Rescued from Obscurity

Some years ago, I was able to obtain a copy of a book I have been seeking for years. Published in 1934 and authored by A.C. Matthews, it is titled Calamy Revised. It is a scholarly updating of [...]

Sobering Words about Baptism

From Benjamin Keach’s Tropologia or Preaching from the Types and Metaphors of the Bible page 632: We would caution all that would approach to this sacred evangelical ordinance, unless they [...]

The Quiet Sin

In 1859, a book titled Sketches and Lessons From Daily Life was published under the pen name ‘Felix Friendly.’ It is an interesting little work, devotional in nature, and thought [...]

Henry Dunster, First President of Harvard College

Among the fascinating people of colonial American Baptist history, Henry Dunster must rank right at the top. A graduate of Cambridge University and an orthodox puritan divine, Dunster was chosen, [...]

Christ’s Ascension Gifts

From Spurgeon’s Sermon on Eph. 4:7-12 preached in March 1871 (Thanks to Rob Cosby for these quotations) We have thought that Christ’s gifts were valuable enough for us to treasure up [...]

Frequently Asked Symbolics Questions: Elect Infants

In many modern editions of 2LCF, chapter 10:3 begins simply ‘infants dying in infancy . . . .’ Other texts read ‘elect infants dying in infancy . . . . ‘ Which text is [...]

John Gill on the Theological Terminology

From John Gill’s commentary on 2 Timothy 1:13, considering the “pattern of sound words.” Such “words” are well preserved in confessions! Indeed, when words have long [...]

A High and Proper View of the Pastoral Ministry

We live in a day when the distinctions between pastors and people have largely broken down. Loud voices cry out, calling for a mobilization of every member of the church, as if all had the same [...]

True Godliness at the Door of Old Age

From Benjamin Keach’s allegory The Travels of True Godliness. This is a warning to all! Godliness being rejected both by Riches, Poverty, and Youth, resolved to see whether he might not be [...]

Richard Adams, A Disciple of John Tombes

Though John Tombes continued as a member in the Church of England after his ejection, his disciples did not. Here is a brief notice of Richard Adams, who studied under Tombes and later followed [...]