This Week in Texas Methodist History


Bible Society of Coahuila y Texas Recognized at Columbia   May 7, 1835

One of the first, if not the first interdenominational organization the Methodist Episcopal Church joined was the American Bible Society, founded in 1816.  The ABS grew with an expanding nation and provided Bibles for Texas well before independence was achieved in 1836.

The first entry in the ABS Archives that mentions Texas is in the minutes for 1831.  E. R. Butler is given thirty Bibles and seventy testaments for sale or gratuitous distribution in Texas.   According to the minutes they were intended for a small colony of Americans and a few Swiss in Texas...
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