEK ASSOCIATION (1843)

For a sketch history of the Indian Creek Association published in , Click Here

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