Address to the Baptists

Address to the Baptists To the Editor of the Baptist Magazine. Published in 1809   Sir, As a real friend to the Baptist Denomination will you allow me to avail myself of the opportunity your [...]

On the Veracity and Faithfulness of God

“On the Veracity and Faithfulness of God” is taken from the August 1810 issue of the Baptist Magazine, page 422 ff. Despite some antique language, this wonderful statement of orthodox theology [...]

John Cotton on the Subject of Church Liberty

The following is an excerpt from John Cotton’s important work The Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, Chapter VII III. Proposition: When the church of a particular congregation walketh together [...]

On the Holiness of God

“On the Holiness of God” is taken from the July 1810 issue of the Baptist Magazine, page 383. Though the language is somewhat antique, this wonderful statement of orthodox theology from an early [...]

William Cunningham on Apostolic Authority and the Regulative Principle

William Cunnigham: Historical Theology 1:68-69 First, That nothing ought to be admitted into the ordinary government and worship of the Christian church which has not the sanction or warrant of [...]

Calvin on the Authority of Scripture

Scripture’s Authority: Institutes I:7:1 1.Scripture has its authority from God, not from the church Before proceeding farther, it seems proper to make some observations on the authority of [...]

Some Objections Considered (Part 3)

Questions about the Historical Record It is argued that the Independents did not have any structures equivalent to the Baptist associations, and that they were opposed to such structures.  In the [...]

Some Objections Considered (Part 2)

Some Objections Considered (Part 2) A Question of the Baptist use of the Savoy Platform In developing this argument based on the Baptists’ use of the Savoy Platform, it is easy to overlook [...]

Some Objections Considered (Part 1)

Some Objections Considered (Part 1) When the previous material first appeared in pamphlet form, I received a response from a concerned pastor, objecting to my reading of the historical data. 

Confessional Associationalism in Practice

The Practice of Associationalism as Implemented by our Forefathers There is still another important facet of our question which needs to be answered, and it is this: What did these associations do?