First Baptist Preachers Imprisoned in Virginia
The first recorded instance of Baptist preachers imprisoned for their faith in Virginia was in the county of Spotsylvania. John Waller, Lewis Craig, James Childs, and others, were seized...
Summary of Major Baptist Groups
What groups existed during this time in history? What is the difference between the Particular, General and Seventh Day Baptists?
Baptist World View
Pastor and author James Beller has created a new site dedicated to the reestablishment of first principles as believed and taught by earlier Baptists. He states in his introduction: "The Baptists of America are in mortal danger. Our churches face extinction and our principles extermination. Our enemies deem our principles dangerous. The day is coming when the antichrist himself will not tolerate our theology and practice. I am advocating we declare a war--a war over first principles. This war is about antichrist, and the New World Order. It is about the foundations of American government and the direction of our country. It is about Baptist principles and the foundation of liberty." I recommend you give the site a visit and consider the material there.
Baptist History and Heritage
The Baptist History Tour that I usually attend is always a powerful time of spiritual enrichment for me and others. The Baptist History tour 2007 will be held May 7th-11th. This tour is heading for Philadelphia and New York. I encourage you to make plans to attend. The tour is organized by Pastor Jeff Faggart. You may contact Bro. Faggart at 704-938-1335. Pastor Jeff Faggart - Harvest Baptist Church - 640 Rimertown Rd. - Rockwell, NC 28138.
Joshua Thomas (1719-1797) served as the pastor of the Baptist church at Leominster in Wales for almost 45 years. His history of the Baptists in Wales was published in the Welsh language in 1778. He published an English edition of his history in 1795. His history was considered a well-researched edition of Baptist history. Acccording to Hywel M. Davies in "Transatlantic Brethren" (p.142), Joshua Thomas insisted that the Welsh Baptists "were the direct inheritors of the legacy of pure, primitive British Christianity--the spiritual and ethnic descendants of the pre-Augustinian Celtic Christians, historically free from the taints of popery." This would take this strain of Christianity back to the time when the Roman Empire ruled Britannia; back before Augustine of Canterbury brought Catholicism to the Germanic Anglo-Saxon tribes that conquered England after the Romans had retreated. There was always a remnant of true believers even throughout the darkest of the Dark Ages. Some of those believers were in Wales.
Chimney Tops in the Foundations
The following is a quote from p42 of Winsome Christianity by Henry Durbanville:
A Church Arm
Is it scriptural for churches to plant more churches? Is a church unscriptural if they were started because of a split? What is a church arm?
The Pilgrim Went Home
On the 31st day of August in the year 1688, John Bunyan, well known author of "The Pilgrim's Progress", went home to be with...