This Adams was not the 6th president of the United States who lived from 1767-1848. This Adams was a Baptist pastor from New Jersey who lived from 1825-1881. This little book was first published by the author in 1876 and reprinted by Backus Book Publishers in 1980. Adams first preached these messages to his church and then was encouraged to put them into print. Adams sought to reestablish historic Baptist principles especially having to do with believer’s baptism, the New Testament order of local churches, and the right of individual conscience in matters of faith. He also includes a message on the “correct principle of Biblical translation” in which he defends Baptist missionaries in translating baptizo with the word for “immerse” in the language of their country rather than “transferring” it by simply spelling the Greek word.
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 […]