Category Archives: Baptist

William Huntington – The Kingdom of Heaven Taken By Prayer

But suddenly it was impressed with power on my mind, that all these evils were brought upon me for my sin: and that I neither knew, feared, loved, nor served, God as I ought to do, and therefore had brought these trials on myself; and that it was a great mercy God did not take me instead of the infant. This impression was attended with an uncommon flow of contrition: insomuch that I was, at times, overwhelmed with a sorrowful spirit; and so dissolved into meekness, that I went weeping and mourning all the day long, until “my soul was as a weaned child.”¬†William Huntington (1745-1813)

Kingdom of Heaven Taken By Prayer

The Life of William Kiffin, Chapters 4 to 6

Mr. Kiffin was evidently raised up by the providence of God and invested with his talents, influence, and wealth to shield his persecuted brethren in times specially calamitous; and in a spirit of supreme love to Jesus, for half a century, he was the father of the English Baptists. He died Sept. 29, 1701.

The Life of William Kiffin2

Abraham Booth – Personal Holiness Not a Prerequisite to Coming to Christ

When a sinner is burdened with guilt, and filled with apprehensions of eternal ruin, his language is, What shall I do to be saved? or, How shall I escape the wrath to come? Being ignorant of that righteousness which the gospel reveals for the justification of the ungodly, he labors to obtain acceptance with God by his own efforts: till, becoming better acquainted with the purity of the law, the holiness of God, and the corruption of his own heart, he despairs of being justified by the works of the law.

Holiness Not a Prerequisite to Coming to Christ

Nehemiah Coxe – Ordination of Deacons and Elders

Nehemiah Coxe was the son of the early Particular Baptist leader Benjamin Coxe. In 1669, he joined the Bedford church made famous by John Bunyan, and in 1673 was called to serve as pastor of the church’s sub-congregation at Hitchin. ccel

The Ordination of Deacons and Elders

Autobiography of William Kiffin Chapters 7 and 8

From Hayden’s English Baptist History

Kiffin was brought to Christ in his teenage years under the ministry of John Goodwin. By 1644 Kiffin had been appointed pastor of the Devonshire Square church where he served God until his death in 1701. It was from this church that he went as representative to 1689 General Assembly and subscribed the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith.

The Life of William Kiffin chapters 7 and 8

 

 

Benjamin Wallin (1711-1782) Redeemer’s Charge to Declining Churches 3 of 3

Wallin, Benjamin, son of Edward Wallin, pastor of the Baptist Church, Maze Pond, Southwark, was born in London in 1711. He received a good education under the care of the Rev. John Needham, of Hitchin (father of the hymnwriter of that name, and was for a time engaged in business. But in 1740 he responded to an earnest request to become pastor of the church over which his father had presided, and this position he retained until his death on Feb. 19, 1782. Mr. B. Wallin published nearly forty sermons, charges, and other small religious books and pamphlets. hymnary.org

The Reedemer’s Charge to Declining Churches

Benjamin Wallin (1711-1782) Redeemer’s Charge to Declining Churches 2 of 3

Wallin, Benjamin, son of Edward Wallin, pastor of the Baptist Church, Maze Pond, Southwark, was born in London in 1711. He received a good education under the care of the Rev. John Needham, of Hitchin (father of the hymnwriter of that name, and was for a time engaged in business. But in 1740 he responded to an earnest request to become pastor of the church over which his father had presided, and this position he retained until his death on Feb. 19, 1782. Mr. B. Wallin published nearly forty sermons, charges, and other small religious books and pamphlets. hymnary.org

The Reedemer’s Charge to Declining Churches

 

Benjamin Beddome – Final Rejection of the Wicked

From the Benjamin Beddome blog. BENJAMIN BEDDOME (1717-1795) IS A LARGELY FORGOTTEN 18TH CENTURY ENGLISH BAPTIST PREACHER, REMEMBERED TODAY ONLY AS A MINOR HYMNWRITER. FOR OVER HALF A CENTURY HE SERVED AS PASTOR OF THE BAPTIST CHURCH MEETING AT BOURTON-ON-THE-WATER, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. HE IS WORTH MORE THAN A PASSING GLANCE.

Final Rejection of the Wicked