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20 HISTORY OF THE VA CONFERENCE, E.U.B. CHURCH—D.F. GLOVIER

self, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross, that by his
grace we may submit ourselves one to another in the fear of God. He who will
not submit is in want of humble love. Jesus said, “Whosoever of you will be
the chiefest, shall be servant of all”. “By this shall all men know that ye are
my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” “He that loveth not his brother
abideth in death”. Let us walk in newness of life, that the prayer of our
Lord may be answered in us; that we may be one in him, and that he may
give us the glory which he gave to his disciples, that we may be one, even as he
and the Father are one. Therefore, beloved brethren, let us strive to be like-
minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let no one
speak or think evil of his brother but pray God that he may grant us his spirit,
and an earnest desire to lead a truly devoted life, to the honor and glory of his
holy name. Amen.

Editor’s Note—The foregoing account of the origin of the Church of
the United Brethren in Christ appeared in the Discipline of 1815, the
first Discipline published. The first translation of the Discipline into
English appeared in 1819. The account of the origin of the Church, as
given in this translation, is substantially the same as the account given in
the German Discipline of 1815, with the exception that this translation
included, in addition to what is contained in the historical account
given in that Discipline, an account of the earlier conferences of 1789
and 1791, and the names of the members of the conference of 1800. All later
Disciplines give the historical sketch as found in the translation of 1819,
which was made by those who were members of the General Conference
of 1815. In consequence of the great historical value of this history of
the origin of the church, it is important that it should stand and be
preserved just as its framers left it. The explanation for the statement
that the conference of 1800 was held at Frederick Kemp’s, while other
authorities state that it was held at Peter Kemp’s, is that the same place
is meant. Peter Kemp being the son of Frederick Kemp, the son making
a home for his father in the family homestead, which he later inherited.
The present Discipline contains the Confession of Faith and the
Constitution as amended according to the action of the General
Conference of 1885, and approved and confirmed by the General
Conference of 1889. The confession of Faith appeared in its first
printed form in 1815. The constitution, in its earlier form, was adopted in
1841.
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