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John Calvin, in his Commentary on 1 Timothy, expresses the foundational importance of pastors to the church. They are the ones who propagate, defend and spread the truth.
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.
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 Daniel Dyke as co-pastor with William Kiffin.
One of the luminaries of the early Particular Baptist leadership was Daniel Dyke, M.A. From an important and well-known family of puritan ministers (at least one of his uncle’s books is still in print today), Dyke became co-pastor of London’s Devonshire Square church with William Kiffin.
The accounts of the deaths of God’s people have always been moving. Here we learn how this good man, Henry Jessey, faced the last enemy.
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.
While our previous posts have highlighted men who are not well known, this will turn our attention to a man we should all know and revere: Henry Jessey. It is from Vol 1: 129-135. We will break it into several parts.
Only a few men of credobaptist convictions were ejected from Church of England pulpits by the Act of Uniformity. While most of them came to serve Baptist congregations, the most important of them, John Tombes, did not.
The Act of Uniformity stripped the English Church of many of its best and brightest. George Hammond’s life is a testimony to the intellectual talent of which the Church was deprived.
The punishments placed on the ejected Puritan ministers were often severe. Often dependent on the whims of the local magistrates, their courage was tried and tested.« Previous Entries