The story of Louisiana College (L.C.) burning is a story thousands in the SBC are following. The morale on campus is as low as it has ever been since my arrival at L.C., and as a graduate student at the Caskey School of Divinity it is heartbreaking to see this division over Calvinism taking place [...]
Jeremiah Bell Jeter was born on July 18, 1808 in Virginia. He was ordained to the ministry on May 4, 1824. He was a leader in the Baptist General Association of Virginia, pastor, author, and missionary. He did work in refuting Campbellism and wrote a memoir of Henrietta Shuck, an early Southern Baptist Missionary. He [...]
Death of Rev. Isaac McCoy. The following extract from the Baptist Pioneer, will communicate the mournful and unexpected event of the death of a brother, who for many years continued the steady friend of the red men of the forest: Departed this life, after an illness of twenty-one days, at his residence in this city,”at 9—30m. P. M , on [...]
“The Board being so pressed I have declined two months’ salary. This I do very cheerfully, though it presses me. I have lived with sufficient comfort in some things, but have used and am using a very strict economy, foregoing many things that I think few brethren would wish or expect me to do.”- [...]
William Johnson, the first President of the Southern Baptist Convention in his work, The Gospel Developed had this to say about Christian unity: In this exhibition of my views, I intend no censure upon my brethren, or others who entertain different views. The right which I exercise in holding my views of divine truth, I cheerfully accord [...]
This letter was written from Henrietta Shuck, Southern Baptist missionary to China, to father. The letter is dated September 18, 1835, written a few days before she was to depart for the mission field, never to return home again.
“Her life, though it did not abound in striking incidents, and brilliant achievements, was filled up with diligent, self-denying and earnest efforts for the salvation of the heathen.”- J.B. Jeter Henrietta Hall Shuck and her husband, J. Lewis Shuck, were serving in the mission field a decade before there was such a thing as the [...]
“One fact is certain, Rome is now open to the Gospel. The power of the Anti-Christ has come to an end, and his spiritual power is fast decreasing. A bountiful harvest in Rome and the Provinces awaits the diligent sowers of truth. Let the Baptists be up and doing. Let them reclaim from error [...]
I have a few books, some good old authors and sermons, and one large Bible that was given me by a gentleman. A good many of our members can read and are all desirous to learn. They will be very thankful for a few books to read on Sundays and other days. I agree [...]
There is a fault line forming in the Southern Baptist Convention that I am afraid is about to split wide open. It seems that every day in the SBC blogosphere there is discussion over the theological divide in the SBC and some are less than pleasant. Some articles I have read have not been much [...]
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