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 [...]

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 [...]

An Early Baptist on Love and the Law

If Christ would have his people love him at all times; If he give no allowance for men to be liars; If he will inhabit in his people, and they in him, at all times, if he will have men taught; If [...]

Nehemiah Coxe on the Importance of the Gospel Ministry and the Means of Grace

In 1681, Nehemiah Coxe preached a sermon at the ordination of officers in a London church. That sermon was published and later portions of it were used by Benjamin Keach, in his book Tropologia, [...]

Thomas Hardcastle of Broadmead, Bristol

One of the most interesting and valuable records of the 17th century is the published manuscript of Edward Terrill, who recorded the history of the Broadmead, Bristol Particular Baptist Church. [...]

Henry Jessey Becomes a Baptist

Jessey’s search for truth led him to examine the Scriptures closely, and accept the doctrine of Believer’s Baptism. Here is the story of that change of mind. We may be thankful for [...]

The Simplicity of Early Baptist Worship

The earliest English Baptist churches held a high view of the Regulative Principle of Worship. Before anything could be introduced into worship and thus imposed on God’s people, it was [...]

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