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Church of God

(Anderson, Indiana). Founded ca. 1880 by D. S. Warner.* Opposes ecclesiasticism; looks for the ideal NT ch. in a concrete embodiment of Christ's spiritual body. The Prot. Reformation is said to have restored the NT purity of doctrine; the Ch. of God is said to be restoring the NT form of ch. govt. This group holds that the visible ch. must be Spirit-filled and Spirit-directed and that the Holy Spirit will restore such gifts of the early ch. as prophecy, baptism with the Holy Ghost, and divine healing. Pub. house at Anderson, Indiana.

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