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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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a small sect of Puritans which arose in England in 1645, and was afterwards merged in that of the Quakers. The Seekers derived their name from the employment in which they represented themselves as being continually engaged, that of seeking for the true Church, ministry, Scriptures, and ordinances, all of which, they alleged, had been lost. Baxter (Life and Times, p. 76) says of them. "They taught that our Scripture was uncertain; that present miracles are necessary to faith: that our ministry is null and without authority, and our worship and ordinances unnecessary or vain." They and the Rationalists were promoters of the deism of England. See Hagenbach, Hist. of Doctrines, 2, 238.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Seekers'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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