“An Extract.”

1829-09-30

Palmyra Reflector

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“An Extract.” The Reflector (Palmyra, New York) 1, no. 5 (30 September 1829): 18.

An Extract.— MEN OF UNDERSTANDING.—“This title distinguished a denomination which appeared in Flanders and Brussels, in the year 1511. They owed their origin to an illiterate man whose name was Egidus Cantor, and to William of Henderison, a Carmilite Monk.

They pretended to be honoured with celestial visions; denied that any could arrive at a perfect knowledge of the Holy Scriptures without the extraordinary succours of a divine illumination, and declared the approach of a new revelation from heaven, more perfect than the Gospel of Christ.”

How does this tally with the pretensions of Jo Smith Jr. and his followers—ha?

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