John Brine (1703-1765)

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    John Brine (1703-1765) born in Kettering, Northamptonshire, was an English Particular Baptist. Brine was called into the ministry by the church at Kettering and after occasional preaching there for some time, he received a call to pastor a Particular Baptist church at Coventry.

    In 1730, he received a call to succeed William Morton, as pastor of the Baptist congregation at Curriers' Hall, Cripplegate, in London. His ministry continued there for the next thirty-five years during which time he took a principle lead in all the public activities and dialogue that concerned the Particular Baptist denomination. His death took place on February 21, 1765 and he was buried in Bunhill-Fields cemetery. Although he left orders that no special funeral sermon should be preached for him, his friend, Dr. John Gill did take that occasion to preach a sermon to his own congregation from 1 Corinthians 15:10 - By the grace of God I am what I am.

    John Brine was a strong Calvinist in his theology and is associated with the extremes that became known at that time as Hyper-Calvinism.

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    I don't believe Brine was a Hyper but it really doesn't matter, much of his works are still worth reading and can be found on The Complete Writings of John Brine. "The Proper Eternity of the Divine Decrees" is a good place to start.



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