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Fraternal Appeal to the American Churches, with a Plan for Catholic Union, on Apostolic Principles.

Plan for union among Am. Prots. issued 1838 by S. S. Schmucker.* It included a proposed new creed called “Apostolic Protestant Confession,” which consisted of 2 parts: the Apostles' Creed and United Protestant Confession. The latter contained 12 articles: I. Of the Scriptures; II. Of God and the Trinity; III. Of the Son of God and the Atonement; IV. Of Human Depravity; V. Of Justification; VI. Of the Church; VII. Of the Sacraments, Baptism and the Lord's Supper; VIII. Of Purgatory, etc.; IX. Liberty of Conscience; X. Of Civil Government; XI. Communion of Saints; XII. Of the Future Judgment and Retribution. Approved 1839 by the General* Synod of the Ev. Luth. Ch. in the US

S. S. Schmucker, Fraternal Appeal to the American Churches, with a Plan for Catholic Union, on Apostolic Principles, 2d ed., enl. (Philadelphia, [1839]); V. Ferm, The Crisis in American Lutheran Theology (New York, 1927), pp. 113–16, 345–350. EL


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