Twelve Marks Of The Apostolic Church

By Sylvester Hassell, Published in Hassell’s History, 1886 Shorter, Condensed Text 1st Mark. The apostolic church consisted only of those persons who had been convicted of sin by the Holy Ghost, and who had given signs of repentance towards God, and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God. 2nd Mark. True baptism,–the immersion,…

Temporal Salvation Through The Centuries

By Benjamin Winslett A brief compilation of quotes from various English speaking Baptists on the subject of Temporal Salvation over the last three centuries. This collection of quotes from various Baptist writers is not intended to be exhaustive. Rather, the purpose of this article is to document the fact that historically, Baptists have distinguished between…

Questions and Answers Regarding Recent Primitive Baptist Tension

By Michael Gowens The following is an attempt to answer the most frequently asked questions I’ve received regarding various theological tensions among Primitive Baptists during the past eight years (written in 2008.) Q: How did you get involved in the present crisis? MG: I pastor a church that was sadly disturbed in the early 1990’s…

Nashville Peace Meeting (1937)

The following principles of faith, or doctrine and practice, are hereby recommended as principles upon which the present disturbances among the Primitive Baptists in Tennesse and parts of Kentucky may be adjusted: FIRST – THE DOCTRINE We hereby re-affirm our solemn belief in the principles upon which our church, or churches, were constituted; which principles…

Midland Confession Of 1655

Welsh Baptist Statement of Faith from 1655. 1st. We believe and profess, that there is only one true God, who is our God, who is eternal, almighty, unchangeable, infinite, and incomprehensible; who is a Spirit, having His being in Himself, and giveth being to all creatures; He doth what He will, in heaven and earth;…

Ketocton Association Articles Of Faith (1766)

A Summary of the leading Principles holden by this Association. ALTHOUGH this association has a small system, wherein their religious sentiments are expressed; yet as many into whose hands this concise history may fall, may possibly never have read the Baptist Confession of Faith, it has been deemed necessary to insert here a few of…

The Fulton Confession of 1900

Editors Note:The Fulton Confession of faith is essentially the 1689 London Confession of Faith with an added preface, footnotes for each article expressing the understanding of the ministry (of 1900), and an appendix. For brevity’s sake, contained in this article is text of the appendix, which served as additional commentary on the document. To download…

Donaldson Peace Meeting (1953)

A NATIONAL PEACE MEETING OF THE PRIMITIVE BAPTISTS HELD AT HARMONY CHURCH, DONALDSON, ARKANSAS JULY 13, 14, 15, 1953 Recognizing the plight of our people: Living in much trouble, confusion, strife, and turmoil: a general call for a General Peace Meeting was given in The Primitive Baptist for such a meeting, whereby, we, as a…

Black Rock Address (1832)

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND RESOLUTIONS DRAFTED BY THE PARTICULAR BAPTISTS, CONVENED AT BLACK ROCK, MARYLAND, SEPTEMBER 28,1832 A meeting of Particular Baptists of the Old School convened agreeable to a previous appointment at the Black Rock meeting house, Baltimore, Maryland, on Friday, 28th September, 1832. The introductory sermon was preached by Elder Samuel Trott,…