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Historic Documents

This section of MTZ is devoted to historic, Baptist documents.

Turmoil in any body of people is a very sad thing. Unfortunately, beginning in Bible times, Christianity has been a people often plagued with turmoil. A common occurrence during times of church turmoil is an effort to increase theological precision and consequentially publish an official statement regarding the views of the church at that given location and point in time.

Many of the articles and confessions in our Historic Documents section were created in times of stress, as a public demonstration of the doctrinal and practical convictions of our people.



'Absoluters' Excommunicated in 1652 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Various   

The following excerpt comes from the minutes of a Baptist Church in Huntingdomshire England in the year 1652. It records the exclusion of two church members for five reasons. The fourth reason informs that these people ascribed to a view modern Primitive Baptists would call the "Absolute Predestination of All Things," or "Absolutism" in short.

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Black Rock Address (1832) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Various   

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND RESOLUTIONS DRAFTED BY THE PARTICULAR BAPTISTS, CONVENED AT BLACK ROCK, MARYLAND, SEPTEMBER 28,1832

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Danville Church Division Investigated (1926) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Various   

Note: Below the preface is the link to a 46 page PDF file containing the entirety of the Danville Document.

 

In Defense of Truth or Danville Church Division Investigated

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Donaldson Peace Meeting (1953) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Various   

A NATIONAL PEACE MEETING OF THE PRIMITIVE BAPTISTS HELD AT HARMONY CHURCH, DONALDSON, ARKANSAS JULY 13, 14, 15, 1953

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Fulton Confession Of 1900 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Various   

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.

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Ketocton Association Articles Of Faith (1766) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Various   

A Summary of the leading Principles holden by this Association.

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Midland Confession Of 1655 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Various   

Welsh Baptist Statement of Faith from 1655.

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Nashville Peace Meeting (1937) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Various   

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:

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Questions and Answers Regarding Recent Primitive Baptist Tension PDF Print E-mail
Written 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.

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Temporal Salvation Through The Centuries PDF Print E-mail
Written by Various Historic Baptists   

A brief compilation of quotes from various English speaking Baptists on the subject of Temporal Salvation over the last three centuries.

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Twelve Marks Of The Apostolic Church PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sylvester Hassell   

By Sylvester Hassell, Published in Hassell's History, 1886

Shorter, Condensed Text

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