Although this emphasis on the necessity of baptism has led some groups to accuse Campbellites
of works righteousness, Stone-Campbell theologians have maintained that the entire salvific process is the result of an act of divine grace.
(13) Holmes also points out that the Campbellites rejected important parts of Calvinism (58-59), and Worster describes the Campbells' theology more accurately as the "amalgamation of two quite contrary tendencies: Enlightenment rationalism, which denounced all tyranny over the individual human mind, and evangelical piety, or what we would now call fundamentalism" (Wealth 192).
This is the egalitarian revelation and baptism that Muir found in the Sierra, and it confirmed his Campbellite tendency to reject creeds and dogmatic human traditions.
The second case is the one of someone who had previously experienced Campbellite
There is frequent information on the Presbyterian Church, hymnology, Old versus New School Presbyterianism, the Westminster Catechism, and varieties of popular Christianity (such as Masons, Mormons, Campbellites
, and revivalism) that is rarely discussed in relation to Twain's life and writing.
Chapter six is about Landmarkism, and chapter seven is about other controversies, including the Down Grade Controversy in England and the controversies concerning the Campbellites
and concerning liberalism and fundamentalism in the United States.
Churches dominated by southerners rejected non-Baptist immersions, reflecting the tension in the mid-South between Baptists and Campbellites. Soteriology reflected the influence of early nineteenth-century frontier revivalism, a blending of Calvinism and Arminians with enough Calvinism to believe a person needed to be saved and enough Arminianism to believe a person could be saved.
Our Pedo-baptist and Campbellite neighbors are mooting the subject of baptism, and especially communion.
For one thing, the Campbellites
disfavored the Baptist's confessions and missionary alliances, both of which they thought were unwarranted by Scripture.
With the introduction of sectarian Bibles, which either sought to remove things added at a later date (e.g., the Unitarians eliminated the Trinity) or interpret the proper meaning of the original language (e.g., the Baptists and Campbellites
changed "baptism" to "immersion"), some states sought to ban sectarian religious teachings.
Graves stressed that the transferee remains in limbo until joining another Baptist church, and that "[i]f he joins a Pedobaptist or Campbellite
society he is still a member of the [Baptist] church from which he received his letter, and is worthy of exclusion for a renunciation of the faith and order of that church." According to Graves, there was no amnesty for traitors.
After Alexander Campbell joined the ABU several Campbellite
churches also donated.