Famous Landmarker Quoted Here

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  1. Rhetorician

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    To all who have an ear:

    I ran across this blog where a "famous Landmarker" was quoted. And I knew all of you who are like minded or at least like interested would want to go there and see what was said and by whom. You will be surprised I am sure.

    You can see the quote here:

    http://sbctoday.com/2010/03/30/baptist-history/#comments

    Go right on over now and get back to me with observations and comments and "angry exhortations!"

    "That is all!"
     
  2. matt wade

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    Very interesting indeed :).
     
  3. Tom Bryant

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    Loved the comments both before and after the "unveiling"
     
  4. MrJim

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    Yeah but which Baptists are the True Church©? SBC, Freewill, Calvinist, Independent:laugh:
     
  5. Fred Moritz

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    Landmarker?

    And Spurgeon's statement is not Landmark. He never indicated that he believed in the visible, unbroken line of succession that Landmarker's claim for their authenticity.

    There are a lot of good Baptists (I hope I am one) who believe that there have always been people of New Testament faith. That they were connected, or that their legitimacy depended on a succession from one group to another cannot be proved. And it is absolutely not necessary for New Testament Christianity.
     
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    Did you miss the part where he said "but we have an unbroken line up to the Apostles themselves" ?
     
  7. Tom Butler

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    Spurgeon was not plowing any new ground.

    The following was written in 1838, several years before J. R. Graves' Landmark movement and several years before Spurgeon's writing:

    "We should keep in mind that nearly every question has two sides; and while the controversy between us and the pedobaptists respects church origin, we are happy to have their full concession that they are recent dissenters from the Roman Catholics; and that the Baptist church is not only the true church of God, but that for her 'it is easy to trace a succession of witnesses for Jesus Christ against His rival at Rome.'"

    This was excerpted from 'The Convert's Guide to First Principles" by Israel Robords, pastor of the First Baptist Church of New Haven, CT. It was published in 1838.

    My source was the website Landmark Southern Baptists at

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LandmarkSouthernBaptist/message/626

    BTW, this was before there were any Southern Baptists.
     
    #7 Tom Butler, Mar 31, 2010
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