A Note on Interaction Between African and Caucasian Churches Prior to the Civil War

I found an interesting statement while reading some historical references online today. Initially, I was looking for information on our constituting pastor, John Nicholson. Then I took my typical rabbit trail, perusing local historic markers, a google search of our church’s name, etc., eventually coming across a note on Saint Bartley. Originally known as the…

What Day was Christ Crucified?

There are three basic views concerning the day that Christ was crucified. The majority view is a Friday crucifixion, commonly called Good Friday. A second view that has gained some popularity is that Christ was crucified on Wednesday. There is also a third view that blends the other views and places the crucifixion on Thursday….

Some Thoughts on Melchizedek

A friend recently asked me a few questions while studying through the Book of Hebrews. I thought the questions and my answers would make an interesting, short blog entry. You’ll find them below: 1. Hebrews 5:6-7: says “thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek”. Is Paul referring to the fact Melchizedek was…

Baptist Perpetuity Before J.R. Graves

Many modern church historians claim that Baptist perpetuity, the belief that the Baptist Church is the only true Church that Jesus Christ established and has existed since the first century under various names, was fabricated by Baptist minister, J. R. Graves. Graves lived from 1820-1893. Most then would place Landmarkism, falsely so called, only appearing…

Quotes from non-Baptists on Baptist succession

Compiled by Joshua Winslett Here are some quotes about Baptist succession from some non-Baptists. From Lutheran historian Johann Lorenz Mosheim: “The true origin of that sect which acquired the denomination of Anabaptists by their administering anew the rite of baptism to those who came over to their communion, and derived that of Mennonites from the…

Reasons Why The Baptists, Generally, Espouse Republicanism (1808)

From A CONCISE HISTORY OF THE KETOCTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, William Friscoe, 1808 [Editor’s Note: Republicanism in this article refers to a form of national government rather than a modern political party.] IT is well understood by our neighbors, that the Baptists with us are generally Republicans, and we suppose it consistent with our history, to assign…

Why I Am A Primitive Baptist

By Michael Gowens Today after more than three decades of trying to preach the gospel, I want everyone to know that I feel highly blessed and privileged to be a Primitive Baptist. I am sad to admit that I haven’t always been of that mindset. There was a time in my early ministry when I…

A history of Arminianism

A comprehensive study on the origin and beliefs of Arminians. Compiled by Elder Hulan F. Bass SEGMENT ONEARMINIANS, not ARMENIANSNote: Two different words – one is spelled with an “I” and the other with an “E.” So, may I establish that I am NOT referring to the nation of people of ARMENIA nor ARMENIANS. Again,…

Primitive Baptists And The 20th Century

By Joe Hildreth The 20th century was not kind to us when we consider our testimony and our numbers. Even as the population of America increased greatly, the number of our churches and our membership sadly declined, possibly near 50%. Many churches have closed and I am afraid this will continue for some years to…