The History of the English General Baptists Vol 2 of 2

Author: Adam Taylor
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780266296782
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Excerpt from The History of the English General Baptists, Vol. 2 of 2: The New Connection of General Baptists The author has too frequently found his duty painfully deli cate. To record the failings of his associates and friends has cost him many a struggle. On these disagreeable occasions, he has laboured to preserve the fidelity of the narrative, and at the same time to do as little violence as possible to personal feeling. One great advantage of the work would have been entirely lost, had these unhappy circumstances been consigned to obllviod. It is hoped, that the perusal of the, deplorable apostacy of some who made high professions, and the contentions and imperfec tions of other sincere but weak Christians, together with the awful mischief which the cause of the blessed Redeemer has sus tained by these means, will cause him that thinketh he standeth to take heed lest he fall: and excite every reader, but especially every minister, to be more earnest and constant in praying for grace to preserve him from giving any occasion to the enemies of the truth to blaspheme, and doubly vigilant in shunning every appearance of evil. The work is now sent abroad with a cheerful hope, that it may, through the blessing of Him, in whose hands are the hearts of the children of men, give the religious world more just ideas of the design, doctrines and character of the New Con nection of General Baptists than have hitherto been entertained, and thus procure for it, that esteem and countenance among other denominations, which it may appear to deserve; and that it may call the attention of those who compose that Connection to the true nature and principles of their union, and amniate them to pursue, with greater zeal, affection and ability, its important objects. Should these hopes be realized, the labour of the writer and the support of his friends will be abundantly rewan ded, in' the increasing prosperity, respectability and purity of that cause. To which they, have, from principle, devoted all their energies. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Minutes of the General Assembly of the General Baptist Churches in England with Kindred Records 1910 Vol 2

Author: W. T. Whitley
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780260376695
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Excerpt from Minutes of the General Assembly of the General Baptist Churches in England, With Kindred Records, 1910, Vol. 2: Edited With Introduction and Notes for the Baptist Historical Society This volume completes the official records of the original General Baptists down to 1811. During the nineteenth century they issued their Minutes annually in print, and those whose interest has been awakened will have little difficulty in following up the story. These volumes bring out clearly two points, as to government and as to doctrine. The General Baptists inherited from the continental Anabaptists the system of government which the Calvinists also adopted, and which has become so well known: as Presbyterian; a system of graded courts all controlled by the General Assembly. A futile attempt was made by the Long Parliament to force this on the Established Church, in the very years when the English General Baptists framed their organi zation. By 1660 it broke down finally in the Establishment, by 1680 many General Baptists doubted its wisdom, more challenged it in 1697, and despite brave assertions that Independence was dangerous, a partial surrender was made in 1711. In practice the control has long been abandoned, but the old affinities show themselves in that the General Baptists even today are on friendly terms with the survivors of the Paedobaptist Presbyterians of 1662. The Society of Friends, which at its origin was so closely related to the General Baptists, and retained longer those peculiarities of attire, marriage, worship, and doctrine which were common to both, does yet maintain a similar system of organization. And the records of its Quarterly and Yearly meetings, dating from the same early period, deserve equally to be put before the world. In the matter of doctrine, the General Baptists enshrine in their title the declaration that the grace of God' is available generally, for all men, and not for some only. When they first said this, they were as voices in a wilderness, for in a Calvinistic atmosphere the Articles of Religion had been revised for England, and the Five Points were sharpened at Dort just as John Smith challenged their peculiarities. The Midland Confession of must be read with the recollection of the Westminster Confession of 1646. Its companion Shorter Catechism is better known, and shows what the great Puritan party then held. Not only did mankind lack original righteousness, and suffer from corruption of the whole nature, but it was involved in the guilt of Adam's first sin, it was under God's wrath and curse, liable to all miseries in this life, to death itself, and to all the pains of hell for ever. The remedy for this was only of limited application, according to the Puritan theology, which announced that God out of His mere good pleasure, from all eternity, elected some to everlasting life. Against this ambiguity the General Baptists quoted scripture that God wished to redeem (not some, but) all men. And this was their cardinal doctrine. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

History of the English Calvinistic Baptists 1771 1892

Author: Robert W. Oliver
Publisher: Banner of Truth
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This book traces the story of the English Calvinistic Baptists from the death of John Gill in 1771 to that of Charles Haddon Spurgeon in 1892. It deals not only with the well-known digures in this community's history?theological giants like John Gill, Andrew Fuller, Wiliam Gadsby, and Charles Spurgeon?but also with lesser-known lights, men like the hymn writer Benjamin Beddome, the eccentric John Collett Ryland, Abraham Booth, and John Stevens. 'Wide and deep reading in the writings of these men has given Dr. Robert Oliver an excellent grasp of thier various theological perspectives...a...masterfull book." (Dr. Michael A. G. Haykin)

Denominationalism Illustrated and Explained

Author: Russell E. Richey
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621895815
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Evidence of mainstream denominational decline virtually throws itself in our faces--growing religious pluralism in North America; the decline over the last half century in the salience, prestige, power, and vitality of Protestant denominational leadership; slippage in mainline membership and corresponding growth, vigor, visibility, and political prowess of conservative, evangelical, and fundamentalist bodies; patterns of congregational independence, including loosening of or removal of denominational identity, particularly in signage, and the related marginal loyalty of members; emergence of megachurches, with resources and the capacity to meet needs heretofore supplied by denominations (training, literature, expertise); growth within mainline denominations of caucuses and their alignment into broad progressive or conservative camps, often with connections to similar camps in other denominations; widespread suspicion of, indeed hostility towards, the centers and symbols of denominational identity--the regional and national headquarters; migration of individuals and families through various religious identities, sometimes out of classic Christianity altogether. Denominationalism looks doomed and is so proclaimed. It may be. However, viewing the sweep of Anglo-American history, this volume suggests how much denominations and denominationalism have changed, how resilient they have proved, how significant these structures of religious belonging have been in providing order and direction to American society, and how such enduring purposes find ever new structural/institutional expression.

A History of the English Baptists Vol 2

Author: Joseph Ivimey
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780484572620
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Excerpt from A History of the English Baptists, Vol. 2: Containing Biographical Sketches and Notices of Above Three Hundred Ministers, and Historical Accounts, Alphabetically Arranged, of One Hundred and Thirty Churches, in the Different Counties in England, From About the Year 1610 Till 1700 It'was the practice of the Apostles to put every kind of gift in requisition, and such is the princi ple of our brethren in India at this day. Men whom none will reproach for their want of litera ture, scruple not to encourage every converted native, who understands the gospel, and is apt to teach, to communicate it to those about him whatever advantages accompany literature, yet tmonfiyze the work of the ministry to literary men is to lay an embargo on the progress of the Gospel. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The History of the English Baptists from the Reformation to the Beginning of the Reign of King George I Vol 2

Author: Thomas Crosby
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780260836823
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Excerpt from The History of the English Baptists, From the Reformation to the Beginning of the Reign of King George I, Vol. 2: Containing Their History From the Restoration of King Charles II. To the End of His Reign This great prophet 7ohn, had an immedi ate commifiion from heaven, before he e'n ter'd upon the aétual adminifiration of his OE fice. And as the Englijh Bapti/ts adhere clofely to this that 7ohn the Bap ti/i was by divine command, the firff pom mifiioned to preach the gbfpelfand baptize by. Thofe that received it and that this praétice has been ever fince maintained and continued' in the world to this prefent: day; fo it may not be improper to confidei' the Rate of religion in this.kingdom it be ing agreed on all hands, that the plantation of the gofpel here was the Apoflles days: I {hall therefore enqu1re, when, and, by hil'tory can inform us) the gofpel Was, firft preach'dtin Great Britain. And here it mufit be grant ed; that hiltonans give a yery'dili'erent ac count 5 yet they agree in this, that, the early reception of the gofpel was eitherfrom an. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.