The Sandemanian Church was formed in Scotland, ca. 1730, by John Glas (1695-1773), who was dismissed from his charge as minister of Tealing, near Dundee, and who formed an independent church of his followers, opposed to the authority of anything except Holy Scripture, and believing that the death of Jesus Christ was sufficient to present even the worst sinner spotless before God (this antinomian doctrine was the subject of James Hogg’s Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, 1824, although Hogg did not specifically mention Sandemanians). The sect grew substantially under the leadership of Robert Sandeman (1718-1771), who founded churches in London in 1762 and then in the USA...
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