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J.M. Cramp

“The Baptists of the sixteenth century, generally, were a godly, upright, honourable race.  They hated no man.  But all men hated them.  And why?  Because they testified against the abominations of the times, and wished to accomplish changes which would indeed have revolutionized society, because it was constructed on anti-Christian principles, but which were in […]

Menno Simons

Menno Simons:  “Before God neither baptism nor the Supper nor any other outward ordinances avail if partaken without the spirit of God and a new creature.  We are not regenerated because we have been baptized.  We are baptized because we have been regenerated by faith and the Word of God.  Faith is to precede baptism.” […]

Baptist History

I was happy to find this volume of Dr. Cramp’s 1868 work on Baptist History.  Cramp was born in England (1796) but spent almost all of his ministry in Nova Scotia, Canada.  Originally published by Elliot Stock, Paternoster Row, London, this volume is a 1987 reprint by Baptist Heritage Publications of Watertown, Wisconsin.  It contains […]

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 […]

Herschel H. Hobbs: Baptists Why and Why...

Over the last few months I have read three books in this “Baptist Classics” series.  The first two, on E.Y. Mullins and J.M. Frost and their contemporaries, were more encouraging histories of the Southern Baptist Convention from the days before liberalism set in.  This volume highlights Herschel Hobbs who was the chairman of the committee […]

Baptist Why and Why Not

This is one in a series of books called the Library of Baptist Classics by Broadman and Holman Publishers and is therefore mostly Southern Baptist history but I have found them to be very interesting and encouraging.  J.M. Frost wrote and compiled this book in 1900.  He was a pastor and long-time secretary of the […]

Why I Am A Baptist

I have had this book for a long time and decided to read it now along with some others about what has happened to our churches in the last fifty years.  This book was published by Broadman Press in 1972 mainly for Southern Baptists, but contains contributions from independent Baptists including my former professor Noel […]

The Battle For The Schools

I was asked about this book by a good friend who is in Bible College education.  I found it in the Faith BBC library and had two days to read it, which I did with much interest.  Best was a missionary in Brazil and wrote this critique of the current Christian college situation in 1982.  […]