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campbellites


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Christian  \Chris"tian\,  n.  [L.  christianus  Gr  ?;  cf  AS 
  cristen.  See  {Christ}.] 
  1.  One  who  believes,  or  professes  or  is  assumed  to  believe, 
  in  Jesus  Christ,  and  the  truth  as  taught  by  Him 
  especially,  one  whose  inward  and  outward  life  is  conformed 
  to  the  doctrines  of  Christ. 
 
  The  disciples  were  called  Christians  first  in 
  Antioch.  --Acts  xi  26. 
 
  2.  One  born  in  a  Christian  country  or  of  Christian  parents, 
  and  who  has  not  definitely  becomes  an  adherent  of  an 
  opposing  system. 
 
  3.  (Eccl.) 
  a  One  of  a  Christian  denomination  which  rejects  human 
  creeds  as  bases  of  fellowship,  and  sectarian  names 
  They  are  congregational  in  church  government,  and 
  baptize  by  immersion.  They  are  also  called  {Disciples 
  of  Christ},  and  {Campbellites}. 
  b  One  of  a  sect  (called  {Christian  Connection})  of 
  open-communion  immersionists.  The  Bible  is  their  only 
  authoritative  rule  of  faith  and  practice. 
 
  Note:  In  this  sense  often  pronounced,  but  not  by  the  members 
  of  the  sects,  kr[=i]s"chan.