I found this Baptist history in my local “Used Christian Books” store, It was published by The Carey Kingsgate Press, London, 1947. It is one of those unique histories that is unaffected by the contemporary penchant for mere story telling. It pulls no punches when it comes to describing the persecutions Baptists experienced at the hands of the Catholic Church or at the hands of the Reformers. It treats Benjamin Keach’s introduction of congregational singing in a matter-of-fact and realistic way, not as an illogical apologetic for today’s contemporary music. It also is even-handed in its description of both General and Particular Baptists and their contribution to English history. A refreshing “older” read!
Local Churches and Their PastorsOctober 29, 2016
The month of October afforded me a number of opportunities to fellowship with local church pastors from various states and even countries. Though I have written on the local church a lot this year, I want to relate the blessing that I received from my fellowship with these men and also to enhance our appreciation […]
Borders, Language, and CultureAugust 1, 2016
41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. 42And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done […]
Why Do We Have Baptists in the First Place?December 2, 2015
In a day and age when Southern Baptists are the largest Protestant denomination in America and Baptist churches are seemingly everywhere, it is easy to ask what Baptists are all about and even why are they so prevalent. There is no short answer but I think that a brief general account of their beginnings can […]