Dorrellites a religious sect, followers of one Dorrell, who disseminated his doctrines at Leyden, Massachusetts, about the close of the last century. He pretended to be a prophet sent to supersede the Christian dispensation and to introduce a new one, of which he was to be the head. The creed of this sect, according to the statement of Dorrell, was as follows: "Jesus Christ, as to substance, is a spirit, and is God. He took a body, died, and never rose from the dead. None of the human race will ever rise from their graves. The resurrection spoken of in Scripture is only one from sin to spiritual life, which consists in perfect obedience to God. Written revelation is a type of the substance of the true revelation which God makes to those whom he raises from spiritual death. The substance is God revealed in the soul. Those who have it are perfect, are incapable of sinning, and have nothing to do with the Bible. Neither prayer nor ally other worship is necessary. There is no law but that of nature. There is no future judgment. God has no forethought, no knowledge, of what passes in the dark world, which is hell, nor any knowledge of what has taken place or will take place in this world."

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