Cook was the pastor of the Second Baptist Church of Wilmington, Delaware when he published this book in 1884. It has been reprinted by Revival Literature. I always enjoy these older histories that have no bones to pick or dues to pay by what they say or report. Cook’s obvious objective was to put the historic accounts of Baptist sufferings in print for posterity. Whether being persecuted by the Roman Catholic Church or the Episcopal Church of England, the Baptists on both continents have had to carry on their heritage through bloody seas. The same Protestants who were severely persecuted to the death by the Roman Church, within a generation did the same to Baptists, often putting them to death in the very same place and manner. Cook’s style is also very readable.
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 […]