This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Remington's churches: The Apostolic Christian Church

(I thought it would be interesting to use Sundays to focus on Rensselaer's churches and to see how many Sundays I can go before I run out of material. Indiana is richly endowed with religious denominations, with influences from North and South, East and West. This is part of that series of posts.)

The Apostolic Christian Church of Remington is located at 16448 S. US 231 Remington, IN 47977. It is not listed in the "Church Services Directory" in the Rensselaer Republican. but information about it is given in the site.

The church is part of the Apostolic Christian Church denomination, which has a large presence in this area of Indiana. It website says that "[t]he church consists of approximately 90 congregations in the United States, Japan, Mexico and Canada." The nearest church of the denomination is in Francesville, with other sizable congregations in Remington and Wolcott.
The denomination website provides information of its origins and beliefs, including:
The church was founded in the early 1830's by Samuel Froehlich, a young seminary student in Switzerland, who had experienced a biblical conversion. Being led of God through a true conversion, he began preaching the simple truths of the Bible.

Froehlich's attitudes and biblical understandings were shaped, in part, by the Sixteenth Century Anabaptists, whose doctrinal motto was "Sola Scriptura." This meant that Scriptures alone constituted the true foundation for doctrine and life-and they were to be followed. The church has continued over the years to diligently follow New Testament teachings, and to regard the entire Word as infallible and inerrant.

In Europe, the church was known as Evangelical Baptist. It later became known as Apostolic Christian in America. This name was chosen because the church follows the teachings of Christ and the Apostles.

Its cornerstone reveals the the current building was built in 2000 and the congregation was established in 1904.

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