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First Baptist Preachers Imprisoned in Virginia

Published Date: 
July 20, 2004
Source Name: 
History of the Baptists in Virginia (p.29-30)
Source Author: 
Robert Baylor Semple

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 on June 4th, 1768. At their trial, the lawyer accused them with these words: "May it please your worships, these men are great disturbers of the peace; they cannot meet a man upon the road, but they must ram a text of Scripture down his throat." May the Lord give us this kind of courage today.

David Reagan

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 25:23

The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.