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Trail Of Blood

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Robert J Hutton, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. Robert J Hutton

    Robert J Hutton New Member

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    Some years ago I read a booklet entitled Trail of Blood about Baptist History from the early church until more recent times. Has anyone else read this? What do they think of it?

    Kind regards to all.

    Bob
     
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    It is available online if you do a search for it. Read it years ago, but not much of it left in the memory banks.
     
  3. KenH

    KenH Active Member

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    I perused it several years ago. It reminded me of the type of argument used by the Church of Christ to attempt to prove that it is the only true church going back to the Day of Pentecost in Acts chapter 2.
     
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    "Has anyone else read this?"
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    Yup.

    " What do they think of it?"
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    It's bad theology masquerading as history.
     
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    In my opinion, it is the holy grail of landmarkism.
     
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    It tries to prove that Baptists can trace our roots to the early church without going through the RCC. The only problem is the author does this by taking us through other heretical groups.

    Which is worse the RCC, or ones that taught salvation through baptism?
    Neither are true Baptists. So the book is a bunch of malarky.
     
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    A family member of mine recently was given "Trail of Blood" as part of a packet at her church. I read through it. It appears the author read through history and every group that suffered some sort of persecution, he claimed to be baptists.

    The attempt was, it appeared to me, to give baptists a direct connection with John the Baptist and Jesus, thereby giving Baptists some sort of standing in a direct line of Christians.

    I was unconvinced of the accuracy of the information or the need for such an argument.

    peace to you [​IMG]
     
  8. Plain Old Bill

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    The booklet,"The Trail of Blood"has way to many gaps and takes credit for groups that were clearly not Baptist to be taken seriously.Everything seems to be a reach.The author was in search of the "remnant" and called it Baptist.I'm sure there has always been a "remnant" but we don't have an accurate record of exactly who that remnant is or will we ever.IMHO
     
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    Agreed
     
  10. Jonathan

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    There is much that I could write about this but I'll be brief for now:

    This booklet originated in my church after J.M. Carroll spoke in a series of sermons. Both our founding pastor, Clarence Walker, and the pastor who presided over our charter meetings, J.W. Porter were so excited by these messages that they had these talks written and published as a booklet.

    There is much of interest in this book but there are few, if any, Baptist churches who are committed to every assertion in it.
     
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