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  1. ThomasWade

    ThomasWade New Member

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    Looking for a good, accurate and complete book on Baptist history. Any recommendations?

    God bless,

    Thomas
     
  2. Alan Gross

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    If you can make it through the ten points in this article, you are asking about genuine Baptist History.

    These are TEN SCRIPTURAL PROOFS of The Continued Existance of The Churches that Jesus Founded and Divinly Organized, that have been on Earth since His Earthly Ministry and the first Baptist-believing church Organization in Jerusalem.

    8.0.5b TEN SCRIPTURAL PROOFS of ‘The Churches that JESUS BUILT’ AND PROMISED TO BE WITH, “ALWAYS”.

    I recommend my own blog, for as great a compilation of genuine Baptist "Church Truth" and genuine Baptist History, as I've seen.

    8.0.1a The Recorded History of Baptists is an Historical Record of ‘The Churches that JESUS BUILT’ AND PROMISED TO BE WITH, “ALWAYS”.


    I have, also, written extensively in the Baptist History forum.

    Most every word has been ignored by the readership.


    This is the best accurate and complete book on Baptist history is:
    The Baptist History Notebook
    By Berlin Hisel

    The Recorded History of Baptists is an Historical Record
    of ‘The Churches that JESUS BUILT’
    AND PROMISED TO BE WITH,
    “ALWAYS”.


    You can see Brother Hisle's outline, with links, to a WEALTH of BAPTIST HISTORY knowlegde, after I say,

    "
    Throughout Baptist History JESUS' churches,
    that have been called
    'Ana'-Baptists, or 'Re'-Baptizers*,
    and many other names,
    were NEVER Catholics or Protestants.
    ...

    JESUS' churches, were generally called 'Ana'-Baptists,
    or 'Re'-Baptizers*,
    because True Baptist's ONLY BAPTISE BELIEVERS.
    ...


    An Individual that comes to Join a Baptist Assembly

    may say that some other 'Religious' Organization

    'baptized' them,

    however:...

    NO OTHER ORGANIZATION HAS A DIVINE ORIGIN
    and
    AUTHORITY of GOD, to BAPTISE.

    The candidate for membership
    MUST BE 'RE-BAPTISED',
    as if they had never been 'baptized',
    by THE AUTHORITY of GOD,
    because they were not.
    ...

    WordPress.com

    After Brother Hisle's book on Baptist History, there are dozens of links to Baptist History and Doctrines of "Church Truth:, from The Bible FEW HAVE EVER SEEN.
     
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    The Baptist History Notebook
    By Berlin Hisel
    Index

    Chapter 1
    Tracing of Baptist History
    1
    An Invisible War 2
    What is Meant by Kingdom 2
    O.T. Trail of Blood 3
    N.T. Trail of Blood 4
    Victims of this War 4

    Chapter 2 Jesus Establishes His Church 7 Christ's Church Built 7 Identifying Doctrine 7 Church Government Changed 9 Big Preachers - Big Churches 10 Episcopal Corruptions in Government 12 Preacher Power Corruption 14 Salvation Changes, Baptismal Regeneration 15 Infant Baptism 17 Many Remain True 18

    Chapter 3 Persecution by The Roman Empire 20 Reasons for the Persecution 20 Different Emperors 22 How True Churches Fared 22 Nero, 54-68 B.C. 23 Trajan, 98-117 B.C. 25 Septimus Severus 193-211 26 Decius Trajan, 249-251 28 Diocletian, 284-316 30 Terrible Days (Many Martyrs' Crowns) 33 Days of Strength (Strength through Adversity) 33

    Chapter 4 The Montanists 35 A Word of Caution, (not all who are called Baptist are Baptist) 35

    False charges against them, (most of their history
    written by their enemies) 35
    Eusebius, Historical Renderings 36
    Montanists, Origin and Beliefs 38
    Other Historians' accounts:
    D. Benedict 39
    J. T. Christian 40
    H. C. Vedder 41
    T. Armitage 42
    W. A. Jarrel 43
    Final Notes on the Montanists 43

    Chapter 5 The Novatianists 45 Novatian Rupture 46 Historical Renderings: Kurtz 46 C. L. Gieseler 47 Origin of Novatianism 48 Historical Renderings: Robert Robinson 48 J. M. Cramp 50 Their Doctrines 51 Their Persecutions 52 Historical Renderings: W. M. Nevins 52 van Braght 53 C. H. Spurgeon 54

    Chapter 6 Constantine The Great 55 Leo I and Boniface III 55 Flavius Valerius Constantinus, A.D. 306-337 56 His Early Life 57 His Supposed Conversion 57 Religion United to the State 59 Edict of Milan 60 Changes in the False Churches 63 Money from the State 63 Privileges and Immunities of Clergy 64

    con't
     
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    Unity Among all Churches 65
    Constantino's Life 68
    Constantine's Baptism 68
    Conclusion 69
    Chapter 7 The Donatists 71 Quote by J. M. Cramp 72 Identified with Novatians 73 The Church, Its Structure 73 Separation of Church and State 74 Baptism 75 Donatist Persecution 76 The Donatists on Persecution 79 Conclusion 79

    Chapter 8 Paterins, Puritans, Cathari 81 Paterins, (Patarenes) 81 Etymology of the Name 84 Paterines were Baptist 85 Puritans 86 Cathari 86 Name Widely Applied 87 The Catharist Doctrine 88 The Cathari were Baptists 89

    Chapter 9 The Paulicians 91 Photius (witness of) 91 Siculus (witness of) 92 Origin, Doctrine, Persecution 93 Paulicians were Baptists 97 Persecuted 98

    Chapter 10 Development in the Hierarchy, (Roman Catholic)100 The Sign of the Cross 100 Wax Candles 101 Mother of God 102

    Purgatory 103
    Origin of Purgatory 104
    Chapter 11 Further Development in the Hierarchy, (Roman Catholic) 106 List of Heresies (45 Listed) 106 Extreme Unction 109 Baptism of Bells 109 Transubstantiation 110 A Roman Miracle? 110 Catholic Church Councils Listed 112 Roman Catholic & Greek Orthodox 114

    Chapter 12 Petrobrusians 116 Peter de Bruys 116 Their Doctrine 117 Augustus Neander, (Quoted) 117 Peter de Bruys was a Baptist 118 Information Source 119 Persecution 120

    Chapter 13 The Henricians 121 Description of Henry 121 Henry in Mans 122 St. Bernard's Account of Henry's Influence 123 Henry was a Baptist 124 Historians say Henricians were Baptists 126 Persecution 126

    Chapter 14 The Arnoldists 128 Orchard's Sketch of Arnold of Brescia 128 Was Arnold a Baptist? 130 Persecuted, Arnold's Martyrdom and Doctrine 131

    Chapter 15 The Waldenses 134 Their Name 134

    Their Antiquity 134
    Historical Testimony 136
    Waldenses by Various Names 137
    Another Word on their Origin 138
    Conclusion 140
    Chapter 16 The Waldenses Continued 142 Waldenses Not Protestants 142 Their View on "Antichrist" 143 A Confession of Their Faith, (14 Articles) 144 What the Historians Say 148

    Chapter 17 The Waldenses Concluded 150 Milton's Poem 150 Loss of Houses and Goods 151 Everywhere Persecuted 151 Persecuted by the Crusaders 152

    Chapter 18 The Albigenses 157 Origin 157 Their Doctrine 157 Their Persecutions 160 A Bright Light in Dark Times 162

    Chapter 19 The Ana-Baptists 166 Mosheim's Account 166 Depths of Their Antiquity 168 Ana-Baptist Ancestors 169 Waldenses were Ana-Baptists 170 Ana-Baptist Beliefs 171

    Chapter 20 The Bogomils 173 Their Locations 173 Agreed with the Cathari 174

    Antiquity of the Bogomils 175
    Charges Against Them 176
    Quote from J. T. Christian 177
    Their Persecution 178
    Chapter 21 The Lollards 179 Origin of the Lollards 179 Walter Lollard 180 Spurgeon in Connection with the Lollards 181 Their Doctrines 183 Their Persecutions 184

    Chapter 22 The Bohemian & Moravian Brethren 188 Description of the Land 188 The Gospel in Bohemia 188 Peter Waldo 189 Called "Waldensians" 190 John Huss 190 Robert Robinson 192 Two Classes of Brethren 192 Their Persecution 192

    Chapter 23 The Picards & Beghards 195 Picards or Pickard 195 Bohemia 196 Maximillian II 196 Doctrine of the Picards 196 The Beghards 198 The Name 199 Conclusion 199

    Chapter 24 Ana-Baptists and the Reformation 201 God's Overruling Providence 202 The Good Doesn't Last 202 Illustrations of Reform Doctrine 203 Ana-Baptist Doctrine, Its Antiquity 204

    Church Truth 205
    Conclusion 206
    Chapter 25 Ana-Baptists and the Reformation Continued 209 Christianity not a Culture 209 Constantine 210 The Reformation Continues 210 Same Problems 210 Religious Force 211 Luther's Choice 212 Church Requirements 212 Salvation by Faith Alone 213 Non-Public Worship 214

    Chapter 26 Ana-Baptist and the Reformation Concluded 216 The Peace between Catholics and Reformers 216 The Peace of Augsburg (1555) 216 The Peace of Westphalia (1648) 217 Lutheran Persecution 217 Luther, A Persecutor 218 Death Warrants 219 John Calvin, A Persecutor 220 The Reformers all Alike 221 Conclusion 222

    Chapter 27 The Ana-Baptists of Munster 223 W. A. Jarrel, Quote of their Diversity 223 The Munster Disorders 224 Common Sense, (not Ana-Baptist of the Ordinary Sort) 226 Ana-Baptists Denial 226 Martyr's Testimony, (Condemnation of the Acts Committed at Munster) 227 Non-Baptist Vindication 228 Conclusion 229

    Chapter 28
    The Welsh Baptists
    231
    The Gospel of Wales 231
    Concerning Paul 231
    Claudia, (Princess of Wales, Convert of Paul?)232
    Baptists Alone 233
    Were Ancient World Christians Baptist? 235
    David Benedict's Quote concerning 236
    Conclusion 237
    Bibliography 239
    Waldensian Confessions of Faith
    Confession of 1120
    247
     
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    Baptist History Notebook
    By Berlin Hisel

    BIBLIOGRAPHY

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    Backus, Isaac. History of New England With Particular Reference to the Denomination of Christians Called Baptists, 2 volumes, Newton, Mass. 1871.
    Benedict, David. A General History of the Baptist Denomination, 2 volumes, Lewis Colby & Co., New York, 1848; Reprinted by the Baptist Historical Society, Aberdeen, MS.
    Benedict, David. History of the Donatists, Nickerson, Silbey & Co. Pawtucket, RI, 1875.
    Bright Lights In Dark Times, Bible Truth Publishers, Oak Park, Illinois, n.d. No author listed.
    Brownlee, Dr. and King, Alexander. Saint Patrick and the Western Apostolic Churches: or the Religion of the Ancient Britains and Irish not Roman Catholic and The Antiquity, Tenets and Sufferings of the Albigenses and Waldenses - American & Foreign, Christian Union, New York, 1857.
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    Carroll, J. M. The Trail of Blood, Ashland Avenue Baptist Church; 123 N. Ashland Ave. Lexington, KY.
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    I would add Francis Wayland's The Principles and Practices of Baptist Churches. It is a snapshot of Northern Baptist life in the mid-1800s.
     
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    Brother Alan, thank you for your reply. I'm currently reading (just delivered yesterday) "Baptists in America" by Thomas S. Kidd and Barry Hankins. I plan to go over your reply again.
     
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    Thank you, brother Robertsson
     
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    Has Our Theology Changed? : Southern Baptist Thought Since 1845 by Paul A. Basden.



     
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    Leon McBeth, The Baptist Heritage: Four Centuries of Baptist Witness; a bit dated now, but probably the most complete single-volume work encompassing the 16th century onward. Most historians are now more likely to focus on a single aspect of Baptist history, not the whole enchilada. (The accompanying source book is also invaluable.)

    Bruce T. Gourley, Witnesses to the Baptist Heritage: Thirty Baptists Every Christian Should Know; Crucible of Faith and Freedom: Baptists and the American Civil War; and others.

    Walter B. Shurden, Not an Easy Journey: Some Transitions in Baptist Life; and others.

    Nathan Finn (co-author) The Baptist Story: From English Sect to Global Movement; and many others.

    Armitage, Benedict, Wayland and Vedder are useful for their accounts of contemporary Baptist life, but their origin stories have been supplanted by modern research. Newman is still an interesting read because of his extensive research into 16th and 17th left wing of the Reformation.
     
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    By His Grace and For His Glory
    Thomas Nettles
     
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    No one has refuted it
     
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    Nettles is a good read too.
     
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