This is a relatively small booklet which is a collection of the monthly articles Spurgeon wrote in The Sword and Trowel during this controversy including one related sermon. The Baptist Union was being infiltrated by German Rationalistic thinking especially in its denial of the authority of Scripture. Spurgeon was among the first to recognize the doctrinal error and was willing from the first to leave the Union rather than to stay within and live with the compromise. This is not to say he made no attempt at correction of the error or reconciliation of his brethren, but compromise with doctrinal error was not an option for Spurgeon. This episode cost him much both in friends, finances and especially in health. But what would such a life be if it had not stood true to the principles in the end, that it had preached for a generation?
- Local Churches and Their Pastors — 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 Culture — 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 ... — 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 [...]
- The Necessity of Church History — Baptists have their roots in the English Reformation. Since their beginning, several beliefs have been at the center of their theology, including believer’s baptism, individual soul competency, congregational government, as well as fundamentally orthodox beliefs like the Trinity and the deity of Christ. Whether they are affirming the major beliefs of orthodoxy or their denominational [...]
- Discovering Baptist History Tour — Discovering Baptist History from Rick Shrader on Vimeo. These are highlights of our Baptist History Trips to England and [...]